Our Business Administration program provides you with an Associate degree in Business Administration while preparing you to transfer to a four-year college or university. After completing our program, you can confidently pursue degrees in accounting, finance, international business, marketing, human resources and information systems.

The Business Administration program meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC) for a seamless transfer to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). These include Kutztown, Millersville and Slippery Rock. Additionally, we have program-to-program transfer agreements with such schools as Arcadia, Cabrini, Chestnut Hill, Wilmington and Albright.

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Program effective Fall 2018

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
Elective AST 120, BIO 121, CHE 121, CHE 151, PHY 121 or PHY 151 4
Elective Cultural Awareness & Diversity Elective 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
ECO 121 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics 3
MAT 130 Probability and Statistics 4
MAT 140 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
MAT 142 Calculus for Business 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Elective* Elective 6

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
ECO 121 Macroeconomics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Open Elective* 3
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 140 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
MAT 142 Calculus for Business 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
AST 120, BIO 121, CHE 121, CHE 151, PHY 121, or PHY 151 Introduction to Astronomy, General Biology I, General Chemistry I, Principles of Chemistry I, General Physics I, or Principles of Physics I 4

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
MAT 130 Probability & Statistics 4
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Elective Open Elective* 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ACT 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3
Elective Open Elective* 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 140 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
ECO 121 Macroeconomics 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 142 Calculus for Business 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
AST 120, BIO 121, CHE 121, CHE 151, PHY 121, or PHY 151 Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
MAT 130 Probability & Statistics 4

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Elective Open Elective* 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.

Students should consider taking a course from one of the following disciplines: ACC, MGT, MKT, ETP-113 or CIS-215.