The Business Careers program offers various levels of educational opportunity.

• Certificates of Competence designed for students and community members who wish to acquire or upgrade their skills and knowledge.

• One-year Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers that provides essential skills and knowledge in business, communication, writing, and mathematics.

• Two-year Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers with four options: Option I is general; Option II is articulated with the UH WestOahu Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) available in Maui County; and Option III provides the first two years for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business and Information Technology at UH Maui College; Option IV is Sustainable Science Management entry.

• Transferable courses for four-year business programs at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and other institutions.

Students interested a baccalaureate program should take the appropriate mathematics sequence early in order to complete required course(s) and should see a counselor about specific requirements for entrance to baccalaureate programs. Not all Business Careers courses will transfer and fill baccalaureate requirements. Baccalaureate programs additionally have specific GPA entrance requirements that may be higher than 2.0. Students should elect letter grades (A, B, C, etc).

Certificate of Achievement requirements are at least 32 credits with a 2.0 or higher and no more than 15 credits taken for CR/NC grades. Grade C or better is required in the following: ENG 55 or higher, COM 145 or BUS/COM 130, and 3 credits of Accounting. Associate in Applied Science requirements are 62-66 credits with a 2.0 or higher with no more than 30 credits taken for CR/NC grades including the above CA requirements and 3 additional credits of English with grade C or better.

 

Contact the program coordinator, Rick Miller, at 984-3211 or by email at rickm@hawaii.edu for more information.   

Requirements for Certificates of Professional Development (CPD):  
Entrepreneurship I (3 credits):
BUS 125(3)
Marketing (3 credits):  
MKT 120(3)
Supervision I: 3 credits:
MGT 118 (3)
Requirements for Certificates of Competence (CO):
Entrepreneurship II: 9 credits (Prereq: CO Entrepreneurship I)
MGT 124 (3), ACC 124 or 210 (3), BLAW 200 (3)
Supervision II: 9 credits MGT 118 (3), 122 (3); BUS/COM 130 (3)
Requirements for Certificates of Completion (CC): 12 credits
e-Marketing: MKT 120 (3), 285 (3); BUSN 150 (3), 261 (3)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement (CA):  32 credits
Business 120(3)
Accounting 124(3) and 125(3), or
Accounting 201(3) and Business elective(3)
Marketing 120 or approved alternative(3)*
Business elective(3)*
Business Technology 189(3)* - or other appropriate mathematics course
Business Technology 150 or Information & Computing Science 101(3)
Management 122 or Psychology 100 or Sociology 100(3)*
Interdisciplinary Studies 106(2)
Business/Communication 130(3)
English 55 or 100(3)**

 

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree:
62-66 credits
All CA courses(32) plus:
Business Law 200 or approved alternative(3)*
English 100 or 209(3)**
Humanities elective(3)
Natural Science elective(3) or (7) - depending on option selected*
Social Science elective(3)*
Program electives(15)*
      * Note: Consult a counselor, the program coordinator, or appropriate faculty member.
    ** Note: Preferred combinations are: 1) ENG 55 & 100 or 2) ENG 100 & 209.  Students planning to transfer must complete ENG 100 & 209.

 

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree: 62-66 credits:

Option I: For students seeking a general two-year business program (AAS).
Option II: For students planning to transfer to the BA in Business Administration at UH West Oahu (AAS > BABA).
Option III:  For students planning to enter the BAS in Applied Business and Information Technology: see ABIT map.
Option IV: For students planning to enter the BAS in Sustainable Science Management at UH Maui College. see SSM map.

 

Option I – AAS:  62-63 credits

Full-time students planning a two-year general business AAS in Business Careers would take courses in this sequence.

First Semester (Fall) Credits
ACC 124 Principles of Accounting I*** 3
 OR
ACC 201  Financial Accounting 3
BUSN 120 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 150  Introduction to Business Computing, or
ICS 101  Computing Literacy & Applications 3
IS 106 College Orientation I 2
ENG 55 or ENG 100** 3
BUS/COM 130  Business Communication-Oral 3
            17
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
ACC 125 Principles of Accounting II*** 3
OR  
Business elective – See list below 3
BUSN 189  Business Mathematics -
or approved alternative
3
MGT 122  Organizational Behavior, or
PSY 100  Survey of Psychology, or
SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology* 3
MKT 120 Introduction to Marketing-
or approved alternative*
3
Business elective* - See list below. 3
     15
Third Semester (Fall)  Credits
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business, or approved alternative*  3
ENG 100 Composition I, or ENG 209 Managerial Writing**  3
Program electives* -See list below.                     6
Natural Science elective*    3-4
       15-16
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
Humanities elective* 3
Social Science elective* 3
Program electives* -See list below 9
     15

 

Option I –  Business Elective  

Choose one 3-credit course from the following list:*
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting(3)*
BUS 125 Starting a Small Business(3)
BUSN 261 Web Construction Fund & Marketing(3)
BUSN 262 e-Commerce Web Construction & Marketing(3)
MGT 118 Introduction to Supervision(3)
ECON 130 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics(3)
ECON 131 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics(3)
Other course approved by program coordinator (1-3).

 

Option I – Program Electives 

Choose 5 courses totaling 15 credits from the Business Elective list above and/or from the following list:
ACC 132  Payroll & Hawai‘i General Excise Taxes(3)
ACC 137  Business Income Taxation(3)
ACC 150  Using Computers in Accounting(3)
ACC 190v  Topic in Accounting(1-3)
ACC 255  Using Spreadsheets in Accounting(3)
BUS 90v  Specialized Topic in Business(1-6)
BUS 193v  Cooperative Education(1-6)
BUS 290v  Advanced Topic in Business(1-6)
BUS 295  Case Studies in Business(3)
BUSN 110  Office Computer Troubleshoot & Maint(3)
BUSN 151  Intermediate Business Computing(3)
COM 145  Interpersonal Communication I(3)
COM 210  Intercultural Communication I(3)
ECON 120  Introduction to Economics (3)
ICS 102  Internet Resources(3)
MGT 124  Human Resources Management(3)
MKT 160  Advertising & Promotion(3)
PSY 100  Survey of Psychology(3)
PSY 170  Psychology of Adjustment(3)
PSY 250  Social Psychology(3)
SP 151  Personal & Public Speech(3)
SP 251  Principles of Effective Public Speaking(3)
Other course(s) approved by program coordinator (1-3)

 

   *Note: If ACC 201 is taken, Business electives are 6 credits.  Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program need ACC 202.
**Note:  Preferred combinations are: 1) ENG 55 & 100 or 2) ENG 100 & 209. Students planning to transfer must complete ENG 100 & 209.
***Note: Students who take ACC 124 and 125 and transfer to UH West Oahu or enter the ABIT program will need to take ACC 202; however, only 6 credits of Accounting will be accepted for transfer.

 

 

Option II – AAS > BABA:  62-66 credits

A maximum of 66 lower division credits numbered 100 or above may be transferred to the UH West Oahu Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Substitutions must have prior approval. To plan courses, see a counselor, the program coordinator, or the University of Hawai‘i Center, Maui.

Required Courses 

ACC 201  Financial Accounting(3)
ACC 202  Managerial Accounting(3)
BUSN 150  Introduction to Business Computing, or
ICS 101  Computing Literacy and Applications(3)
BLAW 200  Legal Environment of Business(3)
BUS 120  Principles of Business(3)
BUS/COM 130  Business Communication – Oral(3)
COM 145  Interpersonal Communication I, or
COM 210  Intercultural Communication I, or
SP 151  Personal and Public Speech(3)
ECON 130  Principles of Economics: Microeconomics(3)-Social Science elective
ECON 131  Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics(3)
ENG 100  Composition I(3)
ENG 209  Managerial Writing(3)
ENG 210  Research Writing(3)-waives UH West Oahu course HUM 310
with grade C or better
IS 106  College Orientation I(2)
MATH 115  Statistics(3)
MGT 122  Organizational Behavior(3)
MKT 120  Principles of Marketing(3)
PSY 100  Survey of Psychology, or
SOC 100  Survey of General Sociology, or
POLS 110  Introduction to Political Science, or
ANTH(3) – 100-level or above
Business elective:  BUS 125  Small Business Management, or
MGT 118  Introduction to Supervision, or
MKT 160  Advertising and Promotion, or
BUSN 261  Web Construction Fund & Marketing, or
BUSN 262  e-Commerce Web Construction & Marketing(3)
Humanities elective:  PHIL 100  Survey of Problems, or
PHIL 101  Morals and Society, or
a History course(3) -not a COM, ENG or SP course
Natural Science elective(3-4) – 100-level or above
Mathematics/Natural Science elective:
Math or Natural Science (3-4) -100-level or above

 

Option III – AAS > BAS ABIT:  65-66 credits

For efficient continuation into Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT), Business Careers students should take the following courses. Students are required to earn letter grades (A,B,C, etc.) in all ABIT requirements. For information about ABIT, see a counselor, program coordinator, or faculty member.

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Credits
BUS 120  Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 150 Introduction to Business Computing,*
or ICS 101  Digital Tools for the Information Age 3
ECON 131  Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 3
ENG 100  Composition I 3
MATH 103 College Algebra* 3
       15
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
ECON 130  Principles of Economics:  Microeconomics 3
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology,
or SOC 100  Survey of General Sociology 3
HIST 152 World Civilization II 3
Hawaiian Emphasis 3
MATH 135  Pre-Calculus: Elementary Functions 3
ENG 209  Business and Managerial Writing 3
              18
Third Semester (Fall) Credits
ACC 201  Financial Accounting, or
ACC 201  Financial Accounting, or
ACC 125  Principles of Accounting II 3
MATH 115  Statistics 3
ICS 110  Introduction to Computer Programming 3
SP 251  Principles of Effective Public Speaking,
or equivalent oral communication 3
Natural Science elective with lab 4
       16
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
ACC 202  Managerial Accounting 3
ICS 111  Intro to Computer Science 4
ICS 200  Web Technology 3
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3
MATH 203  Calculus for Business and Social Science,
or MATH 205  Calculus I      3-4
   16-17

* Required for entrance into ABIT program.

  1. Students who complete at least 60 credits and all the courses listed in this option can apply at any time for an  AAS in Business Careers whether or not they plan to enter the ABIT program.
  2. Students who have at least 60 credits and are not planning on completing the BAS in ABIT may apply for an AAS in Business Careers (See Option I). The following substitutions are allowed: BUSN 189 or any approved math course may replace MATH 135; MATH 115 may be replaced with an approved elective; and the 4 credit Natural Science elective is not required.
  3. Students continuing with ABIT need 54 allowable credits and a 2.5 GPA to advance to this program.

 

 

Option IV – AAS > BAS SSM:  66 credits

Students planning on obtaining the BAS in Sustainable Science Management should take the following courses for the first two years. Sustainable Science Management majors are required to earn letter grades (e.g., A, B, C, etc.) in all courses required for the Sustainable Science Management program.

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Credits
BUS 120 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 150 Introduction to Business Computing,
or ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information Age 3
IS 106 College Orientation I 2
BUS/COM 130 Business Communication – Oral,
or COM 145 Interpersonal Communication I,
or COM 210 Intercultural Communication I,
or SP 151 Personal & Public Speech,
or SP 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 100 Composition I 3
SSM 101 Intro to Sustainability 3
          17
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
ECON 131 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 3
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology,
or SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology 3
HWST 107 Hawai’i: Center of the Pacific,
or HIST 284 History of Hawai’i 3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
ENRG 101 Introduction to Sustainable Technology 3
ENRG 103 Energy Production Systems 3
          18
Third Semester (Fall) Credits
ACC 201 Financial Accounting* 3
ECON 130 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 3
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3
CHEM 151 Elementary Survey of Chemistry 4
SSM 201 Sustainable Building Design, Construction,
and Operations
3
          16
* ACC 124 and 125 are acceptable in place of ACC 201.
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BIOL 124 Environment & Ecology 3
BIOL 124L Environment & Ecology Laboratory 1
ENG 209 Business and Managerial Writing 3
MATH 135 Pre-Calculus: Elementary Functions 3
SSM 202 Sustainable Island Communities 3
          16

 

Note: Students continuing on with the BAS in Sustainable Science Management will take courses during their junior and senior years. Sustainable Science Management majors are required to earn letter grades (e.g., A, B, C, etc.) in all courses required for the Sustainable Science Management program.