Business Management Degree: What to Expect

A Business Management degree will prepare you for a multitude of career options, from retail management to customer service. Here are the courses to expect and what you can do with this degree.

Courses to Expect with a Business Management Degree

Students working toward a Business Management degree can expect to take courses on financial accounting, business law, principles of management and more. Here are some courses to expect when pursuing this degree path:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Professional Communications
  • Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts
  • Career Development
  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Capstones
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Principles of Marketing

Business Management Course Descriptions

Learn more about a few of the courses you can expect to take when pursuing a business management Associate’s degree:

Human Resource Management

Students taking this course will explore human resources topics like communication, employee benefits, interview techniques, safety, hiring, discipline and employment guidelines.

Business Ethics

In this course, students will examine the ethical and moral issues faced in the business world, including moral obligation, right and wrong, and good and bad values.

Principles of Management

Students in this course will gain the skills needed to become an effective manager, including coaching, motivating others, team building strategies and stress management.

Business Capstone

In this course, students will demonstrate their comprehension of business concepts through the completion of a Capstone project.

What You Can Do with an Associate’s degree in Business

A business Associate’s degree readies you for an array of career paths, including:

  • Retail management
  • Small business manager
  • Customer service
  • Call center/telecommunications manager
  • Child care administrator
  • Human resource assistant
  • Benefits administrator
  • Sales representative
  • Internet sales & marketing associate
  • E-Marketing coordinator/Web analyst
  • Marketing assistant

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