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Business Administration

Management Emphasis
Associate in Applied Science


The Associate in Applied Science with a Business Administration Emphasis of Management provides students with a broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. Successful completion of the two-year program will help facilitate the process of graduates pursuing meaningful careers in a dynamic, changing business environment. It will also satisfy the requirements necessary for students to pursue additional advanced degrees.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Business ATA program should be able to:
  1. Prepare statements to monitor, evaluate, and assess financial performance of the entity.
  2. Improve the performance of the entity by using tools of pricing, promotion, product development, and distribution.
  3. Apply quantitative methods for critical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Formulate a personal code of ethical behavior as it relates to a modern business environment.
  5. Utilize electronic technology, including accessing information from various sources.
  6. Work independently.
  7. Respond to the changing business climate.
  8. Recognize and analyze how general (macro) and specific (micro) economic forces shape the environment of business and decision making.
  9. Research, analyze, and report to both an internal and/or external evaluator.
  10. Accomplish group-oriented tasks where members are collectively responsible for the management and project outcome.

Students should have typing skills of 35 wpm and previous accounting experience/education or take BTEC 100 or 101 and ACCT 110/120 prior to beginning program.

Recommended course schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year *   

ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
BUS& 101 Intro to Business 5
BTEC 210 Word I 5
  Total Credits


Winter Quarter, First Year

ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
BTEC 214 Excel 5
BUS 121 Business Math 5
HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness 3
  Total Credits 18

Spring Quarter, First Year

ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
BUS 132 Entrepreneurship 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BUS 215 Principles of Finance 5
BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 5
HR 110 Human Relations-Workplace 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

HR 210 Human Resource Mgmt 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I ** OR
BTEC 221 Business Communications 5
SPEE 110 Principles of Speech Comm. OR
SPEE 220 Theory & Practice of Public Speaking 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BUS 250 Project Management 5
BUS 275 Principles of Management *** 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics OR
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
  Total Credits 15

* Students going into BASM take MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats.

** Students going into BASM take ENGL& 101

*** Students going into BASM take Science Distribution course.

(Updated 2013)