Business Administration Transfer Degree Program

Business Analysis Stock PhotoThis program is focused on exposing students to basic business concepts to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution to major in business administration, accounting, economics, business management, or marketing.  Students may also select a two-year option to develop basic skills and knowledge about business to prepare for immediate employment opportunities.

A student’s class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.

Most Business majors opt for the Associate in Arts degree.  This degree is meant to transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Recommended Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
BUSN-116 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUSN-171 Financial Accounting 3
BUSN-221 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON-205 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON-206 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSN-220 Business Communications 3
BUSN-119 Personal Finance 3
BUSN-133 Business Math 3

Additional Transfer Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
BUSN-154 Computerized Accounting 3
BUSN-230 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUSN-260 Business Law I 3
BUSN-114 Principles of Management 3
BUSN-137 Small Business Management 3
BUSN-250 Human Resource Management 3
BUSN-201 Psychology of Business 3
BUSN-175 Introduction to Leadership 3
BUSN-202 Marketing 3

To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours. See the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree for more information.

Description of Courses

BUSN-114.  Principles of Management.  3 Hours.  An analysis of the techniques of management, this course covers the basic management principles of planning, organizing, staffing and controlling.

BUSN-116.  Fundamentals of Business.  3 Hours.  This is a survey of the organization, principles and practices of the business world.  This course is designed to provide a general view of the field as a whole and to serve as a foundation for specialized business courses.

BUSN-119.  Personal Finance.  3 Hours.  This course is designed for the non-accounting major.  It takes a consumer's view of daily financial issues.  It includes preparing personal financial statements, managing credit, and describing the importance of investing to build wealth. 

BUSN-125.  Business Ethics.  1 Hour.  An introductory study of the nature of morality, moral judgements, moral knowledge, and the relation of morality as it applies in business situations. 

BUSN-133.  Business Math.  3 Hours.  This course is designed for all business students.  The course will assist students in reaching a level of increased competence in mathematics and expanded understanding of the applications of mathematical concepts in business activities.  Emphasis is placed upon learning mathematical concepts through practical application to common business problems.

BUSN-137.  Small Business Management.  3 Hours.  This course develops basic skills necessary to operate a small business within the highly competitive society of today's business world. Emphasis is placed on the responsibilities and procedures encountered in operating a small business.  Specific areas covered will be: classifications, types, location, financing, market information, sales promotion, merchandising, controls, credit, buying, pricing and personnel selection and policies.

BUSN-154.  Computerized Accounting.  3 Hours.  This course is designed to teach how the computer can be used as an accounting tool.  It is not intended to teach any new accounting concepts, but rather how accounting procedures can be applied through computer applications with the use of a general ledger software package.  Also included are modules for accounts receivable and payable, payroll and asset management.  Prerequisite: Financial Accounting or permission of instructor.

BUSN-163.  Introduction to Sports Marketing.  3 Hours.  This course provides the fundamental skills and techniques needed to successfully plan and implement sports publicity and marketing.

BUSN-171.  Financial Accounting.  3 Hours. This course is an introduction to basic accounting concepts and includes the collecting, recording and reporting of data.  This course will also introduce corporations.  This course is for students with little or no prior knowledge of accounting and will benefit career development of students from all disciplines.

BUSN-175.  Introduction to Leadership.  3 Hours.  An analysis of the theories of leadership, this course covers the basic leadership principles of vision, goal setting, decision making, time management, empowering, delegating, initiating change, ethics and the leader's role in the community.

BUSN-185.  Introduction to Sports Management. 3 Hours.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of business management in relation to the sports industry.

BUSN-201.  Psychology of Business.  3 Hours.  This is a study of business situations involving people and techniques and how to solve problems and conflict.  This course will provide the fundamental human relations skills necessary for business management.

BUSN-202.  Marketing.  3 Hours.  This course is an integrated and analytical approach to the study of the marketing function.  It includes the means and methods of marketing policies, flow of goods, government influence and trends in the marketplace.  Emphasis will be placed on the 4 P's of marketing - product, price, place and promotion.

BUSN-220.  Business Communications. 3 Hours. This course covers how to communicate in writing as well as orally and nonverbally. The fundamentals of how to write the different types of business letters, memos, reports, e-mail and web writing will be covered.

BUSN-221.  Managerial Accounting.  3 Hours.  This course uses accounting information in the financial decision-making process.  It is for the student who already has some background on how financial information is collected and reported.  This course is designed to teach students how to use financial information as a management tool. Prerequisite:  Financial Accounting or consent of instructor.

BUSN-230.  Intermediate Accounting I.  3 Hours.  This course is for students who have taken Financial Accounting.  It teaches students to take these financial concepts and apply them to reporting and investment decisions.  Prerequisite:  Financial Accounting.

BUSN-250.  Human Resource Management.  3 Hours.  This course provides an overview of the Human Resource Management field.  Major topics include human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, staffing, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations, diversity and ethics.

BUSN-260.  Business Law I.  3 Hours.  This course provides an introduction to basic principles of law and the American legal system with emphasis on business applications.  Topics covered will include contracts, bailments and negotiable instruments.  

BUSN-265.  Business Law II.  3 Hours.  This course is a continuation of material covered in Business Law I.  It will provide students with basic business law principles that can be applied in daily business transactions.  Topics covered will include agency and employment law, structure of business organizations, commercial paper, credit transactions and government regulations pertaining to business transactions.  Prerequisite:  Business Law I.

BUSN-270.  Intermediate Accounting II.  3 Hours.  This course is for students who have taken Financial Accounting and Intermediate Accounting I.  It teaches students to take these financial concepts and apply them to reporting and investment decisions.  Prerequisite:  Intermediate Accounting I.

COMP-161.  Computer Information Systems.  3 Hours.  This is a theory course designed to introduce students to the history, terminology and applications of computers.  The student will learn the fundamentals of Windows along with many of the application software programs including spreadsheets, word processing, databases and presentation software.  The fundamentals of computer programming will also be studied as well as the different programming languages currently being used in industry.

COMP-162.  Computer Concepts and Applications.  3 Hours.  This course provides an introduction to computer concepts and terminology, information technology, and software applications used in business and industry.  Included are word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation management.

ECON-205.  Principles of Macroeconomics.  3 Hours.  This course is a study of macroeconomic analysis.  Topics include contemporary issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth and how public policy deals with them.

ECON-206.  Principles of Microeconomics.  3 Hours.  This course is a study of microeconomic analysis.  Topics include consumer and firm behavior, competitive pricing, monopoly power and international trade.

NALS-190.  Introduction to Tribal Leadership.  3 Hours.  This course provides an overview of the fundamentals, actions and characteristics of great leaders described in the academic literature.  It focuses on the progression from self, effective group and team participation, leadership fundamentals leading to the creation of a legacy.  Examples from successful businesses, the social sector, government and tribal entities and religious institutions are presented.  The course also presents the fundamentals of collecting, evaluating and presenting ideas and information using a Socratic-thesis format necessary to leading effectively in a formal group setting.