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Wor-Wic's business programs are designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of positions through an associate of applied science degree program in business management and an associate of arts business transfer program. A certificate program is also available, in general business.

The business management degree program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the field of business. Organizations need supervisors and middle managers who are knowledgeable about organizational structure. These individuals could be self-employed entrepreneurs establishing their own businesses or employed in positions where they are responsible for staff or function groups within operating organizations. This program addresses these general and career needs with a variety of specialized courses. Some students enroll in courses to upgrade their current job skills while others enter this program seeking skills to obtain employment in business occupations.

The general business certificate program is designed for students seeking entry-level positions in commercial, non-profit or governmental organizations that require a broad understanding of business operations. The foundation of business knowledge is supplemented to include studies in communication skills and an orientation to microcomputers. This program is also valuable for people who have an interest in self-employment.

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of the business management programs should be able to:
  1. Describe activities occurring within the basic functions of a business;
  2. Create and communicate written and oral reports for internal and/or external stakeholders; and
  3. Demonstrate business skills and knowledge in a workplace setting and exhibit professional behaviors as per the standards of the respective agency.

The business transfer degree program is designed for students who want to transfer to Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or another four-year college or university and work toward a bachelor’s degree in some area of business, such as accounting, banking, finance, economics, human resource management, marketing or management. To ensure maximum transferability, students should familiarize themselves with the program requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Graduates of the business transfer program should be able to:
  1. Perform all phases of the accounting cycle for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations using manual systems;
  2. Identify and describe core concepts of economics;
  3. Identify and describe core concepts of business law; and
  4. Identify, describe and apply core concepts of business communication.

Program Outlines

Gainful Employment Disclosure

52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General

In compliance with federal gainful employment disclosure requirements, Wor-Wic provides prospective students with program costs, potential occupations and other information related to certificate programs.

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