Associate of Business


Program Description

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A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighboring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-bycourse transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Business. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the student must be sure to complete all General Education courses required for graduation.

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Hiwassee College is a place where learning comes in the classroom, but more importantly it comes from real-world experience. You may be surprised how little you see the desk in front of you. Learning is more than hands-on. It’s real life.


With every corner you turn, you will find adventure. Athletics your thing? We’ve got almost every sport available and are always looking for talented new athletes. More the outdoorsy type? Here, you may find yourself rafting down a river of rapids, hiking a challenging trail, or simply taking in the majesty of the beautiful countryside.

The following list of colleges and universities have verified that they will accept Hiwassee College’s credits either as direct transfer or case-by-case basis. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is an excellent set of options for students who are earning dual enrollment credits.

  • Brevard College
  • Bryan College
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Clemson University
  • Cumberland University
  • East Tennessee State Univeristy
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Maryville College
  • Milligan College
  • Samford University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Trine University
  • Tusculum College
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville



1310 - Introduction to Business

A survey course designed to examine the fundamental concepts and functions of business; emphasis placed upon areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, and law; skills and terminology necessary for success in subsequent courses in these areas. No prerequisites. Three hours credit. Offered as needed.

2010 - Business Communication

Survey of methods of communication in business; emphasis on development of skills necessary for the preparation of business letters, memos, and reports; effective oral communication skills. Three hours credit. Spring.

2110 - Introduction to Business Statistics

Introduction to statistical analysis. Topics include descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear correlation and regression, and chi-square testing. Prerequisite: Math 1130 and 1730 or consent of instructor. Three hours credit. Spring.

2120 - Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to teach a balanced approach towards starting and running a small business. Increasingly, entrepreneurship is the avenue of choice for creative individuals pursuing professional, personal, and financial goals and ambitions. This course not only provides information key to starting and developing viable ventures but also addresses the crucial role small businesses play in the broader economy. Three hours credit.

2130 - Business Functions

An examination of the application and integration of fundamental business functions. Includes aspects of finance, information management, logistics, marketing, operations, and organizational behaviour. Prerequisites: Economics 2010, Accounting 2010, Computer Information Systems 1020 or equivalent. Four hours credit. Spring.

2220 - International Business

This course provides an overview of the global business environment and the evolving global economy. It emphasizes the pervasiveness of globalization and its economic and social impact today and in the future. International trade policies and procedures, culture diversity, and communication in the global marketplace are examined. Three hours credit.

2320 - Human Resource Management

Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of human resource policies and practices including: recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Three hours credit.

2420 - Principles of Finance

This course examines the principles of finance primarily from the viewpoint of the financial manager. Combining the principles of management, the laws of supply and demand, the constraints of tax laws, and the reports of accounting, financial management provides the tools to evaluate opportunities and strategically plan methods of maximizing the value of the firm. Three hours credit.

2900/3900 - Special Topics

Designed for students who wish to study areas not offered in the regular curriculum or in addition to the regular offerings. Content varies. Usually three hours credit, but may vary. Not offered on a regular basis.

3210 - Principles of Marketing

Basic concepts and functions of marketing; analysis of research and development, pricing, distribution, and promotion with respect to opportunities and constraints presented by consumers; the regulatory environment and competition. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Three hours credit. Offered as needed.

3310 - Business Law

Basic introduction to the American legal system and its relationship to business. Areas to be examined include government regulation, consumer protection, contracts and torts, crimes, personal and real property, sales and agency. Three hours credit. Not offered on a regular basis.

3410 - Principles of Management

An introduction to the theories and processes of management; basic management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling are emphasized as the fundamentals of problem solving and decision making. Three hours credit.

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about t ... Read More

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Hiwassee’s influences are not limited to the immediate area. 10,000 plus alumni are contributing to communities in 44 states and 28 countries. Some of Hiwassee’s successful alumni include: a prime minister of Jordan, a retired president of American BMW operations, an Emory heart surgeon, and a Broadway performer. In just a few short years, we hope to be able to include your name among our prospering alumni members. Read less