The Williamson College of Business Administration offers an Associate of Arts in Business Administration that incorporates some general education courses, the business tool courses, and some upper level business courses. This degree is often pursued by individuals already in the workforce wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of business, often leading to promotion and/or salary increase. The courses taken in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration can all be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An Associate degree in business can prepare students for some entry-level jobs in retail, office administration, bookkeeping, and trade work.  The most common careers for individuals earning an AABA degree is in the area of office administration and support. Office administration assistants can be found in a wide array of organizations including corporations, small business centers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

Students enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration have the opportunity to build their knowledge and leadership skills in their field through various student leadership organizations including the American Marketing Association, Advertising Club, Pi Simga Epsilon, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Enactus, and the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization.

COURSETITLES.H.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
GE: Arts & Humanities3
GE: Natural Science3
BUSINESS TOOL COURSES
Business Tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
ECON 3790Statistics for Business and Economics5
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, PSYC 1560, all Business Tool courses and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
Upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MGT 3750Managing Individuals in Organizations3
MKTG 3740Professional Selling3
Total Semester Hours65
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ECON 3790 Statistics for Business and Economics 5
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
MGT 3750 Managing Individuals in Organizations 3
MKTG 3740 Professional Selling 3
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
GE: Natural Science 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours65

ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, Business Tool and upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, PSYC 1560, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.