A.A. in Business

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About the Career

  • Accountants and Auditors

    Accountants and auditors prepare and analyze financial records for organizational or tax purposes. The field is growing faster than average. They have at least a bachelor’s degree and earn a median salary of $68,150.

  • Buyers or Purchasing Agents

    Buyers or purchasing agents look for purchases that are cost effective and meet an organization’s needs. They may negotiate contracts and analyze proposals. They earn a median salary of $60,700 and generally have a bachelor’s degree.

  • Human Resources Specialist

    Human resources specialists recruit and interview employees and maintain employee records. They earn a median salary of $59,180 and usually have a bachelor’s degree.

  • Cost Estimators

    Cost estimators evaluate the time and money required to complete a project or product. The field is growing faster than average and generally requires a bachelor’s degree. Cost estimators earn a median salary of $61,790.

  • Loan Officers

    Loan officers recommend whether or not people or businesses should receive loans. They earn $63,650 and usually have a bachelor’s degree. Mortgage loan officers need a license.

  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

    Meeting, convention and event planners organize logistical details of meetings. They earn a median salary of $47,350, and they usually have a bachelor’s degree. The field is growing faster than average.

(Salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

Associate of Arts Field of Study – Business

For students who want to transfer to a university, COM offers an Associate of Arts in business. That degree is the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.

The program offers a broad background in technology, communication, business law, accounting and critical thinking. Students explore topics in small classes with professors with business experience.

COM also offers Associate of Applied Science in business administration degrees. These degrees can help students specialize in a field, such as marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship or management, if they want to go into the workforce without transferring to a university.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course Name
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
HIST 1301 US HISTORY I 3
BCIS 1305 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
ACCT 2301 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 3

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY II 3
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
ECON 2301 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ACCT 2302 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (MANAGERIAL) 3

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
MATH 1325 BUSINESS CALCULUS 3
ECON 2302 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
PHED Elective PHED Elective 1

Semester 4

Course Name
Humanities Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
Fine Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3
Approved Business Elective 3

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