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.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Met through MATH 1552 - See Business Tool Courses
Arts & Humanities (6 SH) 3 SH met through major requirement PHIL 2620 Business Ethics
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
Arts & Humanities Elective3
GE: Natural Science (7 SH) One Science must include a lab7
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
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
ECON 3788Statistics for Business and Economics 13
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, 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
Total Semester Hours61-63
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
or Strong Start Success Seminar
1-2
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours14-16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
GE: Lab Science 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
ECON 3788 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 3
GE: Natural Science 3
GE Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours16
 Total Semester Hours61-63

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, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.