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2017-2018 Fall Publication 
2017-2018 Fall Publication [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration


The Business Administration Program prepares a diverse group of students to succeed as future managers and leaders within the local communities. The program supports students' needs to acquire skills that will allow them to establish a career and/or become more productive in their current organizations.  We are particularly committed to helping students become professionals who are capable of thinking critically, working in teams, utilizing technology, performing research, making decisions, and communicating effectively in a global economy.

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration with varying specialties related to Business Management, Human Resources, or Marketing, will allow students to simultaneously earn two valuable certificates while meeting the requirements for their AAS in Business Administration. The program is focused on management and operational skills that are crucial to running a business. It is designed to help students develop adaptability and competence in areas including: leadership, management, marketing, human resources, interpersonal communications, e-Commerce, e-Marketing, finance, project management, and sales.

The Business Administration program emphasizes developing varied skills for a range of jobs, from entry-level work in business to movement into management. With a business administration background students can apply to almost any industry. Every organization needs people with management skills, which means that the types of careers a student can pursue are virtually unlimited.

The AAS in Business Administration is awarded to students upon successful completion of a common core of academic courses and a preset selection of business courses, based upon their chosen specialty area.

The Business Administration program offers three specialty areas: Business Management, Human Resources, and Marketing. The courses within each specialty area can be taken either as part of the degree program or to satisfy the requirements for a Level Two Certificate. Required credits of the Level One and Level Two certificates can be applied towards the AAS degree requirements.

The AAS in Business Administration will most commonly transfer into a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program at several four-year universities. Contact an advisor or business faculty for specific information or to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses..


Level 1 Certificate

Level 2 Certificate

Associate of Applied Science Degree