Business Administration A.A.S.

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Business Administration A.A.S.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

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.

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 in 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.

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

Employees working in business earn a mean average of up to $63,090 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.

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

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,

Required Courses

General Education Requirements (25)
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 101102115270, or
POL 101 or 102
US History or American Government 3
Natural Science Any BIOCHMPHY 3
Humanities BUS 105 Business Ethics 3

ECO 110

Principles of Macroeconomics*

Core Course Requirements (26 credits)
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 103 or
CPT 115
Microcomputer Applications
Intro to Data Processing
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics* 3
Choose one of the following options (8-9 credits):
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, MAT 175 or BTC 170 3

                Plus 2 electives from any ACT, BUS, ECO, MAT 175, GEO 120, or BTC 170                                                       5-6

Total Required Hours: 65-66 credits

* 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.

For more information, call 636-922-8334.

Suggested Schedule Planning

First Semester (16 credits)
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
Second Semester (16 credits)
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
Third Semester (17-18 credits)
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Social Sciences HIS 101102115270, or
POL 101 or 102
Natural Sciences Any BIOCHM, or PHY 3
Elective Any ACTBUSECOMAT 175GEO 120, or BTC 170 2-3
BUS 220 Principles of Finance 3
BUS Program Option (see above) 3
Fourth Semester (15-16 credits)
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 105 Business Ethics 3
Elective Any ACTBUSECOMAT 175GEO 120, or BTC 170 2-3
Pick 2 BUS Program Options (see above) 6
BUS 298 Business Administration Capstone 1
Total Hours Required for Graduation:65-66 credits

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Joe Hartnett,
Program Chair
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