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Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration
(Effective UG21)

What to Expect for Your Business Administration Courses*

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

  • Classes available in-seat, virtually, or online (some courses are only online)
  • Some evening offerings
  • Some hybrid classes

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.



Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester    
 ACC101  Elementary Accounting I 3  ACC101
 ACC110  Personal Finance 3  
 BOA165  Presentation Skills Using Microsoft PowerPoint (Business Management Majors) - Fall Only 3  
 BOA261  Spreadsheet Apps. Using Microsoft Excel (Accounting Majors) - Fall Only 3  
 BUS100  Introduction to Business 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
  Second Semester    
 ACC102  ^Elementary Accounting II 3  
 ACC214  ^Computerized Accounting Apps. Using QuickBooks (Accounting Majors) - Spring Only                                                                           3  
   Biological or Physical Science 3  
 BOA152** or
 MTH140** or
 ^Business Math/Electronic Calculations - Spring Only or
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Elementary Statistics
3  BOA152** or
 MTH140** or 
 BUS112  Principles of Management (Business Management Majors complete this semester) 3  
 BUS113  Human Resource Management (Business Management Majors) 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking (Accounting Majors complete this semester) 3  
  Third Semester    
 ACC210  ^ACC210 Federal Income Tax Accounting (Accounting Majors) - Fall Only 3  
 ACC211  ^ACC211 Managerial Accounting (Accounting Majors) - Fall Only 3  
 BOA261  Spreadsheet Apps. Using Microsoft Excel (Business Management Majors) - Fall Only 3  
 BUS120  Business Law 3  
 BUS150  ^Business Communication 3  
 ECN101  Macroeconomics 3  
 MKT101  Principles of Marketing (Business Management Majors complete this semester) 3  
  Fourth Semester    
 ACC218  ^Payroll Accounting (Accounting Majors) - Spring Only 3  
 BUS260  ^Business Administration Capstone 3  
 ECN102  ^Microeconomics (Business Management Majors complete this semester)*** 3  
 BUS112 or
 ECN102 or
 Principles of Management or
 ^Microeconomics or
 Principles of Marketing
 (Accounting Majors complete one of these courses this semester)***
 HST105 or
 HST105 or
 American History from 1865 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Introduction to American Government 
   Humanities 3  
 ACC295 or
 BUS295 or
 ^Accounting Internship (Accounting Majors) or
 ^Business Administration Internship (Business Management Majors) or
 ^Employment Seminar
 SPK101  Public Speaking (Business Management Majors complete this semester) 3  
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 62  


*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).


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.