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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, AA

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The Business Administration program offers the student a number of career and educational opportunities. The program allows students to choose either an AA or AS degree. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider the AA degree. The AA degree will satisfy the freshman and sophomore Business Administration requirements of most four-year colleges if planned carefully with an advisor. The AS degree is designed for students who want to prepare for an immediate career in business.

Unique features of the Business Administration curriculum include an introduction to American and international business practices, accounting practices and business law concepts. The Student Development Office can provide course check sheets from the various colleges, identifying which DMACC courses should be taken for college transfer. Students planning on transferring to a four-year college should contact a counselor or advisor for course planning assistance.

The Business Administration program at Des Moines Area Community College is accredited through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213,

For more information about the Business Administration program, please visit our website at

Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban, West, Online

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students may start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Business Administration AA or AS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Business Administration required courses and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Requirements for the AA Degree

Semester 4


*Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer before selecting math and science courses, distributive courses, electives and courses in other areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements into the College of Business at different colleges and universities.

**Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer regarding a foreign language requirement.

***ECN 120  and ECN 130  are required courses for this program and shall also be used to fulfill 3 credits of Social & Behavioral Sciences AA Core and 3 credits of Distributive AA Core.

If the student completes BUS 220  with a grade of “C” or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Business Administration AA Degree - 64

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