School of Continuing Studies | Majors & Courses

  • Business

    Associate Degree in Business (Continuing Studies)

    The Business major has been designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in business theories and practices, accounting, economics, marketing, communication and technology. Students gain an understanding of the field of business from the theoretical and practical areas while learning the value of leadership and teamwork. The Business major also provides a comprehensive foundation in decision making, problem solving and quantitative reasoning. Our goal is to offer an educational experience that will enable students to pursue a career in business as well as successfully continue their education.

    Through the course of study in the Associate Degree in Business, students will be provided an opportunity to learn how to:

    • Identify, analyze and interpret business and financial concepts, and apply quantitative and statistics tools, methods and practices for
      decision-making purposes.
    • Explain the principles and ethical issues related to individual and group dynamics in managing organizations.
    • Explain the functions of planning, organizing, leading and staffing an organization within domestic and global environments.
    • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills of a business professional.
    • After completing the associate degree, students are well prepared for further studies in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, general management, entrepreneurial studies, health care management, international business, human resource management and sales.
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    Accelerated Track Program

    Dean College also offers a highly flexible Accelerated Business Degree Option, which allows students to complete the associate degree in Business in 12–14 months. Highly motivated students who have received the approval of their academic advisor and the Dean of the School of Business can pursue this option, saving both time and money as they progress quickly into baccalaureate degree programs or the world of work. For more detailed information on this option, please go to dean.edu/academics.

    Course Sequence

    Business

    Core (28 Credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    Major (21 Credits) Credits
    BUS 123
    Foundations of Business
    3
    ACCT 103
    Financial Accounting
    3
    ACCT 200
    Managerial Accounting
    3
    BUS 230
    Principles of Management
    3
    BUS 235
    Principles of Marketing
    3
    ECO 150
    Principles of Economics
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    Electives (12 Credits) Credits
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 62 Credits
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