Business

Welcome to 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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

A GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the degree or certificate is needed to meet graduation requirements.
 

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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Associate in Science Degree (AS) in Business 61 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BUS 120 or MATH 115 Principles of Business, Statistics (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology (3 credits)
  • ENT 125 Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 120 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Written Communication (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 & Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options (3 credits)
  • ORAL COMM (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 (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 (4 credits)
  • Thinking/Reasoning - Mathematics (3 credits)

Total Credits 61

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Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Entrepreneurship 42 Credits

Fall Semester 1 

  • BUS 120 Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology (3 credits)
  • ENT 125 Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 Exceptional Guest Service (3 credits)
  • Written Communication (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 (ENT 130, MKT 130) (3 credits)
  • Thinking/Reasoning - Mathematics (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 (3 credits)

Total Credits 42

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Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Management: 42 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BUS 120 Principles of Business  (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 Exceptional Guest Service (3 credits)
  • MGT 120 Principles of Management  (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting  (3 credits)
  • ECON 130 Principles of Microeconomics  (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • Written Communication (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) (3 credits)

Total Credits 42

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Certificate of Competence (CO) in Retail Essentials 15 Credits

  • MATH (BUSN 189, MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 135 or higher) 3 credits
  • HOST 125 Exceptional Guest Service 3 credits
  • MGT 122 Human Relations in Business 3 credits
  • MKT 130 Principles of Retailing 3 credits
  • ORAL COMM (BUS 130, SP 151, SP 251) 3 credits

Total Credits 15

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Certificate of Competence (CO) in Management Essentials 21 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • Thinking/Reasoning - Mathematics (BUSN 188) (3 credits)
  • MGT 122 Human Relations in Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 120Principles of Management (3 credit)
  • Marketing Options (MKT 120 or MKT 130) (3 credit)

Spring Semester 2

  • BUS 120 Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credit)
  • Written Communication (3 credits)

Total Credits 21

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Certificate of Competence (CO) in Entrepreneurship 18 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • Computer Technology (3 credits)
  • ENT 125 Starting a Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 Exceptional Guest Service (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ENT 150 Basic Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
  • Marketing Options (ENT130) (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits)

Total Credits 18

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Associate Degree in Business & Certificates