Business Administration - General Business, A.S.

The Business Administration program provides students with the necessary courses to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business. This curriculum is fully compliant with Pennsylvania Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement (TAOC) as promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  This Agreement assures that the BUAD student can transfer their full degree into a baccalaureate program at a participating Pennsylvania affiliated institution, transferring with full Junior class standing.  (This includes all PASSHE institutions)  Transfer Students in this program may emphasize accounting, marketing or sport managment, by following the guidelines below.  Students enrolled in BUAD are strongly recommended to choose their transfer school as soon as a practical, then consult that institution, their BUS Division Faculty Advisor or the DCCC Transfer Office to ensure that their course of study will be consistent with the requirements of their transfer institution.  The Associate in Science degree is awarded at the completion of the program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Record financial transactions, perform calculations, and prepare financial statements in accordance with the principles and concepts established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements.
  • Discuss how financial statements and other accounting information are used by management to plan, control, and make discussions about business.
  • Use computer terminology when discussing business computer applications.
  • Demonstrate fundamental software, applications skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management, communication, and research.
  • Discuss fields of specialization in the areas of business administration.
  • Develop a perspective toward leadership, human behavior, and ethical principles in business.
  • Apply basic economic principles in the business decision-making process.

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Third Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles 3
BUS 243 - Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 210 - Principles of Management 3
Electives
BUS or Open Elective (3 credits)
Science Elective (3-4 credits)

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
MAT 136 - Business Calculus 3
BUS 220 - Elementary Statistics 3
Electives
HUM Elective (3 credits)
BUS or Open Elective (3 credits)
Science Elective (4 credits)
Notes:
Students who have had experience in the above areas may be awarded credit through the College's Credit for Prior Learning program.
Business electives for this degree should be chosen from the following courses: ACC 210, BUS 100, BUS 101, BUS 111, BUS 130, BUS 199, BUS 210, BUS 211, BUS 212, BUS 214, BUS 215, BUS 220, BUS 230, BUS 231, BUS 232, BUS 236, BUS 241, BUS 243, DPR 105, DPR 111 and DPR 113..
Under special circumstances, other courses in accounting, business and computer information systems may be permitted as electives when recommended by the advisor and approved by the associate dean, business/computer information systems.
Mathematics courses chosen should be in one of the following sequences to meet requirements for the associate in science degree: MAT 130 and 131, MAT 140 and 141 or MAT 160 and 161. Most four-year colleges prefer the MAT 130 and MAT 131 sequence for business majors.
The General Business Option should be selected by students transferring to four-year colleges accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Students should check with their advisor or the Transfer Office for a list of these schools. We recommend that students become familiar with program requirements of the transfer institution they plan to attend.

Total Credits: 61-62



Guidelines for Areas of Concentration:
Accounting:
Students interested in focusing on accounting should take ACC 115, Computerized Accounting and BUS 232, Principles of Finance, as electives.
Sport Management:Students interested in focusing on Sport Management shoudl take BUS 212, Introduction to Sport Management, as a substitute for BUS 100 and BUS 236, Sport Marketing, as a subsititute for BUS 230; BUS 100 and BUS 230 should not be taken by Sports Management students.
Marketing: Students interested in focusing on Marketing should take BUS 231 as an elective.

Notes:
Business electives for the BUAD degree should be chosen from the following courses: ACC 210, BUS 101, BUS 111, BUS 130, BUS 199, BUS 212 (only as subsititution for BUS 100), BUS 214, BUS 215, BUS 218, BUS 231, BUS 236 (only as subsititution for BUS 230), BUS 246, DPR 105).

In general, ECO 210 and 220 are transferred as Socia Science courses, satisfying a requirement in that discipline.  Some transfer institutions may transfer them as BUS courses, in which case students should consider taking 6 credits of Social Science electives to satisfy the General Education Social Science requirement at their transfer institution.

The BUAD curriculum is generally consistent with transfer institutions whose Business curricula are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students should check with their advisor or the Transfer Office for a list of these schools.

Under special circumstances, alternative courses may be permitted, either as required courses or electived courses, when recommended by the advisor and approved by the Dean, business/computer information systems.

Students who have had experience in the above areas may be awarded credit through the College's Credit for Prior Learning program.

 

 

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