Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Support Courses
Principles of Financial Accounting I
and Principles of Financial Accounting II
or ACCT A201 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT A202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CIS A110Computer Concepts in Business3
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra *3-4
or MATH A121 College Algebra for Managerial and Social Sciences
or MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus
Core Courses
BA A151Business Foundations3
BA A166Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management3
BA A231Fundamentals of Supervision3
BA A233Survey of Finance3
BA/JUST A241Business Law I3
BA A260Marketing Practices3
BA A264Personal Selling3
Complete 9-12 credits from the following:9-12
Personal Finance
Business Law II
Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
Logistics, Information Systems and Customer Service
Warehouse and Inventory Control Operations
Purchasing and Supply Management
Or any 300-level ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON, LGOP or LOG course provided the prerequisites have been met. **
Complete 6 credits from the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, or social sciences AAS General Course Requirement lists, other than BA A151 and MATH A105, MATH A121 or MATH A151.6

MATH A105 will not satisfy the quantitative skills General Education Requirement for the baccalaureate degree.


Students who may decide to pursue a BBA can maximize transferability of their credits by taking MATH A121 or MATH A151, BA A273 and any 300-level business course as long as prerequisites have been completed.

A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Administration will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of for profit and not for profit businesses, issues of social responsibility, business ethics, and forms of business ownership.
  • Explain the importance of entrepreneurship to the wealth of an economy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of human resource management, the responsibilities of human resource managers, and the role of human resource planning in an organization’s competitive strategy.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of business law concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, capital assets utilization, budgeting, debt financing, and the preparation of financial statements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of marketing and how the marketing concept applies in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrate skills to sell themselves, products, services, and ideas.
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing computer technology.