Why Business Emphasis?This two-year (60 credit) emphasis is designed to provide business foundation courses along with general academic requirements needed to transfer to a four-year institution. This program can be completed online.
Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
COLS 101COLS 101 - Introduction to College Studies
Introduction to College Studies is intended to provide skills necessary for incoming students to successfully navigate the college setting and provide life skills necessary after leaving college. Course design includes focus on academic mindset including belonging to the Miles Community College learning community and college transitions, teaching a growth mindset that allows students to change their abilities through effort, focus on student success, and understanding the value and purpose of the college experience. Students will understand campus resources, strengthen study skills, and explore career and transfer options through the various collaborations of services, programs and people dedicated to the student success of new students at the campus.
|Introduction to College Studies||2|
LSCI 101LSCI 101 - Introduction to Information Literacy
This course follows the guidelines of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for High Education. According to ACRL, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
|Introduction to Information Literacy||(2)|
|Science Core Requirement||4||First Year - Spring Semester     15(16) Credits||Credits|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
COMX 115COMX 115 - Interpersonal Communication
The objectives of this introductory-level course are to help students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of interpersonal communication theory and to learn useful skills that will enable them to be more effective in establishing healthy interpersonal relationships in their personal lives and professions.
WRIT 121WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
This course is designed to prepare students for job-related writing. Students learn to communicate information in order to do a job or make a decision. Topics covered include adapting messages to audiences, organizing paragraphs, revising for style, summarizing information, using definitions in reports, outlining, explaining a process, and researching. Specific applications are individualized according to students' career plans and are chosen from several categories, including effective letter writing, short report writing, proposal writing, research writing, and formal report writing from analyzed data. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Technical Writing||3|
WRIT 122WRIT 122 - Intro to Business Writing
This course is designed to teach students how to write better routine business correspondence. The basic concepts of letter, memo, and report writing are taught. Emphasis is on composing at the keyboard, given different office situations and following oral and written instruction. While grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, this course takes a strong workplace activity orientation, which helps students connect what they learn to what they do or will do on the job. Grammar and punctuation will be reviewed and emphasis on business usage. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Business Writing||(3)|
|Science Core Requirement||3(4)|
|Electives||2||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 201ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting. This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108. is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
ECNS 201ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
This course focuses on model building, production possibilities, frontiers, economic systems, and resource allocation. Market structures will be examined by comparing perfect competition to monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Market power, labor, and public choice will be covered.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|Electives||4||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 202ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing corporations, department and branch accounting, manufacturing and job order cost systems, budgeting, cost accounting, management reports, financial position, consolidated statements, and financial statement analysis. Pre-requisite: ACTG 201.
|Principles of Managerial Accounting||4|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
ECNS 202ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
This course introduces the economic way of thinking and examines the macro economy of the United States. Measurement of the economy in terms of price level, unemployment and Gross Domestic Product will be covered. International trade issues in a globalized world, the banking system, and fiscal and monetary policy actions used to manage the economy will be explored. Supply-side theories and determinants of economic growth will be presented. Pre-requisite: ECNS 201.
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.