Business Administration (BUS)

This program provides a basic knowledge of essential business practices and procedures within a broad framework of business management principles. Noted for its flexibility, the program gives students the opportunity to select courses from a career emphasis in management and/or marketing. Graduates are employed in private and public sector entry-level employment positions including sales, personnel, banking, marketing, management, and administration.

Students interested in transferring to an upper-division college/university should refer to the Business Administration Transfer program.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the BUS program, the student will be able to:

• Write various styles of business correspondence;
• Demonstrate computer skills using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
• Interpret business reports including the income statement and balance sheet;
• Demonstrate data entry and accounting skills in maintaining business records;
• Demonstrate essential business mathematic skills;
• Demonstrate application of business law;
• Apply human relations and communication skills in the business world;
• Demonstrate application of basic management and marketing principles;
• Research business careers.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

BUS 100

Business Seminar

1

Math elective 

MAT 109 or higher, MAT 118

3

BUS 102

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 111

Computer Systems and Applications

3

Accounting (a)

3-4

TOTAL

 

16-17


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

CIS 213

Advanced Software Applications for Business

3

BUS 104

Business Organization and Management

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

Business Electives (c)

3

TOTAL

 

15


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

BUS 210

Business Communication

3

BUS 215

Business Law I

3

American History Course (Appendix D)

3

Business Elective (b)

3

Free Elective (d)

 

3-4

TOTAL

 

15-16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (e)

 

4

General Education Electives (f)

 

6

Business Elective (c)

 

3

BUS 290 OR

Business Internship OR

 

Business Elective (b)

 

3

TOTAL

 

16

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

63-64


a. MAT 109 or higher, MAT 118 recommended.

b. Choose from the following:

ACC 104 Financial Accounting
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting

c. Select any BUS or ACC course or CIS 107, SPE 101, SPE 210, SPE 219.

d. Click here for a full discussion of the free elective requirement. The subject area for Business Administration includes all courses labeled BUS and ACC.

e. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, and physics.

f. General Education Elective: Choose two courses from Appendix E, F, H, or I. The two courses must be from two different appendices to fulfill this requirement. Click here for a list of courses applicable in all programs.