Business

Welcome to the Business Program at Kaua'i Community College!

The Associate in Science in Business degree will prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. It is designed for students who seek to gain a solid foundation of the basic business concepts and skills necessary to contribute and create solutions in today’s business environment. Upon successful completion of this program, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing, and accounting concepts to improve operational performance in a business setting. This degree can help an individual jump-start a career in business or prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution.
 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  2. Utilize creativity and logical strategies and techniques to solve complex business issues.
  3. Implement and apply current technical solutions to business activities, systems, and processes.
  4. Apply foundational management principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating, and decision making to business operations.
  5. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of business and technical skills to support lifelong professional development.

Guided Pathways to Completion

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Business Associate in Science (AS) Degree, 61 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BUS 120 - Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • ENT 125 -  Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 120 - Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology: BUSN 121; BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 or ENG 200 (3 credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • ECON 130 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ENT 150 - Basic Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 - Career and& Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options: ENT 130; MKT 120, or MKT 130 (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ACC 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • ECON 131 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MGT 122 - Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: ANTH 200; HWST 107; PHIL 100; POLS 110; PSY 100; REL 150; or SOC 100 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ACC 202 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BUS 293V - Co‐operative Education (3 credits)
  • BUS 190 - Survey of International Business (3 credits)
  • Natural Environment: Any 100-level or higher natural science course (3 credits of any DB course, 3 credits of any DP course, and 1 credit of any DY course) (4 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning - Mathematics: MATH 100, MATH 103 or higher (3 credits)

Total credits: 61

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Entrepreneurship Certificate of Achievement (CA), 42 Credits

Fall Semester 1 

  • BUS 120 - Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • ENT 125 - Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service SkillsE (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology: BUSN 121; BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 or ENG 200 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • BUS 190 - Survey of International Business (3 credits)
  • ECON 130 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ENT 150 - Basic Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options: ENT 130; MKT 120, or MKT 130 (3 credits)
    Recommended option: ENT 130
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: MATH 100, MATH 103 or higher (3 credits)

Fall semester 3

  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • BUS 293V - Co‐operative Education (3 credits)
  • MGT 122 - Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits

Total credits: 42

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Management Certificate of Achievement (CA), 42 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BUS 120 - Principles of Business  (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • MGT 120 - Principles of Management  (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology: BUSN 121; BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 202 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ECON 130 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options: ENT 130; MKT 120, or MKT 130 (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 or ENG 200 (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • BUS 293V - Co‐operative Education (3 credits)
  • MGT 122 - Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics:(BUSN 188 - Business Calculations) (3 credits)

Total credits: 42

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Entrepreneurship Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ENT 125 - Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology: BUSN 121; BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ENT 150 - Basic Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options: ENT 130; MKT 120, or MKT 130 (3 credits)
    Recommended option: ENT 130
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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Management Essentials Certificate of Competence (CO), 21 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • MGT 122 - Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 120 - Principles of Management (3 credit)
  • Marketing Options: ENT 130; MKT 120, or MKT 130 (3 credit)
    Recommended options: MKT 120 or MKT 130
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: BUSN 188 - Business Calculations (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • BUS 120 - Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 or ENG 200 (3 credits)

Total credits: 21

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Retail Essential Certificate of Competence (CO), 15 Credits

  • HOST 100125 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • MGT 122 - Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • MKT 130 - Principles of Retailing (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 or SP 251 (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: BUSN 188 - Business Calculations (3 credits)

Total credits: 15

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Associate Degree in Business & Certificates