Business Program (A.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Our business program offers a balance of business and liberal arts courses for a foundation in the field.

    If you're looking for a background in business ideas, skills, and concepts, our Associate in Science in Business program is for you.

    Program Requirements

    In addition to the general education requirements for the associate degree, you will complete all six of the business courses required towards the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program. Also, you will need to complete three additional business or related electives for a total of 10 courses or 30 credits in your major.

    You may either finish your college studies with the associate degree or continue on to complete the bachelor's degree program without missing a step.

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  • Curriculum

    Total Degree Requirements - 66 credits

    General Education Requirements - 24 Credits

    World Cultures Course (3 Cr.)
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course (3 Cr.)
    Literary Perspectives Course (3 Cr.)
    Individual & Society Course (3 Cr.)
    Quantitative Reasoning Course (3 Cr.)
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course (3 Cr.)
    Science & Technology Course (3 Cr.)
    Global Issues Course (3 Cr.)

    Writing Designated Courses (6 Credits)

    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)

    Business Major Requirements (27 Credits)

    • ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
    • ACC 185 - Managerial Accounting (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 110 - Business Computers I (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 125 - Introduction to Business (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 210 - Finance (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
    • ECN 202 - Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
    • EC 150 - Career Foundations (Cr: 3)
      Or
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
      (Plus a 1 Cr. Elective) 

    Open Electives (9 Credits)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Converse and write at an acceptable level for business communications in English.
    • Conceptualize a complex business issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
    • Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of science and liberal studies.
    • Effectively use and understand digital technology as it applies to contemporary business practices.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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