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Business Administration Systems

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What is Business Administration Systems?

The Business Administration Systems program prepares students for a variety of careers in business. A core curriculum provides students with a foundation of knowledge applicable to any business career. The Business Administration Systems program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree, diplomas and a variety of certificates in the areas of Accounting, Financial Perspective, General Business, Hospitality Management, Leadership, Management, Office Systems, Real Estate Management, Sales, Small Business Management, and Supervisory Management. The curriculum is designed for those who seek entry level jobs as well as for currently employed individuals wishing to enhance their skills. A student specializes by choosing from the available options, diplomas and certificates.

What are my career choices?

  • The Accounting track/certificate leads to careers in accounting including bookkeeper, accounting clerk, cost payroll clerk and any position using microcomputer-based systems.
  • The Informatics* track/certificate prepares students for careers in business including Business Analyst and positions that query and report on the business’s key performance indicators and success factors.
  • The Management track/certificate prepares the student with broad-based management knowledge and skills which lead to a variety of positions in organizations.
  • The Office Systems track/diploma/certificate prepares the student with a broad base of knowledge and skills needed for a variety of positions in an office. 

Other Diplomas and Certificates:

  • The Small Business Management diploma/certificate curricula is designed to prepare students for the position of entrepreneur and business owner and offers the prospective business owner the fundamentals of starting and operating a business.
  • The Business Transfer and Advanced Business Administration certificates are designed to be building blocks to complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree, and Business Administration Core courses.
  • The Business Transfer certificate is designed to provide the business transfer student an exit point by offering business preparation courses that will transfer to a four year institution.
  • The Financial Perspective certificate prepares the student for entry level positions in accounting, financial services and small business management.
  • The General Business certificate prepares the students for a variety positions in supervision, management and general business.
  • The Leadership certificate enables the student to qualify for leadership positions, work effectively in teams, lead problem solving work groups, understand the conflict resolution processes and plan effectively.
  • The Organization Leadership diploma curriculum is designed to prepare students to manage a department or to become team leaders in team-based or self-managed organizations.
  • The Sales certificate prepares the student for a career in sales.
  • The Supervisory Management certificate prepares the students in the field of front-line supervision.

Program Overview (pdf)

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 160 - Introduction to Business 3
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
HIS 108* - History of the U.S. Through 1865 3
MAT 105* - Business Mathematics 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 282+ - Principles of Marketing 3
OST 240+* - Software Integration 3
ENG 102+* - Writing II 3
BAS 120* - Personal Finance 3
BIO 120* - Human Ecology 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
ECO 201* - Principles of Microeconomics 3
BAS 212* - Introduction to Financial Management 3
COM 252* - Introduction to Interpersonal Communications 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 202+ - Managerial Accounting 3
ACT 279+ - Computerized Accounting Systems 3
ACT 281+ - Individual Taxation 3
ACT 286+ - Financial Accounting Topics 1
BAS 250+ - Business Employability Seminar 3
BAS 267 - Introduction to Business Law 3
Total 16

Total credits for program: 61

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.
+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog.

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 160 - Introduction to Business 3
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
HIS 108* - History of the U.S. Through 1865 3
MAT 105* - Business Mathematics 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 282+ - Principles of Marketing 3
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
OST 240+* - Software Integration 3
ENG 102+* - Writing II 3
BAS 120* - Personal Finance 3
BIO 120* - Human Ecology 3
Total 18
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
BAS 287* - Supervisory Management 3
BAS 288* - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
BAS 212* - Introduction to Financial Management 3
COM 252* - Introduction to Interpersonal Communications 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 202+ - Managerial Accounting 3
BAS 284+ - Applied Management Skills 3
ECO 201* - Principles of Microeconomics 3
BAS 200+* - Small Business Management 3
BAS 250+ - Business Employability Seminar 1
BAS 267 - Introduction to Business Law 3
Total 16

Total credits for program: 64

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog.

Diploma

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ENG 101* - Writing I 3
ECO 201* - Principles of Microeconomics 3
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
BAS 160 - Introduction to Business 3
Total 12
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
BAS 288 - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
OST 240* - Software Integration 3
BAS 282* - Principles of Marketing 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 284+ - Applied Management Skills 3
BAS 287 - Supervisory Management 3
BAS 212+* - Introduction to Financial Management 3
ACC 202* - Managerial Accounting 3
BAS 280+ - Business Internship 1
Total 13

Total credits for program: 40

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog.

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ENG 101* - Writing I 3
ECO 201* - Principles of Microeconomics 3
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
BAS 160* - Introduction to Business 3
Total 12
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
BAS 267 - Introduction to Business Law 3
BAS 287* - Supervisory Management 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
BAS 200+ - Small Business Management 3
BAS 282+ - Principles of Marketing 3
BAS 212+* - Introduction to Financial Management 3
BAS 288* - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
BAS 280+ - Business Internship 1
Total

13

Total credits for program: 37

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog.

Certificate

Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202+ - Managerial Accounting 3
BAS 120* - Personal Finance 3
ACT 279+* - Computerized Accounting Systems 3
ACT 281+* - Individual Taxation 3
ACT 286+* - Financial Accounting Topics 3
Total 18

Total credits for certificate: 18

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 282+ - Principles of Marketing 3
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
BAS 267 - Introduction to Business Law 3
BAS 284+ - Applied Management Skills 3
OST 240+* - Software Integration 3
Total 15

Total credits for certificate: 15

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+ - Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202+ - Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STA 220+ - Statistics 3
Total 15

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
ACC 201+* Financial Accounting 3
BAS 120 Personal Finance 3
BAS 160 Introduction to Business 3
Total 9

Total credits for certificate: 9

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 160 - Introduction to Business 3
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
ECO 201* - Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total 12

Total credits for certificate: 12

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
BAS 212+ - Introduction to Financial Management 3
BAS 284+ - Applied Management Skills 3
BAS 287* - Supervisory Management 3
BAS 288* - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
Total 15

Total credits for certificate: 15

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 283+ - Principles of Management 3
BAS 212+ - Introduction to Financial Management 3
BAS 284+ - Applied Management Skills 3
BAS 287* - Supervisory Management 3
BAS 288* - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
Total 15

Total credits for certificate: 15

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 155 - Personal Selling 3
COM 252* - Introduction to Interpersonal Communications 3
BAS 291* - Retail Management 3
CIT 155 - Web Page Development 3
Total 12

Total credits for certificate: 12

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
BAS 160* Introduction to Business 3
BAS 200+ - Small Business Management 3
BAS 212+* - Introduction to Financial Management 3
BAS 282+ - Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 201+* - Financial Accounting 3
BAS 287* - Supervisory Management 3
Total 18

Total credits for certificate: 18

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

 
Example Pathway
Class Credit Hours
OST 105* - Introduction to Information Systems 3
OST 235+ - Business Communications Technology 3
BAS 160 - Introduction to Business 3
BAS 287 - Supervisory Management 3
BAS 274+ - Human Resource Management 3
BAS 283+* - Principles of Management 3
BAS 288* - Personal and Organizational Leadership 3
Total 18

Total credits for certificate: 18

Special Notes:
*Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement. Please see the appropriate KCTCS
Catalog and your advisor for more information.

+Pre-requisite required; please refer to current KCTCS catalog

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Margie Childress

Business Administration

Program Coordinator

606.878.4764

margie.childress@kctcs.edu