CATALOG: Associate of Applied Science Degree: Business Management

Length: 4 Semesters


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. (65 credits)

Admission Requirements

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.

Program Outcomes

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

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

Opportunities for Employment

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.


First Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ACC 105 Office Accounting 3 0 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems 1 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Compositions I 3 0 3
MTH 132 Business Mathematics or higher level 2 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
  Semester Total 16 0 16
Second Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Service 3 0 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
MKT Marketing Elective 3 0 3
  Semester Total 15 0 15
Third Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision 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
  Approved Career Elective 3 3 0 3
  Semester Total 15 2 16
Fourth Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in Business Organizations 3 0 3
BUS 285 Current Issues in Management 4 3 0 3
  Approved Career Elective 3 3 0 3
  Approved Career Elective 3 3 0 3
  Approved Career Elective 3 3 0 3
  Approved Humanities Electives 5 3 0 3
  Semester Total 18 0 18
Total Minimum Credits: 65 1May replace with an approved ITE transfer course (ITE 115 or ITE 119) in place of this non-transfer course. 2MTH 141 or higher. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select appropriate math courses. 3In 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. 4Requires successful completion of ENG 111 and completion of 40 or more credits prior to enrollment. 5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, ENG (Lit)
Culinary Arts Administrative Support Technology Certificate Accounting Certificate Basic Networking and Cybersecurity Career Studies Certificate Computer Applications Specialist Career Studies Certificate Game Design and Development Career Studies Certificate Web Design Career Studies Certificate
HRI 106 AST 141 ACC 211 ITN 101 or ITN 150 AST 141 ITD 212 ITD 112
HRI 115 AST 243 ACC 212 ITN 260 AST 260 ITD 120 ITD 110
HRI 134 AST 244 ACC 124 ITP 120 or ITN 151 ITE 140 ITP160 ITD 120
HRI 154 AST 260 ACC 134   ITD 110 ITP 165 ITD 210
    ACC 215   ITD 130    
    ACC 231   ITE 170    
        ITE 215    
        ITE 270    

Last modified on 08-10-2017