Program Code: BTDegree: Associate in Science This program may be completed at the QCC Worcester campus and the Southbridge location. This program may be completed face-to-face. This program may be completed 100% online. Program Contact Email: BusinessAdmin@qcc.mass.eduAdditional InformationGoalsProgram Goals: The Business Administration Transfer Program prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities upon completion of the associate degree. Graduates from the Business Transfer Program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are guaranteed admission to all Massachusetts state universities and to the University of Massachusetts, including the Isenberg School of Management (requires a 3.00 GPA), under the MassTransfer program. There are several transfer agreements with private four-year colleges.Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of business, including management, marketing and accounting, and the application of this knowledge in a business setting. Transfer to a business administration bachelor’s degree program. Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in gathering and presenting 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 how businesses integrate social responsibility into their ongoing operations. Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development. ClassesCurriculum: Course Title Course # Semester Offered Credits Prerequisites Semester 1 Financial Accounting I ACC 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score, MAT 090 with a "C" or higher on the MAT 090 departmental final exam or approp place score Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or CIS 111 F/S/SU 3 Advanced Microcomputer Applications CIS 112 CIS 111 Composition I ENG 101 F/S/SU 3 ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or approp place score Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 215 F/S/SU 3 Coreq: ENG 101 College Mathematics I: Pre-Calculus or MAT 123 F/S/SU 3 MAT 100 or approp place score Applied Calculus MAT 231 F/S MAT 123 or approp place score Semester 2 Financial Accounting II ACC 102 F/S/SU 3 ACC 101 Composition II ENG 102 F/S/SU 3 ENG 101 Principles of Microeconomics ECO 216 F/S/SU 3 Coreq: ENG 101 Statistics MAT 122 F/S/SU 3 MAT 099 with a "C" or higher on the MAT 099 departmental final exam or approp place score Humanities Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Semester 3 Managerial Accounting ACC 222 F/S/SU 3 ACC 102 Business Elective* --- F/S/SU 3 Business Elective* --- F/S/SU 3 Humanities Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Lab Science Elective --- F/S/SU 4 Semester 4 Business Elective* --- F/S/SU 3 Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Humanities Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Science Elective or Lab Science Elective --- F/S/SU 3-4 Social Science Elective --- F/S/SU 3 Total Credits Required: 61-62 Program Notes: *Business Administration Transfer students should discuss their choice of Electives with their Academic Advisors and should also consult with the college to which they are planning to transfer in order to be sure they are making the most appropriate Elective selections. Recommended Electives for transfer include courses with the designations ACC, BUS, BSL, FIN, MGT, and MRK. Elective Information Cost & RequirementsAdmissions Requirements: Students should note that some first semester courses carry minimum prerequisites. Refer to the program grid. High School Diploma or GED/High School Equivalency. One year of high school algebra or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher, or achievement of a score on the QCC Math Assessment Test that qualifies the student for MAT 099 or higher; and three years of high school English or equivalent with grades of “C” or higher, or achievement of a score on the QCC English Assessment Test that qualifies the student for ENG 101. Admissions Process: Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc.mass.edu. Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at www.qcc.edu/admissions/enrollment-steps.Technical Performance Standards: See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards).Credit for Prior Learning: Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning. Please contact the Student Employment and Transfer Center (Room 272A) at careerservices [at] qcc.mass.edu or 508.854.4439.CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required.Additional Cost: See the Program Fees page. (Note: Not all programs have program fees). Additional Information: Graduates can also take advantage of a special agreement that QCC has with Nichols College called the “A to B and Beyond” (associate to bachelor degree) program. This partnership combines the benefits of a QCC associate degree with the advantages of a Nichols College bachelor degree. After being accepted, students begin their third year of study at QCC. Third-year courses are taught by QCC faculty at QCC's per credit cost; the final year of study is charged at the rate of Nichols College’s per credit cost. The program’s flexibility is a significant advantage to students as fourth-year coursework, taught by Nichols faculty, can be taken on the Nichols campuses or through the Nichols online program. CareerCareer Outlook: Please consult the Massachusetts Career Information System at https://masscis.intocareers.org/ or the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh/ for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 52.0201.Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer. Faculty & Staff Jean McLean Jean McLeanThe QCC Business programs offer an affordable, accessible, high quality education that prepares our students to be tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students will become critical thinkers who communicate effectively, behave ethically and bring a global perspective to the colleges or careers they enter upon graduation. Education BS in Hotel Restaurant Management, Northeastern University, MBA, Anna Maria College Experience: Business Owner, Hardwick General Store (and catering company) 1985-2004 Food Service Management, Northeastern University Flo Lucci Flo LucciMy vision includes building a better understanding across the school as far as how our programs can help to support not only private industry but also non-profit and social entrepreneurship ventures. My dream would be for all business study students to do a short term study-abroad experience. Education B.S., Lesley University; M.P.A.., Clark University; M.B.A., Fitchburg State University; D.B.A., Argosy University Experience: 12 years of private sector work as well as DOL programming Jane Joyce Jane JoyceMy mission is to continue to provide high quality affordable education for all students, from certificates to transfer. Education BS in Management Worcester State College Worcester, MA, MBA-Accounting- Assumption College Worcester, MA Experience: Senior Accountant- Quinsigamond Community College Maryann Kania Maryann KaniaMy mission is to help students explore, develop, and achieve their dreams of earning certificates, degrees and discover what their passion is for future careers and employment. Education B.S., Nichols College; M.B.A., Nichols College Experience: Adjunct Professor of Business and Humanities 1/2009-date Unum-disability insurance October 2002 - January 2012 Consultant 2010-present Carol A. Murphy Carol A. MurphyMy mission is to help students improve the skills necessary for gainful employment and to prepare students for transfer into 4 year colleges to receive a business degree. Education B.A., Assumption College; M.B.A., Nichols College. Experience: Owned and operated Accounting Software Training in Worcester for ten years with a bookkeeping staff of four. Trained business owners and their bookkeepers on QuickBooks accounting practices; furnished month to month bookkeeping needs.