Students will develop the ability to learn and apply business, leadership and managerial skills. The Associate’s Degree will also serve as a bridge toward the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Required & Elective Courses
General Education Courses
|Course No.||Title||Credit Hours|
|ENG 1010||English Composition I|
This course is designed to provide students the ability to implement effective communication skills via the written word.
This course also provides instruction on the use of standard written English, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence/paragraph structure. It provides students with the skills necessary for successful communication. (3 credit hours)
|HIS 1010||American History|
This undergraduate course provides students with a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of American life from the discovery of America to the present time.
It focuses on the complexity of American history and synthesizes that complexity into informed interpretation of significant historical events. (3 credit hours)
|MTH 1150||Algebra |
This course covers methods of simplifying formulas and expressions, solving equations and inequalities.
Topics include rational expressions, polynomials, and linear equations, solutions, factoring and operating with exponents. Calculator use is highly recommended.(3 credit hours)
|PS 1010||American Government|
Presents an in-depth study of American government and politics. The course focuses on presenting an unbiased and up-to-date introduction to constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes.
Beginning with the historical events leading to the formation of the American Constitution, this course continues through to current politics of domestic and economic policy making and foreign and defense strategies. (3 credit hours)
|PSY 1010||General Psychology|
This undergraduate introductory course presents psychology as a science, a diverse discipline with a concern for research, theory, gender, and cross-cultural issues. It focuses on inspiring critical thought and analysis of psychological issues.
The biological basis for behavior, cognition and mental abilities, motivation and emotion, life span development, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology are also included. (3 credit hours)
|SOC 1010||Introduction to Sociology|
This course provides a comprehensive introductory overview of sociology, the systematic and objective study of human society, and social interaction. This course, like the discipline of sociology, looks beyond a limited view of the world to see society as a whole–the values and ideas shared by its members, the groups and institutions that compose it, and the forces that change it.
The course provides a comprehensive and balanced coverage of theoretical perspectives that help the students to better understand the working of their own lives as well as that of their society and other cultures. By having a strong coverage of issues pertaining to gender, age, race, ethnicity, and class, the course gives a comprehensive overview to issues facing the human society today.
In order to address the global phenomenon that is upon us, the course provides an integrated coverage of cross-cultural and global materials that provide students with the information and knowledge needed to help them understand the sociological issues facing today’s global society. (3 credit hours)
|ART 1010||Art History|
Explores the history of art with an emphasis on Western civilizations. It provides an understanding of the contexts with which artists’ work, discusses the technical processes they use and the means by which art is evaluated.The understanding of art is the focus of this course. (3 credit hours)
|HUM 1010||Introduction to Humanities|
Offers an overview of the origin of humanities, and presents a discussion of the major forms and types of artistic expression from early civilizations to the present day.
This course will explore, compare and analyze sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama and music in their historical contexts from pre-history, through recent events of the last decade. (3 credit hours)
|BIO 1010||Biology |
The purpose of this course is to focus on all major areas of general biology. The goal of this course is to lay the foundation for scientific understanding, and to assist students view general biology as a continuously evolving field of study.
This course highlights the relevance and contribution of this disciple to business, health care, policy creation, and other sciences. Upon completion of this two-part course, students should gain an understanding of the relevance and usefulness of biology and its application in several fields and disciplines.
It provides a general orientation to the field and places special emphasis on plants and non-mammalian biology as well as human and animal related biology. (3 credit hours)
|BIO 1020||Environmental Science|
The course is designed to give the student an introductory overview to environmental science. It provides insight into the relationship between human beings with the environment and its effects.The course examines plant and animal community structure focusing on possible solutions for a nourishing society. (3 credit hours)
Business Core Courses
|Course No.||Title||Credit Hours|
|BUS 1010||Business Communications|
Provides the fundamentals of theory, and practices effective oral and written communication unique to businesses and organizations.Coverage includes the writing of business memos, letters and reports, oral and global communications. Also included are legal pitfalls, ethical situations and exposure to today’s communication technologies. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 1015||Computer Essentials|
This introductory level course is designed to present the fundamentals of personal computers and current application software in a very basic and hands-on environment.
By exploring the world of personal computers and internet navigation, this course offers a clear picture of how computers and networks can be used as practical tools to solve a wide variety of tasks in an office environment.
|BUS 1150||Business Mathematics|
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the various ways in which mathematics is used in modern business.
Early on in the course, students will revisit general mathematics and then move into business-related math. Students will be exposed to the mathematics involved with taxes, business and life insurance, the maintenance of checking accounts and cash records, wages and payroll and depreciation.
The course concludes with an examination of the computation of simple interest. (3 credit hours)
|MKT 1201||Principles of Marketing|
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and techniques of modern-day marketing.The student is introduced to key elements of marketing such as product, place, price and promotion. (3 credit hours)
|ACC 1202||Principles of Accounting I (Prerequisite: Basic College Math, BUS 1150 or equivalent)|
This course focuses on the study of income and expense, working capital, investments and interpreting financial statements.
Also, presents an overview on corporations, fund-flow and business transactions. Upon completion, students will have attained the most important conceptual and practical aspects of accounting. (3 credit hours)
|MGT 1602||Principles of Management|
Explores the dynamics of management in the modern organization.Examines the history of management, as well as its current functions involving such issues as motivation, diversity, quality, ethics and the global environment. (3 credit hours)
|MIS 2351||Management Information Systems (Prerequisite: BUS 1015 or equivalent)|
This course provides guidance for the management of information technology in today’s complex business environment.
Major focuses include: the development of systems that use and deliver information technology, as well as tactics, strategies, issues and jargon concerning information technology.
Case studies and the World Wide Web are utilized to study corporate usage of information technology and information management. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 2951||Principles of Business|
Provides an overview of managerial functions and responsibilities, leadership practices and business management.
This course covers a variety of topics including: management, organization, human resource management, purchasing, production/operations, accounting, finance, marketing and quantitative methods. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 3151||Business Statistics|
Introduces an application of probability theory used when making managerial decisions within uncertain business environments.
This course also addresses a variety of descriptive and inferential statistics, highlights the importance of tables and graphic presentations, and analyzes case studies and scholarly journal articles for statistical content.
Topics also include hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, time-series analysis, business forecasting and multiple regression analysis. (3 credit hours)
Reviews the effects of leadership on the achievement of the collective purpose and the moral aspirations of an organization.
This course provides the tools to assess leadership style in both social and work situations.Topics include communication styles, the power of leaders, situational leadership, creativity and leadership, teamwork, motivation, coaching skills and the effect of leadership on the organization. (3 credit hours)
General Elective Courses
Students Choose 6 Semester Credit Units of electives. Students may choose from any undergraduate course offered by the university that is not a part of the required general education courses, core courses or emphasis courses. Below are some of the available options:
|ED 2525||Leadership Communication |
Demonstrates communication techniques used by effective leaders in developing and managing successful organizations.This course covers core communication skills of developing strategy, analyzing an audience, writing various types of business documents and correspondence, and designing and delivering effective PowerPoint presentations – all from a leadership perspective. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 2361||Business and Technology|
Designed to prepare students for successful entry level employment in office occupations for the 21st century. It provides an in-depth study of how modern society uses the World Wide Web as a communication tool, and how communication has evolved in the world of business.
The topics covered in the course will include models for online communities, alliance building in an online environment, the use of online interaction across international borders, and the concept of networking and telecommunications. (3 credit hours)
|MGT 2551||Inter-Cultural Management|
Focuses on the value systems, challenges and opportunities among people and organizations of various cultures.Emphasis is placed on issues related to employee diversity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class and cultural background. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 3210||Principles of Business Law||3|
|SPM 2101-08||*Sports Participation|
This course provides credit to students participating in a variety of sports offered. Course may be repeated but a maximum of 12 credits is allowed towards graduation requirements.
The 12 credit hours can be a combination of Sports Participation and Strength and Conditioning Training (1 – 8 credit hours).A maximum of 12 total semester hours of a combination of SPT 2010 and SPM 2100 can be counted toward graduation. * * A $300 sports development fee is charged per session for all varsity and club sports to cover the additional costs of developing, expanding and running and maintaining the sports program.
|SPT 2101-08||*Strength and Conditioning Training|
The course prepares the athlete physically to be able to compete in sports. The course may be repeated but only count for a maximum of 12 credits towards graduation.
The 12 credit hours can be a combination of Strength and Conditioning Training and Sport Participation (1 – 8 credit hours).A maximum of 12 total semester hours of a combination of SPT 2010 and SPM 2100 can be counted toward graduation. * * A $300 sports development fee is charged per session for all varsity and club sports to cover the additional costs of developing, expanding and running and maintaining the sports program.
This course allows students opportunities to experience real-life situations in their field of study. Internships are cooperatively sponsored by participating partners.
The course approach and content can be designed to match the needs of the sponsor with the desires of the student, as the student gets hands-on opportunities to participate in the practical application the concepts and principles studied in the classroom. (3 credit hours)
- Tuition per Unit: $325
- Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $975
- Total Program Tuition: $19,500 (60 units)
Graduates of the ASBA program should be able to:
ASBA PLO #1: Show in their assignments fundamental business topics knowledge with examples of applications
ASBA PLO #2: Demonstrate their knowledge of business concepts with references to scholar literature search using technology, communication skills and critical thinking
ASBA PLO #3: Explain the processes of business resources requirements planning and justifiable financial, economical, and managerial examples
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