Business Administration

Program Description

Business administration students at BSC will receive an education in the world of business and commerce. Accounting, economics, marketing, law and statistics form the foundation for study. Business courses also have proven useful for students in other programs.


Students might consider high school courses in accounting and economics to assist them in college study. However, these courses are not mandatory for success.

Program Requirements

Students who complete the requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree. Since programs at four-year colleges vary somewhat, students should contact the transfer school to obtain specific courses it may require and modify BSC’s suggested curriculum to their individual needs.

BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University (DSU) and Minot State University (MSU) that allow students to complete the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees at BSC and continue with a bachelor’s degree on the BSC campus. Programs offered by DSU related to this program are Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, and International Business. Bachelor’s degree programs offered by MSU on the BSC campus include Management and Marketing. Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in the business administration field have been excellent and possibilities for career advancement are generally good.

Purchasing agent, accountant, adjuster, administrative assistant, appraiser, bank examiner, budget analyst, claims representative, economist, financial analyst, labor relations assistant and sales representative. These are just a few of the most popular options available upon completion of a business administration curriculum.



Shirley Wilson • Schafer Hall 319G

Associate in Arts

College Degree Requirements

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits60-61
Plan of Study Grid
1st YearCredits
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I (Recommended) 3
ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II (Recommended) 3
ACCT 225 Business Law I (Recommended) 3
Enrichment Course Matrix 2
Math, Science & Technology  
Select one of the following: 3-4
College Algebra  
Finite Mathematics  
Elementary Statistics  
Social & Behavioral Science  
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
2nd Year
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Math, Science & Technology  
General Education Matrix (Lab Science Elective) 4
Math, Science & Technology Elective  
(Needed if the 9 total credits for Math, Science & Technology have not been met.)  
General Education Matrix (Math, Science & Technology Elective course) 3
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ACCT 218 Computer Applications in Business (Recommended) 3
ACCT 215 Business in the Legal Environment (Recommended) 3
BADM 224 Management Information Systems (Recommended) 3
Elective Course 3
Social & Behavioral Science course  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Science Elective course) 3
 Total Credits60-61