Business Administration Pathway

The Associate of Science

A.A./A.S. Business Administration Program Mission:

The Business Administration program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and to seamlessly transfer to a four year college or university in the areas of business administration, economics, finance, marketing, or other business-related fields.


Contact Information

Terry Mullins
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50292

Program and Career Description

Students completing a bachelor's degree in business administration have a variety of opportunities available to them in business administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Most careers require a bachelor's degree so the Associate of Science in Business Administration is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting providing the opportunity to work closely with business faculty.

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Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science I
BIOL 1520 Environmental Science II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I
PHSY 2120 Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 

MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability*

Area of Emphasis Requirements
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 1020 Principles of Accounting II
MATH 1710 Precalculus I or MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
INFS 1010 Computer Applications
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
One (1) Credits Guided Electives

*note: students planning to transfer to UTK must complete MATH 2050 Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics.

The Associate of Science: Business Administration requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Sample Schedule

  1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
Course 1 ENGL 1010 (1)

ENGL 1020 (5)

COMM 2025 (3) ENGL Literature
(Pre-req ENGL 1010)
Course 2 COL 1030
(Pre-req ACT Reading 15)
MATH 1710 (2) MATH 1830 (6) Math 1530 (4)
Course 3 Humanities Humanities HISTORY 1 (3) HISTORY 2 (3)
Course 4 Natural Science (4) Natural Science (4) ACCT 1010 (4) ACCT 1020
(Pre-req is ACCT 1010)
Course 5 INFS 1010 Guided Elective (1-3 hrs) ECON 2100 (4) ECON 2200 (4) 
  16 hours  14-16 hours 15 hours 15 hours

Pre-Requisite Notes

(1) Pre-req is ACT English Subscore of 18
(2) Pre-req is Math 1030 or ACT Math Subscore of 21
(3) Pre-req is ACT English 18 and ACT Reading 19
(4) Pre-req is minimum ACT Math Subscore of 19
(5)Pre-req is a C or above in ENGL 1010
(6) Pre-req Math 1710 or ACT Math 23