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In order to compete effectively in the 21st century, successful managers and entrepreneurs need strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and decision-making skills. Columbus State’s Business Management curriculum focuses on meeting these requirements for students who wish to attain an Associate Degree in Business Management or who wish to upgrade current job performance skills. The emphasis in the program is on skill applications through the latest teaching techniques and technologies.

The Basic Project Manager Certificate is comprised of five (5) courses totaling 18 credit hours. This certificate can become the platform to accelerate PMI or other recognized professional certifications or will provide substantial value in itself. Students will develop a personal project management methodology which will enhance their resume. Potential employers, with or without project management knowledge, will easily be able to see the value of this document.

*Note: Completion of the Project Management Team Certificate is required prior to commencing work on the Basic Project Manager Certificate.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate provides the developing small business student/entrepreneur an expedient opportunity to gain specific knowledge of small business operations. This certificate is composed of two courses in basic business development and operations, three business finance related courses (bookkeeping basics, personal finance, and an accounting software program), a basic marketing course, and a course that addresses the legal environment of business.

NOTE: For those Entrepreneurship students whose work schedules do not allow for the traditional classroom instruction, all of these certificate courses are offered via online/distance learning (DL). All seven courses may be applied toward a degree program.

 

The Leadership Skills Development Certificate teaches an awareness of current trends in leadership and develops the skills necessary for leaders to face today’s organizational challenges. Students learn to identify and acquire fundamental skill sets that serve to strengthen their leadership potential, including conflict resolution, communication skills, creative thinking, and managing diversity. This four (4) course certificate program is available to both degree, as well as non-degree seeking students interested in improving their leadership skills

The Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, both professionally and personally. Since more than two-thirds of the competencies desired of the average employee are interpersonal rather than technical in nature, this set of knowledge and skills is essential for effective job performance. This sequence of innovative, highly interactive courses provides students with the opportunity to learn about themselves as well as others. This four (4) course certificate program is available to degree and non-degree-seeking students.

Business Management also offers a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This four course sequence prepares individuals for leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, including those in the fields of adult human service, health care, cultural arts, the environment, youth service, faith-based, and professional/trade. The program is dynamic, interactive, and practical and yields insights and skills immediately applicable to the workplace. The curriculum was validated by professionals in the field and is taught by faculty with significant practical and academic nonprofit experience. This four (4) course certificate program is available to degree, as well as non-degree-seeking students.

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is one of the most sought-after professional degrees not only by those currently working in business but also by many other professionals (such as physicians, attorneys, public-sector managers, and entrepreneurs) who are increasingly in need of these types of skills. The Pre-MBA Certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue an MBA, or for professionals in various fields who wish a basic grounding in business principles through an introduction to the basic business disciplines. All of the courses in this certificate can be completed online. NOTE: We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor from your target MBA college prior to beginning this certificate program, since admission requirements vary greatly.

The Project Management Team Certificate is comprised of five (5) courses which total 18 credit hours. This certificate provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of project management. Students will obtain the needed tools to improve project-related employee work performance while adding value to their organization.

*Note: Completion of the Project Management Team Certificate is required prior to commencing work on the Basic Project Manager Certificate.

 

Columbus State Community College’s Business Management program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Vocational Education Transfer Option with The Ohio State University College of Education.

The Business Management program at Columbus State has completed an articulation agreement with the Technical Education and Training Program of The Ohio State University College of Education.

This agreement allows Business Management students to complete their associate degree at Columbus State, transfer their credits to Ohio State, and complete a baccalaureate degree in Technical Education and Training. Students completing the Ohio State program may be eligible for certification by the Ohio Department of Education to teach in related high school career and technical education programs throughout the State of Ohio.

Interested students should contact their assigned faculty advisor for curriculum requirements and additional details. *Please note that course requirements for this transfer option may differ from the standard plan of study published in the catalog.

Traditional Classes and Online/Distance Learning Choices

The Business Management program offers traditional and online/distance learning (DL) options for our students. The traditional classroom experience continues to provide students with quality instruction in a small classroom setting on campus and at off-campus locations. The Business Management program also offers online/distance learning courses that provide the same high quality learning as traditional instruction, yet with the added flexibility of being able to complete course work online.

Business Management Major

Upon completion of the program for an Associate Degree in Business Management with a Business Management major, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the management functions and skills within an organizational system as they interact in a dynamic and diverse global environment
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current legal, ethical, social, financial, and economic environmental factors as they apply to business
  • Prepare and present effective written and oral business related reports
  • Work effectively as a member of a team
  • Use appropriate technology and other resources to research, analyze and integrate both quantitative and qualitative data to solve business problems
  • Appropriately apply the management functions both departmentally and to the organization as a whole
  • Assess and develop individual communication, leadership and team building styles
  • Recognize and adapt to the communication, leadership and team building styles of others.

Business Management Major

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
BMGT 101 Principles of Business  5
BMGT 102 Managing Interpersonal Skills I  3
BOA 101 Business Grammar  3
CIT 101 PC Applications 1  3
MATH 102 Beginning Algebra I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  18

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
BMGT 111 Management  5
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
LEGL 264 Legal Environment of Business  4
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics  5
XXX XXX Business (or) Technical Elective  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
BMGT 211 Organizational Behavior  4
BMGT 216 Ethics and Leadership  4
COMM 110 Conference and Group Discussion 3
. or .
COMM 105 Speech  3
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles  5
ENGL 102 Essay and Research   3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
COMM 200 Business Communication  3
BMGT 258 Enterprise Planning and Analysis   4
BMGT 280 Business Professional Development  3
HRM 121 Human Resource Management  4
ACCT 106 Financial Accounting  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
ACCT 107 Managerial Accounting  5
BMGT 260 Business Management Seminar  2
BMGT 261 Business Management Practicum  3
FMGT 201 Corporate Finance  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  15

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
NSCI 101 Natural Science  5
BMGT 272 Case Studies in Strategic Management  4
HUM XXX Humanities 111,112,113,151,152 (or) 224  5
HRM 220 Labor Relations 5
. or .
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Managing Conflict 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18 – 19
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 109 – 110

NOTE: Those students who intend to complete an associate degree at Columbus State Community College and then transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree should confirm the math requirements at the target transfer college; math requirements vary greatly.

Computing Skills Requirement

Business Management majors are expected to have mastered MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access software applications. Students who have proficiency in ONE OR MORE of the foregoing applications should choose from the courses listed below to complete 3-credit Computing Skills Requirement.

Course Name Credits
BOA 113 QuickBooks I  1
BOA 172A Excel (Module 1)  1
BOA 188A Power Point (Module 1)  1
BOA 189A Access (Module I)  1
BOA 191A Word (Module 1)  1

Business/Technical Electives

Course Name Credits
BMGT 103 Managing Interpersonal Skills II  3
BMGT 108 21st Century Workplace Skills  4
BMGT 123 Risk Management  3
BMGT 201 Creative Problem Solving  3
BMGT 208 Organizational Communication  3
BMGT 218 Management Training for Supervisors  5
BMGT 230 Organizational Development and Change  5
BMGT 245 Introduction to Nonprofit Management  5
BMGT 246 Operational Management of Nonprofit Organizations  5
BMGT 247 Legal and Financial Issues in Nonprofit Management  5
BMGT 248 Leadership Seminar in Nonprofit Management  5
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Conflict Resolution  4
BMGT 257 Project Management Principles  3
BMGT 281– 285 Studies in Contemporary Business  1– 5
BOA 113 QuickBooks I  1
BOA 114 QuickBooks II  1
BOA 172 Excel (Modules 1and 2)  2
BOA 172A Excel (Module 1)  1
BOA 188 Power Point (Modules 1and 2(  2
BOA 188A Power Point (Module 1)  1
BOA 189A Access (Module I)  1
BOA 191A Word (Module 1)  1
CIT 093 Project Management  1
FMGT 101 Personal Finance  4
FMGT 211 Investments  4
LOGI 219 International Business  3

Entrepreneurship Major

In addition to the Business Management core outcomes, a graduate pursuing the Entrepreneurship major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills needed to start a new business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research methods and skills needed to start, expand, or purchase a business
  • List and explain the major factors influencing the success or failure of a small business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional and interpersonal management skills needed to operate a small business.

Entrepreneurship Major

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
BMGT 101 Principles of Business  5
BMGT 102 Managing Interpersonal Skills  3
CIT 101 PC Applications 1  3
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
MATH 102 Beginning Algebra I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
BMGT 111 Management  5
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics  5
ENGL 102 Essay and Research   3
BMGT 231 Entrepreneurship I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
ACCT 106 Financial Accounting  5
COMM 200 Business Communications  3
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles  5
BMGT 232 Entrepreneurship II  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
ACCT 107 Managerial Accounting 5
BMGT 216 Ethics and Leadership  4
HRM 121 Human Resources Management  4
LEGL 264 Legal Environment of Business  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
BMGT 238 Entrepreneurship Practicum  3
BMGT 239 Entrepreneurship Seminar  2
FMGT 201 Corporate Finance   5
HUM XXX Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 (or) 224  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
BMGT 272 Cases Studies in Strategic Management   4
NSCI 101 Natural Science  5
COMM 105 Speech   3
MKTG 226 Customer Service Principles  3
XXX XXX Technical Elective*  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS .  102

Computing Skills Requirement

Entrepreneurship Majors are expected to have mastered MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access software applications.  Students who possess proficiency in ONE OR MORE of the foregoing applications should choose from the courses listed below to complete the 3- credit hour Computing Skills Requirement.

Course Name Credits
BOA 113 QuickBooks I  1
BOA 172A Excel (Module 1)  1
BOA 188A Power Point (Module 1)  1
BOA 189A Access (Module I)  1
BOA 191A Word (Module 1)  1

Technical Electives*

NOTE: The following courses may be used by Entrepreneurship majors to satisfy the Technical Elective requirement.

Course Name Credits
BMGT 108 21st Century Workplace Skills  4
BMGT 201 Creative Problem Solving  3
BMGT 211 Organizational Behavior  4
LOGI 219 International Business  3
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Managing Conflict  4
BMGT 280 Business Professional Development  4
BOA 113 QuickBooks I  1
BOA 114 QuickBooks II  1
BOA 172A Excel (Module 1)  1
MKTG 150 Introduction to E-Commerce  3


Basic Project Manager Certificate

Course Name Credits
BMGT 102 Managing Interpersonal Skills  3
BMGT 216 Ethics and Leadership   4
BMGT 208 Organizational Skills and Communication  3
BMGT 250 Project Management Methodologies  5
BMGT 259 Project Management Capstone  5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 20

NOTE:  Completion of the Project Management Team Certificate is required PRIOR to that of the Basic Project Manager Certificate.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Course Name Credits
BMGT 231 Entrepreneurship I  4
BMGT 232 Entrepreneurship II  4
BOA 111 Bookkeeping Basics   4
BOA 113 QuickBooks I  1
FMGT 101 Personal Finance  4
LEGL 264 Legal Environment of Business  4
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles  5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 26

Leadership Skills Development Certificate

Course Name Credits
BMGT 216 Ethics and Leadership  4
BMGT 230 Organizational Development and Change Management  5
. PLUS .
BMGT 201 Creative Problem Solving  3
. or .
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Managing Conflict  .4
BMGT 208 Organizational Communications  3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 15 – 16

Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate

Course Name Credits
BMGT 102 Managing Interpersonal Skills I  3
BMGT 103 Managing Interpersonal Skills II  3
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Managing Conflict  4
BMGT 201 Creative Problem Solving  3
. or .
BMGT 280 Business Professional Development  4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 13–14

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Course Name Credits
BMGT 245 Introduction to Nonprofit Management  .5
BMGT 246 Operational Management of Nonprofit Organizations  5
BMGT 247 Legal and Financial Issues in Nonprofit Management  5
BMGT 248 Leadership Seminar in Nonprofit Management  5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 20

Pre-MBA Certificate

NOTE: We strongly recommend that you first meet with the advisor(s) of your target MBA college(s) PRIOR to beginning this certificate program, since MBA programs vary greatly.

Course Name Credits
ACCT 269 Foundations of Accounting  5
BMGT 111 Management  5
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics  5
FMGT 201 Corporate Finance  5
MATH 135 Elementary Statistics  5
MKTG 111 Principles of Marketing  5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 30

NOTE: Individuals who have completed one or more of the above courses can substitute the following: 

Course Name Credits
BMGT 257 Project Management Principles  3
ECON 240 Principles of Macroeconomics  5
LEGL 261 Business Law I  3
LOGI 100 Principles of Supply Chain Management  5

Project Management Team Certificate

Course Name Credits
ACCT 131 Cost Estimating  4
BMGT 201 Creative Problem Solving   3
BMGT 253 The Art and Science of Managing Conflict  4
BMGT 254 Project Management Techniques  5
BMGT 257 Project Management Principles  3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 19

NOTE:  Completion of the Project Management Team Certificate is required PRIOR to that of the Basic Project Manager Certificate.