May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Business Management, Associate of Applied Science

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates

CIP Code: 52.0299​
Length: 4 Semesters


The Business Management program is designed to meet the needs of recent high school graduates as well as experienced employees who want to upgrade or supplement their existing business knowledge and skills, or to acquire new ones.

Students who wish to pursue an education in the area of Business Management have several options from which to choose. The curriculum offerings are designed to enable students to begin with a career studies certificate or certificate in various career-related areas. Students can then apply certificate credits toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management. (65 credits)

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

Graduation Requirement

The Business Management program follows general graduation requirements as stated in this catalog.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Business Management program at RCC should be able to:

  • Identify differences between American and global communication etiquette standards.
  • Compose written, verbal and nonverbal communication using appropriate business etiquette standards.
  • Apply good human relations skills through personal and first-line supervisory leadership skills to promote effective business outcomes.
  • Apply introductory marketing and economic theory to entry-level business scenarios.
  • Apply the principles of the accounting cycle to support successful business operations.
  • Operate basic office technology and equipment.
  • Select appropriate hardware and software tools to support successful business operations.
  • In addition, the program provides a well-balanced graduate through exposure to general education knowledge.

Opportunities for Employment

Depending upon the career-related electives chosen, the successful graduate should be eligible for employment in one or more of the following occupations: Accounting, Banking, Administrative Assistant, Management Trainee, Office Supervisor, or Small Business Manager.


First Semester Total Credits: 16

Second Semester Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Third Semester Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 18

Total Minimum Credits: 65

1 May replace with an approved ITE transfer course (ITE 152 ) in place of this non-transfer course.
2 MTH 141 or higher. Students should consult with their academic advisors to select appropriate math courses.
3 In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals. ENG 112  and FIN 107  are often accepted as electives. Students are encouraged to complete one of the Career Studies Certificates or Certificates and use additional courses to fulfill degree electives. Suggested elective courses are located in the listing of Career Studies Certificate Courses  accepted as Electives.
4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, and ENG (Lit).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates