The Business Administration program offers the student a number of career and educational opportunities. The program allows students to choose either an AA or AAS 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 AAS 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, www.acbsp.org).
For more information about the Business Administration program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/businessad.
Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban, West, Online
Students may start any semester.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
To earn a Business Administration AA or AAS 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.
*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, distributed 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 Distributed AA Core.
Complete 3 semester credit hours to satisfy the Diversity Requirement with a minimum grade of “C.” The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number of credits required for graduation. The course used to fulfill the Diversity Requirement may also be used to fulfill three credits of Core requirements in Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities or Distributed Requirements, providing the diversity course is listed as fulfilling Core requirements in Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences or the Humanities. If the course does not fall under any of the Core groups, the course used to fulfill the Diversity Requirement may count as an elective.
Total Credits Required to Complete the Business Administration AA Degree - 64*
*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$156.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total for program: $12,784**
**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Provide information and suggestions to management, coworkers and/or customers.
- Communicate in person, by telephone, or in writing with management, coworkers and/or customers.
- Hire personnel, direct, supervise and evaluate their work.
- Sell products or services to customers.
- Create, coordinate and communicate solutions to work environment or for customers.
- May be responsible for information management to include small computer operation, typing, data entry, report preparation and documentation.
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Maintain good working relations with customers, coworkers and management.
- Communicate effectively and persuasively.
- Work independently, solve problems and make decisions.
- Address the public in person and on the telephone.
- Demonstrate self-discipline, initiative, creative insight and good judgment.
- Demonstrate willingness to learn broad business concepts and policies.
What Else Should I Consider about this Degree program?
- Reading, communication and math skills must be at college level to gain maximum benefit from classes.
- For career advancement and advanced position placement, it is important that students continue college coursework beyond the two-year program.
- For transferability to four-year colleges and universities, it is important that students work closely with advisors and admissions counselors.
- Average starting salary $41,750 (A.A.); (2014-2015 Placement Report).
This Program will..
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Understand the basic development and history of business in our free enterprise society.
- Analyze current local, state, national, and international business environment and its impact on the consumer, economy, industry and government roles therein.
- Explain the contributions of small business to the US and global economies.
- Evaluate the roles of producers, marketers, and consumers in our economy.
- Apply the basic business management functions, leadership fundamentals, and operational applications.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrate college level oral and written communication skills.
DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics
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