Business Careers (A.S.)

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Business Careers Program Overview

The Business Administration Career associate degree program prepares students to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation. The program provides a skills-based curriculum that equips graduates with the knowledge and background needed for a rewarding career in business and industry.

Program graduates can expect to find employment in manufacturing operations, accounting, finance, customer service, sales, government, insurance, marketing, human resources management and other career areas.

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  • Expected Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of business, including management, marketing, business law, and accounting; demonstrate the application of this knowledge in a business setting;
    • Think, speak, and write critically; articulate and explain a variety of business concepts, and apply these concepts to solve common business problems;
    • Communicate clearly and effectively;
    • Demonstrate computer literacy and conduct research using a variety of sources;
    • Understand the key actions taken to effectively and efficiently utilize company resources to achieve goals;
    • Develop a global/multicultural perspective when analyzing and planning in business; and
    • Demonstrate knowledge of business ethics and how businesses integrate social responsibility into their ongoing operations.
  • Full-Time Recommended Schedule

    Semester 1

    • Fundamentals of Business
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Computer Application with Business Analytics
    • English Composition I
    • Business Math

    Semester 2

    • Principles of Accounting II
    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • English Composition II
    • General Elective

    Semester 3

    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)
    • Business Elective
    • Principles of Macroeconomics 
    • Communications
    • Humanities and Fine Arts

    Semester 4

    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)
    • Business Elective
    • General Elective
    • Business Communications (BUS247)
    • Web Development
  • Part-Time Recommended Schedule

    Semester 1

    • Fundamentals of Business
    • Computer Application with Business Analytics
    • Business Math

    Semester 2

    • English Composition I
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)

    Semester 3

    • Principles of Accounting II
    • English Composition II
    • General Elective

    Semester 4

    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Communications

    Semester 5

    • Business Elective
    • Principles of Macroeconomics 
    • Humanities and Fine Arts

    Semester 6

    • BUS206/208/251 (choose one)
    • General Elective
    • Communications

    Semester 7 

    • Business Communications (BUS247)
    • Web Development
    • Business Elective