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Business Administration – Public Administration Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A25120PA

Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and large to small business or industry.

This curriculum is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associates in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 14 6 0 17
Spring Semester-1st Year
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3 0 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
–OR–
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13-14 4 0 15-16
Summer Semester
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 3 0 0 3
Fall Semester-2nd Year
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Microecon 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 3 0 15
Spring Semester-2nd Year
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
_______ Communications Elective (Select One: COM 120, COM 231 ) 3 0 0 3
_______ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (Select One: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 240 ) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 15 0 10 16
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15-16
MAJOR COURSES 50
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66-67

Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Several of these courses are offered via distance education. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.