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A.A.S. in Business Management

This program prepares students for position such as management trainee, first line supervisor, and higher levels of management for either profit or non-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal and conceptual skills such as motivation, communication, performance appraisal, decision making, and problem solving. Various business courses including accounting, computer information systems, and law; as well as liberal arts courses are integrated into the program.

Focus is also placed on entrepreneurship for those interested in operating their own business or applying this managerial approach in a medium to large organization or in the public sector.

A.A.S. Business Management Course Sequence

It is the mission of the Orange County Community College A.A.S. Business Management Program to prepare the students in its curriculum in such a manner that they may graduate and be able to obtain a position in the business world.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will integrate management theories and tools in a variety of functional areas within an organization.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of sets of analytical tools in various functional areas of business.
  • Students will express business ideas and information effectively in both oral and in written forms.

(Course information is included here for your convenience, but please refer to the current online catalog for definitive course sequence information.)

First Semester

Course number Course name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3
---- Math or Liberal Arts Science 3
OFT 106 Keyboarding* 1
BUS 161 Computer Applications in Business 3
ACC 153  Financial Accounting 4
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3

Second Semester

Course number Course name Credits
ENG 102 Freshman English II 3
---- Math or Liberal Arts Science 3
BUS 101 Business Math 3
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 154 Managerial Accounting 4

Third Semester

Course number Course name Credits
BUS 105 Business & Society  3
BUS 201 Business Law 1 3
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGT 205 Human Resource Management 3
----- Any Social Science 3

Fourth Semester

Course number Course name Credits
BUS 202 Business Law II 3
BUS 203 Business Communications 3
---- Any Social Science 3
---- Liberal Arts Elective 3
MGT 203  Entrepreneurship or 3
MGT 220 Business Internship** 3
  Total Course Credits: 63

* Students with sufficient keyboarding ability who pass the keyboarding waiver exam will fulfill this requirement, they do NOT need to replace the 1 credit.

** Students need approval of the department chair to register for this course and at least a 2.5 CQPA

*** Students can take ACC 153 in place of ACC 101 & 102. Additional Business elective needed when taking ACC 153.