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Business Administration

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 62 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

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Graduates of the Business Administration program are prepared for entry into a four-year institution offering the baccalaureate degree in business. Students complete liberal arts requirements and specific business courses in accounting and economics.

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Program Outcomes

 

Graduates will be able to

 

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective analytical skills.
  3. Analyze business transactions and complete the accounting cycle.

 

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
ACCT 110Financial Accounting 3.00
BUSM 112Principles of Management 3.00
BUSM 255Macroeconomics 3.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
ACCT 111Managerial Accounting 3.00
BUSM 256Microeconomics 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSM 205Business Law 3.00
MATH 155Pre-Calculus 4.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
 TAOC Category Four 

Fourth Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSM 245Principles of Marketing 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
MATH 160Calculus I 4.00
 TAOC Category Four 
 TAOC Category Six 

Course Descriptions

ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting

The accounting cycle in various types of enterprises is examined. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. Honors Option Available Financial Accounting Honors examines the accounting cycle in various types of enterprises. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. Part of each class will be lecture, problem-solving as related to the lecture, discussion and homework assignments as required. You are also encouraged to explore the internet for additional accouting topics and related subject matter. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing international companies, evaluating accounting systems used in the global environment and creating solutions for today's accounting information systems. 3-0-3

BUSM 112 - Principles of Management

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

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

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. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3

WRIT 101 - English Composition

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. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3

ACCT 111 - Managerial Accounting

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

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 or ECON255. 3-0-3

LITR 210 - Concepts of Literature

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. Honors Option Available Concepts of Literature Honors explores literary art forms, both traditional, fiction, poetry and drama and non-traditional, film, virtual reality and gaming as well as the international cultures and philosophical approaches that create and interpret such works. Significant contributions to each literary form will be analyzed, resulting in student produced compositions, multi-media presentations and student lead discussions. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department. 3-0-3

MATH 126 - Statistics

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: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or high school records. 4-0-4

PSYC 101 - General Psychology

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. 3-0-3

BUSM 205 - Business Law

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

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: "C" or better in MATH129 OR MATH130, appropriate placement score, appropriate high school records or permission of the faculty. 4-0-4

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

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 family, marriage and religion, as well as an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3

BUSM 245 - Principles of Marketing

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

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. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3

MATH 160 - Calculus I

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: "C" or better in MATH140 or MATH155, appropriate placement score, appropriate high school records or permission of the faculty. 4-0-4