Business Concentration

A.A.S. / CERTIFICATE / A.A.S.

Program Information

Career Community: Business
Degree Type: A.A.S. / CERTIFICATE / A.A.S.
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Business Concentration: Business A.A.S.?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR A.A.S. DEGREE: 60

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Concentration: Business A.A.S. allows students to specialize in several areas of business. Advisors can assist students in making career choices. This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment.

What is Business and Management Technical Certificate?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE: 21

This certificate is intended to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of business settings and positions. This certificate is not a transfer certificate, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

What is Business Concentration: Business A.A.S. ADVANCE Option?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR A.S. DEGREE: 60

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Concentration: Business A.A.S. is also offered in a cohort schedule for working adults to complete their degree in 16 months by going year-round including summer semester. In the Advance Business Option, students take their courses in a block scheduling format as a group. Classes are accelerated, meeting only on Thursday nights in either Cleveland, Athens or Monroe County Center. Several courses in the option are offered online as well. Students must contact the Business Department for more information or for acceptance into this option: advance_business@clevelandstatecc.edu or 423-472-7141, Ext. 478 or 245.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of these programs, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and develop problem solving skills while utilizing quantitative data in business situations through physical or virtual presence in writing, speaking, listening, and electronic data.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the American free enterprise system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic interaction of supply and demand.
  • Apply business and management knowledge through employability of skills
  • Interpret accounting information, marketing practices, and economic data to be creative with business solutions

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov. A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Business A.A.S. Degree

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1305 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1010 – Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1380 – Supervisory Management (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1310 – Business Communications (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1020 – Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1320 – Business Calculations (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics
    • ART 1035 – Introduction to Art
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2330 – Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2380 – Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • BUSN 2340 – Human Resource Management
    • BUSN 1370 – Spreadsheet Applications
  • BUSN 2320 – Business Finance (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2370 – Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • CPED 1010 – Cooperative Education I (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • BUSN 1330 – Entrepreneurship
    • BUSN 2350 – Organizational Behavior
  • Choose one (3):
    • ECON 2200 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Business and Management Technical Certificate

  • ADMN 1305 – Business English (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1320 – Business Calculations (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2330 – Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
    • BUSN 1370 – Spreadsheet Applications (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1010 – Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1305 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1380 – Supervisory Management (3 credits)

Business A.A.S. ADVANCE Degree

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1305 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2330 – Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1010 – Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1320 – Business Calculations (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • CPED 1010 – Cooperative Education I (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1380 – Supervisory Management (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1310 – Business Communications (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1020 – Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2380 – Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2340 – Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2320 – Business Finance (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2370 – Legal Environments of Business (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2350 – Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • CPED 1020 – Cooperative Education II (3 credits)

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited. Click here for public information about the program.

Business Department Mission Statement:

The business department empowers future leaders through exceptional business education, with a focus on fostering innovation, ethics, and leaderships skills. Our mission includes a commitment to continuous assessment, ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Program Results:

Retention

Graduates by ACBSP Accredited Programs

ACBSP Accredited

Contact Cleveland State about Business

CAREER COMMUNITY CONTACT

Email: business@clevelandstatecc.edu

Talk to Us: (423) 478-6224