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Regional College
East Liverpool
Regional College

The Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology provides students with a core consisting of written and oral communication skills, management skills, accounting, marketing, e-commerce, economics and liberal arts courses. In addition, the program offers technical options that allow students to specialize in business management (that articulates with the Bachelor of Business Administration), computer applications, general business management/entrepreneurship/manufacturing, information technology and marketing sales. In some cases, students may have the opportunity to participate in internships, which help to link theory with hands-on practice. Requirements articulate fully or in part with the Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Management certificates; contact an advisor for more information. This major is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211, 913-339-9356, The degree is available at the AshtabulaEast Liverpool, Salem, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. Most of the courses in this major are available at the Geauga Campus and the Kent Campus through the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

Career Opportunities

Administrative services managers held about 247,000 jobs in 2006. About 65 percent worked in service-providing industries, including Federal, State, and local government; health care; finance and insurance; professional, scientific, and technical services; administrative and support services; and educational services, public and private. Most of the remaining managers worked in wholesale and retail trade, in management of companies and enterprises, or in manufacturing.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 63 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Apply lessons learned by integrating business simulations into appropriate courses using Excel, Mylab or other simulation software.

2. Discuss various aspects of teams in business: team dynamics, different types of teams, meeting rules and management.

4. Research and share how businesses are currently working to improve their products, services, and overall organizations.  Quantitative and qualitative research will be addressed.

5. Understand business concepts and vocabulary.

7. Demonstrate knowledge acquired by emphasizing public speaking, ethical problem solving, teamwork, and multimedia presentations.  Know and be able to write in a formal and informal style.

8. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams.

9. Demonstrate knowledge of business and economic principles, concepts, and vocabulary. They will be able to interpret local, state, national and international markets and regulations.

10. Use appropriate technology for business applications. Review of future technology.

11. Be able to identify, assess, and solve specific problems for actual organizations or address problems presented in a case-study.

12. Be able to distinguish between ethical and unethical business practices and to show an appreciation for diversity in the workplace.


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Student Organizations

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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (28 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ACTT 11000 Accounting I—Financial      4
  BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business 3
    11009 Introduction to Management Technology 3
    21006 Human Resources Management 3
    21008 Case Studies in Management Technology* 3
    21009 Seminar in Management Technology* 3
    21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
    21050 Fundamentals of Marketing Technology 3
    21052 Professional Selling Techniques    3
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 21000 Business Law and Ethics I 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  Choose from the following: Computer Literacy Module* 3
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems (3)  
    12000 Personal Productivity Software (3)  
    21010 Workgroup Productivity Software (3)  
  ITAP 16620 Word Processing I (3)  
    16639 Database Applications (3)  
  Choose from the following: Business Communications Module* 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
    30063 Business and Professional Writing (3)  
  ITAP 26638 Business Communications (3)  
  Choose from the following: Computation/Mathematics Module* 3-4
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)  
KMC   14001 Basic Mathematical Concepts I (4)  
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences; or Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  Business Administration (10)
  Computer Applications (9)
  General Business Management (7-9) 
  Information Technology (12)
  Marketing/Sales (7-9)

*Students selecting:
Business Administration Concentration must take College of Business upper division electives for BMRT 21008 and 21009; take COMT 11000 for the computer literacy module; take ENG 30063 for business communication Module; take MATH 11010 for computation/math module; take MATH 11012 as the general studies elective.

Computer Applications Concentration must take either COMT 11000 or ITAP 16620 or ITAP 16639 for the computer literacy module.

Information Technology Concentration must take either COMT 11000 or 12000 or 21010 for the computer literacy module.

*Developmental prescription courses may not be used as General Studies elective.



Business Administration Concentration


I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (10 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ACTT 11001 Accounting II-Managerial    4
  BMRT 21004 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
KAD ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3



Computer Applications Concentration


I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  COMT 11006 Introduction to Web Site Technology 3
    12000 Personal Productivity Software    3
    21010 Workgroup Productivity Software    3



General Management, Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Concentration


I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (7-9 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Concentration includes Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing; choose any ACCT, ACTT, BMRT, COMT, ECON, FIN, INS, ITAP, MIS and/or MKTG courses.



Information Technology Concentration


I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ITAP 16620 Word Processing I 3
    16625 Business Presentations    3
    16639 Database Applications     3
    26611 Spreadsheet Applications     3



Marketing/Sales Concentration


I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (7-9 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 21051 Fundamentals of Retailing 3
    21053 Advertising in Business 3
  Choose from the following: 1-3
  BMRT 21055 Retail Merchandising (3)  
    21056 Principles of Visual Display (3)  
    21092 Internship in Management Technology (1-3)