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Associate Degree

Business Administration

An affordable path to prepare for a career in business administration, accounting, finance, or marketing. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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Business Administration

The AA and AS in Business Administration programs are designed to provide students with a foundation body of knowledge involving a command of the basic language and skills of the business environment.  This education will enable graduates to critically analyze business information and be engaged in business decision-making processes thereby contributing to their professions, communities, and organizations.
Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree
Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree
Business Administration Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Path

Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists oversee wage and nonwage programs that an organization provides to its employees in return for their work. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as classification and salary.
Human Resources Specialists
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Personal Financial Advisors
Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their finances and plan for their financial future.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of the government.
Cost Estimators
Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to make a product or provide a service.

What You Will Learn

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Students will utilize accounting software such as MS Excel to construct and evaluate accounting data

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Students will learn to compare economic data.

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Students will formulate business communications that reflect ethics in the business environment.

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About Business Administration

The AA and AS in Business Administration programs are designed to provide students with a foundation body of knowledge involving a command of the basic language and skills of the business environment. This education will enable graduates to critically analyze business information and be engaged in business decision-making processes thereby contributing to their professions, communities, and organizations

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Program Benefits

Earning an AA or AS degree in business will prepare students for employment opportunities and meet educational requirements for continuation towards a bachelor degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or marketing. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to transfer credits to a 4-year BA or BS degree program in Business Administration. Business degree majors consistently remain in the top ten careers with jobs in marketing, accounting, and finance.

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Business Administration Occupational Outlook

Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 750,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.

This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $72,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

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Average Cost for the Degree

The average cost for this Degree:
$13,230 – 14,406

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Business/Computer Information Systems Division Chair:

Degree Program coordinator
Tianna Marynell, tmarynell@gmc.edu

Division Chair:
Samantha Betton, sbetton@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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