2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (Spring Start) (Hybrid/Online), AAS

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The Hybrid/Online Business Administration program offers broad training in key business areas – management, marketing, accounting, communication and computers. The program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge that can open doors to you in virtually every industry. You could use your skills in a small business or large corporate setting – all companies need business people. Your instructors will bring real world experience and practices to the classroom.

Students will work to develop skills in effective decision making, problem solving, organizing and planning. Graduates typically work in entry to mid-level management positions in retail, health care, insurance, finance, marketing and government. This accelerated program is offered partially in evenings and partially online and can be completed in just two years.

Accelerated classes are intensive learning experiences that require a great deal of out of class work in order to be successful. Students who are successful in this program are motivated, self-directed learners who are able to follow directions and complete assignments on time with little direct supervision.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Identify and explain the basic marketing concepts.
  • Understand basic accounting concepts.
  • Use general personal finance practices.
  • Understand basic legal business concepts.
  • Identify basic management styles and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to effectively use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Understand business structure categories/types (sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership)
  • Use basic business legal terms and prepare a basic contract.
  • Be comfortable in a highly technological work environment through the integration of laptops, learning management systems and Internet supported learning.

 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Identify characteristics of business structures.
  • Analyze basic financial statements for decision-making purposes.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural and societal diversity.
  • Seek further information in their field to keep current through research techniques.
  • Seek membership in professional organizations.
  • Understand retailing concepts and practices.
  • Understand and prepare basic financial statements.
  • Tailor a professional resume and cover letter to specific job postings and career opportunities.


  • Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural and societal diversity.


  • Create professionally written business document.
  • Demonstrate positive verbal communication skills.
  • Facilitate, participate and document an effective business meeting.
  • Write an effective and complete business plan.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 68

Additional Information

Requirements: Achievement of a grade of “C” or higher for BUS 140 , BUS 210 , BUS 212 , BUS 218  , BUS 225 , BUS 226 , BUS 230  and CIS 105 

Computer application skills are necessary for successful program completion.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Technical Electives: Up to two technical electives may be substituted from a non-business area. Click the following link for a list of approved Technical Electives . Please see your program advisor for further details.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $ 7,072
Fees $9,002
Books & Supplies $3,000
TOTAL $19,074

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