Academics

Business

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Business degree is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge in fundamental business concepts including accounting, business math, management, customer service, finance, and marketing to gain entry-level employment in a variety of business enterprises.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 125BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3
ECON 105
or
SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 
or
3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE 4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 101SURVEY OF ACCOUNTING 3
BUS 100PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES 3
BUS 121PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE 3
BUS 215LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
BUS 220INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE 3
BUS 260BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 3
CMPSC 120BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS 3
MGMT 113PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MGMT 205PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3
MGMT 213MANAGEMENT CASES AND PROBLEMS 3
MGMT 214MANAGING TECHNOLOGY 3
MGMT 216SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 112PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
MKTG 201SALES 3

The Associate in Applied Science Business program of study is designed for students preparing for professional positions of responsibility at a variety of business enterprises. The program offers courses in accounting, business math, management, customer service, finance, sales, marketing, human resource management, and professional development.

Students complete an internship in an approved business where they gain practical experience. Program requirements can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or on a part-time basis. The program is not designed for college transfer, although some courses may transfer with approval from four-year institutions.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; BUS 100; MGMT 113; CMPSC 120; MKTG 112
Spring Semester 1BUS 120; BUS 121; ECON 105 or ECON 110; MGMT 214; MKTG 201
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 101; BUS 215; ENGL 125; Laboratory Science; MGMT 205
Spring Semester 2BUS 220; BUS 260; MGMT 213; MGMT 216; BUS 151; Humanities/Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Julie Howar, Dean

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems

Room TC205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Management

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Pathway: General Management
ICC Pathway: Business Management

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

ENGL 110 | Humanities | Lab Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Management | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Business Specialist (30 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

First-line supervisors, managers $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Small Business Management(24 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Industry Credentials

Small business owners, managers$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Business(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Industry Credentials

Sales managers, administrative services managers, general and operations managers$15-25/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout coursework to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration

field Business Administration Management

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements