Business Administration Transfer

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  • Online program
  • Pathways
The Business Administration Transfer (BAT) degree is the most popular program in GCC’s Business and Information Technology Department.  This program provides the necessary courses for transfer to baccalaureate degree business administration programs, covering all the basic business disciplines as well as general education courses required by baccalaureate degree business colleges.  GCC’s BAT graduates report feeling well-prepared for academic success upon transferring due to GCC’s rigorous preparation in the context of small class sizes and close faculty/student interaction. Students have the option of earning one of five “stackable” career certificates on the way to earning their degree!
This program can be completed fully online. Learn more »
    • 6 credits of college-level (100 level or above) English Composition
    • 9 credits of Behavioral/Social Sciences
    • 9-10 credits of Humanities or Fine Arts
    • 2 4-credit Natural or Physical Science
    • 3-4 credits of College-level (100 level or above) Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning
    • 9-11 credits of Accounting
    • 9 credits including Introduction to Business, Principles of Marketing and Principles of Management
    • 3 credits of Computer Information Systems
    • 3 credits of Program Electives
    • 3-4 credits of General Electives
    Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Business Administration Transfer program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Business Administration Transfer program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or 151
    ENG Comp. I
    BUS 111 or BUS 112 or BUS 114 or SPO 101
    CIS 140
    PSY 101
    ACC 122 or ACC 152
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 205
    HIS course
    Lab Science course
    ACC 203
    ENG 200 level course
    BUS 209
    ECO 101
    HUM course
    ECO 102
    Lab Science course
    MAT course
    Program elective
    Open elective
    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or ACC 151
    BUS 111 or BUS 112 or BUS 114 or SPO 101
    ACC 122 or ACC 152
    CIS 140
    ENG Comp. I
    BUS 209
    ACC 203
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 205
    ECO 101
    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
    ENG 200 level course
    HIS course
    ECO 102
    Lab Science course
    MAT course
    Lab Science course
    PSY 101
    Program elective
    Open elective
    HUM course

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

Considering an online degree or certificate? Learn more about online learning at GCC at gcc.mass.edu/online.

The Business Administration Transfer program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and pathways »