Jan 21, 2020
Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree
General Education - 37-38 Credits
General Education Requirements
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than Economics) 3 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61-62*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62-63 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts by preparing balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and budgets and by performing costs, volume, and profit analysis;
- demonstrate mastery of the process and functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling) and the principles of managerial decision making through written assignments and in-class exercises designed to promote strategic thinking and analysis;
- compare and contrast the forms of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and hybrid forms) and understand the major steps involved in developing a business plan for the formation of a new business;
- develop a marketing plan that employs the four P’s of marketing (product, price, promotion, and place);
- calculate, interpret and/or analyze key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators for the US economy used to predict and describe business cycles, and recognize the increasing interdependence of the US economy with other world trading partners;
- create, design, and deliver effective and well-organized oral and written presentations utilizing state-of-the-art technology; and
- analyze the relationship between human resource management issues in the workplace and changing ethical and legal issues and how these changing paradigms impact the human resource management of a culturally diverse workforce.
Transfer Program Description:
This curriculum is designed for students planning to major in such areas as finance, marketing, economics, advertising, human resource management, business administration and management.
Since four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies by following this transfer pattern speak with an academic advisor before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
CCBC now offers a fully online degree program option in Business Administration that provides the flexibility necessary for mature students with a demanding schedule to earn this valuable credential.
Students are encouraged to consider pursuing an Internship. While students are responsible for finding their own internship experience, prior approval must be obtained from the department chair/coordinator before pursuing an internship for credit.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.