BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION–CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION–CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Increasing use of technology and organizational restructuring results in the need for employees to have higher levels of business knowledge and computer and other associated skills.  The Business Administration program is designed to meet these current business and industry trends.  It also serves as a broad entry-level starting point for those individuals who are transitioning into a new career.

Students are taught to create, implement, and use business, accounting and information systems that are essential for organizations to accomplish their mission and goals.  Students learn to solve problems both manually and with the aid of information technology.  The program prepares its graduates for entry-level positions such as accounting technician, administrative assistant, computer support specialist, office manager or assistant office manager, administrative services manager or assistant administrative services manager, retail manager, human resources technician, marketing assistant, executive assistant, and bookkeeping or accounting assistant in a variety of business enterprises, government agencies, and organizations.  In addition, the program provides an opportunity for technicians and other skilled workers to benefit from an education in business, entrepreneurship, and management principles.

Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree may choose from three options.  These options give students a solid foundation in management, information systems, accounting, analytical, and communication skills.  The General Option develops knowledge in various areas of business, accounting, and entrepreneurship.  The Accounting Option builds additional accounting skills.  The Technical Specialty Option develops business and management skills from the base skills taught in the designated technical area other than Business Administration.  Students may also choose to obtain a Business Administration certificate.

For students who elect to major in multiple Business Administration AAS degree options, courses will be offered in the same sequence and semester that they are regularly taught.  Program requirement courses may not be duplicated for completion of multiple Business Administration AAS degree options.  See a Business Administration advisor for information on how long it will take to complete multiple degree options.

It is a graduation requirement of the Business Administration (BUS) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.

Program Mission

The program prepares graduates for entry-level business, management, accounting, and administrative positions in a variety of organizations, including governmental agencies.  Students are provided with an opportunity to develop their skills in various areas, including office and project management, accounting, entrepreneurship, business technology, and communication.  Students learn to solve problems both manually and with the aid of business technology.

 Program Goals

The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical approaches to problem solving.
  • Knowledge and skills in information technology.
  • Knowledge and skills in office operations and management.
  • Knowledge and skills in accounting principles, methods, systems, and internal controls.

 

    CORE CURRICULUM  
      Credit Hours
ACC 103 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 104 Accounting Principles II 3
ACC 110 Accounting and Business Information Systems 3
BUS 122 Advanced Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 150 Business Principles 3
BUS 162 Business Law 3
BUS 170 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUS 172 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 211 Management 3
COM 102 English Composition II: Writing the Research Paper 3
SUB-TOTAL 30
   
  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
General Education Requirements 19
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  SUB-TOTAL 19
       
    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
General Option
BUS 223 Advanced Microsoft Access 3
BUS 260 Project Management 3
MAT 119 Elementary Statistics 3
Choose four of the following courses:
ACC 208 Intermediate Accounting 3
ACC 212 Income Tax 3
ACC 265 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 295 Fund and Governmental Accounting 3
BUS 140 Internship 4
BUS 176 Marketing 3
BUS 230 Business Finance 3
BUS 290 Essentials of Entrepreneurship 3
CPP 237 Internet Programming 3
SUB-TOTAL 21-22
   
OR    
    Accounting Option  
ACC 208 Intermediate Accounting 3
ACC 212 Income Tax 3
ACC 265 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 295 Fund and Governmental Accounting 3
BUS 140 Internship 4
OR
BUS 230 Business Finance 3

 

BUS 223 Advanced Microsoft Access 3
OR
BUS 260 Project Management 3
MAT 119 Elementary Statistics 3
SUB-TOTAL 21-22
   
OR    
    Technical Specialty Option  
BUS 223 Advanced Microsoft Access 3
BUS 260 Project Management 3
Electives Approved electives from any technical specialty area other than Business Administration with a grade of “C” or better. 15
SUB-TOTAL 21
     
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
SUB-TOTAL 1
    It is a graduation requirement of the Business Administration (BUS) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.  
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL 71-72

Business Administration

Classification of Instructional Programs – 52.0204

One-Year Certificate

    CORE CURRICULUM  
      Credit Hours
ACC 103 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 104 Accounting Principles II 3
ACC 110 Accounting and Business Information Systems 3
BUS 150 Business Principles 3
BUS 170 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUS 211 Management 3
MAT 071 Intermediate Algebra 4
SUB-TOTAL 22
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education Requirements 6
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Must Include:
COM 101 English Composition 3
AND
Three credit hours from Area 5. Technical Literacy 3
SUB-TOTAL 6
   

 

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
Choose two of the following courses:  
BUS 122 Advanced Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 140 Internship 4
BUS 162 Business Law 3
BUS 172 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 176 Marketing 3
BUS 223 Advanced Microsoft Access 3
BUS 230 Business Finance 3
BUS 260 Project Management 3
BUS 290 Essentials of Entrepreneurship 3
ACC 208 Intermediate Accounting 3
ACC 212 Income Tax 3
ACC 265 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 295 Fund and Governmental Accounting 3
CPP 237 Internet Programming 3
COM 102 English Composition II: Writing the Research Paper 3
MAT 119 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective Approved elective from any technical specialty area other than Business Administration with a grade of “C” or better. 2-3
Elective Approved elective from any technical specialty area other than Business Administration with a grade of “C” or better. 3-4
SUB-TOTAL 5-8
    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
SUB-TOTAL 1
    It is a graduation requirement of the Business Administration (BUS) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.  
   
  PROGRAM TOTAL 34-37

 

ACC 103  Accounting Principles I.  Fundamentals of accounting and their application to a sole proprietorship and partnership.  3 credit hours.

ACC 104  Accounting Principles II.  This course teaches the fundamental principles of accounting for partnerships and corporations as well as managerial accounting principles and techniques.  Prerequisite:  ACC 103 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACC 110  Accounting and Business Information Systems.  Students develop an understanding of the personnel and payroll records that provide the information required by the numerous laws affecting the operation of the payroll system.  Prerequisite:  ACC 103 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACC 208  Intermediate Accounting.  Preparation of financial statements for a business entity.  Organization, interpretation, classification and determination of content and values of accounts.  This course is a combination of lecture and lab.  Prerequisite:  ACC 104 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACC 212  Income Tax.  Principles and procedures required by current laws and regulations relating to federal income taxes and social security taxes with practical applications emphasized.  This course is a combination of lecture and lab.  3 credit hours.

ACC 265  Managerial Accounting.  This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out the essential functions in an organization:  planning, operations, controlling activities, and making decisions.  Corequisite:  ACC 104.  3 credit hours.

ACC 295  Fund and Governmental Accounting.  This course introduces students to the study of the accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to city, county, and state government, and not-for-profit institutions.  Prerequisite:  ACC 104 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

BUS 107 Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint.  This course instructs students on using the fundamental through advanced features of Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint to effectively present information.  3 credit hours.

BUS 115 Advanced Microsoft Word.  This course develops advanced skills in using Microsoft Word to create and modify complex documents.  The following concepts are covered:  using bookmarks and hyphenation; creating annotations and macros; adding borders, frames, pictures, and graphics; using Microsoft Draw, WordArt and Equation Editor; creating tables and charts; formatting text into columns; sorting text; formatting with styles; creating outlines, fill-in forms, tables of contents and indexes.  2 credit hours.

BUS 122 Advanced Microsoft Excel.  This course teaches advanced Microsoft Excel skills.  The following concepts are covered:  advanced formatting and functions; interpreting and integrating data; charting; Pivot Tables; filter capabilities; problems-solving tools; and automating tasks with macros.  3 credit hours.

BUS 140  Internship.  The internship is a work experience in business and industry that develops and reinforces the students' information systems, business, and/or accounting skills.  The minimum hours worked will be 160 hours.  Prerequisite:  Department Chair approval.  4 credit hours.

BUS 150    Business Principles.  This course examines the business system and the environment in which it operates.  The student is provided with a basic understanding and overview of the role of business.  The types of ownership, management fundamentals, financial control, production, marketing, business law, and human resources management are examined.  3 credit hours.

BUS 162    Business Law.  Introduction to law and courts; discussion of business relations and their legal aspects; cases and problems on law of contracts, personal property, sales, bailment, agencies, negotiable instruments, real and chattel mortgages.  3 credit hours.

BUS 170  Principles of Macroeconomics.  This course is an introduction to the concepts and theories applicable to a national economy with a major focus on scarcity and how it impacts the welfare of a nation. Topics include gross domestic product (GDP), government spending and taxes, economic growth, unemployment and inflation, exchange rates, and monetary and fiscal policy.  3 credit hours.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ECON 101 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (For additional information visit https://web.dhe.mo.gov/dhe/coursetransfertracker/).

BUS 172  Principles of Microeconomics.  This course is an introduction to specific economic units, individual markets, and individual interactions within an economy. Topics include gains from trade, opportunity cost, efficiency and markets, non-competitive markets, game theory, free trade, the response of the market to economic shock, and government intervention. Simple economic models will be used to analyze the workings of the economy.  3 credit hours.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ECON 102 – Introduction to Microeconomics (For additional information visit https://web.dhe.mo.gov/dhe/coursetransfertracker/).

BUS 176            Marketing.  This is an introductory course which deals with such aspects of marketing as retailing, wholesaling, advertising, pricing, and merchandising.  The course will present a realistic and objective account of marketing.  3 credit hours.

BUS 211     Management.  An introductory course on the basic concepts of organization and management with discussion on applications to operations and personnel management.  3 credit hours.

BUS 223  Advanced Microsoft Access.  This course teaches the use of Microsoft Access as a relational database management system with emphasis on business applications. Students will learn to design, create, and manage Microsoft Access databases to track, report, and analyze information.  3 credit hours.

BUS 230  Business Finance.  This course is a study of concepts and application of the finance function in the corporate decision-making process.  Topics covered include financial statement analysis, risk, return, valuation, working capital management, cost of capital, the time value of money, and budgeting.  Prerequisites:  ACC 103 and BUS 150 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

BUS 235  Information Design and Presentation.  The student learns to design, lay out, edit, and produce a publication electronically, using a personal computer, word processing and graphics software, and a desktop publishing program.  In addition to desktop publishing, the student will learn the basics of a presentation software program.  This course emphasizes desktop and application of information design and professional presentation for business using microcomputer software.  3 credit hours.

BUS 260  Project Management.  This course covers Project Management which builds a foundation for tomorrow’s managers.  Students gain understanding through project analysis, which includes both successful and failed project examples.  Project management methods, tools, and software are applied to group projects.  3 credit hours.

BUS 290  Essentials of Entrepreneurship.  This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and the resources available to those considering small business opportunities.  Students will be introduced to the essentials of starting a small business.  3 credit hours.

BUS 299  Special Topics in Business Administration.  Special Topics in Business Administration (BUS) may include instruction on topics not covered in other BUS courses.  Topics covered in other BUS courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.