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Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration

As businesses continue to streamline, demand for professionals with a Business Administration degree and an understanding of core business concepts is expected to increase. If you have an interest in the field of business, the Business Administration degree is your first step where you’ll receive a solid foundation of principles for today’s demanding business world.  In this degree, students learn to communicate more effectively in the business environment; integrate skills from a number of disciplines including accounting, marketing, economics, business law, and management; utilize practical, modern applications of computers; and exercise critical thinking methods to identify and solve problems.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

 

 

CourseSemesterHoursMilestone
  First Semester    
 ACC101  Elementary Accounting I 3  
 BOA165  Presentation Skills Using Microsoft PowerPoint (Business Management Only) 3  
 BOA261  Spreadsheet Applications Using Microsoft Excel (Accounting Only) 3  
 BUS100  Introduction to Business 3  
 CIT101 or
 CIT102
 Computer Essentials or
 Introduction to Information Technology
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester    
 ACC102  ^Elementary Accounting II 3  
   Biological or Physical Science 3  
 BOA152** or
 MTH140** or
 MTH160** 
 ^Business Math/Electronic Calculations** or
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Elementary Statistics
3  BOA152** or
 MTH140 or 
 MTH160
 BUS112  Principles of Management 3  
 BUS113  Human Relations in Management (Business Management Only) 3  
   Emphasis Area Elective**** (Accounting Only) 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester    
 ACC110  Personal Finance (Business Management Only) 3  
 BOA261  Spreadsheet Applications Using Microsoft Excel (Business Management Only) 3  
 BUS120  Business Law I 3  
 BUS150  ^Business Communication 3  
 ECN101  Macroeconomics 3  
 HST105 or
 HST105 or
 PSC105
 American History from 1865 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government (Accounting Majors complete either HST or PSC this semester)
3  
 MKT101  Principles of Marketing (Business Management Majors complete this semester) 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking (Accounting Majors complete this semester) 3  
   Emphasis Area Elective**** (Accounting Only) 3  
    18  
 
  Fourth Semester    
 ACC110  Personal Finance (Accounting Only) 3  
 BUS260  ^Business Management Capstone (Business Management Only) 3  
 ECN102  ^Microeconomics (Business Management Only)*** 3  
 ECN102 or
 MKT105
 ^Microeconomics or
 Principles of Marketing (Accounting Only)***
3  
 HST105 or
 HST105 or
 PSC105
 American History from 1865 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government (Business Management majors complete either HST or PSC this semester)
3  
   Humanities 3  
 ACC295 or
 BUS295 or
 SKL250
 ^Accounting Intership} (Accounting Only) or
 ^Business Administration Internship (Business Managment Only) or
 ^Employment Seminar
1-2  
   Emphasis Area Electives**** (Accounting Only) 6  
SPK101  Public Speaking (Business Management majors complete this semester) 3  
    16-17  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 65-66  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year institution can take BOA152 Business Math/Electronic Calculations in place of MTH140 Precalculus Algebra or MTH160 Elementary Statistics. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should take MTH140 Precalculus Algebra or MTH160 Elementary Statistics (check with your advisor and transfer institution).

***It is recommended that students take both ECN101 Macroeconomics and ECN102 Microeconomics at MACC if they are planning to transfer to a four-year college.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

****Accounting Emphasis Area Electives (Students complete all four courses listed.)

ACC210 Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACC211 Managerial Accounting
ACC214 Computerized Accounting Applications Using QuickBooks
ACC218 Payroll Accounting