Feb 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Addendum Catalog 
2020-2021 Addendum Catalog

Business Management

Program Overview

The Business Management program is designed to develop the professional and business skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive, demanding, and changing business environment. The Business Management program includes instruction in business and management, leadership, professional selling, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting and computer systems and applications. Throughout the Business Management program, students are given projects to complete that provide practical experience. These skills are designed for entry-level positions in various businesses and industries, and may lead to supervisory or management positions combined with business experience. In this environment, a student can gain confidence, a sense of professionalism, and develop the tools to become a team player and leader. Students may also choose to take classes for career advancement goals or to enhance current skills. The Business Management program offers an online learning option. 

Degree and Certificate Options:

Associate in Applied Science Degree

An Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS  is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits of specified technical and related education coursework above 100-level with both an overall 2.0 grade point average and a 2.0 grade point average in the technical major.

Business Management, Associate in Applied Science, Planning Guide  


A Certificate in Business Management is awarded to students who complete the following courses with an accumulated grade point average of 2.0 and achieve technical competency.

Program Map - Entrepreneurship Certificate  


Students who are not pursuing an AAS degree may earn a certificate focusing on specific skills within the Business Management program. A certificate is awarded to students who complete all courses with a 2.0 grade point average or above.

Program Map - Entrepreneurship I Micro-Certificate  

Learning Outcomes:

General Education Learning Outcomes  

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Business Management program will be able to:

  • Identify contemporary business concepts, principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of business including management, marketing, law, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, human resources, accounting, and finance.
  • Analyze the interrelationship of a business organization within the larger business environment, including international business.
  • Apply basic legal business concepts within the legal environment in which business is conducted.
  • Perform basic business calculations to demonstrate basic financial literacy.
  • Apply problem solving and analysis skills to business research questions and demonstrate appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors expected of entry-level workers in the industry.

Program Admissions:

Apply at Enrollment Services. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any quarter; although, some key courses are only offered at specific times during the year. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Services .

Specialized Program Information:

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Please see Academic Information  for information regarding CTE.

Work-Based Learning

Students will integrate classroom learning with an internship (BUS 199 - Internship / Cooperative Education ) at a supervised work site. Credits and grades are based on job hours worked, work performance, and completion of learning objectives specified in the learning contract. Learn more about Cooperative Education at SVC.