Business Administration C.A.

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Business Administration C.A.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 31-32 credits

What Is Business Administration C.A.?

This certificate program provides students with entry-level knowledge of business administration. The Business Administration Certificate of Achievement can be completed in one year. Business Administration students choose an area of focus – accounting, banking and finance, management and marketing.

Business Administration graduates may enter fields including general business, banking and finance, management and marketing.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the diversity of the business careers, there is a varied job outlook. For most jobs, the outlook for growth is as fast as the average.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in employment of business and financial operations occupations will create about 632,400 new jobs from 2014 to 2024.

Students with a combination of work experience and computer skills should have the best job prospects.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, business office and administrative support occupations earn a mean average of $32,900 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Business Administration Careers

Depending on job experience and additional education, graduates with a business administration Certificate of Achievement (C.A.) are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: accounting clerks, accountants, business service specialists, administrative support, construction managers, curriculum and assessment directors, estimators, event/convention planners, financial worker, greenhouse and nursery managers, import/export customs brokers, industrial-organization psychologist, instructional coordinator, loan officer, market research analyst, medical records administrator, public relations specialist, purchasing agent, sports events planner, staff accountants and treasurer.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (13) 
Mathematics MAT 098 Beginning Algebra or higher 4
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I or 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or
ENG 115 or Technical Writing or
ENG 125 or Business Writing or
SPE 101 Oral Communication
Social Science ECO 100 or Survey Economics or 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Elective CPT/BTC 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing
Core Course Requirements (6-7 credits)
ACT 101 or Applied Accounting or 3
ACT 110** Financial Accounting I 4
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Electives (12 credits)
Management Option BUS 201 Principles of Management 3
BUS 206 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 210 Organizational Behavior 3
Marketing Option BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 232 Advertising/Sales Promotion 3
BUS 236 Consumer Behavior 3
Accounting Option ACT 115 Computerized Accounting 3
ACT 130 Managerial Accounting 3
ACT 240 Individual Income Tax Accounting 3
Finance Option BUS 220 Business Finance 3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 220 Money and Banking 3
Any ACT or 3
Any BUS or
Any ECO or
MAT 175 or
GEO 120
Total Required Hours: 31-32 credits

* Required for Finance option

** Required for Accounting and Finance option

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Contact Information

Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
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Joe Hartnett,
Program Chair
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Office Location
TECH 205
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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