2014-2015 Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Logistics

Program Description

The business administration program offers the skills and broad business knowledge needed for a lifetime of opportunity. Students can advance their career or start their own business with the skills they will acquire in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and technology. Each business major selects an area of emphasis, either accounting or business administration. Students can develop additional expertise by completing elective courses in the areas of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Media Arts, Nursing Home Administration, Business Technology, Quality Control, Logistics, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Agriculture.

The Entrepreneurship Training Program champions students' dreams and actions in achieving entrepreneurial success. It expands awareness and knowledge of new venture opportunities, offers methods for creating and growing small businesses, and promotes the important role entrepreneurship plays in the growth of the global economy.

Students who wish to pursue a career as a Nursing Home Administrator or Assisted Living Administrator can elect to complete Long Term Care (LTCA) courses at Southeast Community College.  Offered online, these courses can meet the Student Elective (15) requirement for the AAS Degree in Business Administration. 

The logistics distribution certificate will prepare students for employment in the exciting fields of transportation or materials management. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in transportation, distribution, purchasing, production, or inventory control.

Diplomas are offered in Accounting and Business Administration. Certificates are offered in Bookkeeping, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Supervisory Management, and Logistics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Business Administration AAS graduates are prepared to:

Accounting Specialization

Analyze business events to complete the accounting cycle in conformity with GAAP and practices.

  • Analyze and interpret accounting information to aid in making business decisions.
  • Apply payroll and income tax regulations.
  • Demonstrate the use of current technology for solving accounting problems.

Business Administration Specialization

Analyze, evaluate and apply principles, methods, and techniques in a business environment.

  • Distinguish the management functions.
  • Evaluate management styles and skills.
  • Analyze marketing research, segmentation and the basic elements of the marketing mix and their applications to business situations.
  • Analyze the framework and environmental factors of global markets.
  • Evaluate the legal and ethical issues that affect employees and employers.
  • Relate and predict economic success based on economic factors and the prevailing economic climate.

Career Opportunities

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, business positions will grow in the 12 percent between 2012-2022. Careers available include management and supervision in advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, retail, food service, human resources, labor relations, production, hotel and restaurant, medical and health, real estate, purchasing,  nursing home administration, finance, insurance, wholesale, manufacturing, banking and quality control.  Accounting is the language of business and a critical component of every business.

Accounting careers include financial managers, budget analysts, collection agents, tellers, tax preparers, and clerical positions in billing, posting, accounting, auditing, payroll, and procurement.  There are many entry level paraprofessional positions for accounting assistants in business.

Depending on the area of specialization, a variety of employment opportunities are available in logistics, including warehousing, over-the-road carrier, rail, pipeline, air, and the vast waterways in the U.S. These opportunities exist within manufacturing, retail, wholesale or any industry with products to transport from production to end user.   Graduates from this program take positions as warehouse supervisors, operators, buyers, logistics coordinators, inventory supervisors, production planners, transportation managers, dispatchers, and brokers. 

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, a proposed program of study is listed below.  A student's final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her adviser prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science