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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, AAS

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Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Business Administration covers a broad field of business fundamentals like accounting, economics, finance and marketing and teaches both management and leadership skills. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing and accounting concepts to improve operational performance and aid in decision-making skills. With an associate degree in Business Administration, students will have the tools necessary to land an entry-level management position, to pursue further education with a business Bachelor’s degree, or to run a small business.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will possess the necessary skills to use technology effectively to both develop and apply other competencies.
  • Graduates will possess knowledge of the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance and management.
  • Graduates will possess knowledge of the legal, social, global and economic environments of business.
  • Graduates will possess the ability to communicate effectively.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to apply basic accounting principles and concepts by completing a simulation of the accounting cycle.
  • Graduates will be able to prepare a business plan.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate and apply effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication techniques in a variety of organizational situations.
  • Graduates will be able to critically apply ethical reasoning to business situations.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

  • ACCT Courses 9 Credits
  • ECON Courses 6 Credits
  • GBUS Courses 18 Credits

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15

Elective Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 6

  • Elective (Business) 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

AAS: Business Administration Total Credits: 60

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

1ACCT 2103 may be taken as a substitute for ACCT 2101 & 2102. Credit will not be given for both ACCT 2101 and /or ACCT 2102 & ACCT 2103. Students taking ACCT 2103 must take an additional 3 credit elective (see Note 6) to substitute for ACCT 2101/2102.

4Choose from General Business (GBUS) 1060, 2075, 2080 or Computers (MCIS) 1010, 1030.

6Choose from Business (GBUS 1060, GBUS 2010, GBUS 2020, GBUS 2030, GBUS 2060, GBUS 2065, GBUS 2075, GBUS 2080) or Computers (MCIS 1010, MCIS1030), Humanities GEN.ED. XXX1 , Social/Behavioral Sciences GEN.ED. XXX1 , Natural/Physical Sciences GEN.ED. XXX1 , Math (MATH) course at a higher level than MATH 1105, Fine Arts (ARTS), Theater (THEA), Music (MUSC), French (FREN), Spanish (SPAN), or First-Year Seminar (SFSE). Electives should be selected with the assistance of an advisor. 


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