Professional Studies AS – Business Administration

Code: AS.PS.BUS.ADM
Concentrations:
General Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance, International Trade, Management, Marketing.

Business Administration is designed for students seeking a career in the following business fields: general business administration, accounting, international trade, management, marketing and banking and finance. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The program offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary professionals regardless of specialization.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the external forces that affect the business world and business concepts involved with international commerce.
  • Describe the various functions of running a business such as management, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, ownership, and production.
  • Describe workplace ethics and the benefits of workplace diversity.
  • Understand how basic financial information is used in business decision making.

Career Pathways

Business Manager  Operations Manager /Supervisor 
Administrative Assistant   Executive Assistant

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Mathematics Elective* 3
  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102   3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15
After the first semester, students will select a program concentration that aligns with the career they wish to pursue.

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Program Concentration Requirement 3
ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

ECO-101Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Program Concentration Requirement 3
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
INF  Information Technology: Choose INF-101 or INF-114
3
ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

-or

PSY-101General Psychology

3

-or

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Program Concentration Requirement  3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
  General Education or Free Electives* 6
INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Program Concentrations

Students should select a concentration that aligns with the career they wish to pursue.
(business administration, accounting, international trade, management, marketing or banking and finance)

Business Administration

  Any three Business Electives 9
Total Credit Hours:9
Before selecting your business electives, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following business courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: BUS-103, BUS-201, BUS-207, BUS-233, BUS-234.

Accounting

ACC-202Intermediate Accounting I

3

-Plus two of the following courses:

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

BUS-233Business Law I

3

BUS-234Business Law II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Banking and Finance

BNF-201Principles of Finance

3

-Plus two of the following courses:

BNF-101Principles of Banking

3

BNF-102Personal Finance and Money Management

3

BNF-202Asset Management

3

BNF-203Cash Management

3

BNF-207Principles of Investment and Portfolio Management

3

BNF-208International Finance

3

BUS-262Fundamentals of International Business

3

Total Credit Hours:9

International Trade

BUS-202International Marketing

3

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

BUS-262Fundamentals of International Business

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Management

BUS-170Small Business Management

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Marketing

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

BUS-202International Marketing

3

BUS-210e-Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours:9

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities

Two general education courses selected from the following fields: 
Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).
No more than one course in any given field.

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science

Recommended:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics 3
  Technology:  INF-102  1
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  Business Electives** 9
  Humanities course 3

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

One of the following Social Science courses:

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

Free Electives

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective.

General Education Elective in Mathematics – before selecting your Mathematics elective, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: MAT-150, MAT-155, MAT-180, or MAT-223.

**Recommended Business electives: BUS-201, BUS-207, BUS-233, BUS-234, or INF-101.

Students with the following certifications are awarded credit for the following courses:

Certified Logistics Professional: BUS-110
Certified Human Resources Professional: BUS-208
National Professional Certification in Customer Service: BUS-104
National Professional Certification in Sales: BUS-102
Series 6/ 7 Securities License: BNF-102