Business Administration (A.S.)

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2005

A Dual Admissions Program with Rutgers-Newark, College of Insurance, NJIT, Montclair University, Kean University, and Seton Hall University

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

The A.S. in Business Administration degree program builds your knowledge of general business principles and provides you with management skills that are applicable in a wide variety of settings. The major is best suited for the student who wishes to pursue, upon completing an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. With advanced degrees/certifications and relevant job experience, you can secure a rewarding leadership position as a manager within an industry, governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. The A.S. in Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information, please visit http://www.acbsp.org.

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About this A.S. in Business degree

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in Reading, English, and/or Mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If I major in Business Administration, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Business Administration degree program prepares you to transfer to an upper-division college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. You may choose to participate in the dual admissions program with Rutgers-Newark, NJIT, Montclair State University, Kean University, or Seton Hall University.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Discuss and analyze issues related to global economics;
  • Explain and apply management theories and principles; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written & Oral Communications (6 credits)

ENG 101 (3 credits)

ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (11 – 12 credits)

Choose one mathematics course (100 or higher) and a lab science sequence or two math courses (100 or higher) and one lab science course from the following:

The following Mathematics are recommended: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 211, MTH 222, or MTH 127 (one or two 3- or 4-credit courses)

Lab Science: BIO 101 – BIO 102, BIO 103 – BIO 104, BIO 121 – BIO 122; CHM 101 – CHM 102, CHM 103 – CHM 104; PHY 101 – PHY 102, PHY 103 – PHY 104, or PHY 113 – PHY 114; GEO 101; GEO 102 (one 4-credit course or a sequence of two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)

Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)

AND

Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117. Any Humanistic Perspective Course such as theatre, foreign language, philosophy and/or religious studies can also satisfy this requirement (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

Major Course Requirements

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)

Choose three additional (non-repeated) 200-level Business (BUS) course electives (three 3-credit courses)

Additional Course Requirements

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)

ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)

CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets(one 3-credit course)

ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)

ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)

Recommended Sequence of Courses

  • Total Credits Required for Degree: 64 – 65

    First Semester
    ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
    BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
    ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
    Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)
    Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

    Second Semester
    ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
    BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 Credits)
    ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
    Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)
    Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

    Third Semester
    CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
    ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
    Business elective (3 credits)
    Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)

    Fourth Semester
    ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
    Business elective (3 credits)
    Business elective (3 credits)
    Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
    Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)
    Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

NOTES:

(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.

(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in Reading, English, and Mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.