Jul 21, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business - Management Concentration, A.A.S.

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Katie Roeher, Business Department Coordinator

Program Purpose

The A.A.S. Business Degree will provide students with an opportunity to develop job-related skills in the business realm while increasing the awareness of their roles and responsibilities in society through profession. Upon graduation, students will possess the necessary skills to function professionally in today’s business environment. Evidence of student mastery is accomplished through either a comprehensive, simulated evaluation or workplace internship.

The program has two areas of concentration, Accounting and Business Management. The program has a core of 15 credit hours of General Education courses, a core of 18 credit hours of Business related courses, and 27 credit hours of specialty courses in the student’s area of concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of the Business- Management Concentration, the student will be able to,

  • Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support business management decision making
  • Evaluate potential for business success in the area of finance, legal, operation, and administrative procedures
  • Identify business management problems and opportunities and formulate an action plan
  • Work effectively, respectfully, ethically and professionally with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender backgrounds, as well as with people of different organizational roles, social affiliations, and personalities
  • Analyze informational content of organizational processes and use information technology


Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business are qualified for entry-level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. Graduates of the Business-Accounting Concentration may find employment in accounting firms, banks, private industry, and government service.

Graduates of the Business- Management Concentration are qualified for entry-level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. The entry-level positions often lead to managerial, supervisory, and directorial career paths. The Business-Management Concentration also prepares currently employed individuals with updated skills needed for career advancement.

Required Courses (60 Hrs)

Business - Business Management Model Schedule 60 SEM. HRS

** Classes only offered in assigned semester

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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