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Program Type: Associate In Applied Science

Program Level: UG

Division: Business, Computing, & Social Science

Program Duration: 20 months

Program Contact: Pete Gioldasis

Credit Requirement: 66

Program overview

Graduates with a management degree receive 66 credit hours of course work. They receive training in accounting, advertising, business, business ethics, business law, computer applications, leadership, and small business operations. They demonstrate management skills and decision-making skills, which includes planning, organizing, controlling and leading employees. Graduates receive oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills for both academic and workplace situations.

Courses Required

Semester 1

Accounting Concepts

Course Code: ACC-111

This course is a study of the principles of the basic accounting functions - collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting information.

Introduction to Business

Course Code: BUS-101

This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

Business Law II

Course Code: BUS-123

This course is a study of negotiable instruments, law of property, acquisition and transfer of title, bailments, duties and liabilities of common carriers, innkeepers, warehousemen, and agencies.

Microcomputer Applications

Course Code: CPT-170

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration. Note: May not be used for credit in any CPT degree or certificate program.

Principles of Management

Course Code: MGT-101

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Semester 2

Organizational Accounting

Course Code: ACC-112

This course is a study of financial accounting with specific emphasis on partnerships and the corporate form of organization.

English Composition I

Course Code: ENG-101

This is a (College Transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: A study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

Contemporary Statistics & Probability

Course Code: MAT-107

This course introduces common statistical terms and concepts that are widely used to describe data, compute probabilities, estimate parameters, show the degree of relationship between variables, and make decisions. Emphasis is placed on real world examples and applications.

Small Business Operations

Course Code: MGT-121

This course is a study of the daily operations of an established small business, emphasizing staffing, recordkeeping inventory control and marketing.


Course Code: MKT-101

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

Semester 3

Personal Finance

Course Code: BAF-101

This course includes the practical applications of concepts and techniques used in managing personal finances. Major areas of study include financial planning, budgeting, credit use, housing, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.

Introduction to International Business

Course Code: BUS-250

This is a survey course in international business designed to enhance the global perspective of business students. Emphasis is placed on the legal, cultural, economic and political factors faced in operating an international business.

Organizational Behavior

Course Code: MGT-255

This course is a study of effective individual and group behavior in an organization to maximize productivity, and psychological and social satisfaction.

Semester 4

Accounting Principles I

Course Code: ACC-101

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording, and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements.

Economic Concepts

Course Code: ECO-201

This course is a study of micro-and macro- economic concepts and selected economic problems.

Management Decision Making

Course Code: MGT-240

This course is a study of various structured approaches to managerial decision making and supervision.


Course Code: MKT-240

This course is a study of the role of advertising in the marketing of goods and service, including types of advertising, media, how advertising is created, agency functions, and regulatory aspects of advertising.

Public Speaking

Course Code: SPC-205

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Successful completion of ENG 101 is recommended.

Semester 5

Accounting Principles II

Course Code: ACC-102

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

Management Spreadsheets

Course Code: MGT-206

This course emphasizes the use of spreadsheet software to support managerial decision-making through the analysis of data.

Executive Development

Course Code: MGT-280

This course is a study of personal leadership styles and traits appropriate for middle and upper levels of management.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

• Communicate effectively using best practices prevailing in the business environment.
• Prepare financial statements and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Evaluate and interpret information about business organizations to support decision-making.
• Analyze and prepare business information using appropriate software.
• Analyze, implement, and integrate the management functions within the business environment.