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Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 200M

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

 

Why major in Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications?

This program prepares you for a career in the fast-paced world of microcomputer applications. It gives you the business and management skills needed to succeed in a variety of business settings. The program prepares students for positions such as office manager, information specialist, administrative specialist, and other technical support and management positions.

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

The major is designed to prepare students to gain entry to technical support and management positions. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s 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.

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

If you do not need developmental course work 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 by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

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

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Effectively utilize personal computers to word process, create and manage spreadsheet applications, develop professional presentations, and conduct internet research;
  • Select and use appropriate software to solve common business problems/issues; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(21 – 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills/Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (3 – 4 credits)

Choose one math course or one lab science course from the following:

Math: 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 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (zero or one 3- or 4-credit course)

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, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (zero or one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)

ECO 101 (one 3-credit course)

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

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 111, HST 121, HST 131, HST 134, HST 136, or HST 161 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(27 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(13 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, and/or FIN 201 Money and Banking (two 3-credit courses)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61 – 62

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 108 Social Problems recommended) (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting l – Financial (4 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying recommended) (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
Two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, AND/OR FIN 201 Money and Banking (6 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, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.