May 06, 2021  
2014-15 Catalog 
2014-15 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Career, A.S.

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Program Design

The Business Administration Career associate degree program prepares graduates for employment as management trainees and for entry-level positions in banks, insurance companies and governmental agencies. It is a general business program requiring students to take courses in accounting, business law, economics, management and corporate finance.

Although many courses in this program may be transferred, it is possible that some will transfer only as electives. Students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree should enroll in the Accounting and Business Administration Transfer program.

This program is of considerable benefit to employed students looking for professional development or students who hold degrees in unrelated areas and are looking for a career specialty or career change.

Note: Students should meet with a faculty advisor to plan their program of study.


Students may attend full- or part-time. Students must achieve at least a C- or better in an accounting course to continue on to the next level. Note: All business and accounting courses, except for BBG* 108  (formerly QM 110), have prerequisites. All accounting courses numbered 100 or higher require students to be eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Business Administration Career 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 business and 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.

Total Credits Required: 63-66


Students who receive credit for QM 110 have fulfilled the BBG* 108  requirement.

‡ ‡ Recommended MAT* 138  or MAT* 165 

‡ ‡ ‡ Business electives include courses with designations of ACC*, BES*, BFN*, BFP*, BBG*, BMG*, and BMK*. Students without a strong foundation in computer skills should take CSA* 115: Windows.

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