A.A. in Business

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About the Career

An associate's degree in business can open many doors of opportunity for the student. The student may choose to look for employment in different business areas in accounting, management, marketing, banking, sales etc. or choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution. An AA in business can equip the student with basic business skills and cover general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • 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.

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About the Program

Associate of Arts Degree – 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
PSYC 1300
or EDUC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
Semester Total 15

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from the Core Curriclum 4
SPCH Public Speaking 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Manageria 3
Semester Total 16

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
American History Select from the Core Curriculum 3
MATH 1325 Calculus Business and Social Science 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
Semester Total 13

Semester 4

Course Name
Language, Philisophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
American History Select from Core Curriculum 3
Approved Business Elective 1 3
Semester Total 16

Total Semester Credit Hours: 60

1 Approved Business Elective: Academic Transfer: BUSI 1301 Business Principles, BUSI 2301 Business Law, BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence.

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