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Business Management/Marketing

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Management/Marketing is the study of basic business skills along with more in-depth study in a chosen field such as management, marketing, or entrepreneurship. Completion of the program can lead to employment as assistant, trainee, supervisor, or manager in manufacturing, merchandising, service firms, or government service. The program also prepares graduates to start a business or improve the operations of a business that currently exists.

At Harold Washington, this program is used for an apprenticeship program and requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

0021

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

15 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Students must take the following:

Fine Arts and Humanities course - Philosophy 107 recommended (3 CH)
Mathematics or Science course - Physical Science 107 recommended (3 CH)
Social and Behavioral Sciences course - Economics 201 or 202 recommended (3 CH)
Economics
ECON 201
Principles Of Economics I 3
Covers macro or income analysis; includes money, income determination, public finance, and economic development. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ECON 202
Principles Of Economics II 3
Covers micro or price analysis; includes the markets, production function, income distribution, and international trade. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Philosophy
PHIL 107
Ethics 3
Introduction to representative ethical systems; approaches to problems of values and conduct. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Physical Science
PHY SCI 107
Current Public Issues in Physical Science 3
Interdisciplinary approach to physical sciences; current public issues serve as framework for course that covers earth sciences (conservation, pollution, space exploration) as well as other branches of science and social and humanistic aspects; integrates significant aspects of physical science with students other studies as well as daily living. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey

Program Core Requirements

22 CH

Students should choose Business 211 OR Business 212 OR Business 214.          

Students can take Mathematics 118 OR Business 141.         

Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 141
Business Mathematics 3
Review of basic arithmetic principles, application of arithmetic operations to business forms and to analysis and solution of problems of percentage, markup and markdown, discounts, interest, prorating, life and property insurance, taxation, and payrolls. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 211
Business Law I 3
Laws of business transactions, including contracts, agency, employment and partnerships, and study of the Uniform Commercial Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 212
Business Law II 3
Continues study of laws covering corporations, negotiable instruments, sales, real estate, and bailments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 214
The Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
A study of the legal and social environment of business with emphasis on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities. Areas of concentration include governmental regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law, labor law and employment law. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 231
Marketing 3
Examines the functions and objectives of marketing. Includes flow of industrial and consumer goods through the marketing system, and the role of the consumer, the product, the market, the pricing policies, promotion and distribution methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 241
Introduction To Finance 3
Surveys methods of financing business enterprises and their relationships to personal and company investment policies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 269
Principles Of Management 3
Analysis of major functions and principles of management; emphasis on supervisory and operating levels of management; theories, policy-making, effective communications and art of decision-making. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Introduction to Computer Applications 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and individual use; includes hand-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

24 CH
Students must select 24 credit hours from the following courses (please note, not all courses are available at all campuses; please speak to an advisor):
Business
BUSINES 203
Intro Cost Accounting 3
General accounting principles applied to factory operations. Includes methods of finding costs of specific orders, lots and processes, and basis of allocating overhead expenses. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181 OR BUSINESS 182
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 204
Computer Applications Intermediate Accounting 1
Utilizes a computer to perform major accounting tasks such as recording entries, posting to ledgers, generation of trial balances and financial statements, as well as special reports, all encountered in Business 205. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in Business 205.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 206
Auditing 3
Includes external balance-sheet audits, recent developments in techniques of auditing cash, receivables, inventories, investments, fixed assets, and liabilities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 205 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 208
Federal Income Tax 3
Study of the principles of the Internal Revenue Code, practical application of tax rules to the preparation of returns, application of accounting rules to tax matters. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 182 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 216
Entrepreneurship 3
Entrepreneurial skills, organization, promotion and management in self-employment or administration in occupations and organizations; research and discussions with successful owners and managers in the business community. Students receive practice in planning, decision-making and self-evaluation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 250
Computerized Accounting Systems 3
Computerized Accounting focuses on exposing the student to various computerized accounting systems and how these systems accomplish the goals of accounting information system of a business entity. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, or CIS 120 or equivalent, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 271
Human Resources Management 3
Employment techniques, wages and hours, job evaluation, training, employee ratings, collective bargaining, employment counseling and collateral benefits, such as pensions and fringe benefits. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 123
Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3
Fundamental concepts of computer programs as exemplified in the electronic spreadsheet. Emphasis on business applications and personal financial management and tax preparation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 145
Database Management 3
In-depth concepts of database as they apply to microcomputers in business and personal use to build information management systems. The network, hierarchical, and relational models are discussed. DBMS on microcomputers are used for lab assignments to implement the rational models. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 158
Web Development I 3
Course emphasis will include the design and development of standards-based HTML, XHTML, and CSS documents with an introduction to Javascript. Previous knowledge of file management, including downloading and uploading, is required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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