Business Management is a course of study leading to an A.A.S. degree. The coursework includes both general requirements (liberal arts courses) as well as curriculum requirements (business courses). In addition, each student takes elective courses in one of the following five areas of study:
- General Management
Program Coordinator: Professor Francisca Campos, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finance and Banking
Program Coordinator: Professor S. Jeff Hong, email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Professor Guadalupe Campos, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Risk Management and Insurance
Program Coordinator: Professor Orlando Justo, email@example.com
- Hotels, Travel and Tourism
Program Coordinator: Professor Andrea Garraway, firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Effectively communicate using the language of business
- Make business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach rooted in ethics and social responsibility
- Demonstrate knowledge of current events and trends in business, including potential career tracks in their area of interest
- Master the skills necessary to prepare them to work in an entry-level position and/or continue in the academic field in their area of interest
BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.
Required Common Core
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning
- This course covers basic statistics, including: measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphs, correlation, the regression line, confidence intervals, the significance of differences, and hypothesis testing, including z-tests, t-tests, and chi-square tests.
Prerequisites: MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51 or MAT 161.5
- This course covers basic algebraic and trigonometric skills, algebraic equations, and functions. Topics include: mathematical induction, complex numbers, and the binomial theorem.
Prerequisite: MAT 56 or MAT 56.5
Life and Physical Sciences
- This course introduces students to the world beyond the earth. The methods of astronomy and our knowledge of the structure of the universe are presented as an ongoing human endeavor that has helped shape modern man as he/she takes his/her first steps into space.
- This course serves as an introduction to Physics, especially for students who are not science-oriented. A selected number of basic physical ideas are carefully examined and interpreted non-mathematically. The relevance of the scientist and his/her work to the lives of non-scientists is continually examined.
- The aim of this course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. The student examines how to generate topics and organized ideas, masters elements of audience psychology and practices techniques of speech presentation in a public forum. All elements of speech production and presentation are considered.
- The course covers the fundamental principles of accounting and the practical use of accounting tools and techniques. Topics covered include the definition and scope of accounting, accounting records and processes, books of original and subsequent entry, work sheets, adjusting and closing entries, accounting for cash, accounting for negotiable instruments, and accounting for plant assets. An investigation is made of accounting for service businesses and trading concerns.
Note: ACC 122 credit change from 4 credits to 3 credits, effective spring 2014.
- This course surveys business and industry in the United States with global growth strategy. Emphasis is placed on building Communication and Quantitative skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and an Ethical Foundation. The course introduces students to concepts in Management, Organizational Structure, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, and Economics, and encourages students to explore career paths. Required of all Business majors.
- This course surveys briefly the American legal system and the basic law of contracts. Reference is made to typical business transactions and, by a study of pertinent cases, how the various principles of contract law apply to them.
- This course is designed to present principles common to all communicating situations but which apply predominately to business. The applicability and construction of letters, memos, reports, telephone messages, and E-mails are considered. Relationships of creative, logical, and critical thinking of the problem solving nature of business communication are explored. The course is directed to helping students develop their ability to think, to express themselves in business situations and to use the most effective methods in the most effective way. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 201, SPE 100
- A survey of the fundamental quantitative concepts and tools used in the field of business is presented in this course. Topics in the course include annuities, present value, compound interest, markup and markdown, graphing, equations, inventory, depreciation, breakeven cost, revenue, elasticity, inequalities, and certain aspects of linear-programming.
Prerequisite: MAT 150, MAT 200 or MAT 206 (for Business students only)
- This course is designed to develop the student?s ability to make decisions as a manager. Cases are used to present the student with a variety of management problems. Students participate in oral and written case analysis which requires identification of the problem, proposal of alternative solutions to it, and the choice of one solution based on criteria of profitability and productivity. Students also participate in a management simulation game.
Prerequisite: BUS 210
- This is an integrated course in analytic geometry and calculus, applied to functions of a single variable. It covers a study of rectangular coordinates in the plane, equations of conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, maxima and minima, and integration.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5
- Each student intern is assigned to a coordinator (a faculty member in the Department of Cooperative Education) who is knowledgeable about the student's field. The coordinator helps the student secure internship placement and serves as the student's instructor and advisor during the field experience. In addition, the student has a unique opportunity to discuss and evaluate broader goals and career objectives on an individual basis. Cooperative Education interns are expected to: work fifteen (15) hours a week, complete a term project assigned by the coordinator, and be evaluated by the worksite supervisor. Most students work part-time, fifteen (15) hours per week, a minimum of 150 hours per semester, in a field related to their majors while remaining full-time students and receive two (2) academic credits. When possible, employers will offer interns a stipend or hourly pay. A student may accept a volunteer (non-paid) rather than a paid assignment in order to complete the necessary internship requirements.
- This course promotes an understanding of individual and enterprise risk management and how the financial consequences of risk exposure can be managed using insurance, risk control and other
financing techniques. It specifically examines how insurance offers protection against major risks faced by enterprises and individuals, how the insurance market is structured, and how and why the risk management and insurance industry is regulated. The course also provides the theories and practical applications from the industry as well as issues related to the furtherance of insurance as a viable risk management solution. This course includes 15 hours of experiential learning component covered through interactions and discussions with professionals from the risk management and insurance industry.
Prerequisite: BUS 104
- This course focuses on the three general areas of 1) money and financial institutions, 2) business financial management, and 3) investments. These areas are surveyed by covering such topics as value and creation of money, the Federal Reserve System, commercial banks, short and medium term financing, and the behavior of securities markets in relation to financing the business enterprise.
Prerequisites: MAT 051 or exemption from Elementary Algebra.
- The marketing system is described, analyzed and evaluated, including methods, policies, and institutions involved in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer. Emphasis is placed on the means of improving efficiency and lowering distribution costs.
- This course develops an understanding of computer technology through the exploration of software packages on personal computers. The applications include word processing, spreadsheet, and database management. Students will also learn computer terms and concepts as well as the historical, social and economic implications of computer technology for our society.
- This course introduces students to the use of information systems in business. The dramatic changes in Information Technologies (IT) impact the ways in which companies operate and compete in local and global economies. Students will explore the global and ethical issues that have developed with the use of information systems. Working individually and in teams, the students will complete case studies on the following topics: Management Information Systems (MIS), systems analysis and design, hardware and software concerns, and telecommunications.
Prerequisites: Any ACC course or any BUS course and pass computer competency test or CIS 100
- This course is intended primarily for those students who intend to pursue professional careers in fields such as economics, finance, management, and administration. It is also open to highly motivated students in other areas. Topics include: national income and national product; saving, consumption, investment, the multiplier theory, fiscal policy, inflation, employment and business cycles. The student will also be acquainted with money, banking, and central bank monetary policies, as well as some of the more significant theories of international trade and economic development.
- This course is an introduction to the topics of microeconomics, which include market supply and demand, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, externalities, public goods, and income distribution. Students will learn ways to analyze the basic economic activities of consumption and production, and how to evaluate the allocation of resources and products achieved through markets. The role of government policy in addressing markets failures will be emphasized throughout the course, with special focus on contemporary economic problems.
Business Management Electives
In consultation with a faculty advisor, students pursuing the A.A.S. degree in Business Management may prepare for employment or continued study in one of the subject areas listed below:
General Management Electives
- This course covers the total structure and character of modern business from initial organization through grouping of essential functions into operating departments. Management and the decision-making process, financing, operations, and marketing considerations are studied, with actual cases used to illustrate problems in small and big businesses.
- This course is a survey treatment of human resources management attempting to acquaint students with the various aspects of Human Resources Management. It introduces the student to the realm of the Human Resources Manager.
Prerequisite: BUS 104 or BUS 200
- This course examines the building blocks of entrepreneurship, including an analysis of the entrepreneur and exploration of business opportunities. The course includes the investigation and practice of products and service creation. The emphasis will be on applying entrepreneurship concepts to a business idea and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Corequisite: BUS104 only for business majors.
Total Elective Credits: 9
Finance and Banking Electives
- This course surveys principles and practices followed in the financial organization and operation of a corporation. Also considered are the financing of new and growing businesses, sources of capital, banking, and credit accommodations as well as the handling of other financial matters.
Prerequisites: FNB 100, ACC 122
- This course is an analysis of the organization and operation of our financial system, including money and capital markets, commercial banking, and other financial institutions such as commercial finance companies. The relationship between financial and economic activity including monetary and fiscal policy is demonstrated.
Prerequisite: FNB 100 or ECO 100 or ECO 201 or ECO 202
- The principles and practices of investments are analyzed during this course. Students learn to recognize the quantitative and qualitative tests used in judging security values. Attention is given to the legal and financial characteristics of various types of investment securities. Personal portfolio problems and policies are considered in terms of objectives and investment decisions.Prerequisites: FNB 100, ACC 122
Total Elective Credits: 9
- This course develops the student's understanding of the relevance of consumer motivation and behavior to modern marketing techniques and strategies. It offers insight and information vital to the consumer-oriented firm. The economic, social, and psychological aspects of consumer behavior are explored.
Prerequisite: MAR 100
- This course is designed to provide an introduction to and an overview of advertising, its use as a management tool and its place in the marketing picture. Included are: the approach to creativity, media mathematics, planning and strategy, campaign concepts, research, and media selection.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 and MAR 100
- This course is an overview of the process and management of direct selling. Topics include analyzing a product, evaluating customer needs and buying motives, handling objections, closing sales, and developing the sales-person's personality. Organization and presentation of selling proposals are required. Prerequisite: MAR 100
Total Elective Credits: 9
Hotels, Travel and Tourism Electives
- This course introduces students to the backroom operations of the hotel, travel and tourism industry. Students will learn about career opportunities in airlines/airports; cruise ships and terminals; convention centers and symphony halls, travel agencies and tour operations; leisure and recreational sports activities; travel e-zines and magazines, as well as meetings and special events.
- This course is designed for students to learn the operations of the hotel, travel and tourism industry as impacted by information technology (IT). Students will learn the IT needs of this global business and study the digitization of the back-office processes and value chains in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries that enable organizations to maximize their efficacy and effectiveness.
Prerequisite: HTT 200
- This course is designed to analyze the global environment of the hospitality, travel and tourism industry including the current economic, social, competitive, political-legal and technological environment that determines demand. The major purpose of the course is to provide students with a methodology to study the marketing of products and services in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry at a strategic level.
Prerequisite: HTT 200
Total Elective Credits: 9
Risk Management & Insurance Electives
- The course presents the basic principles of insurance, introduces insurance regulation, financial performance, marketing techniques, underwriting, claims, risk management, loss exposure and
insurance policies. This course will prepare students to take the AINS 21 exam towards a certification in general insurance.
Prerequisite: RMI 110 and ACC 122
- Analyzes commercial coverage including property, business income, inland and ocean marine, crime, equipment breakdown, general liability, auto, worker’s compensation, and package policies. Satisfies the requirements for The Institutes AINS 23 examination within the Associate in General Insurance Path A Certification.
Prerequisite: RMI 110 and ACC 122
- The principal objective of this course is to develop an in-depth and thorough understanding of the unique operations of an insurance company including regulation, underwriting, claims,
ratemaking, risk control, the financial accounting process and global strategies (including the use of reinsurance) of an insurance organization. The course will prepare students to take the CPCU 552 exam towards a certification in general insurance.
Prerequisite: RMI and ACC 122
Total Elective Credits: 9
Please note, these requirements are effective for students starting in the 2021-2022 catalog year or later. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements, as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.
- Students interested in the Risk Management & Insurance concentration are strongly advised to take MAT 206.
- For students whose first language is not English, SPE 102 will also satisfy this requirement.
- Students interested in the Risk Management & Insurance concentration are strongly advised to take MAT 301 and CIS 200.
- Students interested in the Risk Management & Insurance concentration are strongly advised to take RMI 110.