A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Business Administration

School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

CIP Code: 52.0701
MCC Program Code: EP01
NYSED Code (BRI): 26912
NYSED Code (DCC): 26915
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Business Administration for more information.

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75% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program will develop the skills and knowledge needed by students who plan to start their own business ventures, work in a family business, expand their present business, or seek employment in a small business after receiving their Associates degree. The core courses within this degree provide students with a solid base of business, personal, analytical, and problem solving skills. Additionally, this program will provide basic knowledge in the fields of accounting, law, marketing, management, and customer service.

This program is not designed as a transfer program. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to earn their Bachelor's degree should discuss their plans with an advisor as early as possible to identify the appropriate program.
(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of a company.
2) Apply leadership and workplace relationship skills to effectively deal with various organizational stakeholders.
3) Communicate effectively using multiple forms of communication.
4) Identify and describe major issues modern business organizations encounter which may include legal ethical or social issues.
5) Apply information management skills including the use of Microsoft Office software to business related tasks.
6) Utilize identified successful marketing efforts to market a business in the areas of product price place or promotion.
7) Develop a comprehensive business plan.
8) Apply critical thinking skills to develop business strategies that result in profitable business operations.
9) Identify and describe important business development principles which could include forms of ownership operations or business management.
10) Demonstrate effective teamwork skills that enhance team processes.

Employment Potential
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Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
BUS 104 Introduction to Business3
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (except MTH 130 of MTH 150)**3-4
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 250 Professional Communications3
BUS 110 Entrepreneurial Studies I3
BUS 135 Supervising for Quality3
BUS 200 Legal Environment of Business3
ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis***4
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communications OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics OR
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
MAR 200 Principles of Marketing3
BUS 220 Applied Business Applications3
ECO 103 Personal Money Management3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II3
BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education4
MAR 201 Dynamics of Selling3
BUS 207 Human Resources Management3

* Recommended Social Science Elective: PSY 100, SOC 101 or ANT 102
** Students with strong math skills should consult with their advisor to select the appropriate math course
*** Students who have completed ACC 101 and ACC 102 may substitute that sequence for ACC 130

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