Business Administration A.A.S.

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What Is Business Administration A.A.S.?

This associate degree program provides students with a basic knowledge of business administration. Business administration students choose an area of focus – accounting, banking and finance, management or marketing.

Depending on the student’s focus, instruction includes management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing and business decision-making.

A.A.S. graduates are prepared to enter the workforce.

Occupation Overview

Business administration graduates with an A.A.S. degree may enter fields including accounting, general business, banking and finance, management or marketing.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook include accounting clerk, business service specialist, construction manager, estimator, financial worker, management consultant, market research analyst, medical records administrator and purchasing agent. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.

For most jobs, the outlook for growth is strong.

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Business Administration Careers

SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in business administration are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: accounting clerk, benefits manager, budget analyst, camp director, casino manager, catering administrator, compensation specialist, contract administrator, credit analyst, customer service supervisor, employment and placement specialist, employment interviewer, estimator, farm management advisor, finance manager, financial services sales agent, fish hatchery manager, golf course manager, insurance adjuster, insurance claim examiner,

livestock purchasing manager, marina boat charter administrator, medical records administrator, non-retail sales supervisor, office supervisor, property manager, purchasing agent, restaurant manager, social service volunteer, title examiner, traffic administrator and transportation supervisor.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working in business earn a mean average of $32,900-63,090 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Degree Name: Business Administration A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Business Administration
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
New jobs in business are being created every day. People with broad-based business training will have many career doors open to them.

SCC's Business Administration programs begins with the basics. There are general education courses in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. The college offers basic business courses to develop knowledge and skills in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. Advanced courses are also available in each of these concentrations. This extensive business education will broaden horizons, encourage maturity and enable you to handle unique situations as they arise in your career.
General Education Requirements 31
Mathematics MAT 121** Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
Communication ENG 101**
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Oral Communication

Social Science HIS 101 or 102 or 115
or POL 101 or 102#
US History or American Government 3
Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, PHY#   3
Humanities BUS 105 Business Ethics 3
Electives ECO 110

Any 2 from ACT, BUS, ECO, MAT 175, or GEO 120
Principles of Macroeconomics* 3

  ACT 110* Financial Accounting I 4  
  ACT 130 Managerial Accounting I 3
  BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
  BUS 201 Principles of Management 3
  BUS 220 Principles of Finance 3
  BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3
  BUS 298 Business Administration Capstone 1
  CPT/BTC(BAS) 103 or
CPT 115
Microcomputer Applications
Intro to Data Processing
  ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics* 3
Choose one of the following options: 9
Management Option: BUS 204 Total Quality Operations Management 3  
BUS 206 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 210 Organizational Behavior 3
Marketing Option: BUS 232 Advertising/Sales Promotion 3
BUS 236 Consumer Behavior 3
BUS 238 Personal Selling 3
Accounting Option: ACT 115 Computerized Accounting 3
ACT 210 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACT 240 Individual Income Tax Accounting 3
Finance Option: ACT 105 Personal Accounting and Finance 3
ECO 220 Money and Banking 3
Elective from ACT, BUS, ECO, GEO 120 or MAT 175   3

*    ACT 101 or high school accounting is strongly recommended.

** The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in math or English courses. If a student places into lower-level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in such courses before enrolling in the required courses.

#    Specific courses required for humanities, natural sciences and social science can be found in the College Catalog under Associate of Applied Science degree graduation requirements.

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Courses by Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I** 3
ACT 110 Financial Accounting I* 4
BUS 101 Intro to Business 3
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
CPT 103 or
CPT 115
Microcomputer Applications or
Intro to Data Processing
ACT 130 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 110 Macroeconomics 3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra or higher** 4
BUS 201 Principles of Management 3
BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Social Sciences# HIS 101, or 102, or 115, or POL 101, or 102 3
Natural Sciences# Any BIO, or CHM, or PHY 3
Elective Any ACT, BUS, MAT 175, GEO 120, or ECO 3
BUS 220 Principles of Finance 3
  BUS Program Option (see above) 3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 105 Business Ethics 3
Elective Any ACT, BUS, ECO, MAT 175 or GEO 120 3
  Pick 2 BUS Program Options (see above) 6
BUS 298 Business Administration Capstone 1
Total Hours Required for Graduation 66

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