The Business Administration Program, administered by the Business Management Department, provides students with a general education background and 12 credits in basic business. After completion of the program, students may transfer to a senior college or university to attain the baccalaureate degree in business.
Many students have inquired into the difference between the Business Administration and the Business Management Programs. The Business Administration Program is suggested for those who want a strong liberal arts background, and who intend to continue their undergraduate education in business. The Business Management Program is designed primarily for students who desire a career-oriented education. Both programs prepare students to enter four-year colleges for the continuation of their baccalaureate studies.
The Business Administration program awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.
Students’ will navigate a multi-cultural, rapidly changing business environment as shown by their ability to:
- Effectively communicate using the language of business
- Make business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach rooted in ethics and social responsibility
- Demonstrate knowledge of current events and trends in business, including potential career tracks in their area of interest
- Master the skills necessary to successfully graduate and transfer to a baccalaureate program in business
BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.
Academic Program Maps
- Business Administration Program 2 Year Plan (2018-2019)
- Business Administration Program 3 Year Plan (2018-2019)
Required Common Core
- This course surveys business and industry in the United States with global growth strategy. Emphasis is placed on building Communication and Quantitative skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and an Ethical Foundation. The course introduces students to concepts in Management, Organizational Structure, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, and Economics, and encourages students to explore career paths. Required of all Business majors.
Corequisite: CIS 100 or passing CIS 100 exemption exam
- This course surveys briefly the American legal system and the basic law of contracts. Reference is made to typical business transactions and, by a study of pertinent cases, how the various principles of contract law apply to them.
- This course introduces students to the use of information systems in business. The dramatic changes in Information Technologies (IT) impact the ways in which companies operate and compete in local and global economies. Students will explore the global and ethical issues that have developed with the use of information systems. Working individually and in teams, the students will complete case studies on the following topics: Management Information Systems (MIS), systems analysis and design, hardware and software concerns, and telecommunications.
Prerequisites: Any ACC course or any BUS course and pass computer competency test or CIS 100
- This course is intended primarily for those students who intend to pursue professional careers in fields such as economics, finance, management, and administration. It is also open to highly motivated students in other areas. Topics include: national income and national product; saving, consumption, investment, the multiplier theory, fiscal policy, inflation, employment and business cycles. The student will also be acquainted with money, banking, and central bank monetary policies, as well as some of the more significant theories of international trade and economic development.
- This course is an introduction to the topics of microeconomics, which include market supply and demand, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, externalities, public goods, and income distribution. Students will learn ways to analyze the basic economic activities of consumption and production, and how to evaluate the allocation of resources and products achieved through markets. The role of government policy in addressing markets failures will be emphasized throughout the course, with special focus on contemporary economic problems.
- The marketing system is described, analyzed and evaluated, including methods, policies, and institutions involved in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer. Emphasis is placed on the means of improving efficiency and lowering distribution costs.
- This course covers statistical concepts and techniques with applications. Topics include probability, random variables, the binomial distribution, the hyper-geometric distribution, measures of central tendency, the normal distribution, precision and confidence intervals, sample design and computer projects.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5
- This is an integrated course in analytic geometry and calculus, applied to functions of a single variable. It covers a study of rectangular coordinates in the plane, equations of conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, maxima and minima, and integration.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5
|XXX xxx||Business Elective5||3|
|XXX xxx||Liberal Arts Elective6||1|
|Total Curriculum Requirements||30|
|Total Program Requirements||60|
1. Students are recommended to take MAT 206.
2. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas
3. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
4. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
5. Students must have a minimum grade of “C” to take ACC xxx. If minimum grade of “C” is not earned, students must take ACC122 and ACC222.
6. This credit may be satisfied if a student takes a STEM variant in the Common Core.