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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, AS


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No. of Credits: 62
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; A. Miklos, Program Coordinator, Business Administration

This curriculum prepares the student for transfer into a business administration baccalaureate program to a fouryear college or university. It is a broad-based program including a sound foundation in general education, which prepares the student for specialization in business areas in the junior and senior years. Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting should also enroll in this program. To assure maximum transferability of credits, students are urged to consult with an academic advisor early in this program of study. This program is fully available online.

The Business Administration Associate of Science program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, 2007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland, KS, 66211; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

depending on the major selected, baccalaureate business graduates enjoy a wide range of career opportunities such as operations manager, financial analyst, certified public accountant, executive director, product manager, investment banker, public administrator, marketing representative, corporate financial analyst, management information system specialist

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through courses offered in Southern Maryland. This program also articulates to a Bachelor of Business Administration at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Capitol College, Johns Hopkins University, and Excelsior College. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Create and edit business communications using a word processing program, business spreadsheets, business databases, business presentation software, and accounting software
  2. Examine the basic functions of business and how businesses interact within their industries
  3. Compute, analyze, and interpret financial data
  4. Analyze contracts from a legal and business perspective
  5. Analyze external forces that impact business
  6. Analyze macroeconomic forces in a global environment

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Elective (3 credits)


  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  or MTH 1040 

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Unacceptable:

  • ENG

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing (lecture and lab)

Elective (3 credits)


  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  or MTH 1040 

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Unacceptable:

  • ECN

Elective (6 credits)


  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  or MTH 1040 

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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