Oakland Community College 
Programs

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Associate in Business Administration (BUS.ABA)

   The Associate in Business Administration Degree offers a cognitive foundation in areas fundamental to business studies such as accounting, economics and mathematics. Students elect the Associate in Business Administration Degree for various reasons that may include further study toward a bachelor degree or as preparation for CPA or MBA programs.
   Before taking business courses, students should consult a counselor since the requirements of four-year colleges and universities, both private and public, vary considerably.
   The Associate in Business Administration Degree meets the requirements of the MACRAO transfer agreement.
    Courses that Satisfy Associate in Business Administration Degree Requirements
   Candidates for the Associate in Business Administration Degree must satisfy the "Requirements for an Associate Degree" as well as the specific minimum requirements:

  Credits
Economics 2610, 2620 6
English 1510, 1520 6
Fine Arts/Humanities 8
   
These courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline. This area is defined as courses on the Fine Arts/Humanities General Education Distribution list. In addition to those listed, the following courses may be elected:
 
 
  ARB
ART
ENG
FRE
GER
JPN
SPA
2610
2600
2760
2610, 2620
2610
2610, 2620
2610, 2620
 

Mathematics/Sciences

8
  1. This area is defined as an approved lab/science course on the Mathematics/Science General Education Distribution list.
  2. This area must include MAT 1150 or higher level.1
 
Physical Education 1
  A minimum of one credit hour must be completed from the Physical Education courses listed in the General Education Distribution list.
 
 
POL 1510
 
3
Social Science 6
  This area is defined as courses on the Social Science General Education Distribution list, or any other courses with the same prefix (ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SSC, SOC) except (POL 1510, ECO 2610 and 2620).
 
 
Professional Business Courses
 
18
 
Category 1. These courses will be required:  
  ACC 1800   Accounting Procedures
ACC 1810   Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 1820   Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 1100   Introduction to Business
 
2
4
4
4
Category 2. The student must select two** of the following:  
  BUS 2030   Business Law I
BUS 2040   Business Law II
BUS 2530   Principles of Management
MKT 2520   Fundamentals of Marketing Theory and Practice
RET 1010   Principles of Retailing
 
3
3
3
3
3

 **  One of these Computer Information Systems courses may be substituted for one in Category 2:

  CIS 1050  Personal Computer Productivity Tools
CIS 1500  Introduction to Software Engineering (Java)
CIS 2111  Systems Analysis and Design (UML)
 
4
4
4
Necessary Electives to Total 62
 
Electives must be chosen from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.

1 MAT1500 or MAT 1540 is recommended

   Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.