The Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration prepares graduates to begin or advance their careers in the business world. It can also be a major step towards completing a bachelor’s degree. Program typically provides students with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills. This program also offers concentrations in specific areas of business, such as accounting, sports management, hospitality management, and social media. Through career-oriented courses, the program will help students build the skills and industry background information to qualify them for entry-level jobs in their specialty field. The AAS degree program in Business Administration requires the successful completion of 61 credit semester hours for graduation.
ASA’s AAS degree program in Business Administration combines theory with extensive computer applications. The curriculum integrates courses in the humanities, office technology, and complementing electives. Faculty provide students with intensive course work that simulates the typical work environment. A vital component of the Business Administration program is an externship course in which students endeavor to apply their theoretical exposure in the area of their concentration. Participation in this work-experience program is permitted in the final semester. Students who are continuing their education and are not seeking immediate employment have the option of registering for the Business Administration Capstone course.
Upon successful completion of the program in Business Administration, (AAS), a graduate should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and achievements:
- Apply key business and management concepts and theories in a real-world context and apply critical-thinking skills to the managerial decision making process;
- Employ industry-standard accounting software, tax software packages and also manually prepare accurate financial statements, report key data, and prepare both individual and business tax documents;
- Use interpretive and analytic skills to identify problems, create reports with respect to commonly used financial statements;
- Evaluate ethical, social. Civic, and cultural issues in the context of business and accounting practice;
- Apply effective team-management and leadership skills in diverse and dynamic workplaces;
- Apply knowledge of business practices and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development and transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration/Accounting without further academic preparation;
- Develop a sense of community and understanding of population that is diverse in age, race, social, and economic, and economic background;
- Maintain a firm, but flexible educational vision that responds to the ever-changing nature of sports management profession.