May 15, 2021
Program Mission Statement
The AAS: Business degree provides a variety of program options to suit the student’s career plan. The broadly based program provides the opportunity to develop, improve, or update knowledge and skills, as well as specialize in a select area.
- Can define and create a business plan, define the concepts of entrepreneurship, and identify basic types of start-up ventures.
- Understand the process of filing for legal protection of ideas, and understand the legal issues surrounding starting or expanding businesses.
- Understand and apply fundamental accounting principles, skills, and processes.
- Possess at least a basic working knowledge of computer hardware and software tools including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Understand market price determination, production theory, elements of value, and distribution theory.
- Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills for successful interaction in the business setting.
- Utilize computer software and hardware tools for problem-solving and decision making.
- Can apply microeconomics theory to personal and business decision making.
The graduate outcomes for the AAS: Business are assessed through the graduate/exit survey, employer survey, alumni survey, and review of collected student-generated exhibits over time. The assessment plan for the AAS: Business is available at https://www.umwestern.edu/accreditation.html#umw-tabbed-iacbe.
General Education: 16 Credits
- Written & Oral Communication 4 Credit(s)
- Mathematics 4 Credit(s)
- Natural Sciences 4 Credit(s)
- Economics (meets Behavioral and Social Science Requirement) 4 Credit(s)
Business Core: 29 Credits
Select 1 course/4 credits from the following rubrics:
- Any Business related rubrics 4 Credit(s)
Option Area: 24 Credits
Select one of the following Option Areas
AAS: Business Total Credits Required: 69