Business Management

The Associate of Applied Science Business Management degree is a two-year program that prepares students to enter the world of business by developing managerial and technical skills required to work in small to large business environments. Students in this program will learn valuable skills including critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and current technology that will prepare them for successful positions in a wide range of management careers such as retail, banking, operations, purchasing, and public relations.

This program is also designed for the student seeking to establish their own business and for the student already working who wants to advance in a business career by updating their managerial skills. A Certificate of Proficiency in Business is also available.

Program Requirements

Career Options

Estimated cost for an Associate Degree based on a 60 credit hour program:






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Program Goals

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, students are prepared to:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make informative management business decisions.
  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to record business transactions and prepare financial statements using a manual and computerized accounting system.
  • Analyze economic and quantitative reasoning concepts to apply a critical thinking approach for problem-solving and making effective business decisions.
  • Understand legal, ethical, and social issues related to business decisions and the impact on various individuals, groups, and society.
  • Demonstrate technology skills to integrate MS Office products to compose, format, and distribute business documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Create and maintain professional, user-friendly websites using modern web design software to accommodate the needs of the business office and customers.
  • Interact in a business professional manner with supervisors, co-workers, and customers using written and oral communication skills for the business environment.

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Business AA and AAS Programs are Accredited by 
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS  66211
(913) 339-9356


Campus Contacts:


Tracie Karkur

Business & Information Systems Instructor
DeWitt/Stuttgart Campuses

Phone: (870) 946-3506, Ext. 1615

Helena-West Helena

Kayla Holland

Office Technology Instructor
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1397


Cindy Grove

Network Technology Instructor
Stuttgart Campus

Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1885