Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Business Administration AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 520201 (BSBS / MAN / MANM / BAEC)

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration is designed to provide students with the skills needed in diverse public and private organizations. The program provides the business, management and marketing skills necessary for success in entry-level positions requiring foundations of greater responsibility, authority and leadership. Students who complete the program will be viewed by potential employers as having a broad-based education necessary for today’s team-oriented and globally-competitive environment.

The Business Administration program prepares students for careers in business, as well as providing students with instructional resources for the purpose of ongoing enhancement of skills. This program may transfer to other Colleges or universities and apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Contact the ACC Advising Office or a Faculty Advisor in Business Administration for details.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(16 credit hours)

BUS 226

Business Statistics


CIS 118

Intro to PC Applications or higher


CIS 161

Presentation Graphics


COM 115

Public Speaking


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) OR


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)


ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1)


Major Courses

(35 credit hours)

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I


BUS 115

Introduction to Business


BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business


BUS 217

Business Communications/Report Writing


BUS 287

Coop Education/Internship


FIN 101

Introduction to Finance


MAN 128

Human Relations OR


MAN 215

Organizational Behavior


MAN 224



MAN 226

Principles of Management


MAR 106

Marketing Your Image


MAR 160

Customer Service


MAR 216

Principles of Marketing



(9 credit hours)

Student must choose one of the following Concentrations:

General Business Concentration

9 credit hours

The General Business Concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in a broad range of business occupations. It continues the students’ exposure to major areas in the business world, as well as giving the student flexibility in designing a program to fit his or her specific needs.

Student must choose 9 credit hours from the following: Any course(s) with the prefixes: ACC, BTE, BUS, CIS, FIN, MAN, MAR, or other with Department Chair approval

Total AAS with General Business Concentration

60 credit hours

Management Concentration

9 credit hours

The Management Concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations. For those who are already managers, the Concentration is designed to improve and broaden their skills by keeping abreast of the most current technological and theoretical aspects of Management.

Students must choose 9 credit hours from any course with a MAN prefix, or other with Department Chair approval.

Total AAS with Management Concentration

60 credit hours

Marketing Concentration

9 credit hours

The Marketing Concentration prepares students for entry-level positions which deal with directing the activities of the organization toward the satisfaction of consumer wants and needs. This involves an understanding of consumer behavior; promotional, sales and pricing strategies; product management; and physical distribution, all of which prepare the student for a wide variety of opportunities.

Student must choose 9 credit hours from any course with a MAR prefix, or other with Department Chair approval.

Total AAS with Marketing Concentration

60 credit hours

Entrepreneurship Concentration

9 credit hours

The Entrepreneurship Concentration is designed to prepare those interested in a career in owning or managing a business, as well as to enhance the skills of those already involved in entrepreneurship. The courses are designed to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit by giving the student the knowledge and ability needed to profitably respond to the environment of the small businessperson.

Students must choose 9 credit hours from any course with an ENP prefix, or other with Department Chair Approval

Total AAS with Entrepreneurship Concentration

60 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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