2013-2014 College Catalog 
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2013-2014 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration/Hospitality Concentration, A.A.S.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. The Business Administration program encompasses related disciplines in these general concentrations: Computer Accounting , Culinary Arts , Hospitality  and Management . Students will earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

Hospitality concentration. The Hospitality concentration is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to succeed in the hospitality management field. Practical applications of basic management theories and principles are stressed. Courses incorporate work-related experiences to simulate realistic management problems and opportunities. The curriculum also includes on-the-job experience as an intern. Organizations in the industry frequently promote from within, so the internship can be a significant asset.

Typical job opportunities: Associate manager, small-business operator, assistant manager, functional assistant manager

Program goals. Upon completion of the Business Administration program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply the basic principles of Business Administration.
  2. Integrate business disciplines.
  3. Identify problems and use appropriate techniques to find solutions.
  4. Work independently and function on a team.
  5. Demonstrate basic math, verbal and written communications and computer skills.
  6. Qualify for entry-level positions in business.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of business.

Contact: Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

Elective to be chosen from any HSP course not listed as a requirement for Hospitality students.

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