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Business Administration

What Is Business Administration?

Business is the making, buying or selling of goods or services. Business administration is the study of principles, practices and dynamics of organizations related to commercial or industrial activity.

Why Study Business Administration?

The world of business is changing and expanding in new and exciting ways. At Perimeter College, Business Administration students develop specialized skills in business fields and improve their ability to communicate, think independently and thrive in the workplace.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

For the latest information about the required courses in Business Administration at Perimeter College, view our online catalog.

The Business Administration program emphasizes preparation for decision making in a business environment. Perimeter College faculty members have practical experience in a variety of industries. By drawing upon this experience in the classroom, they provide students with real-world examples to complement business theories. A student who gains an Associate of Science degree by enrolling in the academic pathway in Business Administration lays the foundation for a business career and provides an excellent jump-start for a bachelor's degree. With the core knowledge gained at Perimeter College, students can continue specialized studies at a four-year institution, enter the workplace as a skilled employee or express their entrepreneurial spirit by starting a business. Every company needs business-savvy individuals. A Business Administration degree serves as a strong investment and base for specializations such as:

    ·       Accounting
    ·       Business Education
    ·       Computer Information Systems
    ·       Economics
    ·       Finance
    ·       Health Administration
      • ·       Hospitality Administration
      • ·       International Business
      • ·       Managerial Science
      • ·       Marketing
      • ·       Real Estate
      • ·       Risk Management
For potential career and wage information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

The Business Administration pathway leads to an Associate of Science degree.

9020 Business Administration Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Business Administration

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)  


Area A:

Recommended course: MATH 1111 College Algebra or higher is strongly recommended

Area D:

Recommended course: MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics  

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)


Required Courses (18):

  • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BUSA 2106 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • CIS 2010 Introduction to Computer based Information Systems (3) (formerly BISM 2601)
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
For the latest information about the required courses in Business Administration at Perimeter College, view our online catalog.

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