Business Administration A.A.S. (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, General Business)

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Business Administration A.A.S. (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, General Business)

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 61 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (25)
Mathematics MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)** 4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I** 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II 3
ENG 115 or Technical Writing
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
POL 101  American Government 
Natural Science CHM 101 or Introduction to Chemistry 3
BIO 105 or Essentials in Biology
BIO 108 or Trends in Science
BIO 122 or Environmental Sciences
PHY 105 or Environmental Geology
PHY 111 or Introduction to Physical Science
PHY 125 or Introduction to Physical Geology
PHY 130 Astronomy
COL 101  College Success Seminar 1
Core Course Requirements (35 credits)
ACT 110 Financial Accounting I* 4
ACT 130 Managerial Accounting I 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 105 Business Ethics 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 Microcomputer Applications  3
CPT 115 Intro to Data Processing
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics* 3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics* 3
Core Elective - Choose One Any ACT Any Accounting Course 3
Any BUS Any Business Course
Any ECO Any Economics Course
GEO 120 Introduction to GIS
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics
BTC 170 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel)
Choose one of the following options (9 credits):
Management Option: BUS 204  Total Quality Operations Management  9
BUS 206  Human Resource Management 
BUS 210  Organizational Behavior 
Marketing Option: BUS 232  Advertising/Sales Promotion  9
BUS 236  Consumer Behavior 
BUS 238  Personal Selling 
Accounting Option: ACT 115  Computerized Accounting  9
ACT 210  Intermediate Accounting I 
ACT 240  Individual Income Tax Accounting 
Finance Option: ACT 105  Personal Accounting and Finance  9
ECO 220  Money and Banking 
Elective from ACT,BUS,ECO, GEO 120, MAT 175 or BTC 170

General Business Option:   (Pick 3) 

Any ACT, BUS, ECO, GEO 120 or MAT 175 or BTC 170 9

Total Required Hours: 61 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.

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 $32,300-69,390 per year, depending on emphasis, education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employees working in business earn a mean average of up to $69,390 per year, depending on emphasis, 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 and more.

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Steven Oberg,
Program Chair
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