AAS - Business Office Administration - Moberly Area Community College

Associate of Applied Science - Business Office Administration

Behind every successful business is a single administrative assistant, a team of administrative assistants, or other office support personnel who organize the everyday activities to help run an organization smoothly and effi­ciently.

Do you enjoy working with people, multiple tasks, data and information, technology, and event coordination all in the same day? If so, then becoming a business office professional might be just the career for you.


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Program Information

The MACC Business O­ffice Administration program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin your career as an administrative o­ffice professional. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to select 12 credit hours of directed electives providing them the opportunity to tailor their degree to their interests.


Employment Opportunities

As one of the largest employment sectors in the United States, administrative assistants are employed in organizations of every type and held almost 4 million jobs in 2012. Employment of administrative assistants is projected, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to grow 12% (about as fast as average for all occupations). The employment of medical administrative office professions, however, is expected to grow at 36% or three times the average for all jobs.

As a reliance on technology continues to expand in the offi­ce setting, job opportunities should be best for those applicants with extensive knowledge of related software applications. Opportunities should also be excellent for those with advanced communication and computer skills. Get your start in this professional career with a degree in Business O­ffice Administration at MACC.


Academic Map

This academic map is a 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. Additionally, 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. Finally, 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.


Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester    
 ACC100 or
 Small Business Accounting or
 Elementary Accounting I
 BOA100  Keyboarding 1  
 BOA106  ^Introduction to Business Office Administration 1  
 BOA108  ^Word Processing Concepts Using Microsoft Word 3  
 BOA165  Presentation Skills Using Microsoft PowerPoint 3  
 BOA181  Business Terminology** 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 SKL01  College Orientation 1  SKL101
  Second Semester    
 BOA120  ^Customer Service 3  
 BOA140  Personal Information Management Using Microsoft Outlook 1  
 BOA151  Records Management 3  
 BOA152  ^Business Math/Electronic Calculations 3  BOA152 
 BOA266  ^Advanced Word Processing Using Microsoft Word 3  
 BUS150  ^Business Communication 3  BUS150
  Third Semester    
   Biological or Physical Science** 3  
 BOA261  Spreadsheet Applications Using Microsoft Excel 3  
   Directed Electives*** 6  
   Humanities (Ethics or Logic Preferred) 3  
  Fourth Semester    
 BOA264  Database Management Using Microsoft Access 3  
 BOA292  ^Business Office Administration Capstone 3  
   Directed Electives*** 6  
   History or Government 3  
 SKL250 or
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Business Office Internship
  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 want to work in a medical office should substitute HSC171 Medical Terminology for BOA181 Business Terminology and should take BIO205 Human Anatomy to meet their science requirement.

^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).


***Directed Electives

ACC110 Personal Finance
ACC214 Computerized Accounting Applications Using QuickBooks
ACC218 Payroll Accounting
BUS100 Introduction to Business
BUS112 Principles of Management
BUS120 Business Law I
CIT145 Web Design I
MKT105 Principles of Marketing
MKT110 Advertising