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The Associate in Science, Business Management program incorporates specialty courses in accounting, management, marketing, international business, and computer information systems. The courses provide students with the knowledge of management concepts, procedures, operations, and problem-solving techniques needed for employment or advancement. The program also prepare students for the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree and beyond in business administration to become future leaders and managers in a dynamic, globally integrated business world.



Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  1. Acquire the basic understanding of the business and management
  2. Utilize quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support business management and organizational decision making
  3. Relate the economic, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts of organizational management policies
  4. Develop communication skills
  5. Match business administration problems and opportunities and formulate an action plan
  6. Describe the information content of organizational processes and use information technology

Students may be admitted to the AS program after they have completed General Education courses or be enrolled, concurrently, in General Education courses, which must be completed prior to completion of the AS program, and with a minimum G.P.A. attained must be of 2.0 or better. General Education courses are designed to give each student a breadth of experience in various academic disciplines. These learning experiences provide an introductory base to different fields of study and discuss how each disciple conducts its research, thus adding to general knowledge. GE courses are offered at community/city colleges.

To meet the graduation unit requirements, students are required to complete 21 units in General Education Courses, 39 units in Business Core Courses.

The courses are listed below

General Education Course Required: 21 Semester Units

Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses or 6 semester units College English *
Humanities and Fine Arts 2 courses or 6 semester units History *
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 1 course or 3 semester units College Algebra
Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 course or 3 semester units Sociology
Political Science
Natural and Physical Sciences 1 course or 3 semester units Biology
General Physics
Computer Science
Physical Education

Business Core Courses Required: 39 Semester Units

Core Courses: 33 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AT 2110 Financial Accounting 45 3
AT 2120 Managerial Accounting 45 3
BU 1000 Introduction to Business 45 3
BU 1001 Business Software 45 3
BU 1010 Management Information Systems 45 3
BU 2000 Management Theory and Practice 45 3
BU 2010 Business Communication 45 3
BU 2400 Business Statistics 45 3
EC 2410 Principles of Microeconomics 45 3
EC 2420 Principles of Macroeconomics 45 3
MK 2000 Principles of Marketing 45 3
  TOTAL 495 33
Electives Required: 6 Semester Units
Students are required to select two undergraduate courses coded 1000~3999 that are not listed above and obtain the Dean's approval prior to enrolling in the course.

Total Program Requiredment: 39 Semester Units

(With completion of 21 semester units or the equivalent in GE courses)

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following academic requirements prior to graduation:

  • completed 21 units in General Education Courses
  • completed 39 units in Business Core Courses
  • complied with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements including meeting the minimum C.G.P.A.and pace of progress, and completing the program within the maximum program time frame (see the Academic Policy for detail)

Upon completing the academic requirements for graduation and fulfilling the financial obligation for the program, students will be awarded the Associate in Science, Business Administration degree.

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