Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Business Management

Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science (385.2)

This program prepares the student for an entry level position dealing with business principles, procedures and problems. Graduates may qualify for a training program in business and industry, government, or nonprofit organizations. Graduates may find jobs in several functional areas including, but not limited to, marketing, finance, human resource management, or administrative areas of business.

This program is also appropriate for employees in entry-level management positions who seek to enhance their job skills by developing in depth knowledge and managerial skills in planning, motivating, organizing, and controlling resources. Students enrolled in this program may earn three pass-fail cooperative credits.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate business concepts in the areas of marketing, management, finance, accounting and the external business environments.
  2. Explain major concepts and elements of the global environment.
  3. Solve business problems through analysis and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate competency in oral and written communications such as standard business communications, memos, programs and reports.
  5. Discriminate between valid and invalid sources of information as a means of reporting on current trends in business.

Students must choose one of the following fields of study, A, B, C or D.


(A) General Option

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate 62-67

First Semester

 

             
Course #        Course Name

Credits

ACC-104Financial Accounting

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

 Computer Technology Elective1                    

3–4

 Social Science Elective2

3–4

 

Total Credits

16–18

Second Semester

 

ACC-203Managerial Accounting

4

BUS-103Principles of Management

3

ECO-102Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENG-102English Composition 2

3

 Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

 

                  Total Credits

   16–17

Third Semester

 

BUS-104Principles of Marketing

3

SPH-101Oral Communication

3

 Business Course

3

 Restricted Elective3

3–4

 Science Elective

3–4

 

Total Credits

15–17

Fourth Semester

 

BUS-251Business Law 1

3

 Business Course

3

 Business Elective

3

 

General Electives (2)

6

 

Total Credits

15

1Any 3 or 4 credit CIT course can be used   

 2PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology, highly recommended   

3Restricted Electives (Choose one of the following)
ACC-110 Accounting Applications   
ACC-120 Computer Applications in Accounting   
BUS-130  Business Communications  
CIT-140  Office Productivity Applications   

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(B) Corporate Option

See graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate 62-67

First Semester 

Course #      Course Name

Credits

ACC-104Financial Accounting

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

 Computer Technology Elective 1                     

3-4

 Social Science Elective   

3-4

 

Total Credits

16-18

 Second Semester

 

 ACC-203Managerial Accounting

4

 BUS-103Principles of Management

3

 ECO-102Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

 ENG-102English Composition 2     

 3

 Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3-4

 

 Total Credits

16-17 

Third Semester

 

BUS-104Principles of Marketing   

3

SPH-101Oral Communication  

3

 Restricted Elective3 

3-4

 Science Elective   

 3-4

 Specialized Elective4 

3

 

 Total Credits

15-17

Fourth Semester

 

BUS-251Business Law 1   

 3

 General Elective

3

 Specialized Electives4  

9

 

 Total Credits

15

  

 

1Any 3 or 4 credit CIT course can be used    

2PSY-101, Introduction to Psychology, highly recommended   

3Restricted Electives (Choose one of the following) 
ACC-110 Accounting Applications    
ACC-120 Computer Applications in Accounting    
BUS-130 Business Communications   
CIT-140 Office Productivity Applications     

4Specialized Electives (Choose four of the following)  
BUS-108 Principles of Finance      
BUS-201 Human Resource Management   
BUS-221 Production Management    
BUS-245 International Business    
ECO-103 Principles of Microeconomics

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(C) Marketing Option

See graduation checksheet for this program in PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate 62-67 

First Semester 
Course Number  Course Name  

Credits

ACC-104Financial Accounting   

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business                

3

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

 Computer Technology Elective1

3–4

 Social Science Elective2

3–4

 

 Total Credits 

16–18

 Second Semester          

 

 ACC-203Managerial Accounting

4

 BUS-103Principles of Management

3

 ECO-102Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 ENG-102English Composition 2  

3

 Mathematics Elective  
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

 3–4

 

 Total Credits 

16–17

 Third Semester         

 

 BUS-104Principles of Marketing

3

 SPH-101Oral Communication  

3

 Restricted Elective3

3–4

 Science Elective     

3–4

 Specialized Elective4

3

 

  Total Credits  

 15–17

 Fourth Semester        
 BUS-251Business Law 1   

 3

 

General Elective  

3

 Specialized Electives4

 9

 

   Total Credits

15

1 Any 3 or 4 credit CIT course can be used

2PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology, highly recommended                 

3Restricted Electives (Choose one of the following)       
ACC-110 Accounting Applications   
ACC-120 Computer Applications in Accounting  
BUS-130 Business Communications  
CIT-140 Office Productivity Applications

4Specialized Electives (Choose four of the following)
BUS-117 Public Relations   
BUS-143 Internet Marketing  
BUS-210 Principles of Retailing  
BUS-211 Principles of Advertising  
BUS-212 Principles of Selling

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(D) Small Business Option

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate 62-67

Degree Requirements

First Semester  
Course #

Course Name

Credits

ACC-104Financial Accounting

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business  

3

ENG-101English Composition 1  

3

 Computer Technology Elective1                    

3–4 

 

Social Science Elective2 

3–4

 

Total Credits

16–18

Second Semester

 

ACC-203Managerial Accounting

4

BUS-103Principles of Management

3

ECO-102Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

Mathematics Elective    
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

 

 Total Credits

16–17

Third Semester

 

BUS-104

Principles of Marketing   

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

Restricted Elective        

3–4

 

Science Elective

3–4

 

Specialized Elective4 

3

 

Total Credits

15–17

Fourth Semeste

 

BUS-251

Business Law 1

3

           

General Elective        

     3

 

Specialized Electives4

9

 

Total Credits

15

   
1Any 3 or 4 credit CIT course can be used

2PSY-101, Introduction to Psychology, highly recommended

3Restricted Electives (Choose one of the following)

ACC-110 Accounting Applications     
ACC-120 Computer Applications in Accounting
BUS-130 Business Communications    
CIT-140 Office Productivity Applications       

4Specialized Electives (Choose four of the following)

ACC-110 Accounting Applications or  ACC-120 Computer Applications in Accounting        
BUS-200 Principles of Supervision      
BUS-210 Principles of Retailing   
BUS-212 Principles of Selling   
BUS-240 Small Business Management 1

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