Sep 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Associate of Science in Business Degree is for the student who plans to major in business and transfer to a four-year institution. Course work totaling 62 hours is required for the A.S. in Business degree. The curriculum requires a demonstration of competency in communications (oral and written) and mathematics and a mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in specific areas or disciplines. Remedial/developmental education courses are used for placement purposes only and cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Students planning to transfer should work closely with a North Arkansas College advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses and other requirements, needed for transfer into a bachelor’s program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate collaborative skills for working effectively in functionally and culturally diverse business teams.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.

  • Recognize opportunities and evaluate potential for business success, and consider implementation issues including financial, operational, and administrative procedures involved in running a business.

  • Understand, analyze, and use quantitative data to make business decisions and report to stakeholders, identify quantitative characteristics of a problem, examine, and interpret numerical data and analyze numerical data to derive conclusions. 

  • Critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.

  • Acquire and utilize knowledge of behavioral, policy, ethical standards, and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of global organizations.

First Semester: 15 Credits

Second Semester: 16 Credits

Third Semester: 16 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

Grand Total: 62 Credits

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