2019-2020

Associate in Science

Business Administration - Accounting/ Management/Marketing

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

This Degree is designed for continued study as a Business Administration Generalist major toward a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  This is also an appropriate major for students wishing to transfer to a four-year university or college as a Finance major.  It prepares students for specialization in Accounting, Business Technology, Hospitality Management, Finance, Management, Marketing, or other related business studies. Students are strongly encouraged to consult the Business Department faculty as early as possible to ensure choosing Electives acceptable to transfer institutions. The Associate in Science degree is awarded at the completion of this program.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate general business knowledge (types of businesses, competition, business environment, business plans, SWOT, functions of management, marketing mix, financial statements, accounting cycle, bank reconciliation, legislation related to business, etc.)
  • Develop a clear and well-organized written, verbal, or PowerPoint presentation
  • Demonstrate general information literacy skills for business research purposes
  • Demonstrate analytical skills (including Excel) necessary to solve business problems
  • Analyze a company’s financial position

Note:

This degree is offered with the following options: Hospitality Management and Management Information Systems. A Career Certificate in Hospitality is Also available.

If tranferring to Rutgers University-Newark:

  • Accounting majors take BU 201 Business Law.
  • All non-Accounting majors take BU 208 Business Ethics. Also take BU 227 Introduction to Supply Chain Management as your Business or Accounting elective.
If transferring to Montclair State University:
  • Accounting majors take BU 201 Business Law and BU 213 Legal Environment of Business Government and Society.  Use one of these as your Business or Accounting elective.  
  • All non-Accounting majors take BU 213 Legal Environment of Business Government and Society.  Also take BU 216 International Business as your Business or Accounting Elective.
If transferring to William Paterson University:
  • Accounting majors take BU 201 Business Law.
  • All non-Accounting majors take BU 213 Legal Environment of Business Government and Society.
  • In the Third Semester at PCCC, students must take BU 206 and in the fourth semester students must take required math.
  • Take BU 207 Business Statistics II as your Business or Accounting Elective.

Students should seek advice from department faculty when selecting A math course and BU 201 or BU 213.  Course selections are driven by transfer institution requirements.

MA 108 is a prerequisite for any of the Mathematics (MA) courses listed or test placement. CIS 101 or CIS 107 is a prerequisite for CIS 125. (Test out option for CIS 101 available. Please see Testing and Tutoring in Memorial Hall 240.)

If students take MA-110, they must take either AC-203 or EN-103. If students take MA-109 or MA-111, students are NOT required to take either AC-203 or EN-103.


General Education(31 - 32 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (3 - 4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses:  (3 - 4 credits)
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4
MA 110 Mathematics for Management 3
MA 111 Business Calculus 4
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
Category 3 - Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3
Social Science (9 credits)
EC 101 Economics I 3
EC 102 Economics II 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:  (3 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from either of the following categories  (3 credits)
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Category 7 - History 3

Major Requirements(28 - 29 credits)

Code Name Credits
AC 101 Financial Accounting I 3
AC 102 Financial Accounting II 3
AC 205 Managerial Accounting 3
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3
BU 203 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 206 Business Statistics 4
BU 222 Principles of Management 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
BU 201 Business Law 3
BU 208 Business Ethics 3
BU 213 Legal Environment of Business, Government, and Society 3
If students take MA-110, choose one of the following courses
AC 203 Accounting Applications using Excel 1
EN 103 Business Writing 1
Free Elective (3 credits)
Choose any Business or Accounting course 3

Total Credits 59 - 61


Academic Map


First Semester Credits
AC 101 Financial Accounting I 3.0
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
EC 101 Economics I 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
AC 102 Financial Accounting II 3.0
BU 203 Principles of Marketing 3.0
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3.0
EC 102 Economics II 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
AC 205 Managerial Accounting 3.0
BU 201 Business Law OR BU 208 Business Ethics OR BU 213 Legal Environment of Business, Government, and Society 3.0
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics OR MA 110 Mathematics for Management OR MA 111 Business Calculus 3.0 - 4.0
See Note Below for Math Requirements None
Laboratory Science Elective 4.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 16.0 - 17.0
Fourth Semester Credits
BU 206 Business Statistics 4.0
BU 222 Principles of Management 3.0
AC 203 Accounting Applications using Excel OR EN 103 Business Writing 1.0
Humanities Course 3.0
**( see note below )** Business or Accounting Elective Course 3.0
Total 14.0

NOTE: In the third Semester, PCCC students intending to transfer to William Paterson University must take BU 206 instead of the Math course and in the fourth semester, students must take the required Math course instead of BU 206. If ANY student takes a 4 credit Math Course; the AC-203 or EN-103 will be waived.

**Course that should be taken is contingent on the Institution you plan to transfer and your business concentration. See Business Faculty for Advisement.