Business Transfer Program Suggested Schedule Guide, A.A.

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Business Transfer Program Suggested Schedule Guide, A.A.

Department: Accounting

Total Credit Hours: 63-67 credits

What Is Business Administration – Transfer Program A.A.?

This transfer program provides students with a basic knowledge of business administration and prepares individuals to continue their education at a four-year university. Business administration students choose an area of focus – accounting, banking and finance, management or marketing. Completion of this degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year university.

Business administration graduates may enter fields ranging from accounting, general business, banking and finance, management and marketing.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook include accounting clerks, bank and branch managers, accountants, business service specialists, certified public accountants, chief executives, construction managers, controllers, curriculum and assessment directors, estimators, event/convention planners, financial workers, general operations managers, greenhouse and nursery managers, hospital administrators, import/export customs brokers, instructional coordinators, auditors, loan officers, management consultants, market research analysts, medical records administrators, public relations specialists, purchasing agents and treasurers. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or they are new and emerging occupations in high growth industries.

For most jobs, the outlook for growth is as fast as the average.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, business and financial occupations employees earn an average of $68,330 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employees working in business and financial occupations earn an average of up to $68,330 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.

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

Business Administration – Transfer Careers

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in business administration are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: accountant, actuary, administrator, advertising account manager, advertising agency coordinator, advertising sales promotion manager, analyst, artist agent, athletes business manager, auditor, bank and branch manager, business service specialist, chief executive, chief financial officer, construction manager, county or city auditor, curriculum and assessment director, event/convention planner, financial analyst, financial planner or examiner, fundraiser, general operations manager, hotel manager, human resources management advisor, import/export customs broker, industrial relations specialist or coordinator,

Suggested Schedule Planning

(Accounting, Finance and Banking, Management, Marketing)

Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester (16-18credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 158 College Algebra – General Education 4
Natural Science*** 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Second Semester (16-17 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics* 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Natural Science with Lab 4
Third Semester (16-17 credits)
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Course(s) in major for transfer institution+ 3-4
ACT 110 Financial Accounting I 4
General Education Course(s) 3
CPT 103 or Microcomputer Applications  3
CPT 115 Intro to Data Processing+
Fourth Semester (15 credits)
Course(s) in major for transfer institution+ 6
PHL 160 Ethics 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
ACT 130 Managerial Accounting+ 3

Total Hours Required For Graduation: 63-67 credits (This must include a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Courses.) 

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

*Social and Behavioral Sciences: Complete one Civics Course (HIS 101, HIS 102 or POL 101) and a minimum of 6 additonal credits from at least 2 disciplines.

** Humanities and Fine Arts: Complete nine credit hours from at least 2 disciplines.

*** Natural Sciences: Complete a minimum of 7 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines, including one course with a lab component.

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

++Math requirements vary at different institutions.

+ Please note that all business majors should prioritize taking the Accounting and Economics sequences since those courses are the most commonly transferable business courses. Business, math and computer requirements vary widely at different institutions. Be sure to check transferability to your specific transfer school before choosing business, math and computer courses. Common business elective courses: BUS 101, BUS 246, BUS 201, BUS 230, and MAT 210.

Check with transfer institution for foreign language requirement.  A Bachelor of Arts Degree may require 3 semesters of the same foreign language.  A Bachelor of Science does not usually require foreign language.

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