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A.A.S. in Business Administration

Customer Service
The Business Administration/Customer Service career path prepares students for careers in service-related industries, including the fundamentals of customer service and the makeup of service businesses. Students will study customer relationship management, process standards, measurement systems and the importance of human assets in a firm's internal network along with the philosophy of customer service.

International Business
The certificate includes studies in the areas of international business, marketing and management. Students are exposed to the power of the internet along with cultural and political issues within the international business community. Students also study a foreign language(s) as a foundation to understanding the social and communication issues within that environment.

Marketing
The Business Administration/Marketing career path prepares students for careers in the various aspects of marketing including retailing, sales and advertising. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of pricing, promotion and distribution of goods and services as well as the concepts of merchandising.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship
The Business Administration/Entrepreneurship career path prepares students for owning and operating a small business. Students will gain knowledge in all aspects of small business ownership including management, risk and day-to-day operation. Students will also develop a business plan.

A.A.S. in Management

Business Information Systems
The Management/Business Information Systems career path prepares students with the skills to be competitive in the emerging technologies and advances in business information systems and processes. The program provides students with a broad overview of various computer and information technologies needed in the 21st century business environment.

Human Resources
The Management/Human Resources career path prepares students for careers in human resource departments of business and government. Students will study the challenges facing human resources organizations in social and economic environments. This program offers a practical understanding of wages, salaries, hiring and benefit systems.

Leadership Development
The Management/Leadership Development career path develops leadership skills and provides students with an understanding of the basic functions of management. The program prepares students with a foundation to build personal skills, develop effective work teams, and enhance workplace and individual performance. The program includes a major emphasis in the development of group and individual competencies in effective oral communication skills.

Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Management career path provides students with the basic concepts of traditional supply chain techniques and the activities involved in sourcing, procurement, and manufacturing of the final products or services provided. The Supply Chain career path combines traditional costing methods with a focus on long-term sustainability of the organization, and relationships with employees, supplies, vendors, customers and the public.

Transportation and Logistics
This certificate program provides students with an academic foundation in several areas: transportation, logistics, warehousing, export/import, shipping and commercial motor carrier. Students who complete this certificate have potential for employment as a dispatcher, operations specialist, and shipping and receiving and warehouse specialist. This certificate may be applied to the Transportation and Logistics career path.

Certificates in Applied Science

Small Business/Entrepreneurship
This certificate offers students the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial aspects of business. Instructional topics include evaluation, planning, communication, supervision and business database management. The certificate also gives students the foundation to successfully venture into the 21st century in a small business environment.

Business Information Systems
This certificate program provides a broad overview of software, database management and application packages. Emphasis is placed on information systems used in the business environment. Students gain general competency in using microcomputers for management and decision making.

Leadership Development
This certificate program provides you with the necessary skills to succeed in the competitive workplace of the 21st century. Studies in leadership, supervision, business technology and decision-making augment the traditional skills required in business and industry.

Faculty Advisors for the Department of Business

Melicent Middlebrook
Department Head
843.574.6080 
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 115

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - CUSTOMER SERVICE and MARKETING

If the first letter of your last name is A - M:
Your advisor is:

Ron Scott
Instructor
843.574.6640
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 116

If the first letter of your last name is N-Z:
Your advisor is:

Chris Ross
Instructor
843.574.6653
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 117  

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT - LEADERSHIP

Your advisor is:

Ray Snyder
Instructor
843.574.6364
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 130

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – SMALL BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP

If the first letter of your last name is A - F:
Your advisor is:

Mike Dale
Instructor
843.574.6174
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 111

If the first letter of your last name is G - M:
Your advisor is:

Ernest Long
Instructor
843.574.6673
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 119

If the first letter of your last name is N - Z:
Your advisor is:

Daryl Milligan
Instructor, Program Coordinator
843.574.6354
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 121

MANAGEMENT – BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM

Your advisor is:

Randall Morgan
Instructor
843.574.6644
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm.110

MANAGEMENT- HUMAN RESOURCES

Your advisor is:

Janet Jones
Instructor
843.574.6204
Main Campus, Bldg. 200/Rm. 133

 

MANAGEMENT – FIRE SERVICE, SUPPLY CHAIN and TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

Your advisor is:

Melicent Middlebrook