Business Administration C.A.

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Business Administration C.A.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 31-32 credits

What Is Business Administration C.A.?

This certificate program provides students with entry-level knowledge of business administration. The Business Administration Certificate of Achievement can be completed in one year. Business Administration students choose an area of focus – accounting, banking and finance, management and marketing.

Business Administration graduates may enter fields including general business, banking and finance, management and marketing.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the diversity of the business careers, there is a varied job outlook. For most jobs, the outlook for growth is as fast as the average.

632K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in employment of business and financial operations occupations will create about 632,400 new jobs from 2014 to 2024.

Students with a combination of work experience and computer skills should have the best job prospects.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, business office and administrative support occupations earn a mean average of $32,900 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

Business Administration Careers

Depending on job experience and additional education, graduates with a business administration Certificate of Achievement (C.A.) are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: accounting clerks, accountants, business service specialists, administrative support, construction managers, curriculum and assessment directors, estimators, event/convention planners, financial worker, greenhouse and nursery managers, import/export customs brokers, industrial-organization psychologist, instructional coordinator, loan officer, market research analyst, medical records administrator, public relations specialist, purchasing agent, sports events planner, staff accountants and treasurer.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (13) - Must Include: CPT 103, CPT 105, MAT 121
Mathematics MAT 098 Beginning Algebra or higher 4
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102
ENG 115
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II

Technical Writing
Business Writing
Oral Communication
3
Social Science ECO 100 or
ECO 110*
Survey Economics or
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Elective CPT/BTC 103 or
CPT 115
Microcomputer Applications
Introduction to Data Processing
3
Core Course Requirements (6-7 credits)
ACT 101 or
ACT 110**
Applied Accounting
Financial Accounting I
3
4
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Electives (12 credits)
Management Option BUS 201
BUS 206
BUS 210
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
3
3
3
Marketing Option BUS 230
BUS 232
BUS 236
Principles of Marketing
Advertising/Sales Promotion
Consumer Behavior
3
3
3
Accounting Option ACT 115
ACT 130
ACT 240
Computerized Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Individual Income Tax Accounting
3
3
3
Finance Option BUS 220
ECO 120
ECO 220
Business Finance
Principles of Microeconomics
Money and Banking
3
3
3
Any ACT
Any BUS
Any ECO
MAT 175
GEO 120
3
Total Required Hours: 31-32 credits

* Required for Finance option

** Required for Accounting and Finance option

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Contact Information

Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8334
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Joe Hartnett,
Program Chair
636-922-8326
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Office Location
TECH 205
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376

636-922-8000

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