The associate degree in business management requires completion of 60 credit hours (24 hours of core classes; 21 hours of business concentration; 15 hours of Colonnade courses (WKU’s general education program).
A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.
Introduction to the basic accounting theories, concepts and principles used in gathering and reporting financial data of a business organization. Course focuses on the information provided to external users through financial statements. Emphasis is placed on preparing the statements, examining the statements' components, and interpreting the information reported.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 200; accounting majors must have earned a "C" or better. Introduces accounting concepts, practices, and tools for managerial decision making. This course is designed to provide an understanding of how financial and non-financial data are used in decision making and control. Topics typically include activity-based costing, cost behavior, job-order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, flexible budgeting, relevancy costing, departmental cost allocation, and profit planning
The management process, production, marketing, finance accounting, personnel and other functional activities are discussed.
This course will introduce students to the role of ethics of business in a complex, dynamic, global environment. This course will assist students to recognize, apply and appreciate the role of ethics in business decisions.
An introduction to organization and theory and organizational behavior. The course focuses on managing people and material resources to enhance organizational productivity and effectiveness. Attention is given to the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
Presents the problems of marketing and the ways today's marketers solve them. The course focuses on concepts and principles of theory and practice through the use of practical examples and cases. Studies include market planning, research, strategies, distribution, promotion, pricing, market segmentation, and consumer-oriented marketing.
A study of communication processes in business with an emphasis on correct language and grammar. Included is functional correspondence which leads to effective communication, such as letters, reports, memos.
This course will introduce students to the concepts of managing/supervising employees from a supervisor's perspective in a work setting for a diverse background
A practical approach to understanding and dealing with the problems faced by first-line supervisors.
A study of small business, emphasizing the development of a written business plan. Includes legal forms of organization, strategic planning, financing, marketing research, taxation, risk management, management principles, and Total Quality Management (TQM).
Prerequisite(s): 30 credit hours in the program or permission of program advisor. .Designed to assess students' learning from the courses in their major and other courses of the curriculum. Provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the necessary skills for a successful integration in to the workplace.
A course designed to emphasize the practical aspects of the management of human resources. Includes employment law, compensation, recruitment, selection, training and developing, performance appraisal, labor-management relations, and employee rights.
Prerequisite(s): BUS 248C or permission of instructor. This course is designed to address the legal and social context of the labor-management relationship; historical and contemporary developments in collective bargaining; work stoppages, impasse and dispute resolution; problems and anticipated developments in labor relations; union elections; union avoidance, as well as contract negotiations and preparation for bargaining.
Prerequisite(s): PCC curriculum in algebra. An introduction to the use of the computer that explores what a computer is, what it can do, and how it does it. The following topics are surveyed: hardware, software, telecommunications, programming languages, software development, a short history of computing, and the computer's impact on society. Projects in word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and BASIC are assigned. Not acceptable for credit in computer science major or minor. Course Fee
Designed to serve the personal finance needs of students regardless of their major fields. Practical applications in personal and family financial planning, including credit, buying, borrowing, banking, insurance, investments, taxation, estate planning and home ownership. Course Fee | Colonnade E-SB | SB
COMM 145: Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication (Also Colonnade Foundations) (On Demand option)
ENG 100: Intro to College Writing (Colonnade F-WC, College Composition) (On Demand option
MATH 116: College Algebra (Colonnade F-QR) (On Demand option)
Colonnade (Explorations) – Arts & Humanities, 1 course required
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Colonnade (Foundations) – World History, 1 course required
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