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School of Business

The Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose of the School of Business is to develop the future business and government leaders of the CNMI and the region by inspiring our diverse student population to reach their full academic, employment, and entrepreneurial potential by providing them with challenging courses and student-oriented learning experiences that will prepare them for rewarding careers in support of the Northern Marianas College.

The Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose of the School of Business is to develop the future business and government leaders of the CNMI and the region by inspiring our diverse student population to reach their full academic, employment, and entrepreneurial potential by providing them with challenging courses and student-oriented learning experiences that will prepare them for rewarding careers in support of the Northern Marianas College.

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

The Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management balances the theoretical elements of an academic bachelor's degree with the highly practical elements of an applied business degree. The program will provide students with knowledge, competency, and abilities in the areas of business and management. Students will develop key skills that will allow them to use their critical thinking, problem solving, and management skills. Students will also understand the key requirements for professionalism and ethical standards in professional practice.

Overview

Students with an associate's degree or its equivalent should be able to complete the bachelor's degree in business degree in two years. For students with little or no prior college, it would take about four years. Degree completion times vary from student to student. The amount of time it will take depends on five factors:

  • The number of credits transferred in.
  • The amount of credits taken each semester.
  • The amount of time spent working on courses each week.
  • Self-motivation and determination.
  • MA 161 / EN 202 Level

The pace at which students complete the program depends on the amount of credits taken each semester and the number of courses passed. Successful students who commit 20 hours or more per week to their studies are often able to complete their program more quickly. 

Transferring Credits In

Students with prior credits that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this program may be granted 'credit' and/or entry into the course with 'advanced standing'. Students are required to have completed, or have equivalent transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Credits may be transferred from college coursework from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all courses attempted.

Career Pathways

The career pathway is included in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and BSBM- Accounting Concentration degree Individualized Degree Plan (IDP). Listed below are among the many careers every business student can pursue:

  • Business Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sales Trainee
  • Public Auditor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Support
  • Revenue Agent
  • Public Accountant
  • Tax Collector
  • Revenue Agent
  • Internal Auditor
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Examiner

Program Learning Outcomes

BU PLO#1:   Oral and Written Communication.
BU PLO#2:   Apply technological applications to the various functional areas in business. 
BU PLO#3:   Apply quantitative technological in the operation of a business.
BU PLO#4:   Demonstrate current legal, ethical, social, financial, economic, and other environmental factors as they apply to business. 
BU PLO#5:   Work effectively as a member of a team.
BU PLO#6:   Compile, analyze, and synthesize information to solve business problems.
BU PLO#7:   Apply management theory functions and skills to the development and operation of abusiness.  
BU PLO#8:   Demonstrate the implications of globalization in student assessments for future      

Associate's Degree

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Business Degree

An Associate of Arts in Business degree provides less depth of study in a particular field than an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) but is easier to transfer to another school. If you plan on continuing on to a Bachelor's degree or higher, an A.A. degree provides you with a good, broad degree while allowing you to receive an introduction into your chosen field of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare and present written and oral business reports for a variety of audiences at a generally acceptable level of business English;
  2. Apply various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database, presentation, and other specialized applications to generate, analyze, and present reports in the various functional areas of business;
  3. Apply business math and basic accounting principles in the operation of a business;
  4. Explain current legal, ethical, social, financial, economic, and other environmental factors as they apply to business;
  5. Work effectively as a member of a team;
  6. Compile, analyze, and synthesize information to solve business problems;

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Our A.A.S. degree prepares students for work in their chosen field by providing more coursework in their field than an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare and present written and oral business reports for a variety of audiences at a generally acceptable level of business English;
  2. Apply various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database, presentation, and other specialized applications to generate, analyze, and present, reports in the various functional areas of business;
  3. Apply business math and basic accounting principles in the operation of a business;
  4. Explain current legal, ethical, social, financial, economic, and other environmental factors as they apply to business;
  5. Work effectively as a member of a team;
  6. Compile, analyze, and synthesize information to solve business problems;

A.A.S. Business Administration - Accounting Emphasis

Program Learning Outcomes

AC 7:  Demonstrate computerized and intermediate accounting skills;
AC 8:  Convey perceptions regarding accounting knowledge gained from completing the Accounting degree program at NMC;
AC 9:  Analyze financial statements; and
AC 10:  Apply accounting practices and record keeping to the operation of a small business

A.A.S. Business Administration – Business Management Emphasis

Program Learning Outcomes

BM 7:  Apply the principles of the strategic planning process to a business simulation or case study;
BM 8:  Differentiate between the key macroeconomic and microeconomic variables that influence business decision-making;
BM 9:  Apply marketing and customer service principles to a business operation;
BM 10:  Apply management theory, functions, and skills to the development and operation of a business; and
BM 11:  Develop a business plan.

A.A.S. Business Administration – Computer Applications Emphasis 

Program Learning Outcomes

CA 7:   Use a word processing program to create, edit, and complete various types of documents including memos, letters, flyers, term papers and reports; 
CA 8:   Use a spreadsheet program to perform numerical calculations, summarize datasets, create charts, do what-if analyses, format and print quantitative reports;
CA 9:   Design and deploy a Website using XHTML; and
CA 10: Design and implement a database system and related applications.

A.A.S. Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management

Program Learning Outcomes

HM 7:  Explain the economic and non-economic impacts of tourism on host destinations;
HM 8:  Define quality service and describe the importance of service as a basis for successful competition in the hospitality industry;
HM 9:  Discuss the history and development of the travel industry and explain the factors affecting growth, change, and globalization of the industry; and
HM 10:  Describe the general organizational structure typically found in lodging properties.

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society

Purpose

The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Lifetime Membership

Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest international recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with Sigma Beta Delta chapter.  To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers.

Benefits to Members

Fellowship Program

Sigma Beta Delta members are eligible to compete for the Society’s annual fellowship awards. This program annually awards fellowships in the amount of $1,000 and $1,500, plus honorable mentions of $250, to outstanding Sigma Beta Delta members who will continue their academic pursuits in a business program.

Lifetime Recognition

By accepting membership in Sigma Beta Delta, students receive lifetime recognition for their outstanding academic achievements and potential in the area of business. As the highest international recognition a business student can earn at a Sigma Beta Delta institution, it is appropriate to include Sigma Beta Delta membership on one’s resume.

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