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Business Management

10-102-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 62 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, Evening Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Do you tend to take charge in group settings? Do people say you are a natural leader? This degree will give you the skills for employment in a variety of business settings or help you start your own company. You’ll learn management theory, human resources management, accounting and other quantitative methods, organization and production, marketing and business decision making. You’ll become a successful supervisor, able to solve problems and control costs. An internship will help you practice and hone your skills in a real-world business environment.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (41 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Accounting, Principles of
    10-101-107
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10101107
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces basic concepts and general principles of accounting to non-accounting students. Topics include financial statements, merchandising accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, budgeting and accounting software.

  • Spreadsheets, Beginning
    10-101-145
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101145
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • COMPSOFT 10103120 - MS Office Suite, Introduction

    • COMPUTER 10107150 - Microcomputer Applications

    • Student is in progress in Agricultural Accounting (20-006-6) Program of Study

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Business Law 1
    10-102-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.

  • Business Management Internship
    10-102-106
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10102106
    • Credits: 2.00

    Student obtains and completes an on-the-job supervised work experience in a business. Each student completes a minimum of 144 hours of work experience and participates in on-line course activities. Course is designed for the student to take during the final semester of the program.

  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Sales Principles
    10-104-117
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10104117
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces and teaches the skills used by sales and marketing professionals to succeed in their careers. It includes concepts relating to customer relationship development, creating valuable business solutions, and professional sales behaviors. Explores written, verbal, and nonverbal communication best practices. Introduces the sales process and how it can be used to promote ideas in the work place.

  • Marketing 1, Principles of
    10-104-151
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10104151
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the marketing function and process. Techniques for analyzing the marketing environment and understanding customers' needs and wants are explored. Students apply marketing principles to select target markets, develop positioning and create marketing programs to serve markets. Topics include product management and development, pricing, distribution and promotion strategies.

  • Business Career Planning
    10-106-199
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10106199
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business career. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student must complete 9 Semester Units at the Post Secondary Level. Catalog Numbers must begin with 10, 20, 30, 31, or 32.

    • Student is in progress in Office Assistant (31-106-1) Program of Study

  • Business Ethics
    10-116-155
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10116155
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores ethical considerations and sustainability issues across business areas such as human resources, accounting and marketing. Examines the differences between legal and ethical decision making.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • CAREER 10890100 - College Success: On Course

    • Student is in progress in Human Resources (10-116-1) Program of Study

  • Human Resources, Introduction to
    10-116-193
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10116193
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers human resources planning and processes. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance appraisals, compensation, training, labor relations, motivation, teamwork and introduces employment related laws.

  • Cost Controls and Budgeting
    10-196-110
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.

  • Problem Solving
    10-196-131
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10196131
    • Credits: 2.00

    Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.

  • Leadership Development
    10-196-190
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196190
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers the supervisor's role in leadership effectiveness. Topics include theories of leadership, development and implementation of teams, impact of leadership style, philosophy of corporate culture and leadership in the global marketplace.

  • Supervision
    10-196-191
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196191
    • Credits: 3.00

    Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.

    Select a total of 3 credits from these options
  • Entrepreneurship, Introduction to
    10-145-104
    3Credit
    54
    108
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10145104
    • Credits: 3.00
    Provides students with opportunities to investigate, understand and apply the process of choosing entrepreneurship as a career path. Explores the entrepreneurial experience by focusing on an awareness of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, business concept development and preliminary feasibility testing. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. The practical hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience.
  • Business, Introduction to
    10-102-112
    3Credit
    54
    108
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102112
    • Credits: 3.00
    Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
    Select a total of 3 credits from these options
  • Effective Business Practice
    10-106-118
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106118
    • Credits: 3.00
    Focuses on business soft skills to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.
  • Contemporary Business Issues
    10-196-108
    3Credit
    54
    108
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196108
    • Credits: 3.00
    Provides the skills and tools necessary to enhance professional success related to contemporary business issues and challenges of a manager/supervisor. Learners will demonstrate the application of professionalism, business communication and ethics, conceptual skills, critical thinking skills and contemporary workplace issues.

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 16+ OR Arithmetic Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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