Program Overview

The business world is a thriving, fast-paced, and competitive field, and strong leadership and managerial skills are paramount in the success of an organization. The Associate of Applied Business degree with a Concentration in Business Information Management from Lakeland Community College is intended for students who wish to eventually continue their education to earn their bachelor’s degree, and potentially fill a management role in any area of the business industry. This online degree may provide students with the ability to lead in and adapt to a modern working environment, fostering technological literacy and strong management skills.

The Business Information Management concentration is a bit more intensive than other AAB programs, requiring the completion of 71-72 credits over 4 semesters. The first semester, consisting of 17-18 credits, includes instruction in accounting, mathematics, and computers and information processing. The 18 credit second semester focuses on business ethics, programming logic, internet technologies, and principles in management. The third semester, the heaviest with 19 credits, consists of courses in E-business, business law, word processing and spreadsheets, financial mathematics, and NET programming. The final semester of 17 credits consists of 3 required subjects: management philosophy, systems analysis, and Microsoft Access relational databases, as well as 3 courses of electives, one each from the Technical, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences electives lists. Students must also complete a speech course: Effective Public Speaking, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Effective Interpersonal Communications, or Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communications.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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