ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB INBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION? Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Certificate of Proficiency (CP) Certificate of Specialization (CS)
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.
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
- 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.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
- For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
Gail Heyne Hafer, PH.D.
- Program Curriculum
Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 64-66 CreditsCareer 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
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
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
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.
Business Administration (CP) 35 CreditsCareer 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
Business Administration (CS) 18 CreditsCareer 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
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