Business Administration

60 credit Associate in Science program

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Program Description:
The Associate in Science in Business Administration program is designed to prepare students in general business administrations and management, enhance skills and competencies in current jobs and assist in career advancement opportunities. In addition, the A.S. degree program is designed to provide General Education Courses for students who intend to transfer into a baccalaureate program at a chosen four-year college. Specific transfer arrangements with the college of choice should be made as early in the degree as possible to ensure for appropriate program planning for enrollment at Lake Superior College. The program provides for electives in both liberal arts and business that allow students to customize their program to meet individual learning objectives, as well as fulfill varying requirements for transfer into a four-year bachelors degree program at a chosen college. Students are advised to consult with a Business Advisor to ensure that selected courses will fulfill specific transfer requirements of the chosen transfer college.

Program outcomes include:
• Apply effective business administration concepts and tools.
• Understand contemporary business strategies.
• Demonstrate analytical skills in identifying and solving problems.
• Apply marketing, management, and economic concepts in a business setting.
• Apply accounting principles and practices.
• Demonstrate financial management skills.
• Demonstrate administrative management skills.
• Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills.
• Plan, prepare, and deliver effective oral and written communications.
• Make business decisions in compliance with the law.
• Create statistically reliable and valid data.
• Demonstrate understanding of statistical data for business decisions.
• Utilize effective software applications for business administration.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ACCT14103Financial Accounting Principles IThis course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. The focus will be on the analysis of the fundamental accounting equation using a systematic process to record, classify, measure, and report economic data. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0470 (or instructor's consent), and READ0465) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT15103Financial Accounting Principles IIThis course is the second course in a series of two courses. This course continues the study of fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. This course focuses on the basic accounting equation as it is applied to both service and merchandising businesses. More detailed analysis is focused on the individual financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, statement of shareholders' equity, and statement of cash flow. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ACCT24303Managerial AccountingThis course covers is an in-depth study of the process of producing financial and operating information relating to the economic condition of the organization designed to meet the informational needs of the internal users of the organization. Topics that will be covered include cost concepts, job-order costing, process costing, activity based costing, budgeting, variance analysis, performance measurement, differential analysis, and capital budgeting. (Prerequisites: ACCT1410 or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ADSC14303Microsoft OfficeAn introductory course, in the basics of computer technology, using business application software. Through hands-on use students will learn fundamental concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics and how they integrate. (Prerequisites: READ0465 and ENGL0460 or concurrent enrollment; ability to type a minimum of 20 wpm) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
BUS14003Principles of MarketingThis course is designed to provide the student with an overview of basic marketing principles and practices, centering on the component of the marketing mix and the contribution each component makes toward the overall marketing effort of large and small businesses and organizations. (Prerequisites: None)(3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OTJ)
BUS14023Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to provide the student with an overview of basic and current management principles and practices. The course addresses managerial functions ranging from front-line supervisor positions to upper management levels. Trends in quality orientation, team building, and leadership are also included. (Prerequisites: None) (3 hrs lec/0 hours lab/0 hours OJT)
BUS14483Leadership DevelopmentThis course is designed to provide the student with experience in undertaking an active leadership role, interpersonal business communication, and observing others in leadership activities. (Prerequisites: None) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ECON11503Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsThis course introduces the student to the study of business cycles, economic growth, and the role of government within the context of market economies. Policy decisions, past and present, and their effects on unemployment and inflation are examined. MTC goal areas: (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences and (8) Global Perspectives. (Prerequisites: MATH0460; college-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ECON11603Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsThe study of microeconomics gives a foundational understanding of how price and quantity are determined in the market place. Students will learn how consumers determine spending and how firms decide what and how much to produce. A variety of market structures will be compared along with the role of the consumer in each market. MTC goal area: (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Prerequisites: MATH 0460; College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ENGL11063Composition IFirst semester college-level composition course focusing on writing expository prose using word processing as a tool for composing. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical reading, developing a voice, and grammar review. Presupposes competency in Standard English. This course is required of all students working toward an AA degree. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of ENGL0460 and READ0465 with a grade of "C" or better or a score of 85.50 on the CPT Sentence Skills test and a score of 77.50 on the CPT Reading Comprehension test. Students who score below 85.50 on the Sentence Skills Test and 77.50 on the Reading Comprehension test will be required to withdraw from ENGL1106 and register for ENGL0450 or ENGL0460 as indicated by the placement score. Keyboarding skills: proficiency in Microsoft Word or equivalent word processing proficiency. May take a word processing course concurrently with ENGL1106.) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school
LGST14203Business Law - An IntroductionThis course is an introductory course in the principles of business law as they apply to citizens and businesses. Topics include the legal system, contracts, sales, agency and employment law, and business organizations. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
MATH11004College AlgebraThe study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra. MTC goal areas: (2) Critical Thinking and (4) Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. (Prerequisites: MATH0470 or MATH0480 or appropriate placement test score) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
MATH22103General StatisticsAn introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for business and pre-professional majors. The following topics will be covered: organizing data, averages and variations around the mean, probability and probability statistics, binomial, normal and sampling distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, testing variance, regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis. MTC goal area: (4) Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. (Prerequisites: MATH0470 or MATH0480) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
PHIL11403Critical ThinkingThis course develops the habits and skills of disciplined and independent thinkers. Students will learn how to gather reliable information, look at problems from different points of view, apply rules and procedures to analyze problems, and determine the values that influence thinking. Through study of real life issues and examples, students will learn thinking skills that can be applied to both their personal and academic lives. MTC Goal area: (2) Critical Thinking. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Other Course Requirements:
SEMESTER II INFORMATION STUDENT CAN CHOOSE BUS1448 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 3 CR OR LGST1425 BUSINESS LAW: COMMERCIAL TOPICS 2 CR

NOTE: IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRANSFER TO METROPOLITIAN STATE UNIVERSITY TO PURSUE A B.S. IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, YOU SHOULD TAKE LGST1425 INSTEAD OF BUS 1448.


Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

MN Transfer Curriculum:
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (36-37 CREDITS) GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES SHALL BE SELECTED FROM AT LEAST SIX (6) OF THE TEN (10) GOAL AREAS OF THE MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM. THE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES LISTED BELOW ARE REQUIRED AND SATISFY THE MTC GOAL AREAS.
FYE1000 INTRO TO COLLEGE 1 CR
ECON1150 (GOAL 5) 3 CR
ECON1160 (GOAL 5) 3 CR
ENGL1106 (GOAL 1) 3 CR
MATH1100 (GOAL 4) 4 CR
MATH2210 (GOAL 4) 3 CR
PHIL1140 (GOAL 2) 3 CR
GENERAL EDUCATION *OTHER 13-14 CR
*SEE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (A.A.) PLANNER FOR AT LEAST TWO (2) ADDITIONAL GOAL AREAS.