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Business Administration A.A.S.

Gain the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in the business world.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is perfect if you're looking to start your own business, wanting to upskill in your current role, or you're seeking a path to a bachelor's degree.

Overview

The fully online Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (also available on-campus) provides a broad understanding of the business environment. You'll study accounting, management, entrepreneurship, human resource management, business law, finance, marketing and more.

The two-year associate degree is suitable if your circumstances make completing a full bachelor's degree difficult. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to consider your preferred major, should you decide to continue to further study.

Details & Objectives

Program Details

  • Intakes: fall, spring, summer
  • Duration: two years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Delivery mode: online or on-campus or combination of both
  • Total credits: 64

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with a strong foundation in the core areas of business- marketing, finance, human resources, operations research management, information technology and project management-that will prepare them for a career in an ever- changing global business environment and/or the pursuit of a graduate education.
  • Develop student’s managerial, relationship management and leadership skills through collaborative work.
  • Provide students with appreciation of the importance information technology has on an organization and how business applies and adapts to new technologies,
  • Prepare students to be responsible professionals who are aware of the ethical, legal and societal issues in which business operates.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of core business courses outlined below, as well as two further business electives and a liberal arts elective for a total of 64 credits.

IT 1001 Computer Tools
In this course students will perfect their ability to interpret primary and secondary sources, recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and effectively communicate information using appropriate technologies. Including an overview of computers, the Internet, Web 2.0 technologies, Office applications, and data management. You will also learn the fundamentals of computer security, which will enable you to protect your information from the various dangers that exist online.

ECO 1201 Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics; the foundation of economic analysis; national income, employment, and economic growth; aggregate demand and supply, saving, and investment; economic fluctuations; monetary and fiscal policy; the international economy.

ECO 2202 Principles of Microeconomics
Microeconomics; markets, the price system, and the allocation of resources; competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly; government and business; the distribution of income.

BL 2101 Business Law I
An introduction to the law and U.S. legal system; dispute resolution; business crimes; torts; contracts; sales under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code; consumer protection law of warranties and product liability.

ACC 1101 Elementary Accounting I
An introduction to the basic principles of accounting including the accounting cycle, classified financial statements and the measurement and valuation of current assets, current liabilities and non-current assets.

ENT 1001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course is designed for business and nonbusiness students who want to learn about entrepreneurship and its importance to the economy and society, entrepreneurial skills, values and characteristics to create their own job inside and outside the corporate world. This course teaches transferable skills required to become an entrepreneur, a small business owner or an entrepreneur, and raises the student's awareness of the legal, business, managerial, creative, analytical and interpersonal skills relevant to setting up and running an innovative organization.

FIN 3316 Personal Finance
Analysis of the many aspects of personal finance in modern society. Topics include personal budgeting, investments, mortgages, insurance, and taxes. The use of financial ratios, time value of money, and other techniques of financial analysis.

HR 2204 Human Resources Management
The study of current human resources administration in various types of organizations incorporating all aspects of human resources management, including recruitment, testing, placement, motivation, training, sensitivity training, cultural differences, governmental assistance and regulations, wage administration, employee benefits, and industrial judicial practices (grievances and arbitration).

MKT 2201 Marketing
This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of marketing and is a prerequisite for all marketing electives. The course will focus on marketing activities and how marketing relates to the overall organization. Topics will include environmental analysis, industry and competitor analysis, marketing strategies, consumer behavior, market mix (product, price, promotion and place), segmentation, and market research. Additional focus on decisions.

Expert Connections

Our students take on individual and group projects tackling real world business situations, while experts from the public and private sector continually come to campus to share their thoughts and help establish a solid network for your future career.

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