Business Administration (AA)
To earn an A.A. in Business administration, you must complete at least 62 credit hours and complete all the Core requirements. Additionally, you must complete Business Administration coursework, including pre-calculus and accounting courses. This degree prepares you to study Accounting or Business Administration at a four-year institution.
Required Courses for Business Administration
A.A. Business Administration
Effective Fall 2021
|A.1 GECC Core Requirements|
|ACWRI 105||College Writing I||3|
|ACWRI 110||College Writing II||3|
|ACCOM 101||Public Speaking & Critical Thinking||3|
|or ACCOM 103||Business and Professional Speaking|
|ACPHI 130||Philosophy and Persons||3|
|ACENG 110||Interpreting Literature||3|
|ACMAT 161||Calculus I 1||4|
|ACHIS 101||Western Civilization to the 17th Century||3|
|ACFNA 105||Western Art: Renaissance to Modern||3|
|or ACFNA 100||Art and Visual Culture|
|ACISC 101||Interdisciplinary Science: Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues||3|
|ACISC 102||Environmental Processes, Challenges, and Methods||4|
|ACECO 201||Microeconomics 2||3|
|ACECO 202||Macroeconomics 2||3|
|A.2 Arrupe Core Requirements|
|ACTHE 101||Introduction to Christian Theology||3|
|or ACTHE 107||Introduction to Religious Studies|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The Person and Society|
|Health Care Ethics & Society|
|ACUNI 101||First Year Seminar||1|
|or ACUNI 102||Academic Success Strategies|
|ACMAT 117||Precalculus I 3||3|
|ACMAT 118||Precalculus II||3|
|ACACT 201||Introductory Accounting I 3||3|
|ACACT 202||Introductory Accounting II||3|
|ACMAT 100||Fundamentals of Math (or Elective)||3|
In some circumstances, ACSTA 101 Statistics (3 credits) may substitute for ACMAT 161 Calculus I (4 credits). However, this substitution is not recommended if you plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in Business. A student who takes ACSTA 101 Statistics instead of ACMAT 161 Calculus I will graduate with 62 credit hours instead of 63 credit hours.
ACMAT 117 Precalculus I is a co-requisite for ACACT 201 Introductory Accounting I, meaning that you must take ACMAT 117 Precalculus I before or at the same time as ACACT 201 Introductory Accounting I.
- Communication: You will communicate effectively, using written, oral, and visual modes appropriate to your audience and purpose.
- Quantitative Reasoning: You will understand, analyze, and evaluate numerical data and use it to draw or evaluate conclusions.
- Critical Thinking: You will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate diverse information, ideas, and perspectives in a contextually appropriate manner. You will demonstrate an awareness of your own thinking and decision-making processes, and their importance in academic and non-academic settings.
- Ethical Reasoning: You will demonstrate historically grounded awareness of ethical concepts and frameworks. You will evaluate, articulate, and apply ethical reasoning in decision-making, showing awareness of the intersectional** and historical nature of the relationships/situations being studied.
- Social Justice: You will reflect on social, political, and historical events, contexts, and norms that lead to injustice, and then articulate responses that respect and promote the welfare of all beings in global and intersectional2 communities.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: You will connect academic knowledge to lived experience in order to identify and critique how diverse thinkers1 contribute to knowledge in and outside academia.
1 "Diverse thinkers" refers to the many dimensions of human identity and experience as defined in intersectionality, below.
2 Intersectionality addresses multiple contexts, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, culture, religion, and disability, with attention to power structures that have privileged some identities over others.
In the Business Administration concentration, you will:
- Develop competency and depth in understanding and interpreting the subject matter presented in economics and accounting courses.