2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, A.S.

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This program is for students wishing to transfer to four-year colleges that offer Bachelor’s degrees in business or business education.  It contains a broad range of business-related courses plus the general education studies required for transfer to most four-year schools.  Upon graduation from this program, and subsequent completion of a four-year degree, students will be prepared to begin careers in financial management, marketing, personnel management, sales, operations management, government, and other business-related activities with opportunities for promotion to management positions.  Students who wish to become business education teachers upon completion of a four-year degree should also begin in this program.

Note: Four-year colleges accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) or the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs may require demonstration of proficiency for selected 200-level courses.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Acquire a common body of knowledge in Business and demonstrate competencies by appropriately applying the relevant theories and implementation of practices
  • Develop an awareness of ethical issues in the business world
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems
  • Apply analytical and quantitative skills


Career Studies - 18 credits as follows:

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all career studies courses.

Career Studies - 9 credits from among the following:

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all career studies courses.

Electives 0-1 credits


* Rutgers New Brunswick requires MATH 171 and COMP 129 and COMP 128.
Rutgers Newark and Camden-Freehold require MATH 176 and will accept MATH 171.

**This course is offered only in the Spring term.

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program code for registration: BUSAD

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Suggested Sequence - Business Administration Program, A.S. Degree

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 13-14

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Business. For information see Dual Admissions or University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

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