Business Administration—Transfer Degree (BA)

Start your business degree education and training at MWCC. The business transfer degree prepares you for direct transfer to colleges with MassTransfer agreements with MWCC. It is the practical degree for students with a desire to work hard and contribute to society in a business framework. A business degree is often viewed as a vocational or job-focused degree because it provides students with the practical skills and knowledge most desired in the workplace. Through courses in management, general business, liberal arts, science, accounting, and marketing, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to get that next promotion or prepare for transfer to a bachelor degree program. Check out the MWCC business degree website at http://business.mwcc.edu.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ACC101 Principles of Accounting I

3

    FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
CIS127 Computer Technologies

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
ENG101 English Composition I

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
MAT163 Pre-Calculus (or higher)

4

    MAT134 or placement
MGT210 Principles of Management

3

    ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
ACC102 Principles of Accounting II

3

    ACC101
ENG102 English Composition II

3

    ENG101
  Health Elective

 

2/3

    Electives: BIO101, BIO103, BIO112, BIO230, CHC101, CHC102, CHC108, CHC220, EXS102, EXS201, PER126, PER127, PER130
  Behavioral Social Science Elective

3

    Electives: ANT, PSY, SOC, SSC
  Humanities Elective

3

    Electives: ART, ASL, DAN, ENG, FRE, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPA, SPC, THE
BUS211 Business Law I

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
ECO101 Macroeconomics

3

    MAT096 or placement, ENG101
ACC226 Managerial Accounting

3

    ACC102 or permission of division dean
MKT142 Marketing

3

    ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
  Lab Science Elective

4

    Electives: BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM, NRD PHY
  Science Elective

3

    Electives: See above Science Electives
SPC113 Speech

3

    ENG101
ECO102 Microeconomics

3

    MAT096 or placement, ENG101; ECO101 (strongly recommended)
  Humanities Elective

3

    Note: See above Humanities Electives
MGT250 Strategic Management

3

    ACC102, CIS127, ENG102, completion of 45 credits toward a BA or BAC degree
                                                Total: 61/62 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this program can be completed online or during the day or evening at the Gardner or Leominster Campuses.

Helpful hints: Our MWCC business faculty members are recognized for their teaching ability and impressive array of local, national, and international business credentials they bring to the classroom. Many are sought-after consultants and serve as advisory board members for corporations and non-profit organizations. They stress critical thinking. Many students spend additional time outside of class working on class projects that ultimately will enhance their resume.

Transfer options: This program qualifies for MassTransfer (see page 45 for more information). For a complete list of transfer agreement options visit MWCC’s transfer services website: http://transfer.mwcc.edu and www.mwcc.edu/3plusone.

Special requirements: Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career options: This program prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Graduates who earn bachelor’s degrees in business administration typically pursue careers in management, accounting, marketing, and related fields.

Earning potential: A business degree is one of the most desired degrees because it is frequently required by employers as part of the job search process. The business degree prepares students for leadership positions on the job. Many students pursue a business degree because they want to get a job and enhance their future earning power. Salary levels vary greatly, but advanced business degree graduates are often among the highest paid.

Program Competencies for, BA, BAC, and BACA

Upon graduation from these programs students shall have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify basic principles used in the business world today.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic economic principles including skills necessary to read, create, and understand graphical information.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the “marketing concept” and its application by profit-seeking firms of this decade.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how monetary and fiscal policies are used to stabilize or stimulate the US economy.
  • Use the latest computer and electronic technology in both personal lives and professional careers.
  • Analyze economic events necessary for recording accounting transactions that result in accurately-prepared financial statements.
  • Apply basic management principles skills in order to obtain employment in fields related to training such that job performance will satisfactorily provide employers in the area with skills needed to meet current labor market trends.

Technical Standards* for, BA, BAC, BACA, BUC, CAA, and SBC

* For general information about technical standards and accommodation, see page 68.

Students entering these programs must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Comprehend textbook material at the 11th grade level.
  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
  • Manipulate small items such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Read data from a computer screen.
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.