Jul 16, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2024-2025 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2024-2025

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Business Administration Transfer

Associate in Science

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Business Administration Transfer Associate in Science degree program is designed to prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in business. This option gives students a valuable foundation in introductory business, accounting and management coursework, as well as a broad general education core curriculum. This program qualifies for MassTransfer , which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts. Academic advisors and transfer counselors work closely with students to plan course selections in accordance with their intended bachelor’s degree major and transfer institution.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in this program continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in business, on either a full- or part-time basis. The transfer degree provides a solid foundation for students planning to continue on to study accounting, management, marketing, finance or management information systems. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning.

For those students who do not plan to transfer immediately to a bachelor’s degree program, the Business Administration Transfer associate degree provides students with the necessary business skills to be successful in today’s workforce. Students may pursue various careers in business in a wide variety of industries.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their math requirements early in their coursework and continue taking math courses until all of the mathematics requirements are fulfilled.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Business Administration Transfer Option Program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of management, marketing and accounting, and the applications of these topics in the business environment;
  • Transfer to a business administration bachelor’s degree program;
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presentation of information;
  • Use critical thinking skills to appraise and evaluate business practices, including the use of quantitative and qualitative techniques;
  • Recognize the presence of various cultures in the business world and comprehend the need to have a global perspective when analyzing and planning in a business environment;
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the concept of ethics and social responsibility and if/how business integrates this into their ongoing operations;
  • Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.


Required Courses

Total Credits: 63-64

* BUS 222 can be used as a BUS Elective when not selected as another choice.

♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum


Special Requirements: This program contains many corequisites; see specific course descriptions for further clarification. Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing.  Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.