Associate of Science in Business Administration – Information Technology


Associate of Science in Business Administration: Information Technology

An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration is a versatile career move, enabling you to kickstart your career in business or pursue your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

CMU’s Associates of Science in Business Administration program is designed to will help you develop leadership and managerial skills while learning the best habits, practices and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. As you pursue your degree, you can further your knowledge, expand your professional network and discover new opportunities by networking with industry-recognized associations partnered with CMU.

IT 3001: Business Concepts and Information Technology (3 credits hours)

The Business Concepts and Information Technology is a two-part course where students will learn the fundamentals of business concepts and how they apply to the management of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, development, and operations. Key issues will be identified from a business perspective on how information technology is addressed in the various areas: the value of IT, outsourcing of technology services, software implementation, database management, virtual communities, IT risk management and securities, talent management of technology professionals and their impact on business IT. Business professionals need to learn the basic components of establishing information technology strategies and understand the basics of computing technology and software required for the various business industries.

IT 3002: Computer Networking Fundamentals (3 credit hours)

This course provides an introduction to basic network concepts including local area networks, wireless networks, and wide area networks. Network security concepts are also introduced. Students will explore secure router configurations. The study of computer hardware and software is defined through this course. The computer network protocols for communications are explored as to how computers are connected worldwide. Students will learn to use features and functions of common operating systems and establish network connectivity, identify common software applications and their purposes, using security and web browsing practices. (The Computer Networking Fundamentals is a course provided to assist students in preparation for the CompTIA ITF+ certification.)

IT 3003: Cyber Security 1 (3 credit hours)

The Cyber Security 1 course is an introductory survey course that explores the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity. Coverage includes the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, availability, cybersecurity policy, and the ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity. Students will learn the fundamentals of cyber security. Students will learn about threat actors’ and malicious attacks, mitigations, secure architecture, security policies, disaster recovery, business continuity, other risk management, and how it relates to organizational strategies.

IT 3004: Cyber Security 2 (Prerequisite: (IT 3003) Cyber Security 1 – basics of cyber security (3 credit hours)

In this advanced course, students will learn how to protect data in transit and at rest. The technical aspects of implementing encryption, authentication, and access control to protect data will be covered along with the development and implementation of the associated policy. Basic database security concepts and guidelines will be covered. Students will also learn how to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyze, and interpret data, identify, and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from security incidents. Students will learn how to apply behavioral analytics to networks to improve the overall state of security by identifying and combating malware and advanced persistent threats.


General Education Courses

Course No. Title Credit Hours
ENG 1010 English Composition I 3
HIS 1010 American History 3
MTH 1150 Algebra 3
PS 1010 American Government 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
HUM 1010 OR ART 1010 Introduction to Humanities OR Art History 3
BIO 1020 Environmental Science 3

Business Core Courses

Course No. Title Credit Hours
BUS 1010 Business Communications 3
BUS 1015 Computer Essentials: Digital & Virtual Environment 3
MKT 1201 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 1202 Principles of Accounting I (Prerequisite: Basic College Math, BUS 1150 or equivalent) 3
BUS 3151 Business Statistics 3
Course No. Title Credit Hours
ECO 2401 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACC 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
HOS 2020 Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry 3
BUS 2001 Business Administration Career Practical Training 3
BUS 2002 Business Administration Career Practical Training (Extension) 1-2

ASBA Program Graduates Should Be Able to:

ASBA PLO #1: Demonstrate in assignments the application of basic business concepts.

ASBA PLO #2: Apply a basic understanding of business related topics through the use of electronic scholarly resources in assignments.

ASBA PLO #3: Discuss basic business resource requirements.

Degree Costs & Financial Aid

Degree Program Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $406
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,218
  • Total Program Tuition: $24,360 (60 units)

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