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Business Administration Specialization, AAS

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Business
  • Degree Code: BUS.BUSADM.AAS
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A general business AAS degree affords students flexibility while increasing knowledge in all basic business disciplines. This degree provides a strong academic foundation in core business functions where competencies and skills are taught from a business perspective applying best practices and problem solving.

Students have the opportunity to learn to lead across many business areas.

Marketable Skills

1. Management skills:

Learn to strategically plan and organize business operations, lead personnel, and control processes to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. 2. Teambuilding skills: Learn to create, participate in, manage, and find success using functional and cross-functional work teams. 3. Leadership skills:

Learn to lead others through the application of positive attitudes, goal-setting, motivational strategy, and humility. 4. Marketing skills:

Learn to understand and apply marketing concepts including consumer behavior, external environment factors, marketing research, target markets, and the marketing mix. 5. Accounting skills:

Learn to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to transaction analysis, financial statement preparation, and financial statement analysis. 6. Computer skills:

Learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, data analysis, presentation, and database computer software to conduct business operations. 7. Communication skills:

Learn the ability to effectively develop, interpret, and express ideas through written, oral, and visual communication approaches. 8. Critical thinking skills:

Learn to diagnose, propose, and implement solutions to business problems through research, synthesis, and application of information. 9. Ethics skills:

Learn ways to evaluate situations and make ethical decisions that are socially responsible.

Semester I

BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3 hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3 hours
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3 hours
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

BUSI 2301 Business Law 3 hours
BMGT 2309 Leadership 3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
ACCT 2301 Principles/Financial Acct 3 hours
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3 hours
15 hours

Semester III

HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3 hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hours
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
MRKG 2349 Advertising & Sales Promotion or
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing or
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling
3 hours
BMGT 1307 Team Building 3 hours
15 hours

Semester IV

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
Speech elective 3 hours
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics or
BMGT 1344 Negotiations and Conflict Management
3 hours
Business elective 3 hours
Math elective 3 hours
15 hours
Total hours:60 hours


ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 2401 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3 hours


MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic 3 hours


COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 hours
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication 3 hours