2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business - Management Concentration A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Entrepreneurship, Logistics, Management, and Marketing and Retailing
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: business@nscc.edu

The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Business.

The primary purpose of this degree is to prepare students for employment immediately following graduation from Nashville State.

Program Mission: The mission of the Business program is to provide practical learning opportunities that prepare students to:

  • Excel in the business community;
  • Effectively adapt to and manage technological change;
  • Develop ethical business practices and a sense of personal responsibility;
  • Work independently and as part of a team;
  • Communicate effectively with written and oral messages; and
  • Gain employment in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and service industry organizations.

The Business program prepares students entering the business field with the managerial and technical skills necessary to perform in entry-level management positions in small and large companies.

The Entrepreneurship Concentration is designed to offer students the opportunity to focus on various entrepreneurial aspects of business. Instruction in the areas of planning, managing, marketing, accounting, and supervising are emphasized. This concentration provides students with a basis to enter the small business environment.

The Logistics Concentration prepares students for employment in the supply chain management field. The concentration is designed to introduce logistics principles to students seeking first-time employment in supply chain management or for more experienced individuals desiring to expand their knowledge.

The Management Concentration provides knowledge and skills sufficient to allow a person to be employed in a wide variety of service, merchandising, and manufacturing organizations. This program will be helpful to those individuals who wish to own and operate a business.

The Marketing and Retailing Concentration directs the student toward understanding the performance of business activities that direct the flow of goods and services from the producer to the consumer or user.

Graduates of the Business program should be able to:

  • Understand how to develop and maintain an organization’s management program that effectively and efficiently maximizes organizational resources;
  • Possess basic business management skills in the areas of accounting, computers, economics, marketing, banking, management, team building, and business law;
  • Be able to apply basic business mathematics skills;
  • Communicate effectively in written form and orally; and
  • Think critically and be creative with business solutions.

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurship Concentration

  • Small Business Owner
  • Small Business Manager

Logistics Concentration

  • Transportation Analyst
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Supply Chain/Materials Manager
  • Executive Team Leader – Logistics
  • Logistics Coordinator/Inventory Management
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Supply Specialist
  • Traffic Office Technician
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst

Management Concentration

  • Product Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Store/office Manager
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Service Representative

Marketing and Retailing Concentration

  • Sales Manager Trainee
  • Marketing Manager Trainee
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Marketing Associate
  • Retail Sales Associate


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Management Concentration

Course Requirements

Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose one)

Technical Elective

  • Choose one from BUSN 2389 , ECON 2100  or ECON 2200  or Cooperative Education. 3 Credits
    Note: ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 is a required course in Second Year, Fall Semester.

Total Required – Associate Degree: 61 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


* This course is part of the general education core.


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