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Raritan Valley Community College    
 
    
 
  Jul 27, 2017
 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Information Systems Option in Business Administration, Associate of Science


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


First Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credits 64-65


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

2 Mathematics by official placement test.  Students may not take courses below placement level.  MATH 101 Number Systems  , MATH 102 Problem Solving Strategies , and MATH 103C Quantitative Reasoning  may NOT be used to satisfy the math.  See transfer college requirements for math.  Students transferring into the Business program at Rutgers need MATH 151 Calculus I . Students transferring into the Business program at TCNJ need MATH 113 Precalculus II MATH 114H Precalculus - Honors  or MATH 151 Calculus I .  See course descriptions for prerequisites.



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