Business Administration Associate Degrees


Would you like a career in accounting, banking, finance, management, public policy or a related area? A business degree may be what you are looking for. Our programs are based upon courses in business, arts, sciences, and humanities that will provide you with a solid, well-rounded education to help you achieve your career goals.
 

Students can choose from two separate associate degrees in business administration. The School of Business offers an Associate of Applied Science Business Administration (AAS)  degree with an emphasis in accounting, management or customer service. This degree is designed for those wanting to enter their career soon after completing their 2 year degree.

Another degree option is an Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AA). This program is designed in collaboration with most 4 year degree programs in New Mexico. Students who wish to continue their education beyond a two-year degree can obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA). The 2 year Associates of Arts degree transfer program is designed to allow students to start on a four year degree at San Juan College and upon graduation, transfer to a number of four year programs with full junior status.

Business Administration Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

This degree can be completed wholly online, face-to-face or in any combination. The Associate of Arts degree is intended for those students who plan to transfer and continue their education in pursuit of a Bachelors Of Arts degree at a four-year institution.

The program provides students with excellent, practical working knowledge, not only in the field of business, but also in related academic disciplines. With the skills and knowledge provided in the degree, students are able to conceptualize and analyze the principles of business and problem solving as a system.

Assigned advisors work with students to select elective courses that enhance their particular interest.  Students will acquire a general knowledge of the basic business core, which provides students a comprehensive understanding of the discipline‚Äôs basic functional areas. Interpersonal relations, leadership and decision-making are also emphasized.

This program will help students develop the tools essential to successfully function in the rapidly changing business environment.  These critical tools include basic computer use, written and verbal communication skills as well as an understanding of international business. We prepare you with a broad base of knowledge, giving you a solid start for your 4 year degree and flexibility in your business career.

The curriculum includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, management, marketing and retail sales.  These courses make up the cornerstone of our School of Business Administration Associate of Arts degree program.   The variety of general education and business courses broadens the students understanding in many areas creating opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market.

Upon completion of a degree in business administration, students are expected to have the ability to solve problems by applying basic business principles to new and recurring situations.  Students will also be equipped with the tools necessary to conceptualize and analyze decision-making situations in order to facilitate solutions in an effective and timely manner.

Business Administration Associated of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Business Administration program provides opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market.

We prepare you with a broad base of knowledge, giving you flexibility in your business career.  Interpersonal relations, leadership and decision-making are emphasized. Each student will work with assigned advisors to select elective courses that enhance their particular interest. Business administration provides broad-based business courses that prepare students for a wide array of professional employment and future development.

Students are expected to develop a basic understanding of the social, ethical, legal and economic environments of business and nonprofit organizations. The program focuses on developing a general background with a well-balanced understanding of business. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experiences and conducting real-world research and community service projects.

Associate of Applied Science degree, sometimes referred to as general business, provides a broad base of knowledge for beginning a business career.  But it is also designed to prepare students for positions in the middle level management, first-line supervisor, or other positions requiring leadership skills. The management focus on a business administration degree is the cornerstone of our School of Business Administration. Curriculum also pays special attention to fundamental business concepts such as accounting, business law, marketing and retail sales.

The AAS program provides a sound undergraduate education for entrance into a professional career.  The variety of courses broadens the students understanding in many areas including an organizational development and structure, the principles of management, leadership theory, as well as marketing concepts, the quantitative tools of decision making and the functional areas of the firm.  Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communications, team building, decision making, and service learning.