Feb 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Business Administration and Management, AS

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The Associate in Science (AS) in Business Administration and Management program prepares students for further education and for careers in entry level supervisory positions in a variety of organizations. In addition to general education coursework, the content is comprised of a broad-based business curriculum with emphasis on selected theories of management and decision making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 60 credit hours in the following areas: 18 credit hours of General Education Requirements, 30 credit hours of Business Administration and Management Core Requirements, 7-12 credit hours of Specialization Track Requirements and 0-5 credit hours of approved electives.

The Business Management track consists of 7 credit hours in courses such as Accounting and Small Business Management. A degree in Business Administration and Management can prepare you for a career in project management, team management, information management or operations management.

The Entrepreneurship Specialization track consists of 12 credit hours in courses related to entrepreneurship, small business management and starting a business.  Students will acquire a comprehensive set of skills that prepares them for withing in either their own start-up or large established organizations across a variety of industries.

The Risk Management Insurance Specialization track consists of 9 credit hours in courses related to the insurance industry.  Degree-seeking students who successfully complete the three insurance courses as part of their program of study will receive licenses 2-15 (Health & Life), 20-44 (Personal lines), and 4-40 (Customer Representative) exam-free after they graduate with their associate degree.  Risk Management & Insurance positions include Customer Service Agent, Agent or Broker, Account Manager, Independent Agent, Claims Adjuster, Underwriter.

The Small Business Management Certificate, and the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate are comprised of core courses in the AS Business Administration and Management degree.  These certificates can be earned before the student has earned the AS Business Administration and Management degree.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.


Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Business Administration and Management, AS Degree Specialization Requirements: Select One

Business Management Track: 7 Credit Hours

Entrepreneurship Track: 12 Credit Hours

Risk Management Track: 9 Credit Hours

Business Administration and Management, AS Degree Elective Requirements: 0-5 Credit Hours

Electives may be taken from the following 1000 and 2000 level courses:

Total Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics or on the School of Business and Technology Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sobt

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