Business Administration Transfer

  • Overview
  • Online program
  • Certificates
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

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 114
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
General elective
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ACC 121 or ACC 151
BUS 111 or BUS 114
ACC 122 or ACC 152
BUS 205
ENG Comp. I
BUS 209
ACC 203
ENG Comp. II
CIS 140
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
General 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 degree pathways »