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Business Administration, AAS
Degree Requirements


MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS60

  1. General Education Requirements 15-18 credits
    1. Complete the following 3 credits

      Instruction is on techniques of essay organization and development, research, and analytical reading and writing. Critical analysis and research papers are required.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): English ENGL S110 (C 2.0 or higher) or placement test.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course focuses on exploring, understanding and appreciating literature, which will generate analytical student writing. Students write analyses of at least three works from the various genres (poetry, short fiction, drama, and novel or film). Traditional literary research among critical sources leads to at least one research paper.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL S111 (C 2.0 or higher).

      Instruction in composition of professional correspondence and technical reports. Develops a broad range of college and career writing skills, including audience analysis, readability, and effective style. Significant critical reading and a major investigative report required.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL S111 (C 2.0 or higher).

    3. or complete both6 credits

      Applies the principles of English grammar, style, and usage to business correspondence. Topics include capitalization, numbers, abbreviations, word division, forms of address, and techniques for editing and proofreading particularly as applied to electronic documents.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Applies techniques of written and oral communications to business situations requiring problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Topics include written communications (letters, memoranda, and reports), oral communications (one-on-one and small group interactions and oral presentations), listening skills, nonverbal communications, and communication technology.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s):CIOS S101B and any one of the following: CIOS S160 , ENGL S111 (C 2.00 or better), or CIOS Business English Placement Test.

    4. Complete the following9 credits

      Introduction to oral communication focusing on interpersonal, small group, and public speaking processes. Covers skills for improving feedback, active listening, language usage, non–verbal behavior, audience analysis, and techniques for speech preparation, delivery and alleviating speaking anxiety. Students need to complete class with a C or higher to fulfill their speech communication GER.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes:Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL S110 or S111 or instructor permission.

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

  2. Major Education Requirements 30 credits
    1. Complete the following12 credits

      Introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for a business. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and the recording, summarizing and interpretation of accounting data. This course will satisfy the requirements for ACCT S121 & ACCT S122 in the certificate program. ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will substitute for ACCT S201.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      A continuation of elementary accounting concepts and procedures with the introduction of manufacturing operations and time value of money and cost accounting principles. Job order costing, process costing, cost–volume–profit, budgeting, and variances are introduced. Cash flows and financial statements analysis are also covered.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): ACCT S201 and MATH S055 or instructor permission.

      Applies techniques of written and oral communications to business situations requiring problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Topics include written communications (letters, memoranda, and reports), oral communications (one-on-one and small group interactions and oral presentations), listening skills, nonverbal communications, and communication technology.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s):CIOS S101B and any one of the following: CIOS S160 , ENGL S111 (C 2.00 or better), or CIOS Business English Placement Test.

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course demonstrates how a computer system can be used effectively for the complete accounting cycle. Particular emphasis is placed on general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll related transactions.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 or ACCT S201.

      Design and analysis of accounting systems for business entities in various industries specifically adapted for data processing. Includes data processing application for internal control, payroll, accounts payable and receivable and other accounting procedures.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): ACCT S202, and three credits of CIOS.

    3. Select one from the following3 credits

      Business organization, nature of major business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and personnel administration. Opportunities and requirements for professional business careers.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Survey of core areas of business administration with particular emphasis on organization and operation of small and middle–scale businesses. Business law, personal finance, manufacturing, marketing and finance included at the introductory level.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    4. Select one from the following3 credits

      Introduction to supervision basics dealing with human resources and management of a business.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS..
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Survey of the basics of management. Synthesis of the traditional and contemporary quantitative and behavioral approaches to the subject of management.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    5. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course examines business in its relation to the legal and judicial systems and to government regulation. It explores legal concepts and issues pertaining to competition, sales, employees, liabilities and forms of doing business.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Designed as a survey course to familiarize students with substantive legal concepts, legal procedures, legal systems, legal resources and legal reasoning.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    6. Select one from the following3 credits

      Use of electronic spreadsheet software as a problem solving and decision-making tool. Covers creating,
      designing, and modifying spreadsheets, formulas and charts. Includes simple databases, integration of spreadsheets with other programs, advanced functions, tools, and macros.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test and MATH S055 (C 2.00 or better).

      Design and create databases from the perspective of the database designer. Teaches table design, relationship building, form creation and editing, complex querying, advanced report generation, graphical user interface creation, and basic database programming.

      Credits: 3
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test, MATH S055 with a C (2.00) or better or placement into MATH S105.

    7. Select one from the following3 credits

      Analysis/theory of national income; money and banking; fiscal and monetary policies. Corequisite: MATH
      S105.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Theory of prices and markets; income distribution; contemporary problems of labor and market structure, examination of international economic relations. Corequisite: MATH S105.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Course offered by UAS.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

  3. Electives15 credits
    1. Electives can be used toward a concentration in accounting, computer information and office systems, or management.

*Note: Math 105 is a co-requisite, and ACCT 121 and ACCT 122 will meet ACCT 201 requirement.