• apply now
  • Canvas
  • mymacc
  • enroll now

What to Expect for Your Business Office Administration Courses*

* Course formats may temporarily differ because of Covid-19 restrictions

  • All courses offered completely online
  • In-seat testing for some courses
  • Microsoft Office certifications available in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access
Medical Office Focus

For students interested in working in a Medical Office, the following course substitutions can be made to enhance your medical knowledge and increase employability.

     Human Anatomy - for the science requirement
     Physiology - for a directed elective
     Medical Terminology - for a directed elective
     Bioethics - for the humanity requirement


Talk to an Advisor

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Associate of Applied Science - Business Office Administration

Behind every successful business is an administrative assistant, or a team of administrative assistants and 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? With online classes, we can prepare you to be a business office professional.

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 15 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 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.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester    
ACC101 Elementary Accounting I 3  
BOA108 ^Word Processing Concepts Using Microsoft Word - Fall Only 3  
BOA165 Presentation Skills Using Microsoft PowerPoint - Fall Only 3  
  Directed Electives*** 3  
LAL101 ^Composition I 3 LAL101
SKL101 College Orientation 1 SKL101
  Second Semester    
BOA120 ^Customer Service - Spring Only 3  
BOA140 Personal Information Management Using Microsoft Outlook - Spring Only 1  
BOA151 Records Management - Spring Only 3  
BOA152 or
^Business Math/Electronic Calculations - Spring Only or
^Quantitative Reasoning
3 BOA152 or
BUS150 ^Business Communication 3 BUS150
HST105 or
HST106 or
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Introduction to American Government
  Third Semester    
  Biological or Physical Science** 3  
BOA261 Spreadsheet Applications Using Microsoft Excel - Fall Only 3  
  Directed Electives*** 6  
  Humanities 3  
  Fourth Semester    
BOA264 Database Management Using Microsoft Access - Spring Only 3  
BOA292 ^Business Office Administration Capstone - Spring Only 3  
  Directed Electives*** 6  
SKL250 or
^Employment Seminaror
^Business Office Internship
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 60  

*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.

**Student interested in working in a medical office have the option of taking HSC171 Medical Terminology and BIO209 Physiology as directed electives, and can take BIO205 Human Anatomy for the 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 - Spring Only
     ^ACC218 Payroll Accounting - Spring Only
     ^BIO209 Physiology (For students who plan to work in a medical office.)
     BUS100 Introduction to Business
     BUS112 Principles of Management
     BUS120 Business Law
     ITC145 Web Design I
     HSC171 Medical Terminology (For students who plan to work in a medical office.)
     MKT105 Principles of Marketing
     MKT110 Advertising



Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.