Business Administration A.S.

Program Description

The Business Administration associate degree program is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree in business. It provides a liberal arts background consisting mostly of courses normally taken in the first two years at a baccalaureate college or university. In addition, students will take general business courses.  Students in this program may elect to focus in one of three areas: marketing, management, or finance.  

Advanced business courses should be taken at the institution to which the student wishes to transfer to obtain the baccalaureate degree.  Students should be familiar with the requirements of the institutions to which they will transfer. Therefore, students should see an advisor before choosing elective courses because each transfer institution may have specific requirements.

Students should have a foundation in mathematics before entering this program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all the Business Administration degree program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Prepare and interpret financial statements;
  2. Understand and discuss financial issues;
  3. Understand the American legal system and its impact on the operations of American and international business. Understand and apply principles of tort law, contract law, the uniform commercial code, law and government regulation;
  4. Examine and assess the role of fiduciary duties and ethical and social responsibilities;
  5. Analyze principles, techniques and major functions (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) of business enterprise management, improve decision-making, problem-solving and team-related skills;
  6. Understand marketing methods and institutions, including analysis and interrelationship of the marketing mix with consumer behavior;
  7. Demonstrate computer skills in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, general ledger accounting system and presentation software. Use the Internet for business purposes, including research, marketing and stock market analysis;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the United States economic system, its functions and impact on the global economy; and
  9. Demonstrate proficiencies in all aspects of business communication, professional business etiquette and business presentations.
 College Core Requirements (31 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 172 College Algebra 3 credits OR MAT 201 Statistics 3 credits
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
 BBG 210 Business Communication 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits *
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3 credits*
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 Business Core Requirements (21 Credits)
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
 BMK 201 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
 BMG 202 Principles of Management 3 credits
 BFN 201 Principles of Finance 3 credits
 BBG 231 Business Law I 3 credits
 BBG 232 Business Law II 3 credits OR BBG 240 Business Ethics 3 credits
 Requirements (61 Credits)
 Major Requirements (9 Credits)
 BBG 295 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits ***
 BBG ELE  Business Elective 3 credits **
Business elective 3 credits**
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 MAT 172 College Algebra 3 credits OR MAT 201 Statistics 3 credits
 BMK 201 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 BBG 231 Business Law I 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 BMG 202 Principles of Management 3 credits
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
 BBG 232 Business Law II 3 credits OR BBG 240 Business Ethics 3 credits
 Semester 3
 ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
 BBG 210 Business Communication 3 credits
 BBG ELE  Business Elective 3 credits **
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3 credits*
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 Semester 4
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 BFN 201 Principles of Finance 3 credits
 BBG 295 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits ***
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits *
 BBG ELE  Business Elective 3 credits **
 Note:

* One of these must be an IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective course.

** Any ACC, BBG, BES, BFN, BMG or BMK course.

*** With permission of Coordinator, a Business elective may be substituted (ACC, BBG, BES, BFN, BMG, BMK).

# Please see Catalog Home  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.