The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree requires completion of 23 courses/69 credits, with at least 8 courses/24 credits taken at Assumption. The program includes the CCE Core, a common core of ten liberal arts courses designed to provide an ethics based foundation in writing, theology, philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, natural science, and foreign language. The CCE Business Core is also required, consisting of courses in the essential foundations of business administration. Students take two open electives.
CCE Core Requirements:ENG130E English Composition
Take your writing to the next level with this basic writing course emphasizing planning, composing, and revising. Specifically, the course deals with strategies for generating ideas, recognizing audience, clarifying purpose, focusing on a perspective, and choosing effective arrangements of ideas. Techniques of revision, which are central to the course, focus on appropriateness of language and effectiveness of development, as well as on editing.
Learn to get your point across and achieve your goals in business. Simple and direct writing works best, and this course improves skills and provides strategies to write better emails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes.
ENG112E Professional and Academic Writing
This course provides practice in writing to inform and persuade, and prepares students for successful writing for college and career. Emphasis is on audience, organization, summary, analysis, use of sources, documentation, revision, and mechanics. Several types of essays and a research paper are required. Prerequisite: ENG130E recommended.
- One Philosophy or Theology elective
- One Literature course
- One Survey History course
- One course in Mathematics (MAT111E or higher)
- Two courses chosen from Natural Science and/or Foreign Language
Associate of Science Business RequirementsCSC113E Introduction to Computers
This course presents an overview of computers and their application. Students work on both the Mac and PC microcomputers. Topics include word processing and Internet as well as hardware, software, authoring systems, and multimedia. Use of a computer outside of class time is required.
Introduces fundamental concepts and definitions of economics, quickly reviews basic price determination through supply and demand, then takes a closer look at consumer demand and the output and price-setting decisions of the business firm. Examination of business decisions provides the basis for an evaluation of the efficiency of a market system, separating the theory of competition from the reality of market power. Students address the principles of supply and demand as they apply to the factors of production. Other topics may include income inequality and poverty, the theory of international trade, and economic planning and its problems. Prerequisite: MAT111E
Following a descriptive examination of the principal institutions of the American economy, the course is devoted to analysis of the basic theory of aggregate economic activity and the application of the theory to current policy programs. Topics include national income accounting, the determinant of the level of income and employment, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policies, and economic growth and stability. Prerequisite: ECO110E
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding on an introductory level of how statistical inferences are made in the face of uncertainty. The underlying role of probability is stressed. A secondary purpose is the application of various test designs to formulated research questions. These designs include: tests, analysis of variance, chi square analysis, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT111E
Focuses on problems and issues of management and administration relevant to the process of problem-finding, problem-solving, decision-making, and coping with environmental uncertainties. The course also draws on the concepts of mathematics through calculus, statistics, probability, and economics. It covers introduction to deterministic models and linear programming, optimization algorithms, variations of the simplex method, and network models. The course involves examination of computer solutions to appropriate problems in business, economics, and management. Prerequisite: ECO115E
An introduction to the basic concepts and principles of business law. Contracts, sales, agency negotiable instruments, and the Uniform Commercial Code are studied in this course. Consideration is also given to emerging concepts of consumer-oriented legislation.
This course introduces and emphasizes the systems approach to investigating organizational structures, processes, functions, and dynamics. It applies selected theories and principles to such organizational phenomena as power, authority, conflict, motivation, communication, and managerial/leadership style to explore individual, interpersonal, and group behavior in the organization. The course builds an understanding of key managerial skills and the interpersonal, informational, and decision-making roles of managers that support effective performance. The course examines the planning, organizing, stafﬁng, motivating, communicating, and controlling functions. (replaces MGT100E and MGT120E)
Following a survey of all major financial markets and institutions, the principles and techniques utilized in the solution of problems encountered in the financial management of business during organization, expansion, and failure are examined. Particular attention is given to the problems of the corporation. Prerequisites: ACC125E, ACC126E, ECO110E, ECO111E, ECO115E
This course examines the tools and methods of analysis, planning, and control as used in the management of the marketing process in all types of organizations. It sequentially traces the marketing process as follows: environmental monitoring of opportunities, internal assessments of goals, resources, and constraints; formulation of marketing strategy; development of marketing programs (interface of product, price, promotion, and distribution), financial analysis, and marketing control (strategic and operational). It stresses applications through case studies and the development of a full marketing plan.