Business Management

Two Types of Business Management Programs

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) | Certificate

Business: Management Option Associate of Applied Science

JWCC students learn to manage people and resources to optimize success from professors with first-hand finance industry experience. Management duties such as preparing financial reports and business plans, overseeing business processes, and monitoring organizational compliance are emphasized. Mid-level positions at companies and organizations across varied industries include:

  • store/office managers
  • sales supervisors
  • executive assistants
  • accounting managers

Career Opportunities

  • Accounts Payable
  • Sales Representative
  • Office Manager
business instructor talking to student at a computer
Suggested Degree Plan for Business: Management Option (AAS)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
First Semester Details
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics I Details 3
Introduction to the major areas of modern economic theory and public policy, including fiscal policy, international trade and finance, economic growth and development, and contemporary macro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics Details 3
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
Various Approved Electives (Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science) Details 3
Approved Electives for Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science Degree plan.
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 145 Human Relations in the Workplace Details 3
Introduction to the application of guidelines for the field of human relationships in the workplace. The course will examine the information and guidelines to promote effective functioning in the workplace. Topics covered will include diversity in the workplace, groups and organizations, ethics, productivity, teamwork communication, and motivation. Also emphasized will be workplace attitudes for job satisfaction, interpersonal relations, dealing with stress and discrimination, and career choice planning.
Prerequisites: (none)
Second Semester Details
ACC 101 Principle of Accounting I Details 3
An introduction to accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Students learn the accounting cycle and operating activities of the business. Students explore accounting information's role in the decision-making process. Seeing how accounting information can be used to make better business decisions will benefit all students regardless of their major or chosen career.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 or appropriate placement test score or consent of department.
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II Details 3
Market structures, distribution of income, allocation of resources through the market, and contemporary micro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Approved Electives (Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science) Details 3
Approved Electives for Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science Degree plan.
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 145 Human Relations in the Workplace Details 3
Introduction to the application of guidelines for the field of human relationships in the workplace. The course will examine the information and guidelines to promote effective functioning in the workplace. Topics covered will include diversity in the workplace, groups and organizations, ethics, productivity, teamwork communication, and motivation. Also emphasized will be workplace attitudes for job satisfaction, interpersonal relations, dealing with stress and discrimination, and career choice planning.
Prerequisites: (none)
Third Semester Details
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II Details 3
A continuation of ACC 101. Students learn the investing and financing activities of the business and learn how to use various types of accounting information found in financial statements and annual reports. Analyzing annual reports will benefit all students regardless of their major course of study or chosen career.
Prerequisites: ACC 101 with a grade of "C" or above within two academic years or consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology Details 3
Basic introduction to the major areas of psychology--the study of behavior and the mind. Areas of emphasis include human development, personality theory, learning, thinking, stress and motivation, mental illnesses, and biological and social aspects of behavior. Course will combine research with real life application throughout.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Written Communication Requirement Details 3
Courses that fall under Written Communication.
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II Details 3
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required.
Prerequisites: completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
ENG 191 Business Communication Details 3
This course instructs students in the techniques of composing effective business letters, memoranda, electronic communication, resumes and cover letters, and reports. It covers introductory business communication principles including intercultural communication, teamwork strategies, business etiquette, meeting strategies, business presentations, and employment communication.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score.
Various Approved Electives (Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science) Details 3
Approved Electives for Business: Management Option Associate in Applied Science Degree plan.
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 145 Human Relations in the Workplace Details 3
Introduction to the application of guidelines for the field of human relationships in the workplace. The course will examine the information and guidelines to promote effective functioning in the workplace. Topics covered will include diversity in the workplace, groups and organizations, ethics, productivity, teamwork communication, and motivation. Also emphasized will be workplace attitudes for job satisfaction, interpersonal relations, dealing with stress and discrimination, and career choice planning.
Prerequisites: (none)
Fourth Semester Details
ACC 200 Managerial Accounting Details 3
Deals with identification and analysis of accounting data for management decision making, planning and controlling, capital budgeting, and tax planning required for all.
Prerequisites: ACC 101 with a grade of "C" or above within two academic years and MAT 020 or MAT 109 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I Details 3
An introduction to the basic principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking. The course emphasizes the mastery of oral communication skills through a variety of exercises in which the student speaks before the group. Involves analysis of such topics as preparation, organization, and delivery.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Electives Details 5
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course

Business Management Certificate

This business management certificate includes 12 classes to help individuals secure positions in a variety of entry-level business areas including sales, accounting, and customer relations.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounts Payable
  • Sales Representative
  • Office Manager
instructor helping a student on the computer
Suggested Degree Plan for Business Management Certificate
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
First Semester Details
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II Details 3
Market structures, distribution of income, allocation of resources through the market, and contemporary micro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics Details 3
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
Various Written Communication Requirement Details 3
Courses that fall under Written Communication.
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II Details 3
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required.
Prerequisites: completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
ENG 191 Business Communication Details 3
This course instructs students in the techniques of composing effective business letters, memoranda, electronic communication, resumes and cover letters, and reports. It covers introductory business communication principles including intercultural communication, teamwork strategies, business etiquette, meeting strategies, business presentations, and employment communication.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score.
Second Semester Details
ACC 101 Principle of Accounting I Details 3
An introduction to accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Students learn the accounting cycle and operating activities of the business. Students explore accounting information's role in the decision-making process. Seeing how accounting information can be used to make better business decisions will benefit all students regardless of their major or chosen career.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 or appropriate placement test score or consent of department.
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)