Program Overview

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Business Administration


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/bus
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Business Administration Associates in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in various fields of business. Students have the option of taking specific courses (“tracks”) to concentrate in Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship/Small Business. Additionally, three certificates are offered in Marketing, Supervision and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. These certificates provide students with concentrated coursework to develop skills needed for career advancement.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15-17 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

BUS 121

Introduction To Business

3

course *

Introduction to Computers or

course

Introduction to Office Software

3

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

English Composition I

3

course *

College Algebra** or

MTH Elective (higher number than MTH 122)* or

course

Business Mathematics

3-5

Second Semester

15-16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course *

Financial Accounting or

course

Accounting in Business

2-4

course

Principles of Marketing (formerly BUS 122)

3

course +

Business Law I

3

course

Principles of Microeconomics

3

course

Critical Thinking or

course

Introduction to Ethics

3

General Elective (ONLY if taking ACC 110)

1-3

Third Semester

15-16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course *

Managerial Accounting or

course

Fundamentals of Finance

3-4

course

Principles of Management

3

BUS, ACC or SCM Electives (select from any BUS, ACC or SCM course not already applied toward this degree - see recommendation below.)

9

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Managerial Communication

3

course

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

BUS, ACC or SCM Electives (select from any BUS, ACC or SCM course not already applied toward this degree - see recommendation below.)

9

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60-64

GENERAL BUSINESS ELECTIVES (18 CREDITS REQUIRED): Any BUS, up to 2 SCM courses, up to 2 additional ACC courses

Recommended electives based on area of interest:

  • Management Track: BUS 113 / BUS 215 / BUS 233 / BUS 253

  • Marketing Track: BUS 213 / BUS 214 / BUS 234 / BUS 239

  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Track: BUS 131 / BUS 219

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

+ Cross listed with LGL 221

* Preferred courses for students planning to transfer to a 4 year institution.

** There are prerequisites for MTH 122. If you do not meet those prerequisites, begin taking those classes this semester – use summer for the additional math class if needed.

Certain courses are only offered certain semesters. Please check the class schedule.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising contact your Academic Success Advisor or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.