Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Studies, A.A.

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The Associate of Arts in Business Studies (AA-Bus) degree prepares students to seek entry-level managerial positions or to continue on into the B.A. Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership program or transfer into a B.A. Business program at another institution. Through our unique hands-on approach to business studies, which includes a required internship, students develop a basic knowledge of business needed for an entry-level administrative support or managerial position.

Graduates in this program should be able to demonstrate abilities in four categories:

Business Fundamentals

  • Describe how the U.S. business system is organized
  • Distinguish the ways business influences change

Leadership Skills

  • Apply management principles to achieve organizational goals
  • Apply management concepts to achieve organizational objectives
  • Use interpersonal skills to interact as a team
  • Demonstrate decision making skills

Basic Marketing Theory

  • Describe the marketing function in U.S. business
  • Demonstrate consumer and business decision making

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Explain Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Relate financial principles to business and personal decision making
  • Apply micro- and macroeconomic principles to business and human behavior

Program Requirements:

To earn the A.A. in Business Studies degree, students must complete 61 credits.

General Education Requirements

General Education requirements for all degrees are outlined the in the General Education section of this catalog.

Open Electives

A maximum of 15 elective credits may be applied to the degree.


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