Business Department FAQ
The associate’s degree program in Business Management equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the contemporary world of business management.
Programs within the department are as follows:
Associate Degree Programs
The Accounting Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in account positions in a variety of business organizations. Students have an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in accounting and business principles and general education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Post debits and credits; produce financial statements; prepare reports and summaries; prepare invoices; compute interest charges; generate financial spreadsheets; post journal transactions; handle payroll; produce business-related documents; operate a variety of computer software programs.
Entry-level employment opportunities: Accounting Clerk. Bookkeeping Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable Auditing Clerk.
The Business Management program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment and the business field. Students have an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in management principles and business technology, computer operations, and general education. Through a successful completion of the program, students will have learned to: Manage a small business; manage a payroll; apply marketing and advertising principles; produce presentation materials in PowerPoint; generate spreadsheets; utilize human resource practices; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare written reports; use the Internet to communicate with clients and co-workers.
Entry-level employment opportunities may exist in the areas of Office Management. Sales, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources, Assistant Account Representative, Customer Service Representative, and Entrepreneur/Self-Employment.
Note: Brown Mackie College – Kansas City and Brown Mackie College – Salina both offer the Business Management program in a Saturday Blended Delivery format, which combines the classroom experience with online interactions. This format offers students the opportunity to attend classes on campus only on Saturdays and online for a few days during the week, in hopes of giving them more time for other commitments such as work and family.
There are not many in the Business and Accounting but a lot in the Information Technology and Computer Networking Field.
6. What is the certifications requirement in this profession? Is certification a requirement for graduation or job?
Certification is required in the Information Technology Field and Computer Networking, but not the Business, Accounting or Office Management. Computer networking students are given seven (7) MCSE vouchers to take Microsoft certification certifications examinations. Additional vouchers are provided to students taking A+ hardware and software to take A+ certifications. MCSE stands for Microsoft Certified System Engineers.
7. Please add additional questions/responses important to your department/program.
- Club information – We will have a one monthly meeting a month for the Business Club students. All is welcomed to attend; it is not limited to those in just the Business Department.
- Coop/externship programs- Our Procter and Gamble Co-Op Opportunity is a success story. We now have six post Brown Mackie student’s now full time employees of P & G through their SuccessWay program.
Details about library that pertain to Business Technology can be addressed to any of the librarians during the above listed hours. Should you have a need to request a journal or database that our institution is not able to offer, please first contact your Department Chair to make the formal request and then your Department Chair will contact the Head Librarian.
- How to reserve time in the library? Library time can be reserved anytime during the library hours by appointment only. Please contact one of the librarians to set a time when your class can meet in the library.
- Advising/ Tutoring: Tutoring is available by request only with Academic Advising. Once the instructor identifies the need, the instructor should notify the Department Chair so that Academic Advising can be contacted. The student should be prompted by his/her instructor to contact Academic Advising to set up an appointment to search out a tutor.
- Student Organizations/Clubs: Business Club Student Body Meetings are held at least once a month, typically on Fridays. Announcements are made via Campus Notes and Literature that is posted up in and around both campuses. All Clubs meeting are also held once a month.
- Organizations: Faculty Development Team meets once a month and all is invited to attend. To acquire more information, please contact the Faculty Development Director of your school.
- Monday – Thursday 7:30am-10pm
- Friday 7:30am-5pm
- Saturday 9am-1pm