Business Administration Program

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The Business Administration program will prepare students for entry-level or promotional opportunities in the business industry. The program will enhance the student’s education level and represent the foundation for higher levels of academics. Courses will be designed to provide students with the foundational information, principles, theories, and techniques necessary to work in a particular trade or profession in the field of business. Students will be introduced to real world case studies to enhance the learning process, as well as have the opportunity to conduct research and interviews of those who have been successful in the industry. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework. Refer to the Dual Credit webpage for more information.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business Administration program at South Suburban College is to meet the needs of students to effectively understand foundational information, principles, theories, and techniques required to work in a variety of jobs and career fields within the business industry.
Our vision is to provide students with a clear understanding of real world and interactive skills required to be successful in the field of business. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.

Vision Statement

To provide students with a clear understanding of real world and interactive skills required to be successful in the field of business. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for the Business Program:

  • provide foundational information, principles, theories, and techniques necessary to work in the business industry;
  • perform more knowledgeably and effectively in the interrelated areas of the business industry;
  • enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills for effective decision-making;
  • enhance communication skills required to be successful in the business environment;
  • gain valuable on-the-job work experience in a business trade or profession by completing an internship within a professional office environment.

Business Administration Degree (BUS.AAS.ADMIN)

The AAS of Business Administration will prepare students for entry-level or promotional opportunities in the field of business administration. The program will enhance the student’s education level and represent the foundation for higher levels of academics. Courses will be designed to provide students with the foundational information, principles, theories, and techniques necessary to work in the business industry. Students will be introduced to real-world case studies to enhance the learning process, as well as have the opportunity to conduct research and interviews of those who have been success in the industry.

General Education Credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematics 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macro Economics 3
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
PHL 102 Ethics 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Core Courses Credits
ACC 120 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 108 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 220 Principles of Management 3
BLW 201 Introduction to Business Law 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
OAT 172 Business Communication 3
Concentration Business Administration Credits
ACC 121 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 137 International Business Practice Firm 3
BUS 203 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 253 Marketing Management Internship I 3
BUS 271 Principles of Finance 3
BUS 285 Operation Management 3
BLW 203 Legal Environment of Business 3
ECO 202 Principles of Micro Economics 3
OAT 170 Business English 3
Minimum for Degree 62