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Business Management

The Business Management program is designed to meet the needs of recent high school graduates as well as experienced employees who want to upgrade or supplement their existing business knowledge and skills, or to acquire new ones.

Students who wish to pursue an education in the area of Business Management have several options from which to choose. The curriculum offerings are designed to enable students to begin with a career studies certificate or certificate in various career-related areas. Students can then apply certificate credits toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management.

Program Information

Graduates of the Business Management program at RCC should be able to:

  1. Identify differences between American and global communication etiquette standards.
  2. Compose written, verbal and nonverbal communication using appropriate business etiquette standards.
  3. Apply good human relation skills through personal and first-line supervisory leadership skills to promote effective business outcomes.
  4. Apply introductory marketing and economic theory to entry-level business scenarios.
  5. Apply the principles of the accounting cycle to support successful business operations.
  6. Operate basic office technology and equipment.
  7. Select appropriate hardware and software tools to support successful business operations.

In addition, the program provides a well-balanced graduate through exposure to general education knowledge.


In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

Graduation Requirement
The Business Management program follows general graduation requirements as stated in this catalog.

First Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ACC 105 Office Accounting 3 0 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems1 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I or MTH 170 Introduction to
Contemporary Mathematics
3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Semester Total 16 0 16
Second Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services 3 0 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
MKT Marketing Elective 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0 15
Third Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
BUS 200 Principles of Mngmt. 3 0 3
BUS 111 Principles of Suprvsn. 3 0 3
BUS 240 Intro to Business Law 3 0 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health / Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Elective3 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 2 16
Fourth Semester
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in Business Organizations 3 0 3
BUS 285 Current Issues in Management4 3 0 3
Elective3 3 0 3
Elective3 3 0 3
Elective3 3 0 3
Approved Humanities Elective2 3 0 3
Semester Total 18 0 18

Total Minimum Credits: 65

1 May substitute an approved ITE transfer course in place of this non-transfer course.

2 Typical courses include ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, ENG (Lit)

3 In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals. ENG112, ECO110 and FIN107 are often accepted as electives. Students are encouraged to complete one of the Career Studies Certificates or Certificates and use additional courses to fulfill degree electives. Suggested elective courses are located in the listing of Career Studies Certificate Courses below accepted as Electives.

4 Requires successful completion of ENG 111 and completion of 40 or more credits prior to enrollment.

Certificates and Career Studies Certificates courses to be used as Electives:

Instr. Tech Culinary Arts Admin. Support Tech Acct. Web Design
ITD 130 HRI 125 AST 243 ACC 124 ITD 110
ITE 215 HRI 134 AST 244 ACC 134 ITD 112
ITE 170 HRI 154 AST 260 ACC 211 ITD 210
ITE 270 HRI 158 ACC 212
ACC 225


Depending upon the career-related electives chosen, the successful graduate should be eligible for employment in one or more of the following occupations: Accounting, Banking, Administrative Assistant, Management Trainee, Office Supervisor, or Small Business Manager.


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