Business Management Diploma
The Business Management program is designed to prepare students for entry into management positions in a variety of businesses and industries. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in management.
- Location: Griffin Campus and Henry County Center
- Major Code: MD12
- Award Level: Diploma
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 4 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 48
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
- Meet assessment requirements
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
|First Term||Choose One: (Required)|
|COLL 1500 OR||College Success and Career Exploration||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENGL 1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|Choose One Math below:|
|MATH 1011 OR||Business Math||3|
|MATH 1012||Foundations of Mathematics|
|MGMT 1100||Principles of Management|
|Second Term||Choose One:|
|EMPL 1000 OR||Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development||2|
|PSYC 1010||Basic Psychology||(3)|
|MGMT 1105||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 1120||Introduction to Business||3|
|Third Term||MGMT 1110||Employment Rules & Regulations||3|
|MGMT 1125||Business Ethics||3|
|MGMT 2115||Human Resource Management||3|
|Fourth Term||ACCT 1100||Financial Accounting I||4|
|MGMT 2125||Performance Management||3|
|MGMT 2215||Team Project||3|
|Specific Occupational Courses (6 hours)|
|ACCT 1115||Computerized Accounting||3|
|BUSN 1410||Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications||4|
|BUSN 1420||Database Applications||4|
|BUSN 1430||Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications||4|
|LOGI 1000||Business Logistics||3|
|MGMT 2120||Labor Management Relations||3|
|MGMT 2130||Employee Training and Development||3|
|MGMT 2135||Management Communication Techniques||3|
|MGMT 2140||Retail Management||3|
|MGMT 2150||Small Business Management||3|
|MGMT 2200||Production/Operations Management||3|
|MGMT 2220||Management-Occupation Based Instruction||3|
|MKTG 1100||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MKTG 1130||Business Regulations and Compliance||3|
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Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.
Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.
The median annual wage for human resources managers was $99,720 in May 2012.
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