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Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426,; Ryker Hughes, 443-412-2496,; Maurice Brown, 443-412-2466,; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree in some area of business. Students who plan to transfer should consult an advisor for assistance in selecting courses appropriate for the transfer institution and program. The courses in this curriculum prepare students for later specialization in finance, human resource management, management, private and public accounting, marketing, merchandising and advertising. Cooperative Education is available to students in this program as an additional means of receiving extended learning experiences related to Business Administration.

Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Use the language of business and demonstrate effective and professional communication skills.
  2. Analyze ethical and social responsibilities in business decision making.
  3. Examine different types of business systems, organizations, management practices and theories related to the global economy.
  4. Demonstrate problem-solving skills in business decision making.
  5. Use information technology applications to develop business solutions.
  6. Transfer successfully to a four-year institution.

Transfer students should note that many business schools have selective admissions requirements. Cumulative grade point average and completion of specific course requirements are used as criteria for acceptance. Students should contact academic advising or business administration faculty for further information.

Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ACCT 101Accounting Principles I  3
BA 101Introduction to Business 3
BA 210Business Computer Applications  
CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
MATH 111Introduction to Finite Mathematics  * 
MATH 212Calculus with Applications  * 
 Mathematics Elective *3
 Semester Total15
Second Semester Credits
ACCT 102Accounting Principles II 3
BA 205Business Law  
BA 246Legal Environment of Business 3
ECON 101Macroeconomics 3
ENG 102English Composition and Literature * 
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing * 
ENG 216Business Communications *3
MATH 216Introduction to Statistics 4
 Semester Total16
Third Semester   Credits
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals  * 
CMST 106Business & Professional Speech *3
ECON 102Microeconomics  *3
Arts/Humanities Elective *3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Business Administration Elective*3
 Semester Total16
Fourth Semester Credits
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective *3
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
General Elective*3
 Semester Total13

* Courses/electives should be chosen according to the institution to which transfer is planned. Additional Humanities or Social Science electives may be needed at some transfer institutions.