Associate of Science in Business Administration

Associate of Science in
Business Administration

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Our goal is to help students prepare for a career in management positions by shaping creative thinkers, strong communicators and the best negotiators.

 

The Business Administration Program is designed to train students for employment in various industries that utilize business skills and knowledge. Students who successfully complete this program will have knowledge and skills in such areas as marketing, accounting, computer applications, human resources, leadership, management and administration.

Elective classes may be selected from a list of business or computer electives or from a list of courses from marketing or international business.

The program consists of courses that require readings, exams, projects and other learning strategies and assessments determined by each instructor to meet course objectives.

Program Objective

Graduates of the A.S. in Business Administration program can seek entry-level employment in business, government, or a variety of industries where a range of business skills are needed. They will be prepared to:

  • Fully discuss the evolution of the U.S. economy, as well as the economic behavior of individual consumers and businesses.
  • Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge related to consumer behavior and the impact of marketing on consumers.
  • Make effective marketing decisions through the application of the elements of an integrated advertising and marketing communications program.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of setting up and operating an online retail business in the global marketplace.
  • Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge related to business ownership, marketing, risk management, and social responsibility.
  • Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking, speech criticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer applications and the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to develop essays, revise and edit one’s work, and conduct academic research.
  • Demonstrate basic mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, while applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.

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