In order to earn your AAS-B degree, you must complete a total of 64 credit hours, which includes all of your required business and general education coursework. This program, which will take you just under 2 years to complete, will address a variety of different subject areas -- general business practices, business math, business communications, macroeconomics, personal finance, and business ethics -- along with a number of other general education courses that will help strengthen your biblical worldview, encourage your personal and professional development, and enhance your research, oral, and written communication skills.
Students must successfully complete ITD0020 (Online Learning Laboratory) before beginning the AAS-B curriculum. ITD0020 is a non-credit, no-fee course designed to help students become familiar with the online learning environment.
A detailed description of ITD0020, as well as each of the AAS-B core courses, is provided below. Descriptions for all General Education courses in the AAS-B program can be obtained by clicking on the corresponding Course Number.
Associate of Applied Science-Business (Core Courses)
|Course Number:||Course Name||Hours|
|BSS2003||Introduction to Business Practices||3|
|ABT2023||Introduction to Business Communications||3|
|ECO1033||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|MAN2013||Introduction to Business Ethics||3|
|MAN2033||Managing Small Business||3|
Associate of Applied Science-Business
(General Education Courses)
|Course Number:||Course Name||Hours|
|BIB1013||New Testament History & Literature||3|
|ENG1043||Freshman Expository Writing||3|
|BIB1003||Old Testament History & Literature||3|
|SOC1013||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|HIS1013||Western Civilization II||3|
|ENG1063||Introduction to Literature||3|
|CSC3083||Technology and Society||3|
|COM1053||Introduction to Communications||3|
|MAT2063||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Online Learning Laboratory
This is a two-week, self-directed training module, facilitated by MVNU staff and faculty, that provides a basic foundation for and introduction to understanding online learning at MVNU. Participants experience the world of online learning by using threaded discussions, submitting documents as assignments, and exploring information available to online learners (including how to use online resources available through the MVNU library). Completion of this module is required for students wishing to take online coursework at MVNU.
This course uses a problem-solving approach using the Microsoft Office Suite of software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. After a brief introduction to this software, the student will be challenged to use critical thinking and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions to real-life situations.
Introduction to Business Practices
This course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business and prepares the student for future studies in more specialized topics within the subject area. Students will increase their awareness of the overall environment and function of business as well as observe its contributions to society. Other topics include communication technology, globalization, and business ethics.
This course uses business mathematics to increase the student's math knowledge and skill as it applies to many aspects of business and to help make them a more valuable player in the business arena. In the business world, everyone, employees and managers alike, needs knowledge of and skill in business mathematics. While computers and calculators are used for many calculations, it is important to understand the concepts behind mechanical computations.
Introduction to Business Communication
This course examines basic interpersonal communication processes within written and oral channels, with practical applications for the business environment. Issues regarding cross-cultural communications and ethical considerations in business communication are discussed. The course emphasizes three areas: 1) planning, researching, organizing, writing, editing, and revising business-related documents; 2) planning, organizing, and delivering oral presentations in a business setting; and 3) preparing for professional success in the business world, including career planning, networking, job searching, resume preparation, and job application and interviewing.
Principles of Macroeconomics
An introduction to macroeconomics including basic concepts of supply and demand, price system, employment theory, inflation, business cycles, monetary policies, and fiscal policies.
This course includes a broad coverage of personal financial decisions, including basic financial planning, tax issues, managing savings and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit, insurance, managing investments and saving for retirement.
Introduction to Business Ethics
This course offers a comprehensive and practical study of the principles of ethics combined with a study of the fundamentals of leadership. The course develops a framework for determining what is right and wrong within an organizational context. Expected ethical conduct on both a personal and organizational level is reviewed. Additionally, this course provides an in-depth study of leadership styles, skills and roles, as well as the functions and impact of leaders in organizations. The course integrates writings from the humanities, military leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, and business leaders with basic leadership and ethical principles. Students will explore their ethical philosophy and leadership styles to develop or improve ethical leadership skills.
Managing Small Businesses
This course is designed to clarify what entrepreneurship is and how to create the skills required to be a successful manager and founder. Students explore the positive and negative aspects of entrepreneurship, how to build and coach a winning team, business plan development, capital raising and acquisition, development of mission statements, and management of a startup operation. This course is the capstone course for the business core in the Associate of Applied Science in Business program.
Program schedule is subject to change and is provided for students during the enrollment process.