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Business Administration


Prepare yourself for a career in the business world with a competitive advantage and a degree from Garrett College. Our courses incorporate the latest technologies to prepare students for the competitive workforce.

Why Choose Business Administration?

A degree in Business Administration prepares graduates to enter a highly competitive field with knowledge and skills to build a strong career in a broad range of fields. Garrett's Business Administration program includes communications and technology instruction to give graduates a competitive career advantage.

In addition to building a quality business curriculum, our business administration program focuses on preparing graduates to work independently, assume responsibility, succeed as a team member, and develop critical thinking skills. Students are expected to acquire basic competence in the area of business and management and consider the responsibilities of business management in society.

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Business Administration Degrees Awarded

Garrett College awards an Associate in Arts (A.A.) to graduates of the Business Administration program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles of accounting to business situations.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business and the legal environment of business.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate different leadership styles and anticipate the consequences resulting from the use of each of these styles.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply economic analysis techniques to everyday problems in real-world situations, to understand the impact of current events and to evaluate specific policy proposals.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts of segmentation, targeting, and positioning in developing a marketing plan.

Program Benefits

Garrett's Business Administration program gives graduates a competitive edge whether starting a career in business, enhancing an existing career, or pursing further educational goals.

Career Goals

Garrett's Business Administration program prepares you for a career in any of the following career fields:

  • Banking
  • Investment and Investment Management
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Business Administration A.A. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirement (1)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (32 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3*
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • COM101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Literature Course  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • GER  Soc & Beh Sciences Course (not PSY)  3


  • TWO (2) GER Lab Sciences Courses  8


  • MAT105  College Algebra or 
    MAT210  Introductory Statistics  3

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3

Core Courses* (27 credits)

Min. C grade required in all Core Courses

  • ACC210  Financial Accounting  3*
  • ACC213  Managerial Accounting  3*
  • BUS101  Intro to Business  3*
  • BUS170  Intro to Management  3*
  • BUS201  Principles of Marketing  3*
  • BUS203  Business Law  3*
  • ECN201  Economics I (Macro)  3*
  • ECN202  Economics II (Macro)  3*
  • Any BUS, CIS or MAT Course  3*

*Minimum C grade required.