Business Administration

Begin a fulfilling career with an Associate in Business Administration

Business Administration graduates have the knowledge and expertise to work in a variety of businesses and industries. For this reason, business administration remains one of the most popular choices for a degree. The A.S. degree in Business Administration stresses key business principles along with real world applications and is an excellent place to begin your dynamic career in business.

This degree program will provide you with a solid foundation in business as well as a clear understanding of how to successfully apply your skills in the workplace. a degree in Business Administration is a smart choice because it offers a wide range of career and advancement opportunities.

Students enrolled in the Business Program at CBT College will take courses specially designed to enhance their decision making skills, management potential, and their ability to lead in any business environment. Some of these courses include: Principles of Management, Marketing, and Business Law, among others.

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So you want to choose a career that requires excellent communication skills, and someone who has the ability to direct others? If this is the case, an Associate of Science degree in business administration could be the perfect choice for you. Once you have successfully completed this degree program, there will be a wide range of career opportunities available to you. However, before you begin your job search, you will need to complete a business administration degree program, but do not worry; CBT College can help!For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program, click here. For detailed information of terms and disclosures, please visit:

The main objectives of the Associate of Science degree in business administration are to provide students with a solid foundation in business, in addition to a clear understanding of how they can use the skills and knowledge that they learned in school, and apply them to their workplace.

In order to reach these goals, you will need to have classroom instruction, as well as hands-on experience, which is exactly what you will receive when enrolled in the A.S. in Business Administration degree program at CBT College.

CGS1060 Microsoft Technology Applications

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Office 2013. It will feature four distinct programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook. In MS Word, the student will learn how to create and edit and format documents, and format text and paragraphs. In MS Excel, the student will learn to work with formulas and functions, format a worksheet, and to work with charts. In MS PowerPoint, the student will create/modify a presentation, insert objects into a presentation, and finish a presentation. In MS Outlook, the student will be trained in the usage of e-mail and the management of information the application. There are some activities that integrate some of these applications which are very beneficial for students who will use these applications in the real working environment.

SLS1105 Student Success Skills

(1.5 Semester Credit Hours)

Student success skills is a course designed to help students succeed in college by providing them with a foundation for gaining the skills and demeanor necessary to be a successful college student. Students will learn how they learn, and pay special attention to cultural, and socio-economic factors that impact student success. The student will learn strategies that may allow them to overcome their cultural, socio-economic and/ or learning challenges

SLS1509 Critical Thinking Skills

(1.5 Semester Credit Hours)

This course explores the process of thinking critically and guides students in thinking more clearly, insightfully and effectively. Concrete examples from students' experience and contemporary issues help students develop the abilities to solve problems, analyze issues, and make informed decisions in their academic, career and personal lives. Substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions help student develop language skills while fostering sophisticated thinking abilities.

ENC1100 English Composition (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the first college level English course for students. This course emphasizes the skills necessary to prepare you for college level writing. In this course students will develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure are also covered.

GEB1011 Principles of Business

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course provides a broad overview of how businesses are organized and managed as well as the interrelationships between business and the external forces such as government, community and the economy.

FIN2001 Principles of Finance

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is an introductory course reviewing the basic concepts of finance. Risk/return, valuation, time value of money, bonds, liquidity vs. Profitability, portfolio effect, and financial leverage will be discussed. A special focus on the weighted average cost of capital, irr, payback, npv, and other cash flow evaluation techniques used for decision making will be introduced in this course. Calculations using a financial calculator and spreadsheet software will be required in this course.

MNA2012 Principles of Management

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

Students will be introduced to fundamental management principles, concepts of behavioral sciences, management processes, resources and organizational structure.

OST2335 Applied Business Communications

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of how to effectively write business letters, memorandums, direct and indirect response letters, application letters, resumes and short reports. Stress will be placed on clarity, conciseness and directness in a variety of written business documents.

MKA2000 Principles of Marketing

(4 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to Principles of Marketing. You will learn basic concepts of Marketing, customer relationships, creation of customer value, customer equity, understanding customer’s needs, designing customer-driven marketing strategies and programs, capturing value for the firm, major Marketing Trends and forces affecting customer’s perceptions.

ECO2013 Macroeconomics

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

Principles of Macroeconomics is a foundations course that introduces students to the aggregate national economies and international exchange. This course addresses major economic indicators and the business cycle along with the effects of monetary policy on business activity. It focuses primarily on the national, aggregated economy and includes the relationship of the national economy to international market environments.

ECO2023 Microeconomics

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is a basic introduction to micro-economic theory. Microeconomics is concerned with the operation of markets in the allocation of our scarce resources. Topics include supply and demand, the underlying theories of cost and revenue analysis, the nature of markets (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition), and the application of basic tools of economic analysis.

BUL2132 Business Law

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

The course is the study of law as it affects business with coverage of agency, business organizations, and government regulations, property, and other special topics.

MNA1110 Organizational Behavior

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

The theoretical and research contribution of the behavioral sciences to management and administration are examined and applied to selected organizational situations. Areas to be considered from the standpoint of both individual and organizational performance are communication, motivation, conflict, decision-making, goal setting, leadership, organizational design, climate, development and control. Utilizing a systems perspective, the course attempts to develop in each student an ability to analyze and solve organizational problems.

MAN 3065 Business Ethics

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

In this course the student will learn how personal values and ethics influence the decision-making capacity of the manager within an organization. The student will learn about ethical theories and the roles they play in the social and corporate behavior of an organization. Issues such as diversity in the workplace, intuition, technology, and the global environment of business will be included. The student will acquire an understanding of how an organization can institutionalize its ethical system.

ENT1020 Small Business Management

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course incorporates current theory and practice relating to starting and managing small firms. it provides a comprehensive coverage of critical small business issues; numerous real-world examples to help students understand how to apply the business management concepts presented in the text, and incorporate material to help them explore small business issues.

APA1146 Accounting Applications - QuickBooks

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

The student will use a Computerized Accounting System, “QuickBooks Pro” in order to help manage a business using a General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing, and Inventory.

GEB2930 Business Administration Capstone

(2 Semester Credit Hours)

The capstone course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of and application of the program's goals and competencies by completing a required project that will span the entire term. A presentation of this project is required at the close of the term.

ACG1001 Principles of Accounting I

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course provides the student with an introduction to accounting principles, practices and reporting.

ACG1011 Principles of Accounting II

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the second of a two part series as it continues to expose to the student to further accounting principles, practices and procedures. It also encompasses reporting of financial position and results of operations and transactions for corporations, and proprietorships.

STA2005 Statistics (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course provides an in-depth view of the basic statistical principles and statistical computation methodologies needed to compile, organize, analyze, manage, and report health information for decision-making in the areas of patient care, the facility’s financial status, and/or facility planning. Topics addressed in this course include: an introduction to basic statistics; computation of: patient census data, percentage of occupancy, length of stay; calculation of: death (mortality) rates, hospital autopsies and autopsy rates, morbidity and other miscellaneous rates. Student will learn HIM departmental statistics (for preparation of departmental budgets); use of descriptive statistics in healthcare; graphical presentation of data; use of inferential statistics in healthcare, and principles of basic research

ENC1100 English Composition (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the first college level English course for students. This course emphasizes the skills necessary to prepare you for college level writing. In this course students will develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure are also covered.

ENC1106 English Composition II (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the second required English core course for students pursuing an Associate’s degree. It is a course in reading, writing and critical thinking which emphasizes composing essays, producing a documented paper based on research, and reading and writing. The class will be conducted partly through lecture/discussion, and through small work groups that allow the student maximum practice in developing critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

DEP2004 Developmental Psychology

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

Developmental psychology is the study of how and why people change over time as well as how and why they remain the same from conception through the aging process. this course is described three perspectives: physical, cognitive and psychological. emphasis will be on the major transitions from fetal development through death. the impact of ethnic, gender and cultural factors on development will also be examines.

SPC1013 Speech (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

The course includes theories and practices in oral communication and speech writing, and the process of oral communication in all types of organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of effective oral communication, with an emphasis on delivering effective presentations. This course will cover skills and techniques for planning and delivering a presentation, overcoming anxiety, and working with various audiences. Students will also use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and present an automated slide show presentation. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

MAC1100 Principles of College Algebra (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

The students will be introduced to the concepts necessary to the for the operations of algebra, demonstrating an understanding of the real number system, polynomials, graphing of linear equations, equalities, and inequalities. The subject will be an application driven course using real data to solve real world problems. This course is also taught in Spanish.

Once you have completed your A.S. in Business Administration from CBT College, you could begin searching for a wide range of career opportunities. You could find employment within:

  • Retail Sectors
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Businesses
  • Educational Institutions
  • and more…

The salary for a graduate with an A.S. in Business Administration will vary, depending on the position, and location. The annual salaries for some entry-level finance positions range from $25,000 to $110,000, while the salary of a senior level finance position could range from $67,000 to $1,000,000.

The job outlook for this career field is expected to grow by 12 percent over the next decade. Even in this tough economy, an associate in business administration degree could help you acquire a stable job.

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CBT College has Three (3) conveniently located campuses throughout Miami-Dade County. All locations are national accredited by ACICS.

CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.