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The Business program is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities or colleges, to provide students with the foundation of business knowledge necessary to gain entry-level employment, or to upgrade their present level of employment. The Business program is recommended for students who prefer to take more courses within the business disciplines with less emphasis on higher level mathematics.

(Note: If students are planning to transfer to business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), it is recommended that students select the Business Administration program, which is specifically designed for transferring to AACSB schools.)

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare, analyze, interpret and discuss an entity's basic financial statements verbally and in writing.
  • Evaluate basic managerial and marketing problems and develop solutions to them.
  • Utilize common business technology effectively.
  • Develop and write an elementary marketing plan that considers the economic and social impacts.
  • Apply quantitative methods to solve common business problems.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are required to take the College's placement test at their time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Program Of Study And Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Business, a student must complete a minimum of 62 credit hours as prescribed earning a 2.0 grade point average. Some transfer institutions require a higher grade point average.

Business Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

First Semester

MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business   3  
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 Tech Comp
ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 ENGL 101
Math Elective1   3/4 Mathematics
FIN 151 - Risk Management and Insurance    3  

Second Semester

ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting   4  
MNGT 111 - Business Math   3  
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management Pre- or Corequisite: MNGT 121 3  
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 ENGL 102, Info Lit
Science Elective   3/4 Natural Science

Third Semester

ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3  
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)   3  
ECON 112 - Statistics I FNMT 118 or MATH 118, or higher than FNMT 118 placement on placement test 4  
MKTG 131 - Principles of Marketing Pre- or coreq: MNGT 121 3  
Social Science Elective   3 Social Sciences

Fourth Semester

ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)   3  
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems MNGT 121 3  
MNGT 262 - Business Law   3  
Directed Elective (choose one from list below)   3  
Humanities Elective   3 Humanities

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 62

Directed Electives are as follows:

Accounting – All courses excluding ACCT 101 and ACCT 102 which are already required for the degree
Computer Information Systems – All courses except CIS 103 which is already required for the degree
Computer Science – All courses
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management – CAHM 110 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Economics – ECON 114 - Statistics II
English – ENGL 115-Public Speaking, ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication, ENGL 117- Group and Team Communication, and ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
Entrepreneurship – ENTR 110 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Finance – FIN 190 - Personal and Consumer Finance
Office Administration – OA 106 Introduction to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, OA 110 Professional Keyboarding I, OA 161 Business Communications I
Real Estate – RE 101 - Real Estate Fundamentals

General Education Requirements

All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the Writing Intensive requirement, the Interpretive Studies requirement and the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated Writing Intensive, one course that is designated Interpretive Studies and one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. The same course may be used to fulfill more than one of these requirements. View the courses that fulfill all degree requirements and receive a more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements to help in your selection.

1FNMT 118 or higher determined by MATH placement.

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.