Associates in Business Administration

3510
Associate of Arts
Online
Yes
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code: 3510 Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts
Age Restriction: Y Admission Status: online undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: online only Location/s: Florida Tech University Online

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration provides business education for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a global, competitive environment. It includes a broad overview of the functional areas of business, including accounting, economics, management principles and business law, as well as an opportunity to develop interpersonal and professional skills needed to enter and advance in a private or public sector organization.

Core and Major Education
Complete:
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech University Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues . Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMG 3301 Principles of Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credit hours in Florida Tech University Online
  • EST 2703 Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • MTH 1000 Precalculus
    Select one 1000-level (or higher) math course
    Credit Hours: 4
    Algebra and trigonometry that are used to develop the skills needed in calculus. Required for students who have minimal algebra and/or trigonometry preparation, or whose placement test indicated such a need.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Select one course:
  • CIS 1130 PC Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces computer applications. Includes basic computer concepts and terminology through experience using the operating system, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation management software.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Select one course:
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues work begun in . Includes study in rhetorical analysis and the conventions of various genres. Also includes intensive instruction in writing and revision of work that culminates in a research paper.
    Requirement(s):
    Second in a two-course series. Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course and enrollment in Florida Tech University Online
Humanities Elective (choose one)(3 Credit Hours)
  • HUM 1015 Mythology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces classical, Norse and medieval mythology through the study of themes and narratives that emphasize the importance of mythical elements to the modern world.
  • HUM 1020 Art Appreciation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents basic terms, theories and techniques of the artist, and major art movements and media in the visual arts. Increases understanding and aesthetic pleasure, and develops understanding of the techniques and terminology in the visual arts.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1021 Integrated Arts
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces visual, written and musical works of art to increase understanding. Develops techniques and terminology in the arts through lectures, discussion, and live performances and events.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1023 Philosophy of Human Nature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Traces the human pursuit of self-knowledge from ancient Greece to the present. Explores such fundamental philosophical questions as: How can we think clearly without prejudice; is life intrinsically valuable; can science explain everything; and why do we exist.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1024 Religions of the World 1: Western Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies western religions. Includes religions of nonliterate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1025 Religions of the World 2: Eastern Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies eastern religions. Includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and the religions of Japan.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 3275 Contemporary Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies literature since the 1960s. May include short stories, plays, poems and novels by McGuane, Davies, Percy, Fowles, Pinter, Beckett and Morrison. The syllabus varies considerably from semester to semester.
Physical/Life Sciences (6 Credit Hours)
  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Social Science (choose one)(3 Credit Hours)
  • CRM 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the criminal justice system and the various components. Includes crime trends, crime statistics, victimology, crime prevention, discretion and justice policy.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
  • PSY 1462 Substance Abuse
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines experimental evidence on the physical, physiological and psychological effects of drug use and conclusions relating to the real vs. alleged effects of drugs.
  • SOC 1101 Human Behavior Perspective
    Credit Hours: 3
    Offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint of the many ways in which human beings function as individuals, members of larger groups and members of particular cultures. Explores the disciplines of sociology, psychology and criminology in seeking to understand and explore human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • SOC 2551 Social Problems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the contemporary social issues such as poverty, unemployment, energy, pollution, sexual deviance, drugs and crime. Includes causes, interactions, policy and possible solutions
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Total credits required: 61