No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division
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; www.acbsp.org
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
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.
A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page
Student Learning Outcomes:
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.