PTI's Business Degree with a Concentration in Management can launch a career in many types of management in today's complex business environment.
Our management program emphasizes business fundamentals, including critical thinking and decision-making, communication, and interpersonal and math skills. You will learn practical, real-world applications from instructors with extensive business experience. You will work on a number of hands-on business projects to build valuable, practical business skills.
- PTI Students work closely in the field with General Managers and Corporate Director of Marketing to promote local businesses.
- PTI Business Students take field trips to both large and small companies to meet company representatives and get first hand information on the company.
- Management students partidipate in a Shark Tank-style experience creating a business plan, presenting it to a panel of experts, fine tuning their plan and showcasing it to investors in a trade show at the end of their program.
- Business Students organize, promote and run the New to You Professional Dress Sale which helps PTI Students dress professionally for internship and job interviews.
More about this program
PTI is proud to have a 86% employed in field rate for our 2013 graduates with a Business Degree with a concentration in Management.
PTI Management graduates are prepared for entry-level positions at:
- Computer Services
- Credit and Collections
- Customer Service
- Energy and Utilities
- Healthcare and Medical
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- In the PTI Management Program you will learn key skills such as:
- Management skills
- Making Presentations
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Decision Making Skills
- Sales and Promotion Techniques
- Social Responsibility
- Personal and Professional Development
- Solving Problems
- Dynamic interpersonal skills
- Computer skills and Information
- Accounting skills
- Marketing new products
- Creating a new business
- Business Law
- Creating business spreadsheets
- Database Applications
- PTI is an active member in the American Marketing Association and our students attend regular events to meet industry professionals that can open doors for internships and job placement.
- PTI is active in Alpha Beta Gamma and International Business Honor Society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students in business.
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
- Computer Applications
- This course provides the student with an introduction to multiple office-based applications. The student will use the knowledge gained in this course as a foundation for implementing and developing projects in various applications including spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, and the PTI network.
- Introduction to Business
- This course provides a thorough survey of major business functions, focusing on modern business procedures. Topics include international business, economics, management, marketing, accounting, social responsibility and ethics, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
- Principles of Mathematics
- This general studies course involves a review of the principles of mathematics. Topics to be discussed include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, measurement (both English and Metric systems), and an introduction to Algebra. For programs that require additional mathematics classes, students must earn a “C” or better grade in this course to advance to the next required math course.
- Accounting for Partnerships & Corporations
- Accounting Information Systems
- Accounting Principles
- This course provides the students with hands-on experience in applying fundamental accounting principles within a computerized environment. Using computer technology, students gain experience setting up and maintaining accounts, recording transactions in the general and special journals, preparing payroll, completing the accounting cycle, and setting up accounting records for new companies.
- Federal Taxes 1 & 2
- In this course, students will learn basic individual and business tax law. Emphasis will be placed on research, tax law and tax form preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.
- Financial Accounting 1
- This course introduces the basic principles and procedures of accounting. Emphasis is placed on analyzing business transactions, cataloging, journal entries, posting to the general ledger, and preparing financial statements (income statement, owner's equity statement, and balance sheet).
- Financial Accounting 2
- In this course, students will examine additional accounting concepts as they relate to sales and purchase transactions, merchandise inventory valuation, and various depreciation methods including methods for asset disposition. Topics include accounts receivable, subsidiary ledgers, adjustments for merchandise inventory, depreciation, accruals, deferrals and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Financial Management
- Investment Management
- Payroll Accounting
- Principles of Finance
- Principles of Management
- This course provides an overview of the major functions of operational and human resources management. Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to integrate behavioral and systems approaches with traditional analysis and demonstrate Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement methods in the management process.
- Spreadsheet Applications
- This course guides students with little spreadsheet experience and enables them to become knowledgeable, confident spreadsheet designers and users. The course utilizes hands-on examples, tutorials, and reinforcement to develop spreadsheet design in a wide variety of disciplines, including marketing, accounting, finance, and operations.
GENERAL EDUCATION/CAREER RELATED
- Career Development
- The focus of this course is on preparing students for the upcoming job search process. They will produce a series of critical job search documents, including a resume, reference page, cover letter and thank you letter. These documents are applied to job search activities that give students the opportunity to hone their interview skills, research potential employers, complete an online job application, and experience a mock interview scenario.
- Critical Thinking
- In today’s information age, critical thinking skills are vital for success. This course utilizes case studies to teach reasoning, analysis, and evaluation skills in everyday situations. Students learn the importance and benefits of critical and creative thinking, work through steps to understand, analyze, and evaluate specifics of argument and persuasion, and practice solving problems using critical thinking skills.
- This course provides a survey of core economic concepts. Students are exposed to the ideas needed for a basic understanding of macro and micro economic principles
- Effective Speech
- This course focuses on the various dimensions of effective speaking with emphasis on audience analysis, reasoning, organization, evidence, and delivery. Throughout the course, the student is acquainted with the various types of speeches and their effectiveness through critical and analytical reading, individualized and group exercises and projects, and class discussions. Students deliver a variety of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.
- English Composition 1
- This writing course focuses on the writing of descriptive narrative, cause and effect, and process essays from the initial stage of prewriting to final revisions and editing. Topics included are purpose, audience, development, focus and organization, as well as word usage and sentence structure. Elements of grammar, spelling, and punctuation are reviewed. Assigned readings are part of class discussion and writing assignments. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam; otherwise, students must have concurrent success with GEE099 and GEE100 before proceeding on to GEE150.
- English Composition 2
- This writing course is a continuation of the fundamentals introduced in GEE100 English Composition 1. Library and electronic research techniques and guidelines are thoroughly covered. Advanced persuasive writing and research-based persuasion are emphasized using citations and works cited according to MLA guidelines. Analytical and critical thinking skills are developed through students’ evaluation of their own writing and assigned readings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam or GEE100.
- Leadership Principles*
- Students will understand the concepts of leadership and supervisory roles, planning, decision-making, performance management, strategic management, team building, group and organizational dynamics, and functions in an organization. This class teaches how to be an effective leader in a dynamic, diverse, and continuously evolving business environment. Concepts of goal-setting, motivation, time management, and other interpersonal skills are taught. Students will become familiar with successful leadership practices through case studies and research practices
- Personal Finance
- This course blends financial theory with financial applications while providing an understanding of the U.S. financial structure. Emphasis is placed on budgeting, personal income and expenditures, present and future value calculations, personal financial statements, and finance and credit alternatives.
- Steps to Career Success 1
- The purpose of this course is to acclimate students to the available resources to maintain their focus on achieving career goals. The course is scheduled for all students in the 1st quarter, one hour per week.
- Steps to Career Success 2
- The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the nuances of industry. Topics will include industry related organizations, social networking, employer expectations and other professional skills. The course offering will vary by quarter depending on the program offered, one hour per week
- Steps to Career Success 3
- The purpose of this course is to apply professional skills and become actively involved in industry related activities. The course offering will vary by quarter depending on the program offered, one hour per week
*Course can be replaced by another approved general education course.
PTI offers a comprehensive Career Services Department with a dedicated staff who will assist you in your career search. Companies that have previously hired PTI graduates include:
- H. J. Heinz
- H &R Block
- Verizon Wireless
- PNC Bank
- Calgon Carbon Corporation
- Carnegie Science Center
- Digital Picture, Inc.
- Federal Express
- Amcon Office Systems
- American Red Cross
- Beckwith Machinery Co
- General Nutrition Center
- Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.
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