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Business Administration

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Prepare yourself for a career in the business world with a competitive advantage and a degree from Garrett College. Our courses incorporate the latest technologies to prepare students for the competitive workforce.

Why Choose Business Administration?

A degree in Business Administration prepares graduates to enter a highly competitive field with knowledge and skills to build a strong career in a broad range of fields. Garrett's Business Administration program includes communications and technology instruction to give graduates a competitive career advantage.

In addition to building a quality business curriculum, our business administration program focuses on preparing graduates to work independently, assume responsibility, succeed as a team member, and develop critical thinking skills. Students are expected to acquire basic competence in the area of business and management and consider the responsibilities of business management in society.

If a student seeking the Business Administration degree path plans to attend nearby Frostburg State University (FSU) as the next step in their educational journey, the Business Administration (FSU Transfer) program should be considered to get maximum educational value from Garrett and FSU.

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Business Administration Degrees Awarded

Garrett College awards an Associate in Arts (A.A.) to graduates of the Business Administration and Business Administration (FSU Transfer) program.

Program Goals

Information Literacy Skills: To incorporate information literacy skills that will enable students to locate, evaluate and effectively use information in the student’s program option.

Communication Skills: To communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using Business Information Technology (BIT) media.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: To use technology to analyze BIT case studies. To function effectively and efficiently to run a business either as an individual or as a team member. To distinguish critical from non-critical information in various BIT situations.

Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: To use technology and BIT applications to effectively collect data and analyze and display results.

Information Management Skills: To use BIT software for research, communication and practical application.

Academic and Technical Proficiency: Graduates of BIT will be proficient in the knowledge, skills and abilities to find employment in their chosen field or to be qualified to continue their studies at another institution of higher learning.

Program Benefits

Garrett's Business Administration program gives graduates a competitive edge whether starting a career in business, enhancing an existing career, or pursing further educational goals.

Career Goals

Garrett's Business Administration program prepares you for a career in any of the following career fields:

  • Banking
  • Investment and Investment Management
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Business Administration — Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirement (1)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (32 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3*
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
    Min. C grade required
  • GER  Literature Course  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • GER  Soc & Beh Sciences Course (not PSY)  3

Science

  • TWO (2) GER Lab Sciences Courses  8

Mathematics

  • MAT105  College Algebra
    or  MAT210  Introductory Statistics 3

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3

Core Courses* (27 credits)

Min. C grade required in all Core Courses

  • ACC210  Financial Accounting  3*
  • ACC213  Managerial Accounting  3*
  • BUS101  Intro to Business  3*
  • BUS170  Intro to Management  3*
  • BUS201  Principles of Marketing  3*
  • BUS203  Business Law  3*
  • ECN201  Economics I (Macro)  3*
  • ECN202  Economics II (Macro)  3*
  • Any BUS, CIS or MAT Course  3*

*Minimum C grade required.