2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Business Management, AAS
The Business Management Program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in management. Students who complete the program are prepared for employment as office managers, assistant managers, assistant buyers, sales representatives, entrepreneurs, supervisors, human resource employees, benefits coordinators, market researchers and management trainees in programs such as those operated by banks, retail establishments, and other business and industrial enterprises.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Utilize business management principles to analyze problems and make decisions.
- Apply human resource management principles to analyze problems and make decisions concerning human resources.
- Apply supervision skills.
- Utilize effective human relations skills in business situations.
- Manage a small business venture.
- Apply math operations to solve fundamental business problems.
- Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and evaluate the results by performing basic financial statement analysis.
- Calculate product costs and break-even point for manufacturing companies and prepare operational budgets using both variable and absorption costing methods.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in writing and speaking in a business environment.
- Apply economic theory to analyze social, political, financial, and business problems.
- Develop a marketing plan for a product or an organization using the fundamental elements of the marketing mix.
- Apply the law to recognize potential legal implications of business and personal transactions.
- Create integrated documents, worksheets, databases, and presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use using personal productivity software.