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Business Administration

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 61

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Graduates of the Business Administration program are prepared for entry into a four-year institution offering a Bachelor's Degree in business. You willl complete liberal arts requirements along with specific business courses in accounting and economics.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
ACCT 110
Financial Accounting
3.00
The accounting cycle in various types of enterprises is examined. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. 3-0-3
BUSM 112
Principles of Management
3.00
This course provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of current day managers. It focuses on the basic functions of the management process - Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling and on the application of these functions through case study application. (3-0-3)
BUSM 255
Macroeconomics
3.00
Macroeconomics examines the aggregate economy, with specific focus on unemployment, inflation, business cycles, and growth. Topics include economic reasoning, the economic organization of society, supply and demand, U.S. economic institutions, the world economy, national income accounting, money, banking, and the financial sector, the modern macro debate in reference to the aggregate production/aggregate expenditures model, demand management and fiscal policy, monetary policy, the debate about macro policy, the relationship between inflation, unemployment, and growth, international dimensions of monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate and trade policy, traditional macro policy, supply-side macro policy, deficits and debt, and transitional economies. 3-0-3
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

Second Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
ACCT 111
Managerial Accounting
3.00
This course is a continuation of Accounting I with emphasis on the use of accounting data in decision making, cost accounting and statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT110 3-0-3
BUSM 256
Microeconomics
3.00
Microeconomics is the study of individual choice, and how that choice is influenced by economic forces. It considers economic reasoning from the viewpoint of the individual. Microeconomics focuses on the pricing policies of firms, households’ decisions on what to buy, and how markets allocate resources among alternative ends. Topics include supply and demand elasticities, individual choice and the foundation of supply and demand, production and cost analysis, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly strategic pricing, competition in the real world, politics and economics and the case of agricultural markets, microeconomics policy and economic reasoning, government’s role in the economy, economic impact on the environment, antitrust and industrial policy, the distribution of income, the labor market, nonwage and asset income, international trade restrictions, growth and the microeconomics of developing countries, and socialist economies in transition. Prerequisite: BUSM255 3-0-3
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
MATH 135
Statistics
4.00
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science, and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Based on in-house diagnostic testing and high-school records. For information, contact the Office of Counseling. 3-0-3
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
BUSM 205
Business Law
3.00
The principles of law are applied to business action including contracts, negotiable instruments, personal property, sales, real property, mortgages, leases, bankruptcy, and business torts. 3-0-3
MATH 155
Pre-Calculus
4.00
This course is designed to give students a firm background in algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus. Topics include detailed study of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions, along with an introduction to matrices and conic sections. Prerequisite: MATH130, in-house diagnostic testing and high school records, or permission of the instructor. 4-0-4
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism; the process of socialization; social institutions such as the family, marriage, and religion; and an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
 
Category 4 Elective (4 credits)
 
 
Choose from: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL201, BIOL202, CHEM101, CHEM102, PHYS101, or PHYS102
 

Fourth Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
BUSM 245
Principles of Marketing
3.00
The four P’s of the marketing mix, product, place, promotion, and price, are studied and applied to current market issues. The concepts and techniques used in product development, pricing tactics, promoting a product, and in choosing a distribution channel are outlined. Some of the quantitative aspects of marketing analysis are covered. 3-0-3
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
MATH 160
Calculus I
4.00
This course provides an introduction to the ideas and applications of calculus. The major topics studied are limits and continuity; differentiation; applications of differentiation; and integration. Prerequisite: MATH155
 
Category 4 Elective (4 credits)
 
 
Choose from: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL201, BIOL202, CHEM101, CHEM102, PHYS101, or PHYS102
 
 
Category 6 Elective (3 credits)
 
 
Choose from: FINE100, FINE110, FINE111, FREN101, FREN102, LITR207, LITR260, MUSI101, PHIL101, SPAN101, or SPAN102