Courses & Programs

Business Administration (General Transfer)

Kristine Ricker Choleva

Chair, Business

Business and Technology

Kittredge Center 513

413.552.2565 (Tel)


What will you learn?

The Business Administration General Transfer focuses on general business and prepares students for transfer to four-year private and public institutions outside of the Massachusetts system of public higher education. Students who want to transfer to UMass Amherst or any other Massachusetts public university should choose the Business Administration - Mass Transfer option.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon graduating from this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret accounting data
  • Analyze financial statements and solve complex accounting scenarios
  • Apply the marketing concept
  • Appreciate the role of law in business
  • Define traditional functions of management and their contributions to strategic planning
  • Calculate and quantify data to make business decisions   

what will you do?

Transfer to a four-year college or university, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing or related field
  • Management
  • Corporate or consumer sales
  • Banking services
  • Marketing

Explore your options at HCC's Advising, Career and Transfer Center, or at What Can I Do With This Major?

64-66 total credits

23 credits General Education Requirements + 26 credits Program Requirements

Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.


General Education Requirements

23 CREDITS
This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on close reading, critical thinking, beginning research skills, and the writing process. Students will read, analyze, and cite a range of nonfiction texts. Students will produce several formal essays totaling approximately 3000 words. Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or higher in ENG 095.
This course is the second half of the first-year composition sequence and focuses on close reading, critical thinking, academic writing, research, and the writing process. Students will locate and evaluate both primary and secondary sources, and will gain skill in summarizing and synthesizing source material while employing MLA documentation. Texts will include a range of nonfiction (articles, essays, scholarly sources) and literary works. Students will produce at least 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented essay of at least 1250 words. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C-or higher.
An introduction to the basic principles and processes of macroeconomics, including theories of the determinants of output, unemployment and inflation: the composition and role of fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and finance. Theories are used to develop and understanding and analysis of current economic issues and policies. Prerequisite: ECN 100 with a grade of C- or better or Eligibility for MTH 095
An introduction to basic principles, processes, and applications of microeconomics: how a market-based capitalist system determines what products are produced, how they are produced, and the way in which the benefits are distributed. Topics include supply and demand analysis for products and for factors of production; production functions and costs; production and pricing of output within different industry structures; efficiency, equity, international trade, externalities and public goods. Prerequisites: ECN 100 with a grade of C- or better or Eligibility for MTH 095
This course includes the material from BOTH ECN 101 & 102. It provides an introduction to the theory and applications of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Topics include: national income analysis, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy as well as supply and demand analysis for products and for factors of production; production functions and costs; production and pricing of output within different industry structures; efficiency, equity, international trade, externalities and public goods.Prerequisites: ECN 100 with a C- or better or Eligibility for MTH 095.
Select from the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 110, ANT 114, ANT 120, ANT 130, ANT 150, ANT 250, COM 212, CRJ 110, CRJ 117, CRJ 200, CRJ 208, CRJ 209, CRJ 210, CRJ 217, ECN 100, ECN 101, ECN 102, ECN 104, ECN 105, ECN 120, ECN150, ECN 250, GEO 110, GRT 110, HON 206, HSV 120, HSV 205, HSV 208, HSV 212, HSV 226, HSV 230, LAW 215, POL 101, POL 110, POL 120, POL 125, POL 126, POL 140, POL 150, POL 230, PSY 110, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218, PSY 220, PSY 222, PSY 224, PSY 225, PSY 226, PSY 230, PSY 233, PSY 240, PSY 242, PSY 250, PSY 260, PSY 265, PSY 270, SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 204, SOC 208, SOC 213, SOC 214, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 220, SOC 240, SOC250, SSN 120, SSN 230, WST 100, WST 215, WST 217
Laboratory Science [E] ElectivesAST 110, AST 140, BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 108, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 114, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 215, BIO 217, BIO 218, BIO 222, BIO 223, BIO 229, BIO 230, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 113, CHM 114, CHM 121, CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222, CHM 224, EGR 110, EGR 111, ESC 111, ESC 115, ESC 120, ESC 130, ENV 120, ENV 124, ENV 137, ENV 138, ENV 140, ENV 253, FRS 100, FRS 101, FRS 110, FRS 201, PHS 101, PHS 102, PHS 111, PHS 112, PHS 201, SEM 110, SEM 111, SEM 116, SEM 130, SUS 101, SUS 102, SUS 103, SUS 116, SUS 216
Laboratory Science [E] ElectivesAST 110, AST 140, BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 108, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 114, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 215, BIO 217, BIO 218, BIO 222, BIO 223, BIO 229, BIO 230, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 113, CHM 114, CHM 121, CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222, CHM 224, EGR 110, EGR 111, ESC 110, ESC 111, ESC 115, ESC 120, ESC 130, ENV 120, ENV 124, ENV 137, ENV 138, ENV 140, ENV 253, FRS 100, FRS 101, FRS 110, FRS 201, PHS 101, PHS 102, PHS 111, PHS 112, PHS 201, SEM 110, SEM 111, SEM 116, SEM 130, SUS 101, SUS 102, SUS 103, SUS 116, SUS 216

Program Requirements

26 CREDITS
Select from: MTH 160 (D), MTH 162(D), MTH 113(D), MTH 114(D), or MTH 142(D). Students will not receive credit for both MTH 162 and MTH 113.American International College: MTH 142 and MTH 160 Bay Path College: MTH 142 and MTH 160 Elms College: MTH 142 and student's choice of MTH 160, 162, 113, or 114Western New England College: MTH 142, MTH 160, MTH 162.
Select from: MTH 160 (D), MTH 162(D), MTH 113(D), MTH 114(D), or MTH 142(D). Students will not receive credit for both MTH 162 and MTH 113.American International College: MTH 142 and MTH 160 Bay Path College: MTH 142 and MTH 160 Elms College: MTH 142 and student's choice of MTH 160, 162, 113, or 114Western New England College: MTH 142, MTH 160, MTH 162.

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

This course will expand upon the basic concepts and theories that students learned in the Principles of Accounting I course. Areas studied include, but not limited to, the following: long-term assets, short-term and long-term liabilities; transactions unique to corporations issuing stock; Statement of Stockholders' Equity; Statement of Cash Flows, Financial Statement Analysis, as well as gaining exposure to accounting for Manufacturers through an introduction to Managerial Accounting and Job Order Costing. Prerequisite: ACC 111 with a grade of C- or better.
Covers the fundamentals of manufacturing records as they relate to the needs of management in planning, controlling, and decision-making. Topics include: cost behavior, process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, variable costing, standard costing with variance analysis, budgets, relevant costing, and capital budgeting decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 112 with a grade of C- or better.
A study of the interpersonal and communication skills fundamental for success in the workplace. Students will hone their professional style as they study topics including professional behavior, interpersonal interactions, and civility as they relate to the workplace.
This course introduces students to the relationship between business and society. Topics include corporate citizenship, identification and analysis of stakeholder issues, business ethics fundamentals, business influence on government and the public sector, ethical issues in the global arena, workplace issues, and employment discrimination and affirmative action. Upon completion students should be able to apply ethical principles and guidelines to business decision making.
The focus of this course is to develop financially literate students. It will provide a practical introduction to personal finance and money management by focusing on realistic ways to effectively manage and protect personal assets and maximize financial health and stability. Students will learn how to design a personal budget and learn to make appropriate decisions with regard to savings, investments, insurance, credit protection, estate planning and managing personal assets. Students will evaluate the cost of borrowed money, real estate investments, the effective use of credit, tax implications and the effects the economy has on personal financial decisions. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085
An introductory, hands-on course designed to provide an overview of microcomputer hardware and software currently available and to provide hands-on exposure to internet, e-mail, operating system, word processing spreadsheets, database and graphics applications. Students will not receive credit for CSI 111 and BUS 115. Keyboarding skills preferred, but not required.
A study of the sources of law, the Massachusetts and Federal Court systems, steps in civil litigation, and the general principles of contract law.
Each of the managerial functions--planning, organizing, directing, and controlling--is discussed from the standpoint of how all four interrelate to become the management process. Managerial skills necessary to accomplish these functions are also described, including human relations, decision making, and communication.
A study of the basic marketing principles, functions and institutions. This course will walk students through the process by which organizations analyze, plan, implement, and control programs to develop and maintain beneficial exchanges with target buyers. Students will develop an understanding of how effective marketing is critical for the long-term success of any business organization; and how the marketing function ensures that the firm attracts, retains, and grows customers by creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value.

9 credits of electives


9 CREDITS

Choose sufficient courses from either:

Humanities Electives
OR
Business Electives

Select courses with prefixes: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT or SPO. 


Math Electives: Select from MTH 162 (D), MTH 113 (D), MTH 114 (D), or MTH 142 (D). Students will not receive credit for both MTH 162 and MTH 113.
Students planning to attend a transfer institution listed below MUST take that institution's required math courses as indicated:

  • American International College: MTH 142 and MTH 162.
  • Bay Path University: MTH 142 and MTH 162.
  • Elms College: MTH 142 and student's choice of MTH 162, 113, or 114.
  • Western New England University: MTH 142 and MTH 162.
  • Northeastern University: MTH 104 & Math Elective

Managerial Accounting: Students transferring to Bay Path University should take BUS 245 instead of ACC 205.
Humanities Elective or Business Elective: Select from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO. Students should check with their academic advisor to be sure that their choices will transfer to their selected institutions.Students are advised to confer with the Transfer Coordinator or their academic advisor, as transfer institutions periodically change requirements.