Business Management Diploma
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Business Management program is designed to prepare students for entry into management positions in a variety of businesses and industries. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in management. Graduates of the program receive a Business Management diploma with a specialization in General Management. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, many managers have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration or some specialized field. Many organizations fill their top executives by promoting from lower levels as job openings arise. Even workers without a college degree may find themselves rising through the ranks over years of advancement in a company. Overall, the management field is growing, but the opportunities in the industry are increasingly more competitive. The Business Management area offers a diploma with a specialization in General Management. This specialty area combined with general core courses determines the completion of the diploma. Opportunities for continual educational growth may be pursued in a degree at the technical college as well as the university level. Collegiate programs in the School of Business with a major in Management are available to those individuals wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in this dynamic career field. A manager is one who supervises others, decides the daily priorities of the business or office, delegates projects, and coordinates teams to meet the goals of the organization. Managers must have persuasive and clear communication skills, analytical minds, able to digest large amounts of data quickly, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors. Additionally, managers exhibit personal qualities such as leadership, flexibility, self-confidence, motivation, determination, and sound business judgment.
The standard curriculum for the Business Management diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the Business Management diploma program each semester. All courses are offered online. The core classes can be taken online, day, or at night. The program generally takes 4-5 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 47-48 credit hours.
*Approved Electives: BUSN 1240, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, COMP 1000, BUSN 2190, MGMT 2120, MGMT 2130, MGMT 2135, MGMT 2205
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Develops a working knowledge of the laws of employment necessary for managers. Topics include: Employment Law, the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR Discrimination Law, Selecting Applicants Under the Law, OSHA and Safety, Affirmative Action, AT-Will Doctrine, Right to Privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act(FMLA), Worker's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and National Labor Relations Act.
(Prerequisite: Program admission) (This course must be taken towards the end of the program. Students will take an exit exam in this course.) This course utilizes team methodologies to study the field of management. It encourages students to discuss their perception of management practices which have been studied during the management program. Topics include: current issues and problems in management and supervision and state-of-the-art management and leadership techniques. Students will be put into teams, will work on team projects to demonstrate their understanding of the competencies of this course, and will do peer evaluation.