The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a terminal degree in a career program containing a high concentration of business related courses. This career program is not designed for transfer although many of the courses are transferable to some senior institutions. Consult the catalog of the transfer institution and the STARS Transfer Guide at http://stars.troy.edu. For additional guidance, see the WCCS Business Administration advisors. Students must have a “C” average or better in all courses credited toward the degree and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted at the College.
Awards Offered: Associate in Applied Science
Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents.
This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $64,790 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.
Program Requirements (4 Semesters)
Area I: Written Composition 6 SH
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts 6SH
Area III: Natural Sciences and Math 3SH
Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 6SH
Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives 41SH
BUS 100 3SH
CIS 130 3SH
ECO 231 3SH
ENG 101 3SH
ORI 101 2SH
Humanities or Fine Arts 3SH
CIS 146 3SH
ECO 232 3SH
ENG 102 3SH
MTH 100 3SH
SPH 106 3SH
Degree Program Total: 62SH
Regardless of the program you choose, all of the Business Programs at WCCS are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. Accreditation ensures that faculty, programs and courses are relevant and current to best serve the needs of students and the surrounding community, including area employers. ACBSP is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
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