Students are expected to learn the following within the Business program and its specialties:
1. Business Knowledge and Skills
2. Interpersonal Interaction and Communication
- Use business terms and concepts when communicating.
- Analyze data to verify accuracy of conclusions.
- Prepare reports for decision making and regulatory compliance.
- Use promotional concepts and strategies, including personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and publicity to communicate ideas about products, services, images, and ideas to achieve desired outcomes.
- Explain the financial concepts used in making business decisions.
3. Information Management
- Use effective communications skills to promote respect, trust, and relationship building.
- Practice active listening to enhance the ability to get a clear understanding of difficult situations.
- Involve others in the decision making process which helps to improve employee morale.
- Practice an awareness of ethical and social responsibilities to multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environments.
- Utilize information by applying a variety of business and industry standard software and hardware to major business functions (such as marketing, accounting, and human resource management).
- Use technology and electronic media to manage the work flow and to provide feedback.
- Analyze the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems, environments, applications, and utilities.
- Use knowledge gained in general education courses to advance ability to obtain a job or transfer to a four-year college.