Business Administration Entrepreneurship Pathway - AAS

West Burlington campus (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
ADM-162 OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
MAT-712 BUSINESS MATH 3
WBL-155 JOB SHADOWING: BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING, AND MANAGEMENT 1
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
BUS-124 BUSINESS INNOVATION 3
BUS-130 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
BUS-185 BUSINESS LAW I 3
HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
TOTAL 18
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
ADM-188 PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT 3
BUS-135 MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE 3
BUS-138 SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING 3
MKT-140 PRINCIPLES OF SELLING 3
SMM-108 SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT 3
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 18
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BUS-131 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 3
BUS-141 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP 3
BUS-150 E-COMMERCE 3
MGT-170 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 15

ADM-162 - OFFICE PROCEDURES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an understanding of the concepts, skills, procedures, and professional image needed for employment in an office environment. Introductory topics include operational and supervisory functions, telephone and teleconference procedures, scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting and event planning, mail and shipping procedures, and ethics and professionalism. Students use problem solving techniques and decision making experiences in a team environment.

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement or a minimum grade of C- in ENG-013. No waivers.

MAT-712 - BUSINESS MATH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides a study of math fundamentals and their application to business situations. Topics covered include banking procedures, payroll and taxes, weights and measurements, fractions and percentages, commissions, discounts, mark-ups/mark-downs, borrowing and interest, and insurance copays and deductibles. Microsoft Excel and traditional methods will be used to make common business decisions.

WBL-155 - JOB SHADOWING: BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING, AND MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 0.5

Lab: 1

Credit: 1

Students in this course will explore the fields of Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces in this employment sector to learn about specific jobs, professional requirements, and develop a basic knowledge of an organization's structure and values.

BUS-124 - BUSINESS INNOVATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to help students get in touch with the innovative business mindset required for success in the 21st century. Students learn to be contributors, catalysts, and thinkers within the innovation process. They develop skills as individuals and the team skills needed to collaborate, using available creative resources to leverage ideas and concepts throughout the innovation process.

BUS-130 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations.  Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

BUS-185 - BUSINESS LAW I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments, as time permits.

HUM-287 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

ADM-188 - PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Using a project-based approach, this course is designed for business and management/marketing majors, entrepreneurs, administrative staff, and those that are organized, resourceful, and enjoy multitasking.  Project management, business/event promotion, and critical thinking skills will be developed.  Technology will be used to coordinate essential activities including travel and event logistics, budgeting, video conferencing, scheduling, and the creation of promotional materials.

BUS-135 - MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides students with an introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation.  Students will examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and managerial functions such as promotions and sales planning, decision making, staffing, organizing and directing.  Students will develop an understanding of how financial systems, record keeping and risk management contribute to entrepreneurial success.

BUS-138 - SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Discussions and focus are on marketing applications. Students will participate in workshops and strategies sessions on entrepreneurial topics related to market research, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, marketing campaigns and budgets.

MKT-140 - PRINCIPLES OF SELLING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Fundamental terminology, principles and techniques of direct and indirect selling as well as promotional methods. Emphasis on human behavior and the motivation, rewards, duties, and qualifications of a person in sales. This course is designed for an individual preparing for initial or improved employment.

SMM-108 - SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course explores the history of social networks and introduces students to social media for organizations. It provides students opportunities to implement the use of social media tools as part of a marketing strategy and work with social media analytic tools.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

BUS-131 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations.  Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

BUS-141 - SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on information, examples, forms and activities needed for a business startup and for development of a successful business operation. Topics include market research and assessment, naming a business, finding a location, determining asset needs and forecasting sales, identifying job tasks and determining human resource needs, and writing a business plan. Prerequisites: BUS-135, BUS-145.

BUS-150 - E-COMMERCE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of electronic commerce as a market where commercial activities are conducted. It will focus on business concepts and how to apply technology in order to be successful. Topics include market trends, globalizing a company, vendor solutions, storefronts, advertising, resource requirements, and operational issues of launching a commercial presence in today’s global electronic marketplace.

MGT-170 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an overview of the principles involved in human resources management including strategy, legal environment, EEO, and job analysis and job design. Also covered are acquiring human resources, training and developing employees, compensation issues, and labor relations.

Trisha Hopper - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5212

Email: thopper@scciowa.edu
AA Carl Sandburg College
BA, Western Illinois University

Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5199

Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa

Renee Smith - Associate Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5194

Email: rsmith1@scciowa.edu
AA & AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
MBA, Grand Canyon University

Stephani Smith - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5217

Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University

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