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    ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION?
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
    Certificate of Specialization (CS)
  • Overview

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    This program offers students the first four semesters of a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Students take courses in communications, humanities, science, mathematics and social science, as well as basic business courses in accounting, economics, management and data processing.

    Graduates may transfer to any four-year college or university that offers a degree in business administration. Students are strongly advised to work closely with a counselor or advisor to ensure transferability of courses to a particular institution.

    Students also may choose from two business administration certificates. These flexible programs are designed to address the educational and occupational needs of several groups of people in the business field.

    Graduates work in finance, production, marketing, personnel, accounting, and management and statistics as management trainees, sales representatives and administrative assistants in all areas of commerce and industry for companies and organizations of all sizes.

    Persons interested in business administration should possess:

    • Strong desire to work with people
    • Ability to manage business transactions
    • Good math background
    • Flexibility to work in a variety of situations
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

    OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FIELD
    A Business degree provides students broad exposure to each of the crucial elements which collectively make an organization function well.

    A degree in business is much more varied than most people realize. It may involve the obvious functions which quickly come to mind such as marketing, finance and management. However, there is an increasing need for these majors to apply the skills they learn in careers in government, health care, the arts, international commerce and non-profit organizations.

    The skills learned thru the principles in business can serve as the backbone for economic, social, and political systems at every level.

    SALARY INFORMATION
    Careers in business can be very lucrative with top managers making six figures and entry-level opportunities starting in the $40,000 range. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics quotes the median income for professions in the Business and Finance market as $52,000.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    For more information on the statistics courses at Meramec, please contact the Business/Economics department at 314-984-7138.

    • Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration is 64-to 66-credit-hour program for persons interested in seeking immediate employment in entry level managerial, marketing or finance positions.
    • Certificate of Proficiency in Business Administration is a 35-credit-hour program for persons currently employed in business-related areas who want to upgrade their skills and competencies. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skill in accounting, marketing, management, decision making, economics and statistics.
    • Certificate of Specialization in Business Administration is an 18-credit-hour program designed to address the career and educational needs of those currently employed in business-related areas. Designed to enhance business skills and competencies, this focused program can be used to expand job-related skills and to provide a foundation for advanced study in business.
    • Online Degree Program — Students enrolled in the program will earn an Associate in Arts degree.

    Check with the advisor on your campus to see what options are currently available on your campus.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Job Resources

    • For information on the job outlook in the business administration profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
    • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
    Gainful Employment Data (CP)
    Gainful Employment Data (CS)
  • Faculty

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    Florissant Valley
    Anthony Clark
    Department Chair
    Phone: 314-513-4330
    E-mail: aclark162@stlcc.edu

    Lynn Selders
    Professor
    Phone: 314-513-4214
    E-mail: lselders@stlcc.edu

    Forest Park
    Angelic Cole
    Associate Professor, Department Chair
    Phone: 314-644-9771
    E-mail: acole56@stlcc.edu

    Jeffrey Jones
    Professor
    Phone: 314-644-9080
    E-mail: jdjones@stlcc.edu

    Nicholas Peppes
    Professor
    Phone: 314-644-9746
    E-mail: npeppes@stlcc.edu

    Meramec
    Gail Heyne Hafer, PH.D.
    Professor
    Phone: 314-984-7291
    E-mail: ghafer@stlcc.edu

    Pam McElligott
    Professor, Detartment Chair
    Phone: 314-984-7290
    E-mail: pmcelligott@stlcc.edu

    Steven Schamber, J.D.
    Professor
    Phone: 314-984-7189
    E-mail: sschamber@stlcc.edu

    Wildwood
    Donna Babbitt
    Department Chair
    Phone: 636-422-2206
    E-mail: dbabbitt@stlcc.edu

  • Program Curriculum

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    Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 64-66 Credits

    Career General Education: 18-19 Credits

    ENG:100 Career English (or)
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    COM:101 Oral Communication I (or)
    COM:107 Public Speaking 3
    MTH:140 Intermediate Algebra
    (except MTH:165 and MTH:166)
    3
    XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
    XXX:xxx Social Science Elective 3
    XXX:xxx Science Elective 3-4

    Physical Education Activity – 2 credits
    Required Courses: 26-27 credits

    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    ECO:151 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ECO:152 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    ACC:100 Applied Accounting 3
    ACC:110 Financial Accounting I 4
    ACC:114 Managerial Accounting 3
    BLW:101 Business Law I (or)
    BLW:201 Legal Environment of Business 3
    IS:123 Introduction to Windows 1
    IS:116 Microcomputer Literacy (or)
    IS:151 Microcomputer Applications in Business 3-4

    Students will select one area of concentration from marketing, management, finance or general business.

    Areas of Concentration: 12 credits
    – Marketing

    MKT:101 Advertising Theory (or)
    MKT:104 Principles of Selling 3
    IB:100 International Business 3
    MKT:203 Principles of Marketing 3
    COM:104 Persuasion 3

    – Management

    MGT:101 Introduction to Supervision (or)
    IB:100 International Business 3
    MGT:106 Human Resources Management 3
    MGT:120 Managerial Leadership 3
    MGT:204 Business Organization and Management 3

    – Finance

    FIN:100 Personal Finance 3
    FIN:101 Introduction to Investments 3
    FIN:201 Fundamentals of Finance 3
    IS:118 Microcomputer Applications-Databases 1
    IS:125 Excel for Windows 2

    – General Business

    IB:100 International Business 3
    MKT:203 Principles of Marketing 3
    MGT:204 Business Organization and Management 3
    FIN:201 Fundamentals of Finance 3

    Electives – 6 credits

    ACC:120 Computer Accounting Applications for Business 3
    ACC:122 Computer Accounting Applications – Spreadsheets 3
    BUS:101 Small Business Management (or)
    BUS:116 Entrepreneurship 3
    IS:120 Microcomputer Applications- Spreadsheets 1
    IS:129 HTML 1
    MGT:109 Business Organizational Behavior and Dynamics 3
    MGT:201 Case Studies in Supervision 3
    MGT:205 Purchasing Management 3
    MCM:140 Introduction to Advertising 3
    MCM:141 Public Relations 3
    PSY:200 General Psychology 3
    PHL:112 Business Ethics 3
    Electives may be selected from areas of concentration 3-6.
    If a course has been taken to satisfy the career general education requirements or area of concentration, it cannot be used to satisfy elective credits.
    Recommended Academic Plan: Finance (AAS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
    Recommended Academic Plan: Management (AAS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
    Recommended Academic Plan: Marketing (AAS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.

    Business Administration (CP) 35 Credits

     Career General Education – 35 Credits

    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    MTH:160 College Algebra or higher
    (except MTH:165 and MTH:166)
    4
    ECO:151 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ECO:152 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    ACC:110 Financial Accounting I 4
    ACC:114 Managerial Accounting 3
    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    Select four courses from:
    BLW:101 Business Law I (or)
    BLW:201 Legal Environment of Business 3
    BUS:201 Elementary Statistics (or)
    BUS:202 Statistical Analysis 3
    IB:100 International Business 3
    IS:103 Information Systems for Business 3
    MKT:203 Principles of Marketing 3
    MGT:204 Business Organization and Management 3
    Recommended Academic Plan (CP) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.

    Business Administration (CS) 18 Credits

     Career General Education – 18 Credits

    ACC:100 Applied Accounting I 3
    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    IS:103 Information Systems for Business (or)
    IS:xxx Approved Information Systems course 3
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics (or)
    MTH:xxx Approved 100 level Mathematics course(or)
    BUS:103 Business Mathematics 3
    MGT:204 Business Organization and Management 3
    MKT:203 Principles of Marketing 3
    Recommended Academic Plan (CS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
  • Resources

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    Career and Employment Services

    Workplace Learning: Business & Economics — It is possible to obtain concurrent work experience and academic credit through enrollment in BUS:250. For more information, contact David Herzog at 314-595-2339 or Barbara Bawet at 314-984-7190.

  • Additional Information

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    Location

     

    The Business Administration program is offered at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec, and Wildwood campuses. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.

     

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