With UC Online’s Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology (BMTN), all of your coursework is completed online. Upon earning your Associate of Applied Business degree in Business Management you’ll be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:
A customized curriculum map for the AAB in Business Management Technology program is available to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and full-time options are available to all students. For the convenience of our online students, we offer multiple (6) start dates per year – twice in the spring, summer and fall.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours for the Associate Business Management Technology program.
Student will select one First Year Experience course:
MGMT 1085 Decision Making Tools: FYE course that provides an introduction to the university, exploration of business programs and career opportunities, and tools that promote making decisions.
MGMT 1080 Problem Solving Tools: FYE course that provides an introduction to the university, exploration of business programs and career opportunities, and tools that promote solving problems.
MGMT 1050 Introduction to Business: FYE course that provides and introduction to the university, opportunity to explore business programs and career opportunities, and overview of business structure and issues.
Student may choose one course:
MKTG2085 Fundamentals of Consumer Behavior
An introductory survey to underlying principles of consumer behavior and its relationship to marketing strategy in a global economy. Topics include the role of consumers in the marketplace, decision making, and the influence of cultures and subcultures. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, it does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
ENTR2001 Essentials of Entrepreneurship
This course prepares entrepreneurs for the rewards and pitfalls of an entrepreneurial career choice. The content focuses on the essentials of effective management of a start-up company. These topics are also applicable to successfully creating a new product or service within an existing company and as a force for social change. Understanding the positioning of a new company to meet the various marketing, financial, and technological challenges is of central emphasis as well. The course integrates “real-time’ decision-making for key management issues as students follow the development of a new venture. Through cases, exercises and discussion students apply course concepts to actual business scenarios in order to practice the broad range of skills required to start and build a company in today’s complex world
The fundamentals of personal selling, customer relationship management, job analysis and specification; the process of selecting, training, compensating, and supervising salespeople; discussion of the problems and methods; and the organization and administration of sales departments, and territories. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, it does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
Student will select a Humanities Elective.
This course is an introduction to human resource management concepts, issues, and functions. Specifically, the concepts and functions of recruitment, selection, training, and development, EEO/Affirmative Action, performance appraisals, reward systems, employee benefits, unions, collective bargaining and employee relations. The course will emphasize on the applied nature of the course by focusing on the use case scenarios.
Student will select a Natural Sciences Elective.
Student may choose one course elective: Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting, Fundamentals of Tax Preparation Service Learning, Fundamentals of Topics in Accounting, Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Fundamentals of Advertising & Promotion, Fundamentals of Financial Planning, Stock Markets and Investments, Personal Finance, Fundamentals of Risk Management.
Please note other options are available. For more information, speak to your Academic Advisor.
Full-time with no transfer credit, it will take you five semesters (under two years) to complete the associate degree including summer semesters. Attending part-time with no transfer credit you can expect to complete the associate degree in two years.
Summer semester for the Associate Business Management program means a semester similar to fall and spring semester in duration and credits is required to graduate within two years.
Choosing the best program for you depends on your long-term goals and priorities. If your goal is to pursue an online concentrated course of study in Marketing or Finance, then the Associate in Pre-Business and eventually the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing or Business Administration – Finance is probably the better option. The Pre-Business program requires quantitative courses such as six semester hours of both Calculus and Business Analytics. If your goal earning a degree which focuses on areas such as administration, communication, and information technology, then the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) program would be a better fit.
If you want to start your own business, both options are great. The BTAS program requires fewer quantitative courses such as the Calculus and Business Analytics courses mentioned above.
What is asynchronous online learning? Fully asynchronous courses allow you flexibility in your schedule. Once enrolled in a program, you may view instructional materials when it works best for you as long as you meet course deadlines. There is no live video lecture component for this type of learning. For more information on asynchronous learning visit our blog post: Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Once enrolled, you’ll use tools like Canvas and meet with your Student Success Coordinator on a regular basis to ensure you’re on track to graduate. Learn more about the UC Online experience in the video below.
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