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Earn an Associate degree in Business Management

Business Management Technology - A.A.B.

With a focus on hands-on experience and practical skills, our associate degree program prepares you for a variety of roles in business and technology. Students can specialize in marketing/sales, management, entrepreneurship, logistics or supply chain management, or they can take a 2+2 articulation pathway toward the B.B.A. degree. Apply now and take the first step toward an exciting career. Read more...

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Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Business Management Technology provides students with a core consisting of communication, management, accounting, marketing, e-commerce, economics and liberal arts courses. Students may have the opportunity to participate in internships to link theory with hands-on practice.

The Business Management Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Business Administration concentration articulates with the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Kent State.
  • The Logistics and Supply Chain Management concentration allows students to become knowledgeable in the process and supervision of the movement of products from the point origin to the point of consumption for consumers, business and other organizations.
  • The Management and Entrepreneurship concentration comprises coursework in management, entrepreneurship and and productivity applications.
  • The Marketing/Sales concentration comprises coursework in management, advertising, customer service and productivity applications.
Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between business disciplines.
  • Recognize and define common business terms and concepts.
  • Recognize and define financial concepts and terms related to business.
  • Identify key marketing terms and strategies.
  • Explain the basics of business law and why ethics are needed in business.
  • Describe and practice effective teamwork and communication.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACTT 11000ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
BMRT 11009INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 3
BMRT 21011FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
BMRT 21050FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING TECHNOLOGY 3
BMRT 21052PROFESSIONAL SELLING TECHNIQUES 3
IT 11000INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BMRT 21000BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS I 3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 13
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 60 credits hour)1
Concentrations
Choose from the following:15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
1

Students planning to pursue the B.B.A. degree are recommended to take MATH 11010 or MATH 11012 or MATH 12002.

Business Administration Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACTT 11001ACCOUNTING II: MANAGERIAL 4
BMRT 21004BUSINESS ANALYTICS I 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
General Electives5
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BMRT 22000GLOBAL LOGISTICS 3
BMRT 22099CAPSTONE IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (ELR) 3
BMRT 31005PURCHASING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT 3
BMRT 32020LEAN SUSTAINABILITY 1
Concentration Elective, choose from the following: 3
Accounting Technology (ACTT) Course
Business Management Technology (BMRT) Course
Information Technology (IT) Course
Insurance Studies (INS) Course
Office Technology (OTEC) Course
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
General Elective2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Management and Entrepreneurship Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BMRT 21008CASE STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BMRT 21020INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BMRT 31009SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
Concentration Elective, choose from the following: 3
Accounting Technology (ACTT) Course
Business Management Technology (BMRT) Course
Information Technology (IT) Course
Insurance Studies (INS) Course
Office Technology (OTEC) Course
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
General Elective3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Marketing/Sales Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BMRT 21008CASE STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BMRT 21053ADVERTISING IN BUSINESS 3
BMRT 31009SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BMRT 36415CUSTOMER SERVICE 3
Concentration Elective, choose from the following:3
Accounting Technology (ACTT) Course
Business Management Technology (BMRT) Course
Information Technology (IT) Course
Insurance Studies (INS) Course
Office Technology (OTEC) Course
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmaps

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!ACTT 11000 ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
!BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
IT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
!BMRT 11009 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Concentration Requirement or General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BMRT 21000 BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS I 3
!BMRT 21011 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
!BMRT 21050 FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING TECHNOLOGY 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Concentration Requirement or General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!BMRT 21052 PROFESSIONAL SELLING TECHNIQUES 3
Concentration Requirements and/or General Electives 10
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
Program Delivery

Leavittsburg, Ohio location pending ODHE approval.

  • Delivery
    • Fully online
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • East Liverpool Campus
    • Geauga Campus
    • Salem Campus
    • Trumbull Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus
    • Twinsburg Academic Center
    • Leavittsburg, Ohio (Management and Entrepreneurship concentration and Marketing/Sales concentration only)
    • Lisbon, Ohio (Management and Entrepreneurship concentration only)

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Administrative services and facilities managers

6.5%

faster than the average

325,900

number of jobs

$98,890

potential earnings

General and operations managers

5.8%

faster than the average

2,486,400

number of jobs

$103,650

potential earnings

Management analysts

10.7%

much faster than the average

876,300

number of jobs

$87,660

potential earnings

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

5.9%

faster than the average

1,361,800

number of jobs

$77,420

potential earnings

Sales managers

3.5%

about as fast as the average

433,800

number of jobs

$132,290

potential earnings

Social and community service managers

17.0%

much faster than the average

175,500

number of jobs

$69,600

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.