2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Management Information Systems Option in Business Administration, Associate of Science


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The Business Administration program prepares students for transfer into the junior year at four-year colleges or universities. In today’s competitive business environment, a Bachelor’s degree is often the minimum educational requirement when seeking a job.  A four-year degree may also increase your potential for career advancement and is linked to higher lifetime earnings. 

The Management Information Systems Option in Business Administration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to study computer information systems. Direct transfer options with many four-year institutions are available. Graduates have transferred to such colleges and universities as Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Kean University and Monmouth University.

This program adds knowledge of basic concepts in information systems (programming, systems analysis, and project management) to the basic business transfer program.

Graduates will be able to:
     • demonstrate a basic knowledge of accounting, economics, management, and marketing
     • critically analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
     • apply quantitative methods as a basis to examine business situations
     • recognize and evaluate ethical issues and situations
     • determine the effects of behavioral factors on business outcomes
     • demonstrate effective business communication

This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department.

It is recommended that students check with their intended transfer school for specific program requirements. 

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.

 

 

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


Fourth Semester


Total Credits 60


1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 Students intending to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a Business-related program of study may need to take: MATH 110 Statistics I   and MATH 111 Statistics II  ; or MATH 117H Statistics - Honors   . Students should check with their intended transfer school for specific math requirements.

3 Mathematics by official placement.  Students are advised to select from the following courses:   MATH 111 Statistics II , MATH 112 Precalculus I MATH 113 Precalculus II MATH 114H Precalculus - Honors  or MATH 151 Calculus I .  See transfer college requirements for math.

4  Students are advised to select from the following on-semester Science courses: BIOL 111 Principles of Biology  , BIOL 120 Human Biology  , BIOL 150 Plants, Humans & the Environment CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry  , GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology PHYS 112 Concepts of Physics  , or PHYS 130 Astronomy  .

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