Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking

Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking,

Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B)

Graduates with an Associate of Applied Business degree in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking are trained in financial management, human resources, and marketing which prepares them to start their own businesses or to work for an established business. If you already have or would like to improve your leadership and organizational skills, this is the program for you!

Program Outcomes

  • Apply managerial theory and practices to the key functional areas within an organization in today’s business environment, such as accounting, computer information systems, finance, economics, and marketing.
  • Examine the social, legal, and ethical principles that guide appropriate and responsible managerial decision-making.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial critical-thinking and analytical acumen to determine appropriate effective business actions.
  • Exhibit professional and proficient communication skills: verbal, written and interpersonal for business situations.

Career Outlook

Individuals with the Associate of Applied Business in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking are prepared to enter the workforce in jobs such as:

  • Office Management
  • Sales
  • Client Services
  • Customer Service

With a strong background in entrepreneurial thinking and business plan development, graduates could also choose the path to start their own business.
Your road to a fulfilling career is wide open at Erie County Community College!

Program Courses

GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES
Select two (2) additional courses from the course list as approved by program advisor.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Additional course requirements from the EC3 General Education Program.

Required English Course (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENG 101 English Composition I (Required) 3

Additional Required English/Communication Course – Choose one of the following courses (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
COM 201 Effective Interpersonal and Professional Communication 3

Math or Science Requirement – Choose one of the following courses (3 or 4 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
MAT 102 Mathematical Concepts 3
MAT 107 Technical Math 3
MAT 111 College Algebra 3
MAT 202 Intro to Statistics 3
BIO 101 General Biology with Lab 4
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 210 Microbiology 4
CHM 110 Introductory to Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 Introductory to Chemistry II 4
EAS 101 Earth Science: Meteorology with Lab 4
GLG 220 Environmental Geology with Lab 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4

Macroeconomics Requirement (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ECO 101 Macroeconomics (Required) 3

Humanities Requirement – Choose one of the following courses (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ECO 101 Art Appreciation 3
ENG 201 Poetry 3
ENG 207 Survey of Literature 3
MUS 101 Intro to Music 3
MUS 114 World Music 3
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy 3
PHL 111 Religions of the World 3

5 ELECTIVE COURSES (15 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3

Business and Entrepreneurial Thinking Program requirements – Must complete all 7 courses (21 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ACC 111 Business Accounting 3
ACC 150 The Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
BUS 103 Principles of Management 3
CIS 100 Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ENT 110 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3

Additional BUS/ENT Requirements – Choose 3 of the following courses (9 credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENT 130 Entrepreneurial Finance Intelligence 3
ENT 140 Business Plan Development for Entrepreneur 3
ENT 150 New Business Development 3
ENT 230 QuickBooks 3
BUS 221 Production Management 4
BUS 203 Labor Relations 3
BUS 210 Supervisory Management 3
BUS 222 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 4

TOTAL CREDITS: 60/61

This information is for planning purposes only. EC3 will make every effort to offer the most updated curriculum information above but reserves the right to change, add, and cancel course offerings.