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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Business Administration - Associate of Science


Effective: Spring, 2016

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 management, 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 of Science degree is awarded at the completion of the program.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical business and accounting concepts and the functions of business.
  • Analyze business challenges using critical thinking and quantitative methods.
  • Utilize technology to research and explore business concepts as well as produce functional work product.
  • Examine various cultural, political, economic, competitive and technological influences and their impact on the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Examine the principles of leadership, human behavior, collaboration, ethics and social responsibility.

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First Semester (15 credits)

ENG 100 - English Composition I3
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
BUS 100 - Introduction to Business3
ACC 111 - Financial Accounting3
Any Diversity and Social Justice designated course (3 credits)

Third Semester (16 credits)

ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles3
BUS 243 - Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 210 - Principles of Management3
BUS 130 - Business Communication3
Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course ( 4 credits)

Fourth Semester (15-16 credits)

MAT 136 - Business Calculus3
BUS 220 - Elementary Statistics3
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
BUS or Open Elective (3 credits)
Science Elective (3-4 credits)

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