Business Administration Transfer

  • Overview

The Business Administration Transfer (BAT) degree provides the necessary courses for transfer, covering all the basic business disciplines as well as general education courses required by four-year business colleges. The BAT program meets MassTransfer requirements. Students earn an Associate in Arts degree in a small class size environment with regular student/faculty interaction.

Students can earn the Management Certificate (MGT) on their path to completing the BAT degree. The certificate provides practical skills and foundational perspectives for entry-level careers in management with courses that stack into the Business Administration Transfer degree.

This program can be completed fully online.
    • 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
    • 8 credits of Natural or Physical Science
    • 3-4 credits of College-level (100 level or above) Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning
    • 9 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 151
    ENG Comp. I
    BUS 111
    CIS 140
    ECO 101

    ACC 152
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 205
    MAT course
    ECO 102

    ACC 203
    ENG 200 level course
    BUS 209
    HIS course
    Lab Science course

    Behavioral or Social Science elective
    Lab Science course
    Humanities elective
    Program elective
    Open elective

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

    ACC 151
    BUS 111

    ACC 152
    CIS 140

    ENG Comp. I
    BUS 209
    ACC 203

    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 205
    MAT course

    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4

    ENG 200 level course
    HIS course
    ECO 101

    Lab Science course
    ECO 102

    Lab Science course
    Behavioral or Social Science elective

    Program elective
    Open elective
    Humanities 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

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program. Download our Transfer Admission Guide for transfer requirements for 4-year schools in the Pioneer Valley.

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