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:
- Our program maps outlining credential course requirements by semester
- KCC’s latest 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 132: Human Resources Management||BUAD 115: Global Business|
|BUAD 101: Intro to Business||BUAD 213: Business Statistics||BUAD 201: Business Law||BUAD 274: Organizational Behavior|
|ENGL 151: Freshman Composition**||ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO**||BUAD 251: Principles of Marketing||BUAD 202: Business Law|
|KCCS 101: First Year Seminar||OIT 130: Office Procedures/Keyboarding 1||COMM 101: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication** OR COMM 207: Public Speaking**||BUAD 212: Personal Finance|
|OIT 161: Applications Software||PSYC 201: Intro to Psychology**||ART 211: Art Appreciation** OR MUSI 211: Music Appreciation**||ECON 202: Principles of Economics-MICRO|
*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 201: Business Law|
|BUAD 274: Organizational Behavior|
|ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO** OR ECON 202: Principles of Economics-MICRO**|
|OIT 130: Office Procedures/Keyboarding 1|
|OIT 161: 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.