Business Administration General

  • Overview
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Digital Marketing
  • Management

Provides students with a strong foundation in business disciplines and some transfer options. Students take core business courses as well as liberal arts and electives that reflect a concentration in Computer Information Systems, Digital Marketing or Management. Prepares student to enter the workplace.

Management concentration can be completed fully online! Students previously enrolled in an A.S. program in Management (MAN), Digital Marketing (MKT1) or Computer Information Systems (CIS) still have options for completing their degree. Please contact the Registrar’s Office or your advisor for more information.

What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing
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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 General 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 General 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 151
ENG Comp. I
BUS 111
CIS 140
BUS 116

BUS 224
ENG Comp. II
MAT 114
BUS 209
BUS 226

BUS 164
CIS151
BUS 155 or BUS 203*
BUS 227
BUS 228

CIS 153
ECO 101 or ECO 102
CIS 145
Behavioral/Social Science elective
General Ed electives

Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

ACC 151
BUS 164

BUS 111
CIS 140
ENG Comp. 1

ENG Comp. II
BUS 209
CIS 151

BUS 226
CIS 153

Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4

BUS 116
BUS 227
BUS 155 or BUS 203

CIS 145
BUS 224
BUS 155 or BUS 203

Behavioral/Social Science elective
ECO 101 or ECO 102
BUS 228

MAT 114
General Ed elective

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:
  • Appreciate diverse cultural and individual perspectives
    Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to stakeholder needs in a variety of local, national, and international business contexts.
  • Solve problems collaboratively
    When working in teams or groups to solve business or information technology challenges, demonstrate strong self-management techniques and workplace-related values such as a strong work ethic, ability to build good working relationships, ability to succeed in culturally diverse environments, strong communication skills, continuous self-improvement, and competence in one’s position.
  • Reason and act ethically
    Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the principles and standards that determine acceptable conduct in business.
  • Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement
    Demonstrate and exercise the ability to make wise decisions related to personal financial affairs, the successful operation of organizations, and the economic activities of the region, country, and globe.
  • Communicate in various modes and media
    Demonstrate ability to determine diverse, business audience perspectives and needs, gather relevant information, analyze information and formulate message, select appropriate communication medium for context, compose and deliver effective message for audience, and utilize feedback to improve communication effectiveness.
  • Use quantitative concepts and processes
    Identify, gather, and analyze relevant quantitative information for context, depict relevant insights from quantitative information for audiences, and use insights from quantitative information to make business decisions.
  • Locate, evaluate, and use various sources of information
    Identify information needs given business challenge and audience perspective, locate information sources, evaluate credibility and limitations of information based on source and methodology, use information in keeping with audience needs and limitations, and practice respect for intellectual property.
  • Explore the natural and physical world
    Demonstrate awareness of the interrelatedness of one country’s political policies and economic practices on another; understand the global, national, and local business environments–that is, the interconnected-ness of cultural, political, legal, economic, and ethical systems; explore basic concepts underlying international and national finance, management, marketing, and trade relations; and demonstrate and act upon the role of small business in stimulating economic development.
  • Think creatively and critically
    Demonstrate ability to identify a relevant business challenge, gather and analyze related information, derive and support insights from information, and determine independent, creative solutions and their implications.
  • Apply, integrate, and synthesize learning
    Demonstrate ability to integrate and synthesize course and program concepts to applied learning challenge in a business or information technology context.

What’s next

Work in entry level management or marketing, or as a computer specialist in a variety of organizational settings.

A concentration of study within the the Business Administration General degree. (Your concentration will be reflected only in your transcript; your diploma will read “Business Administration General.”)

Provides skills for applying knowledge of computer operating systems and software to businesses and organizations. Students use current application packages in database development and programming, spreadsheets, word processing, website design and administration, single-user and network operating systems, and network administration and design.

Next Step: Employment as a computer specialist, consultant, or software or technical support person in a variety of business or organizational settings.

Courses in this option (in addition to the core courses of the Business Administration General degree:

  • CIS 141 Microcomputer Software Tools II
  • CIS 145 Relational Database Design and Applications
  • CIS 151 Web Site Design and Development
  • CIS 153 Web Site Management
  • CIS 180 Network Workstation Administration
  • CSC 101 Programming Foundation
  • BUS 155 Business Law OR BUS203 Human Resources Management OR BUS 209 Principles of Marketing
  • General Education electives — 4 to 6 credits
  • Open electives — 3 credits of courses other than a developmental course in the catalog

A concentration of study within the the Business Administration General degree. (Your concentration will be reflected only in your transcript; your diploma will read “Business Administration General.”)

Provides marketing and design capabilities including creative problem solving, specialized design expertise, and industry-standard technical skills. Explores consumer and corporate marketing, ecommerce, social media and design software. Prepares you to develop integrated marketing plans and create content for physical and digital channels.

Next Step: Self-employment as a freelancer or an entrepreneur, or work for a start-up or small- to mid-sized organization. Fits well for “work from home” opportunities.

Courses in this (in addition to the core courses of the Business Administration General degree

  • BUS 164 Introduction to Digital Design Tools
  • BUS 209 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 226 Digital Design I AND BUS226 Digital Design II
  • BUS 228 Professional Design Practices — career prep for entering the design field and getting a job
  • CIS 145 Relational Database Design and Applications
  • CIS 151 Web Site Design and Development
  • CIS 153 Web Site Management
  • BUS1 55 Business Law OR BUS 203 Human Resources Management
  • General Education electives — 4 to 6 credits

A concentration of study within the the Business Administration General degree. (Your concentration will be reflected only in your transcript; your diploma will read “Business Administration General.”)

Provides practical skill sets and foundational perspectives for entry-level careers in management.

This option can be completed completely online!

Next Step: Entry-level employment in management.

Courses in this (in addition to the core courses of the Business Administration General degree

  • ACC 152 Concepts of Financial Accounting II
  • ACC 203 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 209 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 105 Personal Financial Literacy
  • BUS 205 Principles of Management
  • BUS 209 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 155 Business Law OR BUS 203 Human Resources Management
  • ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics OR ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • General Education electives: 1 to 4 credits
  • Open electives: any 7 credits other than a developmental course in the catalog