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Associate in Business Administration and Information Technology

Business Administration and Information Technology (CIP Code: 52.0201, 52.1201)

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Program Title: Business Administration and Information Technology
Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Pre-requisite: Highschool Diploma, GED or its equivalent is required for admission.
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Tuition: $14,940
Books & Software: $2,500**
Total Cost: $17,440 (including books, software, and shipping)

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and Information Technology expands on the knowledge gained in the diploma courses by including instruction in the principles of database-driven websites, e-commerce, marketing, customer service, information security, and project management including practical applications utilizing Microsoft Project. Completion of the course will prepare the graduate to function in a technology driven business environment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • ✓ Explain and appraise the concepts of budgeting, scheduling and coordination, office systems operation and maintenance, office records management, organization, and security.
  • ✓ Maintain documentation, and project data utilizing Microsoft Project.
  • ✓ Perform accounting functions in the position of a QuickBooks bookkeeper accounting assistant or accounting clerk.
  • ✓ Creatively function in an organization as a composer, editor and proofreader of business or business-related communications.
  • ✓ Organize and maintain the operations of a small business.

Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program the graduate may qualify for employment as an assistant office manager, QuickBooks bookkeeper, customer service representative, account representative, administrative assistant, assistant to a project manager and other positions in the business, and computer fields.
ABTU's program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension. Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of "D" or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of "C" or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.abtu.acot.edu/policies.htm
** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Required Courses Credit Hours
CIS-100 Information Technology and Distance Learning 3
CIS-110 Integrated Business Applications 3
CIS-120 Microsoft Excel 3*
CIS-130 Relational Database Management 3
CIT-150 Website Design and Development 3*
CIT-220 Database-Driven Websites and E-Commerce 3*
CIB-100 Business Office Procedures 3*
CIB-110 Introduction to Business 3
CIB-200 Accounting Fundamentals 3
CIB-210 Accounting Information Systems – Practical Emphasis 3*
CIB-220 Marketing Essentials 3*
CIB-230 Principles of Customer Service 3
CST-200 Principles of Information Security 3
PMM-190 Information Technology Project Management 3
PMM-200 Microsoft Project 3*
General Courses Credit Hours
GEC-100 Basic English and Communications 3
GBC-110 Business Communication 3
GBM-200 Business Math 3
GCA-200 College Algebra 3
GGS-200 Global Sociology 3*

Total Credits: 60

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