Business Management (A.A.S.)
The program is designed for students to receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Business Management upon completion of the requirements. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management provides the opportunity for students to study more in-depth in one subject area such as Business Management. Students who choose this option are not primarily interested in transferring into a four-year degree program, but in entering the job market immediately upon completion of the A.A.S. degree. However, some of the business and accounting courses will transfer into a four-year degree program.
63-64 Credits to complete degree Requirements
General Education Courses (32-33 Credits):
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits||Pre-Req|
|ANI 100||Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies||3|
|BIO 111||General Biology I & Lab||4|
|EDU 102||Path to Success||3|
|ENGL 101||English Composition I||3||EDU 102|
|ITECH 100||Computer Applications I||3|
|POLSC 225||Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty||3|
|OJI 101||Speaking Ojibwe I||4|
|TA 210||Tribal Administration||3|
|SPCH 201||Speech and Communications||3||ENGL 101|
|MATH 140||Concepts in Mathematics (equivalent or higher)||4/3|
Business Management Required Courses & Electives (31 Credits):
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits||Pre-Req|
|ACCT 110||Real Life Financial Information||3||MATH 140 or Instructor Permission|
|ACCT 150||Financial Accounting||4||MATH 140 or Instructor Permission|
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 160||Human Resource Management||3|
|BUS 190||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 230||Management/Leadership||3||BUS 100|
|BUS 250||Business Law||3||BUS 100|
|BUS 260||Business Communications||3||BUS 100 and ENGL 100|
Business Management Elective Courses (Choose 2):
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits||Pre-Req|
|ACCT 120||Payroll Accounting||3||MATH 140 or Instructor Permission|
|BUS 270||Entrepreneurship||3||BUS 100 and ENGL 101|
|BUS 295||Special Topics||3||All BUS 100s|
|BUS 299||Internship||3||All BUS 100s|
|ITECH 150||Computer Applications II||3||ITECH 100|
ANI 100 (3 Credits)
Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies
This course introduces students to the content areas of the Anishinaabe curriculum. The word Anishinaabe refers to all Indigenous people of North America. Content includes an overview of Anishinaabe culture, history, and philosophy, federal Indian [sic] policy, land and environment, gender roles, and contemporary social issues.
BIO 111 (4 credits)
General Biology I
This course is an introduction to animal and plant biology, including traditional herbs and plants used by the Anishinaabe people. Emphasis of this course is on studies from a whole system perspective. It includes principles of biodiversity and ecology and their relationship to humans. Both Indigenous and Western scientific views will be explored. Lecture and laboratory
ENGL 101 (3 credits)
English Composition I
This course reviews the basics of sentence construction and essay development; emphasizes style, organization, coherence, and persuasion in written discourse; and provides extensive practice in communication skills: reading, critical thinking, speaking, listening, and writing. College Placement Test required (students not scoring a passing grade on the exam must successfully complete EDU 102 prior to enrolling in ENGL 101).
ITECH 100 (3 credits)
Computer Applications I
This course will cover the basic use of computers. Topics include the history and impact of computers, computer systems, and an introduction to hardware and software applications, such as operating systems, e-mail, internet browsers, search engines, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.
OJI 101 (4 credits)
Speaking Ojibwe I
This course emphasizes values, learning the sounds of Ojibwe, developing introductory conversational skills, and understanding the concepts of language with the goal of using language in everyday life in Ojibwe communities.
SPCH 201 (3 credits)
Speech and Communications
This course will teach speaking and listening skills that will be reinforced through multiple opportunities for interpersonal communication, public speaking, discussion, and the oral tradition of Ojibwe people. They will gain experience in critical thinking, reading, and writing, as well as in public speaking. Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
MATH 140 (4 credits)
Concepts in Mathmatics
This course includes operation of integers, solving equations, linear equations in two variables, introduction to descriptive statistics with analysis of single variable data, and a conceptual understanding and application of mathematics in everyday life. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or MATH 093 with a grade of C or better.
ITECH 150 (3 credits)
Computer Applications II
This course focuses on expanding the student's understanding, use, and integration of office productivity tools and integrating those tools into projects. Emphasis will be on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics software, but may also include other relevant topics. Prerequisite: ITECH 100 or equivalent.
TA 210 (3 credits)
This course covers special topics in political, legal, social, economic, and sovereignty issues in tribal management. Emphasis on tribal perspective in organization and implementing business strategies. Prerequisite: Completion of 100-level Business Management core courses.
ACCT 120 (3 credits)
This course examines the various payroll laws, payroll accounting systems, and the procedures for computing wages and salaries in small, medium, and large firms. Prerequisite: MATH 140 (equivalent or higher) or instructor’s permission. This course is offered during the spring semester.
BUS 295 (3 credits)
Guided study of emerging business-related issues or that reflects student, reservation, or community interests. Prerequisites: Complete of 100-level Business Management core course and Business Management Program approval. This course may be offered during the fall and/or spring semesters.
BUS 299 (4 credits)
This course is an opportunity for the student to apply classroom theory to hands-on learning experiences. Prerequisite: Completion of 100-level Business Management core courses, and instructor approval. This course may be offered during the fall and/or spring semesters.
ACCT 110 (3 credits)
Real Life Financial Information
This course is an introduction to the use of financial information and how to use it as a member of society. Topics include loan and investment opportunities, banking transactions, interest and compound interest related to loans, reservation financial facts and the impact federal taxes have on personal and business financial decisions. Prerequisite: MATH 140 (equivalent or higher) or instructor’s permission. This course is offered during the spring semester.
ACCT 150 (4 credits)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, balance sheet, income statement, statement of owner’s equity, and statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: MATH 140 (equivalent or higher) or instructor’s permission. This course is offered during the spring semester.
BUS 100 (1-3 credits)
Introduction to Business
This course will be an introduction to the internal and external business environment, organization and operations, the business functions of marketing, financial and human resource management with an emphasis on social responsibility and ethics. This course is recommended prior to taking other business courses. This course is offered during the fall semester.
BUS 160 (1-3 credits)
Human Resource Management
This course explores human resource management functions: principles and practices in selection, staffing, wage and salary administration, training, motivating, collective bargaining, and human resource development. Prerequisite: BUS 100 recommended. This course is offered during the spring semester.
BUS 190 (1 credits)
Principles of Marketing
This course focuses on key marketing concepts and terminology, emerging markets and awareness of the diverse and cultural issues in marketing, and strategies/best practices engaged in response to socio/cultural changes in the domestic and international marketplace. Prerequisite: BUS 100. This course is offered during the fall semester.
BUS 230 (4 credits)
This course is an overview of the principal functions of management, a study of effective leadership and successful supervisory principles and the difference between management and leadership. Topics covered include critical-thinking for solving management dilemmas. Prerequisite: Completion of 100-level Business Management core courses. This course is offered during the fall semester.
BUS 250 (4 credits)
This course is a study of the principles of law in the American legal system. Topics include: contracts, sales, negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections, secured transactions, and bankruptcy. This course is designed to help students understand the legal system and apply it to the business world. Prerequisite: Completion of 100-level Business Management core courses. This course is offered during the fall semester.
BUS 260 (3 credits)
This course assists students in gaining an understanding of the communication process, writing and organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business. Emphasis is also placed on new technology in business communications. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and completion of 100-level Business Management core courses. This course is offered during the fall semester.
BUS 270 (3 credits)
This is a participatory class which involve a lot of brainstorming and critical discussion of entrepreneurial ideas, plans and vision. Speakers from the community – representing both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises – will present their experiences and insights on a regular basis. Prerequisites: BUS 100, BUS 190 and ENGL 101. This course is offered during the spring semester.
POLSC 225 (3 credits)
Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty
This course is an introduction to treaty law and history and analysis of major treaties affecting the Anishinaabe nation. Course draws on actual treaty documents and on case law, which explicates those documents. Theory and practice of self-determination for indigenous peoples and tribal sovereignty are emphasized.