Business Management

Student manages a lemonade stand for a business class assignmentAssociate in Applied Science – 60 credit hours
International Commerce option – 64/65 credit hours

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Purpose: The Business Management program prepares the student for success in establishing and operating a small business enterprise. The program empowers graduates to become intelligent risk-takers by providing skills and knowledge in operating practices to successfully start and manage a business.

Career Opportunities: The economy of Maine is based, in a large part, on small businesses. Much of the economic development Maine will experience in the future will be in the area of small business. For this development to occur, a skilled workforce must be in position to envision, plan, develop, and operate small business. How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy?
Small businesses:

• Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
• Employ half of all private sector employees.
• Pay more than 45 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade.

Program Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in the business management program, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Use effective management and supervisory skills needed for working in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate oral and written presentation skills unique in the business community.
  • Use technology to analyze business problems and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Diagnose business and management related issues and plan future actions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic knowledge about financial institutions and investment.
  • Use appropriate technology and critical thinking skills to assess, evaluate, and apply information in the planning, management, and operation of a small business.
  • Qualify for positions in business and in positions to envision, plan, develop, and operate a small business.

Business Studies Contacts

Rhonda French
Business Studies Instructor
207.454.1058
rfrench@wccc.me.edu

Bill Case
Business Studies Instructor
207.454.1059
bcase@wccc.me.edu