2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Business, Management Concentration, A.A.S.

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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.

Career Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
General and Operations Managers  $45,610 $85,000 $141,210
Loan Officer $35,050 $58,590 $88,530
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative
Support Workers
Administrative Assistants and Secretaries $21,570 $30,420 $37,130
Human Resources Assistants $23,780 $37,700 $43,940

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.

Transfer Options

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.

Schedule 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.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Communications Requirement

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Take one course

Major Field Core Requirements For all Concentrations

Additional Major Field Core Requirements:

Campus Electives

(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 - 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
mmccoy@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2698
For more information regarding the Administrative
Professional Technology and Medical Office Administration Concentrations contact:
Wendy York at
wyork2@columbiastate.edu 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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