Business Administration AS

Changes to this program are effective Fall 2017

The Business Administration AS program prepares graduates for transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their studies in areas such as accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, human resources and information systems.

The program meets the competencies and requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC) for seamless transfer to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • Analyze the preparation of financial statements and managerial accounting reports, and their use to support decision making by internal and external users.
  • Analyze macroeconomic and microeconomic environments of business.
  • Examine management theory and practices in the key functional areas within an organization in today’s global business environment.
  • Examine how marketing integrates with other functional areas within the organization as well as society as a whole.
  • Apply relevant laws, regulations, and ethical considerations to U.S. and international business activity for potential liability, and legal protection and remedies.


First Semester

ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
ECO 121
Macroeconomics 3
ENG 101
English Composition I 3
MAT 140 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
CIS 110
(16 credits)
Management Information Systems 3


Second Semester

ACC 116
Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics 3
ENG 102
English Composition II 3
MAT 142
Calculus for Business 3
Elective 2
(15 credits)
Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and 
Core Goal 7
: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts

Third Semester

MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
MAT 130

Probability & Statistics 4
SPC 110 or
SPC 120
Intro to Speech Communication or
Public Speaking
(14 credits)
Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4

Fourth Semester

MKT 111
Principles of Marketing 3
Elective 1,2 Elective 3
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 3
Elective 1,2
(14-15 credits)
Elective 3



1 Check with the school to which you plan to transfer for suggested courses to take.  Consider an additional BEI course from ACC, MGT, MKT, ETP 113, or CIS 215.

2 Students can meet core goals 6 & 7 through a single course that meets both core goals, or any combination of courses utilizing open electives.

Students should confer with their advisor or a counselor before or during the first semester to be certain that the specific electives taken are the best choices for the four-year institutions of their choice.


Changes Made: 6/26/17