Kellogg Community College’s Business Management Program provides a relevant curriculum that prepares students for entry-level leadership positions or for transfer to programs at four-year colleges or universities. The Business Management degree option is best suited for individuals willing to work their way up in an organization while applying skills from the program. Relevant soft skills gained from this program are communication, critical thinking and team building. Technical skills learned are financial, data and economic competence.
Business Management students at KCC will gain a better understanding of the various roles of managers and how their decisions impact their firms. Most courses in the Business Management Program are offered online as well as through traditional instruction in classes on campus.
KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management and a Business Management Certificate. The sequence of classes recommended for full-time students seeking each credential follows.
For more information about KCC’s Business Management Program, see:
- The Business Management section of KCC’s Academic Catalog
- The Business Administration (BUAD) course descriptions page
- Information about business management careers
- Information about why you should study business management at KCC
Associate in Applied Science: Business Management
|Fall I||Spring I||Fall II||Spring II|
|ACCO 101: General Accounting||ACCO 102: General Accounting||BUAD 251: Principles of Marketing||BUAD 115: Global Business|
|BUAD 101: Intro to Business||BUAD 104: Business Correspondence||PSYC 201: Intro to Psychology**||COMM 101: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication** OR COMM 207: Public Speaking**|
|ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO** OR ECON 202: Principles of Economics-MICRO*||BUAD 131: Principles of Management||Business Elective*||Creativity Elective*|
|ENGL 151: Freshman Composition**||BUAD 201: Business Law OR BUAD 202: Business Law||Business Elective*||Math and Science Elective*|
|OIT 160: Applications Software||BUAD 213: Business Statistics||Business Elective*|
*For class options that fulfill the elective requirements indicated here, see the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of KCC’s Academic Catalog.
**Courses indicated with an asterisk fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.
Business Management Certificate
KCC’s Business Management Certificate is designed for individuals currently in the business field who, because of added responsibilities, realize a need to develop additional leadership, organization and communication skills.
|Business Management Certificate Courses|
|ACCO 101: General Accounting|
|BUAD 101: Intro to Business|
|BUAD 104: Business Correspondence|
|BUAD 131: Principles of Management|
|BUAD 201: Business Law|
|ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO** OR ECON 202: Principles of Economics-MICRO**|
|OIT 160: Applications Software|
Gainful Employment Disclosure
For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the Business Management Certificate Program, and other important information, please review the Gainful Employment Disclosure.
The Gainful Employment Disclosure complies with the Department of Education requirement for disclosure of information about career preparation programs that result in an award at the certificate level. The intention of this information is to help students make informed career and educational choices that may lead to gainful employment. The data provided is based on enrollment from the last award year.
KCC’s Business Management curriculum has been designed for career entry and/or advancement, and not all program courses will transfer to all colleges. KCC does have Business Management articulation agreements with Davenport University, Siena Heights University, Trine University and Walsh College. Students interested in studying Business Management at KCC and transferring to another institution should contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.
Click here to view additional Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution.
Many students who pursue an associate degree in Business Management will continue their studies in a bachelor’s degree program after transferring to a four-year college or university, and KCC’s degree option is designed to place graduates at a junior-level standing at their transfer institution. Business Management students who plan to move directly into the workforce can also benefit from the program’s valuable business training, which will qualify them for a variety of entry-level positions in business.
Possible job titles for graduates with an education in business management include:
- Customer Relations Associate
- Inside Sales Associate
- Outside Sales Associate
- Retail Sales Associate
- Sales Associate
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information
For the latest employment and wage estimates for accounting careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Business Management at KCC?
KCC’s Business Management program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals and knowledge needed to successfully enter and/or continue in the field of business. KCC offers two optional paths of business-management emphasis for students interested in focusing on human resources and/or marketing.
Human Resources Emphasis
KCC’s human resources emphasis provides students with the basic knowledge and skills that are necessary to begin a career in the field of human resources or to continue studies in business at a four-year college or university. Human resources emphasis students learn the basics of human resources and its relationship to business operations, and graduates may improve their employment opportunities for advancement in this or a related area of business.
Business Management students who complete the following classes in the course of their associate degree studies will receive an emphasis in human resources with their associate degree. Students planning to transfer should meet with an academic advisor before enrolling in any course.
|Human Resources Emphasis|
|BUAD 201: Business Law OR BUAD 202: Business Law|
|BUAD 273: Labor Relations|
|BUAD 274: Organizational Behavior|
KCC’s marketing emphasis teaches students about the set of economic activities that aim to satisfy customers while generating profit. Entry-level personnel in the marketing field may require time in sales before internal promotion into marketing management programs. Marketing emphasis students learn the basics of marketing and its relationship to business operations, and may improve their opportunities for advancement in this or a related area. Traditional product marketing management is giving way to areas like nonprofit organization marketing, leading to more diverse job opportunities.
Business Management students who complete the following classes in the course of their associate degree studies will receive an emphasis in marketing with their associate degree. Students planning to transfer should meet with an academic advisor before enrolling in any course.
|BUAD 121: Principles of Advertising|
|BUAD 271: Consumer Behavior|
|BUAD 272: Marketing Management|