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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Business Management

Associate Degree  |  10-102-3

Start Dates: August and January in Eau Claire
August in River Falls

Effective: August 2023

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-112Principles of Management3Students learn about the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in contemporary organizations. Students gain insight into personal behaviors and how to turn managerial theories into personal managerial practices.

102-133Leadership for Bus Excellence3This course provides you with an opportunity to develop strong self-awareness through personal change and enhancement. Strong professional skills are the foundation for success, leading you to strengthen the core communication and interpersonal skills necessary to achieve excellence in business. The concepts from this course will become the basis of your increased ability to solve problems, relate well with others, and build individual effectiveness and personal accountability for results. Through personal assessments and feedback surveys, you will explore your own ability to be effective, learning where to focus your energies to have greater influence. You will also learn where you can act with confidence, helped by discovering where you and others see your strengths and areas for development.

104-102Marketing Principles3Marketing of products and services. Concentrates on product, price, place, promotion, market segmentation, target marketing, pricing, market research, physical distribution and distribution channels.

116-193Human Resources, Intro3In this course, students will examine the role of human resources and goals of human resource management in today's organizations. Students will learn and apply skills related to the various functions within human resources management including equal employment opportunity and diversity, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, performance management, and labor relations. Student will explore the importance and impact of these human resource functions on the overall strategy of organizations.

103-102Microsoft Office Suite2The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to Microsoft Office Suite and how it is used in academic, personal, and business environments. The students will become familiar with the Office user interface and use it as they work with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Navigate the Office interface by using tabs, ribbons, and groups.

103-170Microsoft Excel1This course incorporates Microsoft Office Excel skills and how it is used in academic and business environments. Students will apply software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

801-219English Composition 13English Composition 1 develops critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking for both exposition and argumentation. The course emphasizes college-level writing skills supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions for research, presentations, and other discourse.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-109Business Analytics3103-170 or 103-102Students will utilize common business software to analyze datasets present in typical business management situations, translate the analysis into business recommendations that will improve business performance, and effectively create and present analysis recommendations to decision-makers.

102-113Business Ethics3The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to ethical decision-making in business. Topics covered include common myths about business ethics, motivations for being ethical, common ethical problems facing employees, managers, and organizations, prescriptive and psychological approaches to deciding what is right, managing for ethical conduct and managerial approaches to an ethical culture.

102-130Innovative Business Mindset3In this course, students will define the traits and mindset of entrepreneurs. Students will use tools to determine their personal entrepreneurial traits. Students will examine a variety of entrepreneurial companies (small, social, and global). Students will understand the difference between entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Students will evaluate existing business plans.

Choose 3 credits from the following:804-134Mathematical Reasoning3All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.

Choose 3 credits from the following:804-189Introductory Statistics3Students taking this course will learn to display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They will use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They will learn to draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

Choose 3 credits from the following:804-230Statistics4804-118 or min score of 47 on Tailwind Math FundamentalsStudies appropriate statistical techniques for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods found in research. Studies statistical inference including techniques, confidence intervals, types I and II errors, hypothesis testing, and results interpretation. Also includes descriptive statistics, basic probability-theory, the Central Limit Theorem; the binomial, normal, Student t, chi-squared, and F distributions; and techniques of 1 and 2 sample tests, linear regression, correlation, sample sizes, an introduction to analysis of variance and selected nonparametric procedures. May require use of a graphing calculator or computer software.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

801-198Speech3Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.


Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-117Business Mgmt Career Planning2801-136 or (801-219 or 801-223)To prepare for the business management internship, students produce all documentation related to the job-seeking process and participate in activities with business professional to polish students' job-seeking skills. Students meet once a week with the instructor to discuss techniques for getting and keeping a job and other career-enhancing strategies. Take during the final semester.

102-188Project Management3The learner applies the skills and tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the role of project management by developing a project proposal, using relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementing a project, and assessing the outcome.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

Choose 3 credits from the following:101-105Accounting, Intro to3This is an introductory course designed to introduce the learner to the basic accounting language and concepts of business entities. Skills such as, analyzing business transactions, applying fundamental accounting concepts, identifying accounting control procedures, and evaluating financial statements will be developed. This course is intended for the non-accounting major.

Choose 3 credits from the following:101-111Accounting I4This course prepares the learner to understand and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to analyze, record, summarize, and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on completing the accounting cycle, including business transactions and preparing financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.

138-150Global Business3Provides students with a basic understanding of the global economy and how companies do business in it. Areas of study include trends in world trade and investment, economic relationships among nations, international finance and currency exchange, government regulations and tariffs, communications and language barriers, and national customs.


Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

101-172Business Finance3101-105 or 101-111In this course aspects of organizational finance will be explored. Students will learn how to interpret financial statements as well as learning the process of budget analysis. It is imperative that leaders understand how to control and analyze the budgets they are responsible for.

102-114Managing Operations3Designed for mid-management careers, this course emphasizes practice of management skills. Topics covered include: strategic process management, manufacturing systems, operations strategy, product design, process technology selection, capacity planning, resource planning and scheduling, inventory control, project management and quality/productivity improvement tools and strategies.

102-115Business Mgmt Internship1Program student; 102-109 and 102-112 and 102-113 and 102-133 and 102-188 and 102-116 and (102-117 or 102-118 or concurrent)Provides the student with 64 hours of on-site experience completing managerial-type tasks in a professional office. Students may prepare training sessions, analyze budgets and prepare recommendations, draft reports, develop interview questions, screen resumes, complete project management tasks, plan events, or perform other responsibilities typical of business managers. Students coordinate with the instructor to locate an appropriate internship site. Course to be taken during the final semester.

102-116Strategic Management3This course provides an overview of what managers face when formulating and implementing strategic decisions. Through case studies, we will analyze strategic management techniques focusing on the use of corporate planning and budgeting to create value for organizations. A strategic plan to identify directions, goals, and objectives will be developed and demonstrated by the learner.

102-160Business Law3Business Law is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the law and the relationship of the legal system to the business world. After consideration of the legal system, the course reviews contracts, sales and lease contracts, warranties, product liability, consumer law, bailments, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy.

809-195Economics3Designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

809-291Principles of Microeconomics3Introduces, describes, and analyzes how markets work and emphasizing what they do well and why they sometimes fail. Students will analyze how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to use scarce resources. Current issues will be discussed using economic concepts such as income distribution, market structure, and efficiency. Business decisions will be examined with regard to cost analysis and output determinations. Topics such as the environment, regulation vs. deregulation, international markets and trade, technology, and economic development will be discussed.



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Minimum Program Credits Required: 61

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

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