2019-20 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Business Administration - General, A.A.S. (A25120BU)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy.
Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for life-long learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business and industry.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Recognize and explain the influence of supply and demand theories in various business situations.
- Analyze promotional strategies for various companies and products.
- Identify offer, acceptance, and mutual assent as they relate to contracts.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Business Administration-General Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.
This program is also available in a condensed format for evening students.
Course Selection Information
Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.
Student Program Priorities:
- BUS 115 , ACC 120
- BUS 137 , MKT 120 , ECO 251 or ECO 252