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Business Management (BM)

(Effective Fall 2014)

The Business Management curriculum offers students the skills needed to prepare for a career in management-related fields. Students develop skills in effective decision making, problem solving, organizing and planning.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level management trainee positions in manufacturing, retailing, banking, insurance, marketing, and government.

Recommended High School Subjects

Students should complete English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, reading, and mathematics deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • plan, organize, lead, and control within an organizational setting.
  • understand the application of laws and the legal system to the business environment.
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • recognize the importance of business ethics and social responsibility to business operations.
  • understand the international arena and its current role and impact on business.
  • understand basic accounting methods and their business applications.
  • utilize human relations/human resource management skills and abilities in a business organizational setting.
  • identify and understand the basics of computer hardware/software and their applications to business functions.
  • utilize financial analysis within a business environment.
  • identify the broad functions of marketing and their applications to business.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
MGT105Introduction to Business 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH113Business Mathematics 3 
or
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Second SemesterCredits
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
MIS211Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3 
MKT240Principles of Marketing 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCredits
MGT301Business Law I 3 
MGT248Supervision and Human Relations 3 
or
HRM300Human Resource Management 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
SBMSpecified Business Management Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth SemesterCredits
ACC123Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 
MGT216International Business 3 
FIN350Finance 3 
or
FIN305Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3 
MGT315Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
SBMSpecified Business Management Elective 3 
SCIScience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18

Specified Business Management Electives: Any MGT, MKT, FIN, HRM, MIS, or ACC courses at the 100, 200 or 300-level, except MGT 110.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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