Business Administration - A.S. Degree

Establish a Strong Foundation for a Career in Business

The Business Administration program at ACC can help you start or advance your career in the business field. By enrolling in our degree program, you will develop skills required to plan, organize, make effective decisions, communicate and lead complex organizations. If you are already working in the business field, but lack the education to advance your career, obtaining your associates degree at ACC can help you get to the next level.

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Career Opportunities

Two of the greatest benefits of a career in business administration are the flexibility and choice of industries that offer employment. Business Administration graduates have the opportunity to work in fields such as Human Resources, Marketing, Pre-law, Small Business, International Management, Sales, Accounting, Banking Finance, Management and Import/Export. Job opportunities in this field are abundant, especially in the Houston area, a key center for computer technology, import/export, manufacturing, heavy industry, and all types of commerce. Common job titles for Business Administration graduates include: 

  • Account Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Office Manager
  • Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Earnings of managers of office and administrative support vary greatly depending on the employer, the specialty, and the geographic area. According to Payscale, the average yearly salary for Business Administrators with an associate’s degree is $52,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth of 10 percent through 2026, faster than average for all occupations.

For more information on career opportunities in Business Administration, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

ACC’s Business Administration degree program is designed to meet the needs of students who major in Business and transfer to a four-year college/university. It was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with the intention that transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum.

By enrolling in this degree program, you will take courses in a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Business Principles
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macro and Micro Economics
  • and more!

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) 

60 credit hours
 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3
+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework 3
SECOND SEMESTER

ΔBCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications

3

+Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum or
+Select From Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

+MATH 1324 - Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

3
THIRD SEMESTER

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

BUSI 1301 - Business Principles

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

ΔACCT 2301 - Principals of Financial Accounting

3

BUSI 2301 - Business Law

3

Δ+ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3

+Select from Government/Political Science Core Curriculum

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

ΔACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

 3

Δ+ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

 3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

 3

Δ+MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business & Social Sciences

 3
THIRD SEMESTER

+Select from Government/Political Science Core Curriculum

3

Δ+SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking or
ΔSPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communication

3
 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
ΔField of Study Curriculum

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate costs for the A.S. Degree program are $4,200 for in-district students and $6,900 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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