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B.S.B. AREA: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Effective Date: 9/1/2013 - 9/1/2014

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S.B. AREA: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION degree at Murray State University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
CIT 105 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
OC Course 3
Heritage Course 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
ECO 201 (3) 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
ACC 201 (3) 3
ENG 203 (3) 3
BAS 267 (3) 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
MAT 170 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
ACC 202 (3) 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
STA 220 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
ECO 202 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

ENTRANCE STANDARDS TO BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Students enrolled in an AACSB-international accredited business program must be admitted to business programs (or conditionally admitted and fulfilling all conditions) to enroll in business courses numbered 300 or higher.

The admission standards are as follows:
1) applicant must have completed the following pre-admission courses with a combined GPA of 2.25:
KCTCS Course (MSU Course)
ACC 201 (ACC 200)
ACC 202 (ACC 201)
BAS 267 (LST 240)
CIT 105 (CSC 199)
ECO 201 (ECO 231)
ECO 202 (ECO 230)
ENG 101 & 102 (ENG 105) with an average of C or better
ENG 203 (BUS 215)
MAT 170 (MAT 220)
STA 220 (MAT 135) with a grade of C or better

2) applicant must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
MGT 350 (3) 3
MKT 360 (3) 3
FIN 330 (3) 3
CIS 343 (2) 2
BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
Total Credit Hours14
Semester 6Credit Hours
LSC 343 (3) 3
ECO 310 (3) 3
BUS 355 (3) 3
BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
BUS 442 (3) 3
BUS 396 (3) or BUS 515 (3) or BUS 596 (3) or ECO 315 (3) or ECO 410 (3) or ECO 460 (3) or COM 340 (3) or FIN 461 (3) or MGT 557 (3) or MKT 568 (3) 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
MGT 590 (3) 3
Elective 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

See the current academic catalog for graduation requirements.


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