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Business Administration

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Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, prepares graduates for either entrance to the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) programs in business or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate.

The General Business Option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB).

The Professional Studies Option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.

Students who plan to continue into BSB should meet with their advisers regarding entrance to major and other related requirements.

For the Associate in Science degree in Business Administration, a minimum of 60 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(9 credits of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 48-50 credits
(This includes 3 credits of GQ General Education courses and 6 credits of GWS General Education courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 30-31 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
CAS 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 2-4)
ACCTG 211(4), ENGL 202D GWS(3)[1], MIS 204(3) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-18 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3)[1] or ENGL 030 GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), or MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2) [74]
B A 243(4)[1] or B A 241(2)[1] and B A 242(2)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 2-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18-19 credits
(Both options may not be available at every campus.)

GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION: (18-19 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-19 credits )
a) Select 3 credits from MGMT 301(3)[1] or MGMT 301W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
b) Select 3 credits from MKTG 301(3)[1] or MKTG 301W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
c) Select 12-13 credits from B A 250(3); CAS 250(3) or CAS 252(3); LER 100 GS(3) or LER 136 US(3); ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3); MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 110 GQ(4), MKTG 220(3) (Sem: 1-4)

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES OPTION: (18 credits) [75]

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits )
Select 18 credits from ACCTG 151(3), ACCTG 152(3), ACCTG 153(3), ACCTG 160(3), B A 100 GS(3), B A 250(3); ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3);CMPSC 140(3), FIN 100(3), FIN 108(3), H P A 101(3), IST 110 GS(3), IST 210(3), IST 220(3), IST 250(3), LER 100 GS(3), LER 136 US(3); MGMT 100(3) or MGMT 100W(3); MGMT 150(3), MIS 103(3), MIS 106(1-6); MIS 190(3), MKTG 220(3); MKTG 221(3) or MKTG 221W(3); R EST 100(3) (Sem: 1-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[74] Students should work closely with academic advisers to ensure the completion of any and all course work required for entrance to BSB.
[75] This Option is designed for students planning to enter the work force directly upon graduation. Some courses included in this option will not transfer into baccalaureate business programs. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisers.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-534

Review Date: 4/10/07

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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