Liberal Arts/Business Studies Associate in Arts

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The Business Studies Department offers an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business Studies. The Business Studies Department is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Liberal Arts Business Studies degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in a business field. Additionally, the program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the business world. This degree provides the framework needed for successful business careers in management, high-tech industries, manufacturing, banking, health care, communications, service industries, and non-profit organizations.

Requirements

Health and Internship Considerations
Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance.  For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance.

Graduates from the Management Program must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively using written and oral techniques, including the use of technology; conduct themselves in a professional manner; possess critical thinking and analytical skills; be comfortable using computers and computer application software; work independently and in groups.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Business Studies more than ten years old will be evaluated by the department chair on an individual basis. In the case of English and
math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to demonstrate the skill level required for success in subsequent classes within the program.
 

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ACCT113 Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS114 Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS110 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CIS156 Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
*Prerequisite: placement in CIS156 or successful completion of CIS110
 
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 17

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT123 Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MKTG125 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
200 Level Business Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PHIL240 Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 19

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MATH215 Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH225 Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ECON234 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ECON235 Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
200 Level Business Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
200 Level Business Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Total Overall Credits : 69

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Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.