Associate of Science in Business Administration

This degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their basic knowledge, understanding, and skills for careers in the broad fields of business. Students planning careers in business should work toward the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. The objective of the Associate Degree is to provide a solid foundation in business practices and policies. This foundation will enable students to secure and advance rapidly in positions of responsibility and leadership in business, industry, and government.

  • 60 Semester Hours (Thirty semester hours must be General Education courses.)
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours may be transferred.
  • The student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with Southwest University.
  • Courses at the 300 level are subject to faculty approval.

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify and assess management strategies and develop leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in communication and interpersonal relations.
  • Evaluate and implement ethical and social responsibilities in business practices.
  • Assess a variety of best practices in business.
  • Evaluate and interpret financial and economic information to make business decisions.

Course Requirements

General Education Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following General Education courses:

ENG-100English Composition I3[+ More Info]
ENG-101English Composition II3[+ More Info]
COM-105Principles of Communication3[+ More Info]
NSC-136Natural Science3[+ More Info]
PHIL-161Ethics3[+ More Info]
Select any two(2):
MATH-150College Math I3[+ More Info]
MATH-151College Math II3[+ More Info]
STAT-156Business Statistics3[+ More Info]
CIS-122Computer Concepts3[+ More Info]
Select any two (2):
HIST-110American History 1500 - 18773[+ More Info]
HIST-111American History 1863 - since 20103[+ More Info]
POLS-112International Relations3[+ More Info]
POLS-125World Politics3[+ More Info]
Select one (1):
PSY-130Introduction to Psychology3[+ More Info]
SOC-134Introduction to Sociology3[+ More Info]

Core Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following core courses:

ACC-203Accounting I3[+ More Info]
ACC-204Accounting II3[+ More Info]
BUS-210Introduction to Business3[+ More Info]
HRM-215Introduction to Human Resource Management3[+ More Info]
FIN-218Personal Finance3[+ More Info]
ECO-230Principles of Economics3[+ More Info]
BUS-239Practical Business Law3[+ More Info]
MGT-240Principles of Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-248Principles of Marketing3[+ More Info]
ORG-260Introduction to Organizational Management3[+ More Info]

Elective Courses

Students may select 200 and 300 level courses. Courses at the 300 level are subject to faculty approval.

CIS-205Basic Communication Technologies3[+ More Info]
BUS-214Public Speaking3[+ More Info]
HR-225Principles of Human Relations3[+ More Info]
BUS-237Leadership3[+ More Info]
SOC-241Race and Ethnic Relations3[+ More Info]
MGT-243Administrative Office Management3[+ More Info]
BUS-280Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]
BUS-310Building Customer Service3[+ More Info]
BUS-320Information and Records Management3[+ More Info]
MGT-330Strategic Retail Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-335Principles of Selling3[+ More Info]
MGT-340Management3[+ More Info]
BUS-345Business Ethics3[+ More Info]
HR-348Human Relations at Work3[+ More Info]
BUS-350Public Relations3[+ More Info]
FIN-355Business Finance3[+ More Info]
BUS-239Practical Business Law3[+ More Info]
INT-360International Business3[+ More Info]
MGT-365Risk Management3[+ More Info]
HRM-370HR: Issues, Decision-Making and Challenges3[+ More Info]
BUS-380Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]



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