Associate of Science in Business

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The Associate of Science in Business Degree is for students who plan to major in business and transfer to one of the Arkansas universities listed below; it is not designed for the business major who plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville’s Walton College of Business.

Course work totaling 62 hours is required for the A.S. in Business degree. The curriculum requires a demonstration of competency in communications (oral and written) and mathematics and a mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in specific areas or disciplines. Remedial/developmental education courses are used for placement purposes only and cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Students planning to transfer should follow carefully the curriculum advised by the senior institution to which they will transfer.

The Associate of Science in Business will transfer to the following Arkansas universities, and students should select either BA 1003 or BA 2103 as a directed elective depending on the university to which they plan to transfer:

BA 1003
Arkansas Tech University
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Southern Arkansas University

BA 2103
Arkansas State University Jonesboro
Henderson State University
University of Central Arkansas
University of Arkansas Fort Smith


Courses and Requirements Associate of Science in Business Academic Plan


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate collaborative skills for working effectively in functionally and culturally diverse business teams
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media
  • Recognize opportunities and evaluate potential for business success, and consider implementation issues including financial, operational and administrative procedures involved in running a business
  • Understand, analyze, and use quantitative data to make business decisions and report to stakeholders, identify quantitative characteristics of a problem, examine and interpret numerical data and analyze numerical data to derive conclusions
  • Critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
  • Acquire and utilize knowledge of behavioral, policy, ethical standards and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of global organizations