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Brighton College’s Associate of Science in Business Management degree will prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and sound business principles to pursue an entry level position in a variety of business fields. As a graduate, you may seek positions in such industries as retail, insurance, finance, technology, telecommunications, banking, sales, service and many others.

Program Overview

Who Should Enroll in the Business Management Degree Program?

Whether you are currently employed and are looking for advancement or seeking a new career path, the Business Management degree will help you achieve your goals. Are you an employer who wants your managers to further their education, increase their skill level and become more productive in your business? Earning an associate degree in Business Management will open doors to so many opportunities.

What Business Principles and Concepts Will I Learn?

The following are just a few of the concepts you will learn in our Business Management associate degree program:

  • How to apply basic economic, finance, and accounting principles to organizational environments
  • Recognize human resource concepts and activities in organizational environments
  • Define the various tasks and responsibilities of managers in organizations
  • Identify the types of businesses and the laws and regulations on business
  • Define and apply marketing and distribution principles used in business
  • Identify and use the appropriate technology in business
  • Many other principles and concepts vital to any business manager

Job Assistance

We understand that finding a position after completing your Business Management degree is the ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and prepare for your next step. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.

Course Outline

The following courses are included in the Business Management program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Business Management degree program has a total of 60 credit hours.

Business Management Core Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 100 Skills for Success 3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to strengthen students’ study skills and help them to learn effective strategies to increase performance and success in college. Students learn how to use their learning styles to tailor their approach to learning, process information more efficiently, manage time effectively, set goals, increase concentration, increase motivation, reduce stress and procrastination, read college textbooks more effectively, take notes, prepare for tests, and perform well on different kinds of tests.
ACC 114 Accounting I 3 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements and statements of cash flow. Prerequisite: MTH 101.
BUS 201 Introduction to Business 3 Credit Hours
An overview of the basic functions of business and how they interrelate. Topics covered include fundamentals of economics, global business, e-business, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, management, finance and investment.
BUS 202 Principles of Management 3 Credit Hours
The study of management theory and applications related to the manager’s role in a global business environment. Topics include strategic planning, organizational structure and design, ethics and social responsibility, motivating employee performance, decision making, and the nature of leadership. Prerequisite: BUS 201.
TBS 130 Marketing and Distribution Principles 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of marketing, consumer decision making, business marketing, segmenting and targeting markets, decision support systems and marketing research. In addition, it includes an examination of the distribution process of goods and services, the interrelationships of customer demands, production, pricing, promotion, and the movement of goods from producer to consumer.
BUS 203 Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours
The study of human resource management issues and the skills needed for effective performance by managers and employees. The focus of the course is on recruiting, performance management, training and development, disciplining employees, compensation, incentives and rewards, career planning and employee benefits. Prerequisite: BUS 201.
ECO 210 Microeconomics 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. Students learn to apply their own life experiences to key economic concepts. Students learn from today’s latest economic developments and examples, from the impact of the 2007–2009 recessions to the economic effects of the BP oil spill. Topics include economic systems, market structure and pricing, resource markets, market failure and public policy, and international economics.
ECO 220 Macroeconomics 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. Students connect their life experiences to key macroeconomic concepts. Students learn from today’s latest economic developments and examples, from the impact of the 2007–2009 recessions to the stimulus package and the Fed’s aggressive actions to stabilize the economy. Topics include fundamentals of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, and the international setting. Prerequisite: ECO210 Microeconomics.
BST 200 Business Statistics 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces fundamental statistical concepts with a strong emphasis on the practical relevance of course material to students’ lives and careers. Prerequisite: MTH 101.
BIS 204 Business Information Systems 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the techniques and tools of management information systems. Information systems and the strategies for managing them change quickly.

Business Management General Education Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 101 Business English 3 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study covering grammar, editing, writing, and usage skills vital to successful written business communication. This course is designed to assist students with the mechanics of writing and to improve their ability to write clearly using the fundamentals of English and the finer points of style.
COM 102 Business Communications 4 Credit Hours
The study of written communication skills utilized in a work environment. Emphasis is on the process of effective communication and the creation of business correspondence.
MTH 101 Principles of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
This course provides the history of mathematics and gives an overview of mathematical principles including the nature of numeration systems, algebra, geometry, money, logic, chance, graphs, voting and apportionment.
PSY 201 Introduction To Psychology 3 Credit Hours
An introduction to the theories and methodological approaches to psychology. Topics include psychological bases of behavior, learning, memory, social behavior, personality, motivation, emotion, human development and abnormal behavior.
HST 200 American History 3 Credit Hours
A survey of the history of the United States from our beginnings as a nation until 1877.
HST 201 American History II 3 Credit Hours
A survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present, focusing on the social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the country. Prerequisite: HST 200.

Business Management Specialty Career Focus Courses

You will also select 12 credit hours of electives in the area of your focus. You can find a list of courses to choose from in our current school catalog, or call our office at 1-800-354-1254.

Career Outlook

Business Management Employment Opportunities

The Associate of Science in Business Management degree program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and sound business principles to pursue advancement in your current career, or begin a new career in a variety of business fields. Depending on your career focus, as a graduate you may seek positions in such industries as retail, insurance, finance, technology, telecommunications, banking, credit card provider, or in telemarketing sales and service, outside sales, or combination inside and outside sales.

Business Management Career Outlook

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in general, occupations in a category with some postsecondary education is expected to experience higher rates of growth into 2018 than those in an on-the-job training category. Occupations in the associate degree category are projected to grow the fastest, at about 19 percent.

Tuition & Fees

Application  Fee is $50.

The total price for the Brighton College Associate of Science in Business Management Degree program is $7,600.

Total Tuition $7,500
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $7,600

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of  $7,600.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay the $100 enrollment fee up front and 24 interest-free monthly payments of $312.50, for a total program price of $7,600 Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Extended Payment Plan: Choose this plan and pay a down payment of $199.00. Then pay 37 interest-free monthly payments of $199 and a final payment of $38, for a total program price of $7,600. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veterans benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Fees

Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200

Textbooks

Unless a third party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are periodically released. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $1,094.28 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Specialized Career Course

As you complete your program, you will have the option to take a Career Exploration course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships.

Personalized Resume Building

You can submit your resume through our online resume center. Our career placement coordinators will provide one-on-one consultations with you and personally review your resume.

One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition, we will show specific examples.

Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.