Business Administration

This program provides a basic knowledge of essential business practices and procedures. In addition, it offers students the opportunity to select from a list of elective business courses such as professional selling, human resource management, small business management and advertising to name a few. Combined with the general education requirements of the college, the BUS program offers an excellent business foundation for entry-level employment.

Students intending to transfer to a four year institution should matriculate in the Business Administration Transfer (BAT) program. The BUS program is not a 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

• develop a basic business plan

• 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 Administration (a)
Introductory Seminar
1
BUS 101 Business Mathematics 3
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 103 Keyboarding for Information Processing 1
BUS 112 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2
Accounting Elective (a) 3-4
TOTAL   16-17

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
BUS 109 Introduction to Microsoft Excel I 1
BUS 110 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
BUS 111 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 1
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
Business Electives (b) 6
Elective (c)   3
TOTAL   18

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BUS 210 Business Communication 3
BUS 215 Business Law I 3
ECO 105, GOV 121, HIS 104, HIS 108 3
Business Elective (b) 3-4
Free Elective (d)   3-4
TOTAL   15-17

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Science (e)   4
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
Business Elective (b)   6
BUS 290 OR Business Internship OR  
Business Elective (b)   3
TOTAL   16
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 65


a. Choose from the following:

ACC 110 Professional Recordkeeping
ACC 104 Financial Accounting
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting

b. Select any BUS or ACC course.

c. Elective: Courses applicable in this program are: (a) any BUS or ACC courses (b) courses applicable in all programs.

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.

Click here for a list of courses applicable in all programs.