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Business Administration-Overview of Options, 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.  It prepares them for many entry-level positions.  This program has a core business curriculum and options in:

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 prior to selecting a program option.

Students enrolled in the Honors College should see their Honors College advisor for specific degree 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

General Education Core

General Education Credits 31-32

Business Core Credits 20

Options (Select One)

General Business Option
COMM 101 Speech  3 Credits
General Education  3 Credits 1,6
Business Elective 3 Credits 4
Free Elective 3 Credits 6,7

Management Information Systems Option (MIS)
COMM 101 Speech  3 Credits
CISY 125 Programming for Business Majors  1 Credit
CISY 132 Systems Analysis & Design  3 Credits
CISY 211 Systems Development & Implementation  3 Credits
BUSI 230 Project Management  3 Credits 

Marketing Option
COMM 101 Speech  3 Credits
COMM 120 Introduction to Mass Communication  3 Credits
Marketing Elective 3 Credits  5
Marketing Elective 3 Credits 5

 International Business Option
 COMM 201 Intercultural Communication  3 Credits
Select 3 of the following courses:
BUSI 194 Global Strategic Management  3 Credits
BUSI 154 International Business  3 Credits
BUSI 193 International Finance  3 Credits
ECON 202 International Economics  3 Credits

Option Credits 12-13

Total Credits 63-65

 1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.
2 CISY 125 Programming for Business Majors  is an additional 1 credit corequisite course required for Business majors at Rutgers. This class is required in the MIS option.

3 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.

Any course from  ACCT, BUSI, ECON or MRKT.

Any course from MRKT.

6 Students planning transfer to Rider or to Montclair for Business are required to take a foreign language. A two-semester sequence is required. Placement by examination is required for students who wish to continue studying a language previously studied. Students may not take courses below their placement level. For more information, see Foreign Language Placement Testing and Degree Requirements  .

7 Any college-level course. It is recommended to check with your intended transfer school for additional math, science or language requirements.

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