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College Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
CIP Code: 06.0401

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration with a major in accounting, business management, decision science and management, information systems, finance, marketing, etc.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or an academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2HIS Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Application and Concepts 3
3MTH 161 Precalculus I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
4ENG 125 Introduction to Literature or 3
  ENG  112  English Composition II  
3MTH 261 Applied Calculus I 3
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
7BUS 280 Introduction to International Business 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 224 Statistical Analysis for Business 4
8BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization 3
Total   13
Total credits for the Business Administration A.S.=61-62

1 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

2 See HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 101, HIS 102, or HIS 112 is a preferred course if transferring to Mason.

3 Students placing directly into MTH 271 may replace MTH 163 + BUS 224 with MTH 241 + ITE 140 + any 1-credit elective.

4 ENG 125 is a preferred course if transferring to GMU. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor to select the appropriate course.

5 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution. Students with an interest in International Business should consider at least 3 credits of a 200 level language course.

6 Select from biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

7 BUS 280 is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Mason School of Business and transfers as Mason's BUS 200. Students considering transfer other than GMU, consult an academic advisor for alternatives. Both Marymount University and JMU recommend BUS 241.

8 Students considering transfer to an institution other than Mason consult an academic advisor for alternatives. Marymount University recommends BUS 242.