Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Business, Associate of Arts (288)


Program Coordinator

Said Ghezal, said.ghezal@wku.edu, (270) 745-4285

The associate degree in business is a two-year program that quickly prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings. Graduates may also complete a baccalaureate degree in several related areas.

Concentrations

  • Management Information Systems (BCMI)
  • Real Estate (BCRE)
  • Business Management (BCSB)
  • Business Management Prep (BMGP)
  • Office Management and Supervisor (BCMS)
  • Leadership (BCLD)

Program Requirements (60 hours)

The Business degree program requires a minimum of 60 hours including 15 hours of Colonnade Requirements, a business core of 24 credit hours, and concentration in one specialization from the following: Business Management, Business Management Preparation, Management Information Systems, Leadership, Office Management and Supervision, or Real Estate. Please check with your academic advisor for specific requirements.

Core Courses
ACC 200CIntroductory Accounting—Financial3
ACC 201CIntroductory Accounting-Managerial3
CSCI 145CIntroduction to Computing3
BUS 100CIntroduction to Business3
FINC 161CPersonal Finance3
BUS 210COrganization and Management3
BUS 212CPrinciples of Marketing3
BUS 253CManagement Capstone3
Colonnade Requirements
ENG 100Introduction to College Writing3
COMM 145Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication 13
Select an Arts and Humanities Foundations or Explorations course3
Select a Social and Behavioral Science Foundations or Explorations course3
MA 116CCollege Algebra3
or MA 109C General Mathematics
Total Hours39

Business Management Concentration of the Business Degree

BUS 102CIntroduction to Ethical Issues in Business3
BUS 214CBusiness Communication3
BUS 254COffice Administration3
BUS 248CSupervisory Management3
BUS 250CBusiness Entrepreneurship3
BUS 257CManagement of Human Resources3
BUS 270CLabor Relations Management3
Total Hours21

Business Management Preparation Concentration of the Business Degree

BUS 214CBusiness Communication3
BUS 257CManagement of Human Resources3
MGMT 200CLegal Environment of Business3
ECO 206CStatistics3
Select nine hours of advisor approved 300-level courses 19
Total Hours21

Leadership Concentration of the Business Degree

BUS 214CBusiness Communication3
BUS 245CManaging Diversity in the Workplace3
BUS 248CSupervisory Management3
BUS 257CManagement of Human Resources3
LEAD 200Introduction to Leadership Studies3
Select six hours of 300-level or above Leadership courses6
Total Hours21

Management Information Systems Concentration of the Business Degree

INS 181CComputer Programming I3
INS 182CComputer Operating System3
INS 270CElectronic Spreadsheets3
INS 272CDatabase Management3
INS 275CWeb Page Design3
Select two advisor-approved INS electives 16
Total Hours21

Office Management and Supervision Concentration of the Business Degree

BUS 102CIntroduction to Ethical Issues in Business3
BUS 214CBusiness Communication3
BUS 225CRecords and Information Management3
BUS 245CManaging Diversity in the Workplace3
BUS 248CSupervisory Management3
BUS 254COffice Administration3
BUS 257CManagement of Human Resources3
Total Hours21

Real Estate Concentration of the Business Degree

RE 170CEssentials of Real Estate3
RE 171CReal Estate Brokerage Operation3
RE 272CReal Estate Finance3
RE 273CReal Estate Law3
RE 274CReal Estate Appraisals3
Select a Real Estate elective3
Select a Business elective 13
Total Hours21