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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Business Administration Transfer (A.S.)

Title of Major: Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

About Business Administration Department

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.

Additional Program Requirements

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

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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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

Computer Competency Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

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. 

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