Associate of Science in Business Management
The Business Management programs provide students interested in careers in business management with a foundational level of coursework that will prepare them for a career in the world of business. The program not only provides coursework that will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in business management, but also do so from a real-world perspective.

The College of Business Administration (COBA) maintains close ties with the employers who hire our graduates. Business leaders not only serve on the COBA’s advisory boards to ensure that our degree programs remain current and relevant to the demands and expectations of the marketplace, they also participate with faculty members in the classroom.

Business management courses are delivered by faculty members who not only possess the academic credentials that indicate they are experts in their fields of study, but also have spent years working in the field. Because of their practical experience in their field of study, they are able to bring a real world perspective to the classroom, and they are able to answer students’ questions about what it is really like working as a manager.


What qualities should an Associate of Science in Business Management student have?

The primary quality of a student considering this programs is an interest in a career related to business management. The program addresses interests related to working in a company in a management role, or someone who wants to start their own business.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Associate of Science in Business Management program?

This program has a foundational set of courses to prepare students for entry into a career in business management. Specifically, the program provides exposure to general education courses in composition and math, basic computer concepts, and applications using a business setting. Relative to the field of business management, the program provides exposure to business and organizational management, basic supervision, business ethics and law, and small business management. It also includes a professional development course designed to help students prepare for interviews.

The Associate of Science degree includes the aforementioned courses, and includes additional general education courses, computerized and cost accounting, microeconomics, human resource fundamentals, and marketing.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan's Associate of Science in Business Management program?

The College of Business Administration (COBA) strives to ensure that all of its academic degree programs are up-to-date and relevant to the demands of the marketplace and employers who hires our graduates. The COBA facilitates this value by maintaining close relationships with the employers who hire our graduates. Not only do COBA faculty members visit managers working in the marketplace, the COBA also invites employers to participate in the student learning process.

For instance, students taking the Professional Development BUS224 course learn how to prepare resumes, market themselves, and practice skills required for a job interview. The COBA invites local business managers to participate in this process, conducting both classroom visits and mock interview sessions to help students better understand employer expectations. This real-world approach is carried out throughout all COBA academic degree programs, including the Business Management program.

What are some websites with more information on the business management career field?

There are numerous websites available to help students and graduates seeking jobs in the business management field. More important are social networking sources available to students to enable them to gather work-related information about companies and positions. Specifically, all COBA degree programs encourage students to obtain and maintain a LinkedIn account.

Associate of Science in Business Management Course Requirements

92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours92
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
ACT 103Principles of Accounting III4
ACT 111Computerized Accounting4
ACT 211Cost Accounting4
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
CSC 218Computer Applications II4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MGT 274Basic Supervision4
MGT 284Human Resource Fundamentals4
MGT 295Small Business Management4
MKT 114Introduction to Marketing4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
MTH 201College Algebra4
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Free Electives (4 Credit Hours)4
Students may choose from any classes outside their field of study. Class availability will vary from quarter to quarter.
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