Dec 09, 2021  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Accounting and Business Administration Transfer, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Accounting and Business Administration Transfer associate degree program is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or marketing. This program provides a broad liberal arts background consisting mostly of courses normally taken in the first two years at a baccalaureate college or university. In addition, students will take courses in accounting and business administration. Advanced courses should be taken at the institution to which you transfer.

Students should be familiar with the requirements of the institutions to which they will transfer. Therefore, we encourage selection of transfer institutions as early as possible. Students should see an advisor before choosing elective courses because each transfer institution may have specific requirements.


We recommend that students have a sound foundation in mathematics before entering this program. Take the assessment test early to determine your level of mathematical ability. Note: To take a business course numbered 100 or higher, students must be eligible for ENG* 101 . To take an accounting course numbered 100 or higher, students must be eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Accounting and Business Administration Transfer degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Demonstrate relevant content knowledge in required core business disciplines (accounting, business law, management and organizational behavior, and marketing) and apply concepts in problem solving through identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and offering a well-supported conclusion.
  2. Recognize proper business acumen and decorum in professional interactions; demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and presentation skills and demeanor; demonstrate the ability to use presentation and team interpersonal skills effectively in class presentations.
  3. Recognize and respond thoughtfully to situations that present ethical dilemma, demonstrating the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities of business, an ability to confront ethical dilemmas, and apply ethical principles to business situations using concepts learned.
  4. Apply concepts in core business disciplines and critical thinking skills to make sound financial decisions.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between accounting and business courses.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Accounting and Business Administration Transfer, A.S. Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 61


Recommended MAT* 158  for students thinking of transferring to UConn & CCSU or MAT* 230  for students thinking of transferring to UConn

‡‡Recommended ENG* 110  for students thinking of transferring to UConn or BMG* 204  for students thinking of transferring to CCSU

ART* 101 , ART* 102 , MUS* 101 , MUS* 102  and ART* 206  are recommended by most baccalaureate colleges.

‡‡A 4-credit laboratory science is recommended by most baccalaureate institutions.

‡‡‡‡ Select any course (3 Credits). Students interested in an Honors Capstone or Co-Op experience should see a faculty advisor.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:

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