Feb 01, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory


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Tennessee Board of Regents

Common Curriculum Program of Study Summary


College: TBR Community Colleges and RODP

Academic Program Inventory Title: A.A.S. in Business

Catalogue Program Title, including Concentration:  A.A.S. in Business, Management Concentration

API CIP code:  32.52.0201.00                   SOC Code:11.9199

Management Concentration CIP: 52.0201

Program Description, including Program Outcomes:

The A.A.S. degree in Business, with a concentration in Management, is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in a business or organizational environment immediately following graduation.  Skills obtained in this program could be applied to a variety of settings including retail, office, hospitality and operations management, as well as sales and customer service.

As a result of having completed the appropriate courses in the Business management degree, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and develop problem solving skills utilizing quantitative data in business situations through physical or virtual presence in writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the American free enterprise system.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic interaction of supply and demand.
  4. Apply business and management knowledge through employability of skills.
  5. Interpret accounting information, marketing practices, and economic data and be creative with business solutions.


The proposed curriculum complies with accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

General Education Requirements: 15-16 SCH

(6.3 General Education Component for ACBSP = at least 25%)

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I    3
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication     3
ECON 2100 - Macroeconomics    
ECON 2200 - Microeconomics   3
MATH Approved General Education  Math course 3

An institution may require a specific general education course or give students an option.  Transfer of the General Education courses is guaranteed at any TBR institution for students who complete the General Education requirements prior to transfer.

Major Field Core

Course Credit Hours

All students in the Management Concentration of the A.A.S. in Business will complete 15 SCH of Professional courses.  It is understood that some campuses may need to allow substitutions for up to 6 SCH of the Professional Component for concentrations other than Management.   

BUSN 1305 - Introduction to Business   3
ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I (TTP)   3
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications (TTP)    
BUSN 1360 - Software Applications for Business   3
BUSN 2370 - Legal Environment of Business   3
BUSN 2380 - Principles of Marketing  3
TOTAL 15 SCH (minimum)

*The institution may define additional courses as a requirement in the professional core.

Campus Elective Requirements:

Take 9 SCH from a list of electives provided by the college.  These courses will differ among campuses, and will be honored for students transferring to another community college.

Professional Accrediting Body:

Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

State Agency/Entity Oversight:


Applicable Certifications/License/ Industry-Recognized Certificates:


Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT)

A team of faculty representing both community colleges and TCAT’s will review equivalencies for courses and competencies and develop a system-wide articulation of the TCAT diploma in Business Systems Technology into the A.A.S. degree in Business, Management concentration.

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