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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Business Administration, A.S.


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This program is structured to provide fundamental knowledge of business topics. Emphasis is placed on business theory and techniques used to solve contemporary business problems. This program is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program.

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

  • Explain the evolution of the private enterprise system in the American economy.
  • Describe the impact of government, labor, free trade and globalization on U.S. business enterprises.
  • Analyze contemporary business problems and propose effective solutions using case studies and business analysis applications.
  • Examine ethical and legal implications of managerial decisions.
  • Interpret basic financial statements and managerial reports.
  • Identify the impact of leadership in defining organizational culture.
  • Design and deliver effective presentations commonly used in business environments.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Semester


Total Program Hours: 60


Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education   courses in the College catalog.

Social Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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