Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Business Management, AAB

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Today’s successful managers need a variety of skills, including communication and analytical and decision-making skills. The demand for business management personnel has risen with the growing number of small businesses in northwest Ohio. At the same time, large businesses continuously require mid-management and supervisory personnel. The graduate of the business management program is skilled in supervision, labor, accounting, marketing, sales, and decision-making.

The graduate is qualified for a position as a general manager or assistant manager of a small business or a personnel specialist, foreman or supervisor of a manufacturer, commercial business, or other organization. This program can be obtained completely on line or face-to-face.

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities are varied and will depend on each individual goal. Entry-level management positions are found in the manufacturing, retail, food service, banking and governmental services. Individuals interested in sales positions will find many opportunities. Both nationally and in the state of Ohio, positions are expected to have average growth, but will vary by industry. Companies, new and existing, will be hiring managers. Service industries, such as food service, will experience a faster than average growth.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of the major styles of management.
  2. Exhibit work skills of attendance, work ethic, and self-motivation.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of business ethics.
  4. Evaluate the history of management and the importance of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  5. Apply the various management principles and concepts with the various organizational designs and how they fit within their advantages and disadvantages.
  6. Develop an understanding of the communication and interpersonal skills needed for managing organizations and how to manage change, technology, and innovation.
  7. Create an understanding of individual and group behavior of work teams and apply the various motivations theories to work situations.

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • Min Credits: 3
  • ELECTIVE Business Technical Elective II Min Credits: 3
  • ELECTIVE Business Technical Elective III Min Credits: 3
  • MGT 270 Strategic Management Min Credits: 3 +
  • ELECTIVE Natural Science Elective Min Credits: 3-4 *

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Program Credit Hours 60-61

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for Natural Science, Humanities and Social Behavioral Science Electives.

Mathematics Electives:

Business Technical Electives I:

Business Technical Electives II:

Business Technical Electives III:

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