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General Business

Students combine business related programs, Business Management and Business Technology, to acquire the skills and knowledge appropriate to owning and operating a business.

Program Outcomes

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to perform entry-level employment in the business field.
  • Apply the theory of technical specialization to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning and the ability to work independently.
  • Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to employment in a business setting.
  • Use effective communication skills appropriate to the business field.
  • Demonstrate appropriate human relations skills that contribute to an effective job performance.
  • Demonstrate managerial and leadership techniques.
  • Exhibit professional etiquette.
  • Possess the capacity to think for ones’ self and make wise decisions.

Required Courses

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
BT-100 Business Concepts 3
BT-102 Computer Systems Technology 3
BT-104 Word Processing Applications 3
BT-108 Spreadsheet Applications 3
SS-102 Tech Connect 0

Second Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
BT-105 Business Communications 3
BT-106 Graphic Design Publishing 3
BT-110 Multimedia Applications 3
BMGT-111 Foundations of Personal Finance 3
BT-115 Digital Marketing 3

Third Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
BMGT-101 Leadership 3
BMGT-104 Marketing Concepts 3
BMGT-109 Business Law Concepts 3
BT-103 Financial Accounting I 3
BMGT-115 Employability Skills 1

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
BMGT-105B Internship 1
BMGT-108 Entrepreneurship 3
BMGT-112 Insurance Operations 3
BMGT-116 Customer Relations 3
BMGT-117 Principles of Management 3

General Education Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name Credits
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential Math T▸OR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
Total Required Hours

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

*General Business Associate Degree program consists of the combination of Business Management and Business Technology programs.  Students have the option of choosing the order of study.

Transfer Options

This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:
Organizational Leadership (B.S.)

This Program is available in Hays

Department Chair

Hays: Jennifer Younger

Program Instructors

Jennifer Younger
Jennifer VonLintel