Small Business Management, AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Small Business Management program is designed to meet the needs of students who have the goal of starting a new business or expanding an existing business. The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to becoming a successful small business owner and/or manager. Students will acquire skills in entrepreneurial strategies and planning, feasibility analysis, market analysis, and competitor analysis and will develop a comprehensive business plan for a new business venture.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:
  • Critically apply concepts in the principal areas of business to support organizational decisions.
  • Use current business technologies in support of organizational operations.
  • Explain the leadership skills required to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Explain appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Effectively communicate in a professional business setting.
  • Productively collaborate in a professional business setting.

Small Business Management: Associate of Applied Science Requirements

90 Credits

Business Administration Major Core (51)

AC1060Principles of Accounting I

4.5

AC1160Principles of Accounting II

4.5

 

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

OR

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

 

MG2300Customer Service Relations

4.5

MG3000Marketing

4.5

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

 

MT2200Franchising

4.5

OR

AC2050Accounting Software Applications

4.5

 

MT2400Small Business Management Operations

4.5

MT3550Entrepreneurship and Small Business

4.5

MT3650Business Plan Development

4.5

MT3651Business Management Capstone

1.5

General Education Core (39)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

Science

SCScience Elective

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

 

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Business Administration Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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