AAS General Business Management (212-01)

Program: Management
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Length: 69 credits, 4 semesters
Program is designed for both part-time and full-time students.

Specialization: General Business Management
Plan Code: 212-01
Lead Faculty: David Lydick

Purpose: The Management program is designed to provide a basic foundation in Management. This includes, but is not limited to, financial, legal, planning and selling aspects of the Management field. Upon completion of the program, the student should possess the basic skills to enter various Management positions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the AAS Management program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate oral and written presentation skills unique in the business community.
  • Apply leadership, ethical standards, and team building skills necessary for managerial positions in the 21st century
  • Conduct a personal SWOT analysis for a career as a business manager.
  • Design a comprehensive business plan for a future small business venture.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology in analyzing and solving business problems.
  • Use basic computation skills to analyze and solve business problems requiring the use of mathematics.

In addition to the Management student learning outcomes, students completing various specializations will be able to develop an understanding of the impact of globalization on business and managerial decision making.

The General Business Management Specialization is designed to provide the basic management and communication skills for the position of general manager. Emphasis on supervision, accounting, economics, law and communication prepares the student for the many aspects of general management. Successful graduates will possess the necessary skills for entry into a variety of management positions.

Occupational Objectives: Microcomputer Support Specialist, Information Technical Support Specialist, Computer Sales Representative, Office Computing Liaison, Skills Upgrading for Office Personnel, Office Automation Specialist, Management Trainee, Supervisor, Personnel Generalist, Department Head, Personnel Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Manager, Bookkeeper, Independent Shop Owner/Manager, Computing Resource Consultant, Technical Resource Consultant, Install / Repair Technician, Cisco Routing Support Specialist, Networking Technician, Junior Network Administrator, E-business account manager, Network Administrator, E-business support technician, Sales Representatives, Sales Managers, Department Managers, Marketing Managers, Floor Managers, Buyers, Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician

Admissions Requirements: In addition to the General Admission requirements of the College, entry into the Management curriculum requires proficiency (as determined by required Admissions testing) in basic arithmetic and English. Students who after testing are not proficient in both these subjects will be required to take developmental courses before they are permitted to enroll in any Management program courses (BUS & MKT).

General Business Management (212-01)
Sample Schedule
Fall Term
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education 1
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Elective Social Science (ECO, HIS, PSY, SOC)1 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Spring Term
AST 205 Business Communications 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Total Semester Credits 18
Fall Term
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics2 3
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services 3
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications & Integration 3
Total Semester Credits 18
Spring Term
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 280 Introduction to International Business 3
BUS 285 Current Issues in Business 3
Humanities ___ Humanities elective 3
Elective BUS, MKT 3
HLT/PED Health or Physical Education 1
Total Semester Credits 16
Total Credits 69
2. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their Academic Advisor for the appropriate course(s)
3. Prerequisite: MTH 121
4. Taken last semester before graduation or with permission of Academic Advisor
For course scheduling students are encouraged to contact their Academic Advisor or Professor Lydick: Faculty Area Room 112C Suffolk Campus; 925-6325; dlydick@pdc.edu