AS Business

The Associate of Science with Concentration in Business degree program is designed for adult learners who wish to relate their practical career experience to business and management theory. The program is offered face to face and also online.

Face to Face Program Online Program
  • The program is designed to help students acquire skills and knowledge essential in the business world, while providing a strong background in liberal arts. The program introduces students to the basic structure of the business world. Business Management Topics covered include: Oral and Written Communications, Economics, Applied Math for Business, Self-Leadership, Introduction to Business, Management, Leadership and Sustainable Practice, 21stCentury IT Literacy and Capstone Experience: Integrated Simulation for 21stCentury Learners.  Ethics and Global concepts are woven into each course throughout the curriculum

Also included in the program sequence are liberal arts courses covering environmental science, social sciences, and humanities.

The core curriculum is structured sequentially, with students taking one course at a time. Courses involve four-hour class sessions once a week, with 3 hours of face to face class time and one hour online or 4 hours of online study  in class sections of 6 weeks

Participants also form study groups made up of three to five students who meet inside and outside of class to work on assigned individual and group assignments

Writing Across the Curriculum Program

Mission and Goals

Central to the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program, is the mission to instill in our students the experience of writing as an opportunity to discover and achieve their full potential as business scholars.  The WAC program will ride on the ideal of this model; students will learn-to write in the ASB program and then move to a model of writing-to-learn in the Bachelors programs with the expertise and opportunity of having faculty Writing Coaches attend classes and coach students individually. To achieve this goal, students will be given frequent opportunities to develop and deepen their understanding of how to write. In doing so, they think more critically and creatively, engage more deeply in their learning, and are better able to transfer what they have learned from course-to-course, context-to-context.  As our students experience writing throughout their writing courses positively, as an opportunity for communication, they will develop the confidence and critical skills needed to succeed in our writing intensive program, in their workplace, and their communities.

WAC Principles

Our WAC program is guided by the following key principles.

  1. Embrace writing as the responsibility of the entire CBM academic community.

2.  Integrate writing across program and course content boundaries.

3.  Implement writing instruction throughout CBM’s undergraduate programs.

4.  Embrace writing-to-learn write vs. learning-to-writing as a means to promote learning.

5.  Practice the conventions of an academic discipline that will encourage students to begin to communicate effectively within their content area.