Business Management Associate Degree
An Associate's Degree in Business Management from the Professional Studies Department of the University College of WKU will prepare you for a career in business and will provide you the opportunity to make a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Business to a Bachelor's degree in Business through the WKU Gordon Ford College of Business.
The Business Management Associate Degree requires the following courses in addition to the core courses and general education courses:
Business Management Curriculum
Business Management Courses
- BUS 214C - Business Communication - 3 hours
- BUS 250C - Business Entrepreneurship - 3 hours
- BUS 257C - Management of Human Resources - 3 hours
- BUS 270C - Labor Relations Management - 3 hours
- Business electives - 6 hours
Subtotal 18 hours
Business Core Courses
- ACC 200C - Accounting - Financial - 3 hours
- ACC 201C - Accounting - Managerial - 3 hours
- CSCI 145C - Introduction to Computing - 3 hours
- BUS 100C - Introduction to Business - 3 hours
- FINC 161C - Personal Finance - 3 hours
- BUS 210C - Organization and Management - 3 hours
- BUS 212C - Principles of Marketing - 3 hours
- BUS 253C - Business Seminar - 3 hours
Subtotal 24 hours
General Education Requirements
- ENGL 100C - Intro to College Writing - 3 hours
- COMN 161C - Business and Professional Speaking - 3 hours
Category B Elective - 3 hours
- ECO 202C - Micro Economics - 3 hours
- ECO 203C - Macro Economics - 3 hours
- Math 116C - College Algebra - 3 hours
General Education Subtotal 18 hours
Total Hours in the Program 60 hours
Why Select A Concentration In Business Management?
If your interests lie in the field of business and you desire to obtain a Bachelor's degree, the Business Management Concentration provides the opportunity to make a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Business to a Bachelor's degree in Business through the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU. This program prepares you for current and future employment in any business capacity as well as a solid foundation for upper level classes in a bachelor program. The focus of the Business Management Associate Degree is to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills for today's rapidly changing business environment. With the current demand for high-tech and high finance, it is now more important than ever to develop these business and technical skills to succeed in the world of business.
Potential Job and Salary Opportunities
After completing this program, you may find an entry-level position in business, industry, or government. These positions tend to pay well, and with experience you may expect to move into higher-level management roles in these various fields. If your interest is to start and operate your own business, entrepreneurs define their own job description and set their own salaries. In other words, you can create your own job.
Numerous graduates have benefited greatly from this program. Many are currently working in established careers, and several have become successful entrepreneurs who own and operate their own businesses. This is a list of what several of our past graduates are currently doing: supervisors, managers, team leaders, Executive Director of Economic Development, Human Resource Management, Insurance Agent, Financial Analyst, and Director of Training and Development.
The philosophy of the Business Management Concentration program is that graduating students should have the knowledge and skills needed to enter the job market and be able to upgrade for promotions to higher levels of management or be successful in a Business Bachelor program.
Is This Program For You?
Working in the business management field, you will draw upon your creative, analytical and problem solving skills. Good communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, and social skills are also important for savvy business people. If you enjoy new challenges and learning opportunities, this may be the right field for you.
Advisors for the
Business Management Degree
Dr. Said Ghezal
C185 South Campus
C180 South Campus
C187 South Campus