Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Business Administration (Evening/Distance Learning Option) • Semester by Semester

* This program combines seated, hybrid and online course options.
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ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 4 3
CIS-110   Introduction to Computers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

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BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 3
BUS-110   Introduction to Business PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

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Semester Total 8 7
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BUS-115 Business Law I 3 3
BUS-115   Business Law I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business. Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined. Upon completion the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

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MKT-120 Principles of Marketing 3 3
MKT-120   Principles of Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for products. Upon completion, students should be able to apply marketing principles in organizational decision making.

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Semester Total 6 6
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BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 3
BUS-137   Principles of Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.

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ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

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Semester Total 6 6
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ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 5 4
ACC-120   Principles of Financial Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DMA 010, 020, 030, and DRE 097

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

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HUM-115 Critical Thinking 3 3
HUM-115   Critical Thinking PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts.

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Semester Total 8 7
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ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 5 4
ACC-121   Principles of Managerial Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ACC 120

This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.

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BUS-139 Entrepreneurship I 3 3
BUS-139   Entrepreneurship I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship. Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and issues faced by entrepreneurs.

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Semester Total 8 7
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INT-110 International Business 3 3
INT-110   International Business PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of the environment, concepts, and basic differences involved in international business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, international trade theory, governmental influences on trade and strategies, international organizations, multinational corporations, personnel management, and international marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the foundation of international business.

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Semester Total 3 3
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ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3
ECO-251   Principles of Microeconomics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050 and DRE 098

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

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BUS-255   Organizational Behavior in Business PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an appropriate course of action.

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BUS-255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3
BUS-261   Diversity in Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to help managers recognize the need to incorporate diversity into all phases of organizational management. Topics include self-evaluation, management, sexual harassment, workforce diversity, dual careers, role conflict, and communication issues. Upon completion, students should be able to implement solutions that minimize policies, attitudes, and stereotypical behaviors that block effective team building.

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BUS-261 Diversity in Management 3 3
Semester Total 6 6
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BUS-225 Business Finance 4 3
BUS-225   Business Finance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ACC 120

This course provides an overview of business financial management. Emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply the principles of financial management.

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BUS-239 Business Applications Seminar 3 2
BUS-239   Business Applications Seminar PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business Administration majors. Emphasis is placed on decision making in the areas of management, marketing, production, purchasing, and finance. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the techniques, processes, and vital professional skills needed in the work place.

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Semester Total 7 5
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ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3
ENG-114   Professional Research & Reporting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 111

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

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MKT-223 Customer Service 3 3
MKT-223   Customer Service PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course stresses the importance of customer relations in the business world. Emphasis is placed on learning how to respond to complex customer requirements and to efficiently handle stressful situations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to handle customer relations.

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WBL-110 World of Work 1 1
WBL-110   World of Work PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining and maintaining employment. Topics include job search skills, work ethic, meeting employer expectations, workplace safety, and human relations. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully make the transition from school to work.

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Semester Total 7 7
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BUS-240 Business Ethics 3 3
BUS-240   Business Ethics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE 098

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

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ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3
ECO-252   Principles of Macroeconomics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050 and DRE 098

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

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Major Elective 3 3
Semester Total 9 9
TOTAL CREDITS 63

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