Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 2017

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management?

The Supply Chain Management degree program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in the field. Students who earn a degree in Supply Chain Management will be able to work as logistics managers, supply chain consultants, transportation and warehouse operators, sales agents, forecasters, distributors, lean production personnel, customer service representatives, and planning managers. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations, as well as in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Students will be prepared adequately to pursue higher levels of study in the area of Supply Chain Management or related fields at four-year institutions.

If I major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Supply Chain Management degree program prepares students to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degree programs.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Business Division at (973) 877-3222 or (973) 877-3217.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and components of supply chain management and the role of each in the business environment;
  • Describe and demonstrate skills in the areas of warehousing, inventory management, distribution, and transportation and discuss how an integration of each aspect helps in decision making;
  • Explain in detail demand planning, order fulfillment, and consumer satisfaction;
  • Apply various strategies in the supply chain management arena as they relate to procurement and risk management;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing operations (planning, process, and control) as it relates to general logistics; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business and logistics’ terms in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)

Written & Oral Communications (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 – 8 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
MTH 101 or MTH 127 (one 4-credit course)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses: CIS 131 or CIS 135 (one 3-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
ECO 102 (3 credits)
AND
Choose one of the following courses: PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation and Warehousing (3 credits)
Choose any two of the following Supply Chain Management course electives: SCM 229 Demand Planning & Fulfillment, SCM 239 Procurement & Risk Management, or SCM 249 Manufacturing & Operations Planning (two 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 101 Statistics & Probability I or MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)

Third Semester
ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation & Warehousing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ACC 102 Principles Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business or CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Science in Finance

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2016

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration – Finance Option?

The Finance degree program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions. It is also intended to help students identify and value resources both in their current and future use. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as junior loan officers, assistant credit managers, financial planners, investment bankers, security brokers, and back office managers. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively in corporations of any size, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. Students will be prepared adequately to pursue higher levels of study in the area of finance or related disciplines at four-year institutions.

If I major in Finance, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Finance degree program prepares students to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degree programs.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Visit the Business Division in the Green Area of the Main Campus or Call us at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamental components of finance and the importance of each in the financial environment;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions;
  • Explain the purpose and basic operation of the Federal Reserve System and central banks in general, and the application of monetary policy to manage the money supply;
  • Evaluate the effect of monetary policy on output and prices using an analysis of aggregate demand and supply;
  • Explain how to apply various strategies in the management of financial investment portfolios in order to optimize profits (and minimize taxes) within acceptable risks;
  • Evaluate the common debt and equity securities and analyze the relative risks and returns associated with each;
  • Identify and explain the key elements of the international financial markets; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business and finance’ terms in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 - 33 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (11 – 12 credits)
Choose two mathematics courses from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, or MTH 127 (two 3- or 4-credit course)

Choose one lab science course from the following: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
ECO 102 (3 credits)
AND
Choose one of the following Society & Human Behavior courses: PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money & Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Introduction to Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential & Directed Study (Capstone Project) (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)

Choose one Accounting elective: ACC 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting OR ACC 231 Federal Taxation (one 4-credit course)

Choose one Business elective: BUS 231 Global Business, BUS 251 Business Law I, OR BUS 253 The Legal, Ethical & Global Environment of Business (one 3-credit course)

Choose one Computer Information Systems elective: CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business OR CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64-65

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement (3 – 4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement (3 – 4 credits)

Third Semester
Accounting elective (4 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning requirement (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
Computer Information Systems elective (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money & Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Introduction to Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential & Directed Study (Capstone Project) (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2)  This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Academic Certificate in Business Professional

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3013

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Business Professional Certificate?

The Business Professional certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in business-related fields. It is also intended to help students identify business opportunities where they can apply their talents. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as entrepreneurs, office assistants, and/or shop associates. They will gain basic knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies. This certificate program is not intended to be transferred to a 4-year institution, rather it is intended to provide basic business skills for individuals who want to start or improve their own businesses. It is also designed to allow individuals to transfer credits towards an existing associate’s degree offered at the college.

If I major in Business Professional, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Business Professional certificate program is designed to offer preparation for students seeking entry-level jobs in business and industry. Although this certificate program is not intended to be directly transferred to a 4-year institution, graduates will be able to transfer most credits towards an existing associate’s degree offered at the college.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in one year. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamental components of business and the importance of each in the business environment;
  • Demonstrate business management skills in today’s workplace;
  • Demonstrate effective application of business knowledge in pre-existing talents or career; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 131 (3 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (19 - 22 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (two 3-credit courses)
Choose any two 200-level Business (BUS) course electives (6 credits)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)

Choose three of the following major course electives (three 3– or 4-credit courses):ACC 101, BUS 105, BUS 141, BUS 203, FIN 101, HMM 103, PAD 101, SCM 101, or any 3 Logistics (LOG) courses

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ECO 101, ECO 102, ENG 105, ENG 109, FRN 101, OCT 105, OCT 107, SPN 101, or any ART or MUS course (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 31 - 33

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Second Semester
200-level Business (BUS) course electives (one 3-credit course)
200-level Business (BUS) course electives (one 3-credit course)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Additional course elective (one 3-credit course)
Additional course elective (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Microcomputer Systems Application

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2007

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why major in Microcomputer Systems Applications?

This program prepares students for job opportunities that involve computer word processing, use of spreadsheets and databases for business solutions, desktop publishing, and other applications. The program also introduces students to internet web page design. The major is designed for students who are seeking to gain entry into the labor market and also for those who wish to upgrade their professional knowledge in the area of microcomputer applications for career advancement.

If I major in Microcomputer Systems Applications, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

While this program is not designed for transfer purposes, New Jersey Institute of Technology will apply most of the courses you take in the program toward a B.S. in Engineering Technology. For specific guidelines regarding course sequence and requirements for transferability, consult your academic advisor.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental course work in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify and apply business software tools.;
  • Customize software packages for specific business problems;
  • Create professional business documents and web pages; and
  • Perform basic computer hardware tasks.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)
MTH 100 and MTH 127 (two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (30 to 32 credits)

OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

Choose two of the following CIS/CSC/CEE courses: CIS 105 Programming Concepts, CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science, CIS 111 Information Processing I, CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CIS 152 Internet Concepts, CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications, CEE 298 Cooperative Education I, and/or CEE 299 Cooperative Educaction II (total of 6 – 8 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 – 62

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above,  regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Academic Certificate in Information Systems Office Operations

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3301

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why major in Information Systems Office Operations?

This program prepares individuals for employment in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining the systems necessary to deliver information to all levels of an organization. Students receive hands-on instruction in the use and development of databases and spreadsheets. Areas covered include desktop publishing, word processing, and the use of graphics, digital camera, and sound files to make PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use the internet to access information as well as to plan, create, and maintain static and interactive webpages.

If I major in Information Systems Office Operations, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the microcomputer field or to upgrade an employee’s professional knowledge for career advancement. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, ECC will apply some or most of the courses you have taken toward an associate’s degree. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate effective use and integration of a variety of microcomputer applications;
  • Customize software applications to address office needs;
  • Apply standard office computer software, keyboarding, and formatting skills to prepare a wide range of correspondence; and
  • Create static and dynamic webpages.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 131 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 33

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Documents Processing (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Certificate of Achievement in Internet-Web Page Design Specialist

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3304

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Certificate of Achievement

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why become a Internet-Web Page Design Specialist?

Individuals and businesses today are increasingly turning to the World Wide Web to advertise and sell products and services. The demand for individuals who can create websites is growing rapidly. This program prepares students to acquire the skills needed to create interactive and complex websites. The program enables students to design websites the look and feel of which effectively communicate an organization’s message to its intended audience.

If I major in Internet-Web Page Design, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as webmasters. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, ECC will apply some or most of the courses you have taken toward an associate’s degree. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for 15 credits, you can complete the certificate of completion in one semester.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Plan layouts and build and maintain webpages;
  • Create interactive web content; and
  • Discuss and apply principles of graphic design.

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 139 Introduction to Multimedia (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
ART 161 Computer-Enhanced Layout and Design (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Certificate of Achievement: 15

First Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 139 Introduction to Multimedia (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
ART 161 Computer-Enhanced Layout and Design (3 credits)


 

NOTE: This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Science in Business Administration

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 2005

A Dual Admissions Program with Rutgers-Newark, College of Insurance, NJIT, Montclair University, Kean University, and Seton Hall University
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration?

The A.S. in Business Administration degree program builds your knowledge of general business principles and provides you with management skills that are applicable in a wide variety of settings. The major is best suited for the student who wishes to pursue, upon completing an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. With advanced degrees/certifications and relevant job experience, you can secure a rewarding leadership position as a manager within an industry, governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. The A.S. in Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information, please visit http://www.acbsp.org.

Click below to learn more about Essex’s ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes.
ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes (prepared 2017)

If I major in Business Administration, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Business Administration degree program prepares you to transfer to an upper-division college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. You may choose to participate in the dual admissions program with Rutgers-Newark, NJIT, Montclair State University, Kean University, or Seton Hall University.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Discuss and analyze issues related to global economics;
  • Explain and apply management theories and principles; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 - 33 credits)

Written & Oral Communications (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (11 – 12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two math courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 211, MTH 222, or MTH 127 (one or two 3- or 4-credit courses)

Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one 4-credit course or a sequence of two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)

Choose three additional (non-repeated) 200-level Business (BUS) course electives (three 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64 – 65

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 Credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)

Fourth Semester
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 200H

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option?

The Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program prepares students to pursue careers in resorts, hotels, motels, and other lodging and hospitality properties. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as unit managers, assistant managers, or food and beverage managers. They will also be able to advance to positions such as front office manager or sales and marketing manager.

If I major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowlege of the skills required for various positions in the hospitality management industry;
  • Apply the basic principles of front office, housekeeping, merchandising, and food and beverage management; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ and ‘hospitality industry’ terminology in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122; CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food & Beverage Management (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law (strongly recommended) or a 200-level BUS or CIS course (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I is strongly recommended) (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction To Hospitality Management (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law OR a 200-level BUS or CIS course (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food and Beverage Management (3 credits)
Free elective (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Financial Services Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 20FN

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Financial Services?

The Business Administration: Financial Services degree program prepares students to pursue careers in banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as cashiers, junior loan officers, assistant credit managers, and assistant back office managers. They will also gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies.

If I major in Busniess Administration: Financial Services Option, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration: Financial Services Option degree major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions;
  • Apply key elements of monetary and fiscal policy in various business contexts; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 - 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (3 – 4 credits)
Choose one of the following math courses: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)

ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 62 – 63

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement(one 3- or 4- credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits0
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 200M

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why major in Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications?

This program prepares you for a career in the fast-paced world of microcomputer applications. It gives you the business and management skills needed to succeed in a variety of business settings. The program prepares students for positions such as office manager, information specialist, administrative specialist, and other technical support and management positions.

If I major in Business Administration and Microcomputer Application, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is designed to prepare students to gain entry to technical support and management positions. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Effectively utilize personal computers to word process, create and manage spreadsheet applications, develop professional presentations, and conduct internet research;
  • Select and use appropriate software to solve common business problems/issues; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 to 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills/Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (3 – 4 credits)

Choose one math course or one lab science course from the following:

Math: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (zero or one 3- or 4-credit course)

Lab Science: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122; CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (zero or one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)

ECO 101 (one 3-credit course)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 111, HST 121, HST 131, HST 134, HST 136, or HST 161 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, and/or FIN 201 Money and Banking (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61 – 62

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 108 Social Problems recommended) (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting l – Financial (4 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying recommended) (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
Two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, AND/OR FIN 201 Money and Banking (6 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.