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Business Administration



Whether your career goal is to start your own business, to work in private enterprise, a non-profit, or government agency, to advance your career in an existing business, or to continue your education at a four-year institution, the Business Administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. Employers often list good written and oral communication skills, the ability to analyze and solve problems, good math skills, and a knowledge of one’s historical and cultural background as necessary for success in most fields. The business administration major offers students this combination of a liberal arts background and a solid foundation in business. By blending core liberal arts courses with classes that develop a strong business acumen, we provide a valuable foundation of knowledge and then build the competencies necessary to excel in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Developing critical thinking, being able to write persuasively, performing quantitative analysis and making effective presentations are hallmarks of a liberally educated person who can help a business succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Credits from the management certificate programs can be put towards the degree. Additional information is available about the Business Information Systems, Health Care Management, and Management options.

Business Administration AS Degree 63/65 credits
Business Administration:
     Business Information Systems
AS Degree 61/62 credits
Business Administration:
     Health Care Management
AS Degree 63 credits
Business Administration:
AS Degree 61/62 credits
Applied Management Certificate 15 credits
Advanced Management Certificate 30 credits


TYPICAL COURSES (vary by program)

Intro to Business
Survey of Business Law
Global Business
Human Resource Management
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Supervision
Principles of Management
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics


Every business, regardless of its size, needs talented managers and administrators to help it succeed. Such employees excel at activities that bring people together to advance business goals through planning, organizing, leading, coordinating, and motivating. A business degree gives you the flexibility to seek employment in a variety of fields and industries. The wide-range of skills that form the core of a business administration program opens doors in education, government, private business and retail. Opportunities range from office assistant positions to restaurant and retail management.

Other opportunities can include:
• Human resources
• Market research
• Public relations
• Sales
• Financial analysis

Jennifer Oliver
Professor of Accounting & Program Coordinator

Erin Pagano
Professor of Business Administration

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