Business Administration

Overview

An Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration can offer several benefits and opportunities for students who do not intend to transfer to a four-year institution. The coursework in this program is focused on the knowledge and skills that companies need for their day-to-day operations. It prepares graduates for entry-level positions requiring fundamental accounting, management, marketing, and ethical decision-making skills to support an organization’s core mission.

Graduates of the business administration program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of core business concepts.

  • Apply analytical tools and models to evaluate financial data and make informed decisions.

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and theories of marketing and management.

  • Utilize various communication channels and technologies to convey information clearly and professionally.

  • Apply practical skills to real-world business challenges by modeling professionalism and ethical conduct.

Program Type

Associate Degree

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
BUS-101 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

ID: BUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

3
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
BAF-101 Personal Finance

Personal Finance

ID: BAF-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the practical applications of concepts and techniques used in managing personal finances. Major areas of study include financial planning, budgeting, credit use, housing, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.

3
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
Semester 3
(16 Credit Hours)
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
IDS-112 Employability Skills for Careers

Employability Skills for Careers

ID: IDS-112

Credit Hours: 1

This course develops employability skills including resume writing, interviewing, presentation delivery and soft skills.

1
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
School of Business Elective 3
Semester 4
(15 Credit Hours)
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
MGT-201 Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

ID: MGT-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of personnel administration functions within a business organization. Major areas of study include job analysis; recruitment, selection and assessment of personnel; and wage, salary and benefit administration.

3
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
School of Business Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 62
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,400.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
BUS-101 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

ID: BUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
BAF-101 Personal Finance

Personal Finance

ID: BAF-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the practical applications of concepts and techniques used in managing personal finances. Major areas of study include financial planning, budgeting, credit use, housing, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.

3
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
School of Business Elective 3
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
IDS-112 Employability Skills for Careers

Employability Skills for Careers

ID: IDS-112

Credit Hours: 1

This course develops employability skills including resume writing, interviewing, presentation delivery and soft skills.

1
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
MGT-201 Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

ID: MGT-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of personnel administration functions within a business organization. Major areas of study include job analysis; recruitment, selection and assessment of personnel; and wage, salary and benefit administration.

3
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
School of Business Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 62
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,400.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Assistant Manager or Supervisor

Assistant managers can have different duties depending on their industry, but some common responsibilities include planning, communicating, and excecuting tasks related to job-related objectives while providing supervision to employees.

According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • State and Local Government
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Insurance or Legal Office
  • Health Care
  • Community Service Organizations

Careers

Business Analyst

Business analysts effectively communicate insights while collaborating with cross-functional teams to provide key recommendations to their organization and its stakeholders.

According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Corporate HR Departments
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Retail Chains
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Nonprofits or Advocacy Groups

What’s next after I complete this program?

Opportunity #1

Enhance practical business skills: The proposed curriculum teaches fundamental business skills in accounting, marketing, economics and government policies, management, and business communication. These highly desirable skills can be applied in various industries and roles.

Opportunity #2

Career advancement: In addition to preparing students for entry-level job opportunities in business, an associate degree can also serve as professional development for an employee seeking career advancement in their current job. Many organizations value employees with a solid understanding of business principles and may provide opportunities for internal promotion or further professional development.

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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