Business Administration

Student with computerThe Associate of Science Degree in business administration prepares students for positions in intermediate or top-level management. It is a desirable program for pre-law students interested in finance, banking, marketing, or any other major phase of business. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should monitor four-year degree requirments at specific schools.

The versatile, practical skill set learned in business classes can enhance any career choice and graduates leave Independence Community College with a solid base for entry into a wide range of corporate positions, such as marketing, sales, project management, administration, accounting, and business ownership.  

Independence Community College offers students the foundation for virtually any career choice through the Business Administration Program.  

If you would like more information about the Business Administration Program at Independence Community College, contact:

Upon completion of the Business program students intending to transfer will:
1.    Students will demonstrate the ability to apply theories and methods to the solution of common types of problems related to business.
 
2.    Students will apply critical thinking skills in an ethical context.
 
3.    Students will demonstrate written communication skills appropriate for business situations.
 
4.    Students will demonstrate an understanding of global perspectives of business.
Upon completion of the Business program students completing the entrepreneur emphasis courses will:
1.    Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
 
2.    Students will demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team, as well as individually.
 
3.    Students will analyze a problem or opportunity and identify appropriate materials for a feasible solution.
 
4.    Students will demonstrate safe work habits, focusing on self, others, and the environment.
 
5. Students will demonstrate sustainable process management skills.

Melissa Ashford

Professor of Accounting & Business

Business Administration: Associate of Science

Course Title Credit Hours
Analysis & Oral Communication
9
English Composition I (ENG 1003) 3
English Composition II (ENG 1013) 3
Public Speaking (COM 1203) 3
 
Mathematics
6-8
College Algebra or higher (MAT 1023) 3
Elementary Statistics (MAT 1103)* 3
Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (MAT 1055)* 5
Business Calculus (MAT1153)* 3
 
Sciences
10
Natural Sciences (1 required course)  

General Biology (non-majors) (BIO 1005)

5
Physical Science (1 required course)  

Chemistry for non-majors (PHS 1015)

5

Descriptive Astronomy (PHS 1085)

5

Physical Science (PHS 1005)

5
 
Fine Arts & Aesthetic Studies
3
Art Appreciation (ART 1043) 3
Drawing and Composition (ART 1023) 3
Music Appreciation (MUE 1303) 3
Music Theory I (MUE 1093) 3
Creative Writing (ENG 2023) 3
Theatre Appreciation (THR 1013) 3
Acting I (THR 1023) 3
Stagecraft I (THR 1033) 3
 
Cultural Studies
3
Spanish I, II, III (FRL 1025, 1035, 2035) 5
World Regional Geography (GEO 2013) 3
Intro to Race and Ethnic Relations (SOC 2113) 3
African American History (HIS 1163) 3
World History I (HIS 1003) 3
World History II (HIS 1013) 3
World Religions (REL 1053) 3
 
Health and Well-Being
3
Psychological  

General Psychology (BEH 1003)

3
 
Human Heritage
3
History  

US History I (HIS 1023)

3

US History II (HIS 1063)

3
Philosophy and Religion  

Ethics (PHI 1073)

3
 
Political Awareness
3
American Government (POL 1023) 3
Introduction to Political Science (POL 1013) 3
 
Business and Technology
22

Computer Concepts & Applications (CIT 1003)  - 3

3

Introduction to Business (BUS1093)  - 3

3

Microeconomics (BUS 2023) - 3

3

Macroeconomics (BUS 2033) - 3

3

Introduction to Accounting (ACC 1003)**  - 3

3

Financial Accounting (ACC 1043)  - 3

3

Managerial Accounting (ACC 2033) - 3

3

(Select 1) If Intro to Accounting is waived

 

Principles of Management (BUS 2003)

3

Entrepreneurship (MDM 2003)

3

Entrepreneurial Mindset (MCM 1614)

3
 

Total

61-63

*Check with transfer business school for math
**Can be waived with instructor permission

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