Business is the driving force behind economic growth and decision-making across the globe. To succeed in the competitive world of today and tomorrow, people in all fields of endeavor can benefit from an understanding of the principles and practices that govern free enterprise. Whether students are interested in a business career targeted toward employment within the fields of communications, human resources, entrepreneurship, marketing, management or accounting; intend to pursue further education in the field of business; or are seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to advance along a different career path, the business programs at WVC have been designed to inform, instruct and inspire students to attain their goals.
Degrees and Certificates
Business,Associate of Technical Science Degree
Business,Certificate of Completion
Business Transfer Options,Associate in Arts and Sciences Degree-Direct Transfer Agreement,Associate in Business - DTA/MRP
Gaming Operations Supervisor,Certificate of Completion
Retail Management,Certificate of Completion
Tribal Gaming Management,Certificate of Completion
Program Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the basic principles of business. Surveys the stock market, economics, principles of capitalism, global business, ethics, social responsibility, small business, management, organization theory, labor relations, marketing, and finance. Emphasis placed on current events, using Web resources, and activities related to business and economics.
Introduction to legal institutions, processes, and legal reasoning. Topics include the law of contracts, torts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, real property, personal property, business organizations, employment, government regulation, and ethics. Emphasis on legal reasoning, legal theory, and practical applications of legal issues as they relate to business. (Students may not get credit for both BUS 204 and BUS& 201).
Leadership development and training emphasizing leadership theory, team building, and practical application through simulations. Additionally, students will understand their individual leadership style strengths and weaknesses.
Designed to provide on-the-job practical field experience. One credit for each five hours of work experience per week. Prerequisites: instructor's signature.
Introduction to the elements of successful entrepreneurship, business opportunity identification and assessment, economic development strategies, and development of an effective business plan.
Study of management theory and concepts to provide students with practical tools for planning, leading, organizing, staffing and controlling within a dynamic organizational environment. Decision-making techniques for developing competitive advantages based on cost, quality, innovation and speed are emphasized. Student's will develop a comprehensive, industry-specific management project.
Problems and practices relating to the marketing exchange process. Emphasis on planning marketing strategies for product, price, promotion and distribution issues. Gain understanding of Integrated Marketing Communications systems approach, how to apply IMC concepts to both profit and nonprofit organizations. Develop a comprehensive, industry-specific marketing plan.
Designed to provide on-the-job practical field experience. One credit for each five hours of work experience per week.