Business Administration

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, global business and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building and decision-making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and large to small business or industry.

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Business Administration (A25120)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Business Administration is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

The Business Administration degree is available in four tracks:

  • Business Administration (A25120)
  • Business Administration - Human Resources Management Track (A25120H)
  • Business Administration - Global Business Track (A25120G)
  • Business Administration - Marketing Track (A25120M)

Admissions

  • Complete required CPCC application.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Submit high school transcripts and any college transcripts to the Admissions/Record Center.
  • Request college transcripts to be evaluated for transfer credit.
  • Accounting, business and economic college level courses taken more than 10 years ago will not be accepted.
  • CPCC placement tests are required in reading comprehension and algebra. Developmental courses in English and mathematics are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge. All needed developmental courses must be completed prior to beginning ACC, BUS, ECM, INT, LOG and MKT prefix courses.
  • A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
  • See Program Chair for advising of course sequence and registration advisement. Call 704-330-6595 for an appointment.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Method of Study

Business Administration Degree courses are offered either fully online or web-enhanced. Testing may be available at one of the campuses of CPCC or online. Check with the instructor or the Business and Accounting Division Office at 704.330.6595 for details.

Transferring to Senior Institution

Students intending to transfer to a senior institution should check with the senior institution for that college’s general education, program requirements and GPA in order to transfer courses more effectively. Information on transfer institutions is available through the Business and Accounting Division Office. .

For More Information

The Business Administration program is in the Business and Accounting Division. For information, call the Business and Accounting Division office at 704.330.6595.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics3.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
World Religions
Major Requirements
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
BUS 115Business Law I3.0
BUS 137Principles of Management3.0
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
ACC 120Principles of Financial Accounting4.0
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
Total Credits40

Students must complete one of the following tracks to earn the Business Administration degree.

Business Administration Track (A25120):

Major Requirements
BUS 135Principles of Supervision3.0
BUS 139Entrepreneurship I3.0
BUS 153Human Resource Management3.0
BUS 255Organizational Behavior in Business3.0
ACC 121Principles of Managerial Accounting4.0
INT 110International Business3.0
BUS 230Small Business Management3.0
or ECM 210 Introduction to E-Commerce
Technical Electives
Select 6 credits from the following:6.0
Accounting Software Applications
Economics for Bankers
SIFE Business Development
Business Law II
Personal Finance
Human Relations
Employment Law and Regulations
Training and Development
Business Ethics
Leadership and Management Skills
Global Communication
Introduction to Logistics
Transportation Logistics
Customer Service
International Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Intro to Operations Mgmt
Introduction to Sustainability
Issues in Sustainability
Work-Based Learning I
Total Credits28.0

Human Resources Management Track (A25120H):

Major Requirements
BUS 217Employment Law and Regulations3.0
BUS 234Training and Development3.0
BUS 256Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning3.0
BUS 258Compensation and Benefits3.0
BUS 259Human Resource Management Applications3.0
ACC 121Principles of Managerial Accounting4.0
BUS 153Human Resource Management3.0
BUS 255Organizational Behavior in Business3.0
Technical Electives
Select 3 credits from the following:3.0
International Business
Principles of Supervision
Business Law II
Work-Based Learning I
Human Relations
Entrepreneurship I
Business Ethics
Global Communication
Social Media Marketing
Leadership and Management Skills
Total Credits28.0

Global Business Track (A25120G):

Major Requirements
ACC 270International Accounting3.0
INT 110International Business3.0
INT 210International Trade3.0
INT 220International Economics3.0
INT 230International Law3.0
LOG 110Introduction to Logistics3.0
MKT 224International Marketing3.0
or LOG 125 Transportation Logistics
Select 4 credits from the following:4.0
Elementary French I
and French Lab 1
Elementary German I
and German Lab 1
Elementary Spanish I
and Spanish Lab 1
Technical Electives
Select 3 credits from the following:3.0
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Travel Study Abroad
Small Business Management
Work-Based Learning I
Entrepreneurship I
Intro to Operations Mgmt
Business Ethics
Human Relations
Social Media Marketing
Leadership and Management Skills
Employment Law and Regulations
Human Resource Management
Training and Development
Global Communication
Total Credits28.0

Marketing Track (A25120M):

MKT 220Advertising and Sales Promotion3.0
MKT 225Marketing Research3.0
MKT 227Marketing Applications3.0
MKT 232Social Media Marketing4.0
MKT 224International Marketing3.0
MKT 221Consumer Behavior3.0
MKT 123Fundamentals of Selling3.0
or MKT 223 Customer Service
Select one of the following:2.0
Retailing
Special Events Production
Entertainment Promotion
Technical Electives
Select 3 credits from the following:
Introduction to E-Commerce
Human Resource Management
International Business
Public Relations
Service Marketing
Work-Based Learning I
Entrepreneurship I
SIFE Business Development
Introduction to Logistics
Customer Service
Business Ethics
Human Relations
Training and Development
Global Communication
Leadership and Management Skills
Employment Law and Regulations
Visual Merchandising
Total Credits28.0

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No diplomas offered.

Business Management Certificates

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Business Management (C25120-C1)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of business management. Upon completion of the six courses, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for this certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Business Administration.

For more information, call the Business and Accounting office at 704.330.6595.

General Education Requirements
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
or COM 231 Public Speaking
Major Requirements
BUS 137Principles of Management3.0
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
BUS 153Human Resource Management3.0
BUS 255Organizational Behavior in Business3.0
ECM 210Introduction to E-Commerce3.0
or BUS 230 Small Business Management
Total Credits18

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Workplace Basic Skills (C25120-C3)

General Education Requirements
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
Major Requirements
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
BUS 125Personal Finance3.0
BUS 135Principles of Supervision3.0
BUS 255Organizational Behavior in Business3.0
Total Credits15

Business Administration Certificate Specialization in Entrepreneurship (C25120-C4)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of entrepreneurship and small business start-up and management. Upon completion of the six courses, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for this certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration. For more information, call 704.330.6595 to reach the division office.

Major Requirements
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
BUS 230Small Business Management3.0
BUS 139Entrepreneurship I3.0
Accounting Elective
ACC 150Accounting Software Applications2.0
or ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting
Business Elective
Select one of the following:3.0
Human Resource Management
Business Law I
Organizational Behavior in Business
International Business
Principles of Supervision
Total Credits17

Business Administration Certificate Specialization in Business Operations (C25120-C5)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a foundation in business vocabulary in addition to various topics that will prepare them for pre-management positions. This certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Business Administration.  This certificate is also available to students enrolled in Career & College Promise.  For more information, call the division office at 704.330.6595.

Major Requirements
BUS 115Business Law I3.0
BUS 137Principles of Management3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
Total Credits15

Human Resources Management Certificates

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Human Resources Generalist (C25120-10)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of human resources management. Upon completion of the six courses, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for this certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Business Administration - Human Resources Management.

For more information, call 704.330.6595.

Major Requirements
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
BUS 217Employment Law and Regulations3.0
BUS 256Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning3.0
BUS 258Compensation and Benefits3.0
BUS 234Training and Development3.0
BUS 153Human Resource Management3.0
Total Credits18

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Leadership Development (C25120-11)

Major Requirements
BUS 153Human Resource Management3.0
BUS 234Training and Development3.0
BUS 255Organizational Behavior in Business3.0
BUS 253Leadership and Management Skills3.0
Total Credits12

Marketing Certificates

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Event Marketing and Promotion (C25120-30)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of marketing. Upon completion of the six courses, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for this certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Business Administration Marketing and Retailing.

For more information, call 704.330.6595.

Major Requirements
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
MKT 123Fundamentals of Selling3.0
MKT 220Advertising and Sales Promotion3.0
MKT 221Consumer Behavior3.0
Technical Electives
MKT 229Special Events Production2.0
or ENT 211 Entertainment Promotion
Total Credits14

Business Administration Certificate with a Specialization in Sales (C25120-31)

Major Requirements
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
MKT 223Customer Service3.0
Total Credits12

Business Administration with a Specialization in Customer Service (C25120-32)

Major Requirements
BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
MKT 223Customer Service3.0
Total Credits12

Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing (C25120-33)

BUS 110Introduction to Business3.0
MKT 120Principles of Marketing3.0
Take one of the following courses:2.0-3.0
Retailing
Special Events Production
Entertainment Promotion
MKT 122Visual Merchandising3.0
MKT 123Fundamentals of Selling3.0

Business Administration Certificate Specialization in Global Business (C25120-34)

Major Requirements
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
BUS 137Principles of Management3.0
INT 110International Business3.0
INT 220International Economics3.0
MKT 224International Marketing3.0
or LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics
GEO 111World Regional Geography3.0
or INT 115 Global Communication
Total Credits18

Business Administration Certificate Specialization in Global Operations (C25120-35)

Major Requirements
INT 110International Business3.0
INT 210International Trade3.0
LOG 110Introduction to Logistics3.0
LOG 125Transportation Logistics3.0
OMT 110Intro to Operations Mgmt3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
Total Credits18

Courses

BUS 110. Introduction to Business. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 112. SIFE Business Development. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides students with opportunities for practical application of concepts taught in business, marketing, and economics courses. Emphasis is placed on free markets in a global economy, how entrepreneurs succeed, personal financial success skills, and business ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge in business, marketing, and economics and display creative problem-solving, public speaking, leadership, and public relations skills.

Prerequisites: Take BUS 110

BUS 115. Business Law I. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of business. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, Uniform Commercial Code, and the working of the court systems. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 116. Business Law II. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course includes the study of the legal and ethical framework of business. Business Organizations, property law, intellectual property law, agency and employment law, consumer law, secured transactions, and bankruptcy are examined. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

Prerequisites: Take BUS 115

BUS 121. Business Math. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers fundamental mathematical operations and their application to business problems. Topics include payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business. Upon completion, students should be able to apply mathematical concepts to business.

Prerequisites: Take DMA 050 with a minimum grade of C
Take DRE 098 or ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 125. Personal Finance. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a study of individual and family financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on building useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 135. Principles of Supervision. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the basic responsibilities and duties of the supervisor and his/her relationship to higher-level supervisors, subordinates, and associates. Emphasis is placed on effective utilization of the work force and understanding the role of the supervisor. Upon completion, students should be able to apply supervisory principles in the work place.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 137. Principles of Management. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG 113 or ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 139. Entrepreneurship I. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship. Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and issues faced by entrepreneurs.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 152. Human Relations. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts of effective human interaction in the business work environment. Topics include effective communication techniques, motivation, ego states, stress, and conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the importance of human relations, apply motivational techniques, and implement strategies for resolving work-related conflicts.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 153. Human Resource Management. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 217. Employment Law and Regulations. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG 113 or ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 225. Business Finance. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an overview of business financial management. Emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply the principles of financial management.

Prerequisites: Take ACC 120 Minimum grade C

BUS 228. Business Statistics. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the use of statistical methods and tools in evaluating research data for business applications. Emphasis is placed on basic probability, measures of spread and dispersion, central tendency, sampling, regression analysis, and inductive inference. Upon completion, students should be able to apply statistical problem solving to business.

BUS 230. Small Business Management. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship including the startup and operation of a small business. Topics include market research techniques, feasibility studies, site analysis, financing alternatives, and managerial decision making. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a small business plan.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 234. Training and Development. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG 113 or ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 240. Business Ethics. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

Prerequisites: Take BUS 110 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 or DRE 098

BUS 253. Leadership and Management Skills. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course includes a study of the qualities, behaviors, and personal styles exhibited by leaders. Emphasis is placed on coaching, counseling, team building, and employee involvement. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and exhibit the behaviors needed for organizational effectiveness.

BUS 255. Organizational Behavior in Business. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an appropriate course of action.

Prerequisites: Take BUS 110 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 256. Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records; and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives. This course is a unique concentration requirement of the human resources management concentration in the business administration program.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG 113 or ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 258. Compensation and Benefits. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to study the basic concepts of pay and its role in rewarding performance. Topics include wage and salary surveys, job analysis, job evaluation techniques, benefits, and pay-for-performance programs. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and manage a basic compensation system to attract, motivate, and retain employees.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take DRE 098
Take EFL 111 EFL 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 111 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 112 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 113 with a minimum grade of C
Take ENG 114 with a minimum grade of C

BUS 259. Human Resource Management Applications. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides students in the Human Resource Management concentration the opportunity to reinforce their learning experiences from preceding HRM courses. Emphasis is placed on application of day-to-day HRM functions by completing in-basket exercises and through simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work.

Prerequisites: Take All: BUS 217, BUS 234, BUS 256, and BUS 258