Business Administration: General Business Pathway (A25120BA)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.  Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, banking and finance, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, marketing, and public administration. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision-making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small businesses or industries.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Use fundamental business concepts, methods, and tools required in the development of business strategies.

  • Apply business principles to organizational environments.

  • Produce clear, persuasive, and concise business analyses.

  • Develop personal and professional skills required to be productive members of the business community.

 Fall Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success & Study Skills

or

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

BUS 110 Introduction to Business

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting

3

2

0

0

4

CTS 130 Spreadsheet

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Session 2 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Acct

3

2

0

0

4

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Term (6 or 7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing / Research in the Disc

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

or

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

or

MAT171 Pre-Calculus Algebra

2

3

3

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

4

4

 Fall Session 1 (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 115 Business Law I

3

0

0

0

3

BUS  139 Entrepreneurship I

3

0

0

0

3

LDR  110 Introduction to Leadership

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MKT 223 Customer Service

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 153 Human Resource Management 

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS  240 Business Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

WBL  111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

Spring Session 2 (9 Credits)

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 225 Business Finance

2

2

0

0

3

BUS 270 Professional Development

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Session (3 Credits)

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

*3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities electives.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program  67-68

*Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in the applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America