The on-campus and online Associate in Business. This Business Degree provides students interested in careers in business management with a foundational level of coursework that will prepare them for a career in the world of business. The program not only provides coursework that will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in business management, but also do so from a real-world perspective.

The College of Business Administration (COBA) maintains close ties with the employers who hire our graduates. Business leaders not only serve on the COBA’s advisory boards to ensure that our degree programs remain current and relevant to the demands and expectations of the marketplace, they also participate with faculty members in the classroom.

Business management courses are delivered by faculty members who not only possess the academic credentials that indicate they are experts in their fields of study, but also have spent years working in the field. Because of their practical experience in their field of study, they are able to bring a real world perspective to the classroom, and they are able to answer students’ questions about what it is really like working as a manager.


To prepare students for entry into a business career by providing a foundation of general education courses combined with business courses that focus on relevant issues such as:

  • Organizational management
  • Basic supervision
  • Business ethics and law
  • Small business management
  • Professional development
  • Computerized and cost accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Human resource fundamentals
  • Marketing

The College of Business Administration (COBA) strives to ensure that all of its academic degree programs are up-to-date and relevant to the demands of the marketplace and employers who hire our graduates. COBA facilitates this value by maintaining close relationships with local employers. Not only do COBA faculty members visit managers working in the marketplace, they also invite employers to actively participate in the student learning process.

For instance, our Professional Development course, which teaches you how to create your résumé, market yourself and prepare for job interviews, invites local business managers to conduct classroom visits as well as mock interview sessions to help you better understand employer expectations. This real-world approach is carried out throughout all COBA academic degree programs, including the Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.


92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours92
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
ACT 103Principles of Accounting III4
ACT 111Computerized Accounting4
ACT 211Cost Accounting4
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
CSC 218Computer Applications II4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MGT 274Basic Supervision4
MGT 284Human Resource Fundamentals4
MGT 295Small Business Management4
MKT 114Introduction to Marketing4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
MTH 201College Algebra4
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Free Electives (4 Credit Hours)4
Students may choose from any classes outside their field of study. Class availability will vary from quarter to quarter.

What qualities should an Associate of Science in Business Management student have?

The primary quality of a student considering this programs is an interest in a career related to business management. The program addresses interests related to working in a company in a management role, or someone who wants to start their own business.



There are numerous websites available to help students and graduates seeking jobs in the business management field. More important are social networking sources available to students to enable them to gather work-related information about companies and positions. Specifically, all COBA degree programs encourage students to obtain and maintain a LinkedIn account.

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