A.A. in Business
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 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 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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- Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/q-Associates-Degree-Business-Management-jobs.html
Bureau of Labor and Statistics salary information
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
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|
|ENGL 1302||Composition II||3|
|Life and Physical Sciences||Select from the Core Curriclum||4|
|ECON 2301||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Manageria||3|
|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|
|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|
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.