Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

This Missouri College program is designed to provide students with a well-developed course of study that combines most functional areas of business. The curriculum combines business courses with traditional academic courses to prepare students with the necessary skills to participate in effective business operations and administration.

The Missouri College AAS in Business Administration provides students with an introduction to the practice of business through analysis of the role and function of accounting, management, marketing, finance, and economics within business organizations. Graduates will be expected to:

  • Discuss the core functional areas of business within an organization.
  • Utilize business computer applications and software to create and develop business documents and reports.
  • Make business operations and administration decisions utilizing statistics and decision support systems tools.
  • Evaluate information systems capable of improving business operations and managerial tasks.
  • Discuss theories and concepts related to human behavior in an organization.
  • Explore financial concepts related to human behavior in an organization.
  • Explore financial concepts and principles essential for effective business operations and administration.
  • Review current law and regulations that govern business practices and operations.
  • Apply supervision skills for effective management of individuals and teams.
  • Develop appropriate career and professional skills for the business administration field.

Coursework in this program is focused on introducing students to common business terms and principles, and will examine the various activities of businesses in daily operations. For example:

  • In Organizational Behavior, students study theories and concepts related to human behavior in organizations at the individual, group and organizational levels. Topics such as diversity at the workplace, motivation, group dynamics and team effectiveness will be discussed.
  • In Marketing Principles, an introduction is offered to the fundamentals of marketing and the operation of marketing systems. Topics include the evaluation of market opportunities, buyer behavior, market segmentation, targeting, positioning, developing new products, pricing, distributing and promoting goods and services, and market strategy and planning.
  • In Principles of Management, coursework examines the foundations of organizational management. The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization including diversity, competitive advantages, globalization, ethical behavior, planning, controlling, leading and motivating.

Other core requirements in this program include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Customer Relations
  • Business Communications
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Project Management
  • Business Internship
  • Introduction to Computers

Course curriculum is subject to change.