Business Management

Business Management professor Brad Ward teaches a class on campus in Battle Creek.

KCC’s Associate in Applied Science in Business Management degree is one of five online associate degrees offered at KCC! To apply to the online program, contact KCC’s Admissions Office at 269-965-4153 or

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:

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

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

Transfer Opportunities

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 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.

Business Management Careers

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

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.