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3511
Associate of Arts
Online
No
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 3511 Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Associate of Arts in Management provides a business education for students interested in understanding the principles of managing a business or organization in a global, competitive environment. It includes a broad overview of the functional areas of business, including accounting, economics, marketing and business law, as well as a focus on managerial skills needed to enter and lead in a private or public sector organization. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must demonstrate readiness to succeed in a challenging academic curriculum. The transcript from a regionally accredited or state approved high school is the most important element of the application. While no minimum grade point average, class rank or standardized test score is specified, these measures must indicate a readiness for college studies in a chosen academic program.

An applicant who is a U.S. citizen must have earned a high school diploma from a regionally accredited or state approved high school or a high school equivalency diploma (GED) by the date of first enrollment. All offers of admission are tentative if the student has high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of the student's final transcripts. 

Core and Major Education
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1

    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.

  • CIS 1130 PC Applications
    or CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills 
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces computer applications. Includes basic computer concepts and terminology through experience using the operating system, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation management software.

  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    or WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2 
    Credit Hours: 3

    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 0100 or COM 0110 or WRI 0100 or WRI 0110 

    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3

    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1001 or COM 1101 

  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1010 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3301 Principles of Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credit hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3327 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies the important uses of information technology in organizations. Includes information requirements and flow, system design and analysis methodologies, the generation and accumulation of data for decision-making, and the implementation and control of information systems.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3328 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies general moral principles and their application to ethical issues and problems pertaining to business activities, and the nature of the corporation in contemporary society.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3331 Management of Human Resources
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the principles and systems related to the management and leadership of human resources. Includes legal and administrative law issues; health, safety and security; selection and placement; job analysis; training and development; compensation and benefits; and job analysis systems.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EST 2703 Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3

    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 0111 or MTH 1011

    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).

  • PSY 3541 Psychology of Leadership
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the research and application of the essential competencies of effective leadership such as managing conflict, facilitating communication and leading groups and teams.

    Prerequisite:

    PSY 1411 

  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 64
Humanities Core Courses