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Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, AS

No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division;
Thomas Luginbill, Program Coordinator

This curriculum prepares the student for transfer into a business administration baccalaureate program to a four year 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.

The course of study for the Business Administration, AS degree prepares students to demonstrate knowledge, skills, integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and individual qualities that influence successful outcomes in the business world.  Successful completion of the curriculum prepares students to perform a wide range of tasks and demonstrate leadership abilities, technological awareness, and intellectual capacity. The Business Administration program further encourages the building of a sense of purpose and an attitude of service in a leadership capacity.

CSM’s Business Administration, AS program will provide students with a broad background in the functional areas of business, such as accounting, management, marketing, leadership and small business development. Students may either continue their studies or find entry-level employment in the field.

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 Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66213; (913) 339-9356;

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

Career Opportunities:

A business administration degree from CSM opens the door to a 4-year baccalaureate degree and then to variety of career opportunities including accountants, commercial loan officer, city manager, sales manager, human resources manager, public relations specialist, and advertising executive.

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

1. Identify the theories and practices of business ethics and social responsibility.
2. Apply quantitative/qualitative skills to analyze and solve business problems and discover opportunities.
3. Communicate orally and in writing about business topics.
4. Function effectively as team members.
5. Understand globalization and value cultural diversity.
6. Demonstrate proficiencies in discipline specific areas identified as specializations.
7. Apply information technology and use information to support business processes and make decisions.

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  

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Elective (3 credits)

  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  

Fourth Semester

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing except ECN

Elective (5-6 credits)

  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval