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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, A.S.

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Associate of Science | BUAD.AS | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 52.0101
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Program Description

The Business Administration A.S. degree program provides the first half of a bachelor’s degree in business and related disciplines. It includes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to developing skills and knowledge in decision making, problem solving, and leadership. The curriculum establishes a foundation in business, accounting, economics, statistics, communications, and management theory. This program provides excellent transferability to four-year institutions.

Graduates of the Business Administration A.S. will be able to:

  • Practice the application of general business management principles in business scenarios
  • Identify broad economic concepts and governmental impacts on economic enterprises
  • Effectively evaluate and synthesize business information
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Analyze financial accounting information
  • Explain business processes

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Business Administration A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits

The two Social Science General Education courses must be from different disciplines.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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