Business Administration

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
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 (a) 4
TOTAL   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
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 (b)   3
BUS 290 OR Business Internship OR  
Business Elective (b)   3
TOTAL   16

a. Choose from the following:

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.

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