Associate of Applied Science in Business

Business (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business prepares students for a career in the business field. Students may select from options in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management and Technology Management. 60 credit hours

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
IDS 110 Student Success 2
Civics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877  OR
  • HST 122 US History Since 1877  OR
  • PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
3
Economics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics  OR
  • ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics
3
Mathematical Sciences: Select three (3) credit hours
3
General Education Total 20
Business Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUS 135 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 170 Business and Professional Ethics 3
BUS 297 International Business (capstone course) 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 120 Introduction to Management 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Business Total 24

Degree Notes:

  1. Math requirements exclude MTH 197 and MTH 297.
  2. Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of math regardless of placement.
  3. Electives must be approved by the department.
  4. Students should confirm transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.

Accounting Option

Accounting Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 220 Payroll Accounting 1
ACC 221 Introduction to Individual Income Tax Accounting 2
ACC 290 Accounting Software Applications 3
ACC 299 Internship in Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications in Business 3
Elective 1
Accounting Option Total 16
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Entrepreneurship Option

Entrepreneurship Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 290 Accounting Software Applications 3
EPR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
EPR 130 Sales and Customer Service 3
EPR 290 Business Plan Development 1
MGT 299 Internship in Business Management 3
MKT 150 Introduction to Marketing 3
Entrepreneurship Option Total 16
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Human Resources Option

Human Resources Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 220 Payroll Accounting 1
BUS 180 Associated Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
MGT 140 Benefits Administration 2
MGT 299 Internship in Business Management 2
WES 110 Preparing for Today's Workforce 3
WES 126 Workplace Psychology 1
WES 140 Critical Thinking 1
Human Resources Option Total 16
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

(Pending CBHE Approval)

Information Technology Option

Information Technology Requirements Credit Hours
CGP 145 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications in Business 3
CIS 205 Website Design and Development 3
CIS 235 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems 3
CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming 3
CIS 299 Internship in Computer Information Systems 1
Information Technology Option Total 16
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Management Option

Management Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
MGT 299 Internship in Business Management 3
MKT 150 Introduction to Marketing 3
Elective 1
Economics: Select three (3) credit hours
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics OR
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics
3
Real Estate and Insurance: Select three (3) credit hours
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate OR
INS 211 Insurance
3
Management Option Total 16
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Technology Management Option

Technology Management Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
TEC 228 Logistics, Transportation & Distribution 3
TEC 232 Quality Management 3
TEC 250 Safety Management 3
TEC 255 Project Management 3
TEC 299 Technology Internship 1
Technology Management Option Total 16
Business (AAS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60