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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Management

Online Program
Computer Included

The online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Management program provides students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for business management in the public, private, or non-profit sector. Topics include business fundamentals, marketing, human relations, leadership, personnel training, management, project management, customer service management, business technology, Microsoft Office software. 

The program also provides general education coursework in oral and written communication, ethics, sociology, and environmental science. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture, and about one (1) hour for every one (1) hour of lab. Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could enhance an existing business administration career, seek, or obtain entry-level employment in a business management related field.

Business Management Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Explain the theories and concepts of basic human resource management and performance evaluation relevant to a successful business environment.
  2. Describe the components of and need for quality customer service management in a diverse organizational and global environment.
  3. Describe the marketing, management components, and functions of business organizations.
  4. Explain the legal and ethical issues found in the business community and recommend how these issues might be mitigated or alleviated.
  5. Describe the need for an understanding of basic sociological principles as well as the diverse ethical principles inherent in the global economy in order to plan for and manage a successful business organization.
  6. Describe the changing work environment and the skills needed by the office administrator to function in such an environment.
  7. Use business software to produce complex documents, spreadsheets and presentations containing graphics and tables with relative speed and efficiency.
  8. Develop and use good human relations skills, in interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions, as well as verbal and written communications.
  9. Use marketing theory and strategies to explore all aspects of marketing and produce a marketing plan from initial analysis to final implementation and evaluation.

Business Management Program Highlights

  • Accounting, business and marketing fundamentals
  • Human resources
  • Business law and ethics
  • Customer service

Business Management Program Length

14 months**


*This program is offered online through Charter College Anchorage for Alaskan residents and through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents.

**Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

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