Department of Business

Department of Business

Department of Business

Overview

We welcome students who envision pursuing a career as entrepreneurs, accountants, human resource managers, marketing professionals or brokers of global business deals.  Our focus is to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit and provide a strong foundation for our students to further their training in this area. Since it began offering Associate Degrees in 2004, the Department of Business has expanded its degree options for both full-time and part-time study.

Our programmes of study culminate with an internship component. Our industry partners and students have benefitted from this venture for over 40 years.

 

Associate Degrees

Accounting

International Business

Business Administration

Marketing

Human Resource Management

Students are expected to pass all courses with an accumulation of 72 credits in order to be eligible for graduation. Additionally, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 or above in order to successfully complete their programme of study.

Course Load and Delivery Structure

Program Structure & Delivery

The Department operates on a semester basis:
Semester 1 – August
Semester II – January
Summer Semester
A student failing a course will have to retake it when it is offered again in the corresponding Semester I, II or Summer Semester.

Entry Requirements

FULL-TIME PROGRAMME

Applicants should have 5 subjects to include:
• English A
• Mathematics
• Any 3 other subjects (Business subjects are an asset)
• Name and contact information of two (2) references

PART-TIME PROGRAMME (Working experience is considered)

• Mature Applicants
• Applicant should be currently employed
• 24 years or older
• Name and contact information of two (2) references

How long will it take?

Full-time students can expect to complete their study in two years as laid out in the Curriculum Plan, which each student will receive upon successfully entering the program. To this end, a student should expect to carry a 5 or 6 courses per semester.

Part-time students can expect to complete their study in three years as laid out in the Curriculum Plan. Students can expect to carry a maximum of four courses per semester. Students can opt to carry a lighter load which means extending their time to complete the programme.

What will it cost?

Full-time students pay EC$2,000 each year. There is a charge of EC$500 for courses taken during the Summer Semester.

Part-time students pay EC$400 per course.

Graduation and Recognition For Outstanding Work

General Graduation Requirements

Successfully completing a program of study means that you have passed all your courses to meet the credits requirement of 72 credits and you have a minimum 2.00 GPA (Grade Point Average).

Graduating with Honors

Students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.84 will graduate with Honors.
Students with a GPA between 3.85 and 4.30 will graduate with High Honors.

Recognition For Outstanding Work

Our graduation ceremony is held in June. Accolades for graduands who are awarded honors are imprinted on the degree document and these persons wear designated regalia at the ceremony. Graduands who excel to emerge top performers in their programme and department are awarded plaques.

Programme Details

Accounting

The two-year associate degree in accounting will give students a basic foundation in business and accounting disciplines. Students who pursue this program can seek employment in many different organisations such as government, banks, and accounting firms. Further, this program also lays the foundation for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Courses:

  • Applied Communication Skills
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Calculus for Business
  • College Algebra
  • Cost Accounting
  • Elementary Statistics with Business Application
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
  • Introduction to Auditing & Assurance
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Pre-College Algebra
  • Principles of Management
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective

 

Business Administration

Students who pursue a two-year Associate Degree in Business Administration will be prepared for all aspects of the business including Management Economics, Business Administration, and Customer Service. It will also provide students with the foundation for furthering their education toward a bachelor’s degree.

Courses:

  • Applied Communication Skills
  • Business Law I
  • Business Mathematics
  • Calculus for Business
  • College Algebra
  • Finance & Statistics
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Operating and Sustaining a Successful Business Enterprise
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Pre-college Algebra
  • Principles of Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Small Business Management
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Human Resource Management

The Associate Degree in Human Resource Management will equip students with the knowledge needed to deal with all human resource issues in the business world. Students who enroll in this program will be on the pathway to becoming human resource professionals and should have knowledge about the recruitment of personnel, training and development of employees, and staffing upon completion of the program.

Courses:

  • Applied Communication Skills
  • Business Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Compensation & Benefit Management
  • Elementary Statistics with Business Applications
  • Employer/Employee Relation
  • Human Resource Law & Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internship/Capstone
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Principles of Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Training & Development
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective

 

International Business

International Business is geared towards giving students knowledge of how business is conducted globally. Students explore topics covering international marketing, management functions and global trade.

Courses:

  • Applied Communication Skills
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Caribbean Studies
  • College Algebra
  • Cost Accounting
  • Elementary Statistics with Business Applications
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Organizational Development
  • Principles of Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Marketing

Students who enroll in the Associate Degree in Marketing will examine the reasons behind consumer purchase decisions, and how to incentivize persons to buy products through retail sales, branding, and promotion. They will also build foundation skills in graphic design and garner knowledge on how to prepare a marketing plan. 

Courses:

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Applied Communication Skills
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Creating Effective Business Plans
  • Elementary Statistics with Business Application
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • International Marketing
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Internet Marketing
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Visual Communication in Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Principles of Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Foreign Language Elective

Why Study Here?

The level of practical applications aptly prepares graduates for the world of work.

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