Business Administration

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It’s as true for the Fortune 500 as it is for the scrappy underdogs: Without people, a company is just an idea and maybe a tax ID.  It’s people who give it life, who determine the health and longevity of an organization.  

The Business Administration, AS curriculum combines the functional knowledge and skills graduates need in business to perform, with the individual and professional development that enable them to excel.

The program is primarily directed towards students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting should also enroll in this program.

The broad-spectrum business education that students receive prepares them for successful transfer and transition to a bachelor’s program, as well as long-term professional success throughout their career.

Students complete business courses and select electives in areas such as ethics, business law, social entrepreneurship, and business strategy. They simultaneously hone individual qualities that promote success, such as leadership, integrity, critical thinking, and social responsibility for positions in business, public service, nonprofit organizations, and more.

Students may opt for a general Business Administration, AS or pursue a Concentration in Business Analysis.

Programs of Study

This curriculum prepares students for transfer into a business administration baccalaureate program to a four-year college or university. It is a broad-based program including a solid foundation in general education, which prepares the student for specialization in business areas in the junior and senior years.

Students complete Introductory level business courses and self-select electives in such areas as ethics, business law, social entrepreneurship, and/or business strategy.

Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting should also enroll in this program.

View Program Requirements in the Catalog:

Business Administration, AS with Concentrations


Business Analysis Concentration

In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Administration AS curriculum, the Business Analysis Concentration prepares students to assemble, document, and analyze business processes to identify challenges and opportunities. Students choosing a field in Business Analysis learn to extract insights to make data-driven decisions for organizational improvement.

This course sequence provides students with a foundational understanding of business operations in addition to an understanding of the use and evaluation of data in advancing managerial decision-making. These courses may be applied to an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analysis.

View Program Requirements in the Catalog:

Business Analysis Certificate

This course sequence introduces students to the use and evaluation of data in managerial decision-making. These courses may be applied to a Business Analysis Certificate or an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analysis.

View Program Requirements in the Catalog:

Business Analysis Letter of Recognition


Transfer Opportunities

CSM has the following transfer agreements specifically for the Business Administration, AS:

Faculty Spotlight: Tony Stout

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One of the things I like about CSM is its student-centered approach. I like the personal touch and try to add to it by talking with students every chance I get. Whether it's passing them in the hallways or running into them in the coffee shop, I'm always interested in what courses our students are taking and how they're applying those courses to their own personal career path.
Tony Stout
Chair, School of Professional and Technical Studies, Business Department

Career Opportunities

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