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Business Administration - AAS

The Business Associate of Applied Science degree is intended for those students who wish to specialize in Business.

The Business Professionals of America is an activity for students in the Business Program. This organization provides students with leadership training, field trips and competitive opportunities with other clubs throughout Iowa and the United States.

Students are required to participate in a Business Internship during their final semester. This Business Internship is a supervised work experience in an approved office. Placement depends on the student's skill level and the availability of appropriate training firms. This Business Internship gives students valuable job experience while being paid.

It is strongly recommended that students enrolled have attained a keyboarding competency rate of 30 nwpm.
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Instructors and Staff
Stephani Smith- Instructor
Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University
Deborah Wright - Professor, ext. 5226
Email: dwright@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BBA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University
PhD, Northern Illinois University
Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, ext. 5199
Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa
Renee Smith - Associate Professor, ext. 5194
Email: rsmith1@scciowa.edu
AA & AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
MBA, Grand Canyon University
 

 

Business Administration - AAS

It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in any of the business curricula have attained a keyboarding competency rate of 30 wpm.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS     3
  CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS     3
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
  ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH     3
*PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING     3
  BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS     3
  BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS     3
  MGT-130 PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION     3
  MKT-110 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  BUS-185 BUSINESS LAW I     3
  ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS     3
  MAT-156 STATISTICS     3
  MGT-101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT     3
  SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING     3
*MKT-140 PRINCIPLES OF SELLING     3
*MKT-150 PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ACC-146 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING     3
  BUS-936 BUSINESS CAPSTONE     1
  ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS     3
  FIN-130 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE     3
  HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES     3
  MGT-170 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT     3

Business Administration - AAS

 

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

 

ACC-146 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to managerial accounting and practice with emphasis on the sources and uses of data for decisions. Prerequisite: ACC-142.

 

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

 

BUS-121 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Designed to help the student develop effective communication techniques necessary for general business messages. The course emphasizes application of these techniques through the composition and keyboarding of letters, memos, reports and some oral presentations. Prerequisite: the ability to keyboard class assignments in mailable form.

 

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

 

BUS-185 - BUSINESS LAW I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: The legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments, as time permits.

 

BUS-936 - BUSINESS CAPSTONE

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course is designed to serve as a capstone class for Business majors. Topics covered in the course will include resumes, interview skills, and professionalism. In addition, each student will complete a case study in his/her particular area of interest including but not limited to accounting, management, marketing, and economics. In lieu of a case study, a service learning or other project may be completed. A professional presentation of whichever activity is selected will be made. An end-of-program assessment will be taken as a part of this course. Prerequisite: Student must have completed at least 48 credit hours in the Accounting or Business Administration Degree or have program coordinator approval.

 

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

 

ECN-120 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introductory course in economics emphasizing macroeconomic theory and policy. The major topics will include economic systems, national income, national output, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, and, as time permits, international trade.

 

ECN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introductory course in economics emphasizing micro-economic theory and contemporary problems. The major topics will include a description of the United States economy; demand and supply, price, output, and wage determination; domestic problems; international economics and the world economy.

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and mandatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

FIN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An examination of the tools and techniques used in the world of finance. This course will introduce the student to basic financial concepts such as time value of money, asset valuation, risk analysis and return on investment. Evaluation and decision-making techniques will be used as they pertain to financial management in various business situations. Prerequisites: ACC-142, ACC-146 and ECN-120.

 

HUM-287 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

 

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 with a grade of at least C- or COMPASS Algebra score of 55 (or higher) or ACT score of 22 or above or math faculty approval.

 

MGT-101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an intensive examination of the basic fundamentals of organization and management underlying the solution to management problems.

 

MGT-130 - PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an overview of the principles involved in supervision, including planning, organizing, motivating, staffing and appraising. Also covered are interpersonal skills including communication, decision making, conflict and team work.

 

MGT-170 - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an overview of the principles involved in human resources management including strategy, legal environment, EEO, and job analysis and job design. Also covered are acquiring human resources, training and developing employees, compensation issues, and labor relations.

 

MKT-110 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This introductory class uses the managerial approach to study a market-directed system of marketing. The emphasis is on market strategy planning from the viewpoint of the marketing manager. The "4 Ps" -product, place, price, and promotion-provide the structure underlying the organization of this course.

 

MKT-140 - PRINCIPLES OF SELLING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Fundamental terminology, principles and techniques of direct and indirect selling as well as promotional methods. Emphasis on human behavior and the motivation, rewards, duties, and qualifications of a person in sales. This course is designed for an individual preparing for initial or improved employment.

 

MKT-150 - PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A detailed look into the study and practice of advertising with special emphasis placed on allowing students to plan and think more strategically, evaluate alternative courses of action, develop more creative solutions to problems, analyze why people behave the way they do, express themselves and their ideas, and persuade others to their point of view by using advertising terms, concepts, and procedures. Prerequisite: MKT-110 or MKT-121.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

 

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

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