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

Career Outlook: 
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.
 

SEMESTER HOUR (SH) DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC AREA*:

Area I: Written Composition: 6 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  6 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 3 SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 6 SH

Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses: 41 SH

SAMPLE PLAN*:

Semester 1

Course Hours
BUS 100 3
CIS 130 3
ECO 231 3
ENG 101 3
ORI 101 3
Humanities or Fine Arts 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Semester 

Course Hours
CIS 146 3
ECO 232 3
ENG 102 3
MTH 100 3
SPH 106 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Semester 3

Course Hours
BUS 177 3
BUS 241 3
BUS 263 3
BUS 271 3
BUS 285 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Semester 4

Course Hours
BUS 242 3
BUS 246 3
BUS 262 3
BUS 275 3
Elective 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Degree Program Total: 62 SH Special Accreditation

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.

For Additional Information Contact Dr. Marilyn Hannah at  334-876-9383 or email at marilyn.hannah@wccs.edu