Program Type: Transfer Program

Program Total: 60 Credits

Program Description

The Business Administration A.S. degree is the recommended pathway for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in business and related disciplines. The curriculum in this program establishes a foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of business, accounting, economics, statistics, communication, and management theory. Students learn effective decision making, problem solving, and leadership skills that are necessary for business and its related fields. Additionally, students learn to apply general business management principles, synthesize business, financial, legal, and ethical concepts, prepare financial statements, and analyze business-related data.

Graduates of the Business Administration A.S. will be able to:

  • Apply general business management principles to a variety of situations and business environments.
  • Examine economic concepts and governmental impacts on business.
  • Synthesize business, financial, legal, and ethical concepts and processes to develop a business.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Analyze business related data with and without a statistical software package.
  • Examine the role of leadership in business, including professional image, dealing with conflict, and working with others.
Required Courses

PAS-1000 First Year Experience Credits: 1 (Institutional Requirement)

BMT-1010 Introduction to Business Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

ACC-1001 Principles of Accounting I Credits: 3 (Program Requirement;Critical Course)

INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology Credits: 3 (Computer Literacy Institutional Requirement)

MAT-1250 Applied College Algebra Credits: 3 (Mathematics General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

EGL-1320 Composition II: Writing for Business Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

COM-1010 Foundations of Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective) or

SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective)

NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition Credits: 3 (General Education Elective Science, No Lab) or

BIO-1110 Environmental Biology Credits: 3 (General Ed. Elective Science, No Lab)

ACC-1002 Principles of Accounting II Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

MAT-2160 Applied Calculus I Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

ECN-1030 Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

BIO-1010 General Biology Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Elective) or

BIO-1120 Environmental Biology Laboratory Credits: 1 (Science w/ Lab General Education Elective) or

GEO-1010 Physical Geography Credits: 3 (Science w/ Lab General Education Elective) and

GEO-1020 Physical Geography Lab Credits: 1 (Science w/ Lab General Education Elective)

BMT-2220 Business Law I Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

BMT-2750 Leadership Development Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

PHL-2400 Business Ethics Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

ECN-2010 Statistics for Business and Economics Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

BMT-1570 Small Business Management Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

BMT-1420 Organizational Management Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

BMT-1500 Developing a Professional Image Credits: 1 (Program Requirement)

ECN-1050 Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3 (Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement)

PSY-1010 General Psychology Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

ECN-2020 Money, Banking, and Finance Credits: 3 (Program Elective)


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.
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