Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 212-01
Program Length: 2 year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 64
Distance Learning Option Available
Dr. Loretta Beavers
Davis Hall Room 242
Purpose: With the development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a demand for qualified personnel to assist business management in this economic growth. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Business Management is designed for individuals who seek employment in business management immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum or may opt to transfer for a bachelor’s degree at one of SWCC’s articulated four-year colleges or universities.
Individuals who are seeking the first employment in a managerial position and those presently in management who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.
Occupational Objectives: Administrative Assistant, Branch Manager, Department Manager, Manager of Small Business, Assistant Manager, Office Manager, Supervisor
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Business Management program requires high school English, keyboarding, computer skills, and mathematics proficiency. Deficiencies can be made up for English and mathematics through the College’s developmental studies program. Keyboarding and computer skills deficiencies can be made up by enrolling in AST 117 during the first semester of the Business Management program.
Program Requirements: The curriculum will include technical courses in Business Management, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in business management. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting electives and/or substitutes. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major Business Management.
Business Management students may select to complete the Internship or Supervised Study program requirement in the industy of their choice.