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Business Management

AA Degree

Lisa Crowe, MPA, Chair, Business & CIS Division
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 109
(270) 384-8124

C. Rose Garvey, MPA, Program Coordinator
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 104C
(270) 384-8063

Full-time program faculty:  Lisa Crowe, MPA; Al Eferstein, MPA; Rose Garvey, MPA; John Howery, MBA; Linda McKinley-Grider, MPA: Trudy Morlino, PhD; Mohammad Pourheydarian, PhD

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business & CIS division is to prepare students for employment in business, accounting, and computer information systems; to pursue career paths of increasing professional and managerial responsibility; to apply to graduate programs in business, accounting or other professional schools; and to sit for various professional certifications. Consistent with the historical mission of Lindsey Wilson College as a teaching institution, the Business & CIS division is committed to the growth and development of students through classroom instruction and through the fostering of an appreciation for lifelong learning.

The Associate of Arts degree in Business Management offers students the opportunity to gain a basic set of knowledge and skills in business management, with an emphasis on those needed in general office operations. In addition to the College's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, our balanced and academically sound business programs are accredited by the International Assembly of College Business Education (IACBE).

Our business programs are designed to foster critical thinking skills, to prepare students to become lifelong learners in rapidly changing business environments, and to instill a global vision to manage and lead organizations and businesses in an ever-changing, challenging, and complex world. 

Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 60 or 64 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (associate's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Program Requirements:  42 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisite, its core requirements, and the related studies requirement as indicated.

A.  Prerequisites:  3 hours

  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) is a prerequisite for BUSI 2303 -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements: 33 hours

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for ACCT 2113, BUSI 2503, ECON 2033 and ECON 2043 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2113) -- 3 hours
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Business Communication (BUSI 2303) -- 3 hours
  • Business Mathematics (BUSI 2503) -- 3 hours
  • Business Law I (BUSI 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Management (BUSI 2903) -- 3 hours
  • Small Business Management (BUSI 2933) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 3 hours
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 3 hours

C.  Related Studies Requirement:  3 hours

  • Computer Concepts & Applications (CIS 1003) -- 3 hours

Exit Assessment

Students who earn the Associate of Arts degree in Business Management will:

  • Be required to complete case studies in BUSI 2903 to assess their ability to identify, formulate, and solve business problems;
  • Demonstrate their ability to analyze the impact of business solutions in a global, economic, environmental, ethical, and societal context in BUSI 2713 and BUSI 3933; and
  • Be required to complete a set of formal financial statements in ACCT 2113, to complete a case study in BUSI 2903, and to maintain a portfolio of various economic data in ECON 2043 to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental areas of mathematics, economics, and business.

Recommended General Electives

Business courses are recommended.


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