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Associate of Science in Business
No matter the field, the product, or the size of the company, managing people in a business setting requires perceptiveness, motivation, and training. If you’re intrigued by the notion of moving into managerial levels in the business world, the Associate of Science in Business is a natural place to get started. Designed to prepare you for entry-level management positions, the coursework is focused on your success; degree completion provides a transition path to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
In the Associate of Science in Business online program, you’ll engage in courses in general business, accounting, economics, legal studies, management, and marketing to gain a broad understanding of the business world. You’ll also pursue two pre-requisites as part of general education requirements: introductory business mathematics and Internet literacy. With these in hand you’ll have a fundamental understanding of basic business management and how it applies to planning and implementing an organization’s strategic behavior.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe the types of business organizations and their basic functions.
- Describe the legal structure and tax implications of different types of business organizations such as sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation.
- Explain the functions of basic management relating to planning and implementing an organization’s strategic behavior.
- Explain the changing nature of business in a global economy.
- Explain the basic accounting, finance, and management functions of business organizations.
- Explain how marketing decisions can help maximize profits.
- Describe the legal and ethical issues surrounding the business community.
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