Program and Career Description
This degree is designed to prepare students to enter or advance in the business community. Students will develop a solid foundation in business management, which can be applied in a variety of settings, including retail, hospitality, operations, banking, sales, office management, or starting their own business. Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business should follow the Business Administration A.S. or A.A. program.
|General and Operations Managers
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative
|Administrative Assistants and Secretaries
|Human Resources Assistants
Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov . Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.
Courses in the Business A.A.S. Degree program transfer to other community colleges as part of the Tennessee Board of Regents unified community college effort.
In addition, there are options available to transfer the degree to Trevecca Nazarene University, Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University. Articulation agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.
The Business A.A.S. Degree is offered in a traditional format during the day in Columbia and also in an online/hybrid format for those who prefer to complete most of their course work at home.
Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.
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Major Field Core Requirements For all Concentrations
Additional Major Field Core Requirements:
Management Concentration Core Courses:
(Take 6 credit hours from the following courses-do not duplicate courses)
Requirements for Graduation Include:
- • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
- • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- • taking the Exit Exam.
If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.
Business, Management Concentration, A.A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 61
First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16
First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15
*Higher achievement in identified courses is predictive of graduation success.
For more information regarding the
Management Concentration contact:
Meredeth McCoy at
email@example.com or 931.540.2698
For more information regarding the Administrative
Professional Technology and Medical Office Administration Concentrations contact:
Wendy York at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 931.540.2844
Science, Technology & Math Division office at 931.540.2710
Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.
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