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Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

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Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S. (code AS.BPA.ADM)

Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.

Purpose: Provides the first two years of coursework for students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university majoring in business. Students with a bachelor’s degree who are preparing for the Maryland CPA exam should note requirements under the Financial Accounting, Certificate  (CPA preparation) program.

Range of Occupations

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses

AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.


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Degree/Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

A program consisting of a core of courses essential for all business transfer students. Students are expected to work with their advisers to tailor a suitable mix of electives in order to meet the requirements of their intended transfer college.

General Education Requirements: 31-34 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3 credits

Met by program requirement below (MAT 230 )

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Program Requirements: 26-29 credits

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for options to satisfy the computing and information technology competency requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy general education requirements for arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, health/fitness/wellness, and biological and physical sciences. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to Transfer Services

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare the student to transfer to a four year school and to complete a business degree.
  • Create and deliver appropriate written and oral communications required of business professionals.
  • Apply technology to business situations to enhance productivity.
  • Integrate accounting, economic, and legal principles to business and related situations to develop quantitative based decisions.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to business situations that require accounting expertise.
  • Participate in the business community as a valued individual.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.

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