Business Administration (Career)
What will you learn?
The Business Administration career option focuses on general business and prepares students for entry level managerial positions within various types of organizations. This is a two-year terminal degree, and upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in a wide range of businesses.
Upon graduating from this program, students will be able to:
- Interpret accounting data and analyze financial statements
- Apply the marketing concept
- Appreciate the role of law in business
- Define traditional functions of management and their contribution to strategic planning
What will you do?
Jobs and careers include:
- Corporate or consumer sales
- Banking services
64 total credits
23 credits General Education Requirements + 32 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
This course explores the basic statements of an accounting system: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Retained Earnings. Students will examine the accounting cycle with an emphasis on the methods of accumulating and summarizing data generated by business transactions. Students will apply their manual accounting skills to an automated accounting system using a learning management system. Areas of concentration will include adjusting entries, closing process, inventory analysis, merchandising transactions, cash control procedures, and receivables. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085
Business Electives: Select from ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO.
Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: B023 Business Administration MassTransfer to state universities including UMass and Westfield State University; B034 Business Administration General Transfer to most four-year private colleges; B045 Paralegal Option for transfer to Elms College and Bay Path University; B056 Hospitality Management Transfer to state universities including UMass and to Johnson & Wales University; or B096 Sport Management transfer to state and private universities.
Business Electives: Select from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT or SPO.