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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration is designed to provide essential training for students desiring to fill available office jobs. This program incorporates intensive training in business skills courses and provides a fundamental general education curriculum as stated by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Graduates just entering the job market may be eligible for higher compensation due to skills acquired in the program. This degree is designed for occupational placement and is nontransferable. Some courses, however, may apply toward a baccalaureate degree.

Program Outcomes

After participating in the learning environment offered through this program and successfully completing the required courses for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business & Information Technology-Emphasis in Business Administration degree, the successful student should be able to:

  1. Identify and interpret accounting concepts and financial data, including corporate, cost, and managerial accounting concepts.
  2. Evaluate ethical issues in business and information technology.
  3. Use oral, written, presentational, and social media skills to communicate effectively in the business.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint.
  5. Apply the law of contracts and property law to make business decisions.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of statistical methods to study business and economic data.
  7. Identify and analyze the functions of economics as it relates to government decisions, taxation, and income distribution.
  8. Identify and analyze the functions of commercial banks and finance in the economy.
  9. Evaluate the organizational behavior, legal, economic, and technical issues concerned with acquiring, motivating, and training employees.
  10. Evaluate the functions of planning and managing all activities involved in sourcing, conversion and movement of products and services in a supply chain.

Some of the courses in this program may transfer to senior institutions for credit leading to a baccalaureate degree. The student should check with the transfer institution before beginning course work intended for transfer.

The College Catalog/Student Handbook has more details about this degree.

AAS-BA Degree Plan