Business Management

Business Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Some know from early on that a career in management suits them, while others only realize it after working their way up to a management role or deciding to launch a business. In either case it helps to have a knack for leading and working with people, but formal training is the key to building a strong and lasting career in business leadership. It is also frequently a prerequisite to greater advancement and higher pay.

A Closer Look

Managers draw on their broad knowledge of organization, finance, and management principles to bring out the best in their staff. They build teams, set and communicate goals, and motivate employees to achieve their potential—as individuals and as a unit. They also solve problems, remove barriers to communication, and ensure that the team functions within the larger company. Some specialize in sales, accounting, or office operations, while others may draw on industry knowledge and experience.

The best managers create positive work environments that raise employee engagement, increase employee productivity, and drive the business to new heights.

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Business Management program provides a broad business background that prepares individuals to work in middle management or run a business. Students develop general technical and interpersonal skills related to management, finance, operations, customer service management, ethics, and much more.

Guest speakers, field trips, business tours, and professional organization presentations are combined with hand-on simulations, mock interviews, and projects for local businesses.


  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Department Supervisor
  • Floor Supervisor
  • Healthcare Supervisor
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Inside Sales or Account Representative
  • Insurance Representative
  • Lead Worker
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Service Manager
  • Store Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Recruiter

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $8,971.83
  • Books: $3,742.17
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,714.00

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10104102 Marketing Principles 3.00
10196189 Team Building & Problem Solving 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
10102110 Employment Law 3.00
10102138 Organizational Behavior 3.00
10196193 Human Resource Management 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
(15-16 Credits)
Term: 3
10102104 Business Law 3.00
10102103 Business Law & Ethics 3.00
10102121 Finance and Budgeting 3.00
10101111 Accounting I 4.00
10102180 International Business 3.00
10196191 Supervision 3.00
10809195 Economics 3.00
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
(15-16 Credits)
Term: 4
10102131 Entrepreneurial Management 3.00
10102160 Business Decision Making 3.00
10196188 Project Management 3.00
10196192 Managing for Quality 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(18 Credits)
Total Credits: 63-65