“My program of study allowed me to get a strong foundation in business administration to help me achieve my four year degree.”
Business Administration (A.S.)
The business administration degree and courses are designed to prepare students for work in either profit or not-for-profit organizations in the 21st century. Rapid changes in organizations are continuing to change the nature of work. This rapid pace of change will continue to provide many people in organizations with opportunities for challenging jobs. With reductions in the number of middle managers, many workers’ jobs become more interesting as organizations provide opportunities for planning, working with others, developing new ideas, and implementing new concepts. Business courses are designed to prepare students for this exciting and challenging work environment. The business administration degree provides students with the flexibility to pursue personal interests. Students completing the degree may choose to transfer to a four-year college, move immediately into work, or combine work with further education. Business faculty are available to discuss course and career planning and strongly encourage students to seek out this counsel.
GPA 2.0 required
|*BMG* 202||Principles of Management||3|
|*+BMK* 201||Principles of Marketing||3|
|*BBG* 234||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|*ACC* 115||Financial Accounting||4|
|+ACC* 118||Managerial Accounting||4|
Select TWO courses from among BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, or BMK*
A Computer Course (CSA*, CSC*, CST*)
NOTE: Students are strongly advised to select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor, based upon the student’s career interests and transfer institution requirements.
|General Education Requirements:|
|BBG* 210||Business Communication|
|+ENG*||One other English course above 100|
|COM* 173||Public Speaking|
|SOC* 190||Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity||3|
|+HUM* 185||Problem Solving and Decision Making|
|BBG* 240||Business Ethics||3|
|Fine Arts (Choose one): ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128, ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*||3|
|Science Elective (Choose one): AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*
For transfer students, a lab science is recommended.
|Two Math courses MAT* 104 or higher
(++ See Note Below)
|Social and Behavioral Science Electives (Choose two): ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*
Economics is strongly recommended
|Open Electives: Choose from any credit courses numbered 100 or higher||7|
|TotalTotal Credits Required:||60|
+ Prerequisite required
++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.
The Business program covers topics in management, marketing, business law, accounting and computers in addition to a variety of foundational courses. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate verbally and in writing;
- Prepare financial statements;
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills;
- Demonstrate a practical use of technology.
Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring.
Students with a business degree are employable in many fields: retail, manufacturing, marketing, banking, insurance and many others. Graduates find jobs in the public and private sectors, and many run businesses of their own.