Associate in Applied Science - Business

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Program Description

Business

Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Arts

Leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Business through Ferris State University

  • Career Pathway: Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
  • Career Cluster: Business

NOTE: This degree can be used for students who want a two-year associate degree or to transfer to Ferris State University. If you wish to transfer to another four-year program, please contact your advisor to determine specific course requirements at the receiving institution prior to selecting options/electives.

This degree can be used as the first step in a career ladder, or to enable persons who are already employed to move up to a mid-level management position with their current employer. It can also be coupled with other professional skills or certificates to allow graduates to move to management positions in those professions.

Prerequisites

  • You will need to demonstrate proficiencies prior to graduation in reading, mathematics and English based on SMC assessment tests, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended courses.
  • Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites that may not be listed as part of the degree requirement. These are described in the course descriptions.

General Education Requirements

The general education courses listed for this degree required a C (2.0) or better for graduation. See “General Education Requirements” for more information and full listing of all general education courses.

Course Sequence

  • Many of the courses in this curriculum must be taken in a prescribed sequence. The listing that follows is a suggested sequence of courses for full-time students.
  • If you are a part-time student or have transferred courses from another school, you should generally complete the courses listed under Semester I before taking courses listed under Semester II and so forth.
  • Please be sure to consult the course descriptions, as some courses may not be offered every semester.

Courses

Semester I

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Introduction to Business
  • Freshman English II
  • Freshman English II w Workshop
  • Intro to Computer Technology
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Semester II

  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE Track

NOTE: This degree is for students who specifically want a two-year degree or plan to transfer to Ferris State University. If you wish to transfer to a different four-year program (other than FSU) please refer to the Associate in Arts degree track and contact your advisor to determine specific course requirements at the receiving institution prior to selecting options/electives.

Semester III

  • Business Law I
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental Science

Semester IV

  • Human Resources Management
  • Professionalism Workshop
  • Internship
  • Macroeconomics
  • Intro to Non-Western Civilization

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS Track NOTE: Students following the Associate in Arts degree track will be eligible to go on and complete their Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field at various four-year institutions. Please contact your advisor to determine specific course requirements at the receiving institution prior to selecting options/electives.

Course Credits

Semester III

  • Business Law I
  • Business Law II
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Communications
  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental Science

Semester IV

  • Art Appreciation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physical Geography
  • Intro to Non-Western Civilization
Last updated December 2017

About the School

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited ... Read More

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. Read less
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