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Associate of Arts in Small Business Development

The A.A. in Small Business Development teaches a general understanding of small business principles, introducing students to the basic tenets of franchise development, marketing, and management. This is the first step in preparing students for success in small business careers.

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4
Select one course:
  • MATH 1110 (or any MATH course)
  • PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics
  • CPST 1070 Mathematics for Information Technology
Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications (recommended)
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
Distribution Requirements Credits
Humanities 6
Sciences 6
Social Sciences – 3 of the total 6 credits must be from one of the courses below:
  • ECON 1010 Introductory Microeconomics
  • CSEC 1000 Economics for Non-Majors
  • CSEC 1010 Introductory Microeconomics (online)
Writing Requirement Credits
CSEN 3310 Business Report Writing 3


Major Requirements

Major Core Courses Credits
BSAC 1110 Elementary Accounting I 3
Select one course:
  • BSMT 2310 Principles of Management
  • BSMT 3340 Managing Organizational Behavior
  • BSMT 3700 Global Business
Select one course:
  • BSBL 3400 Legal Aspects of Business
  • BSBL 3450 Commercial Law (fulfills the CPA commercial law course requirement)
BSMT 3650 Developing a Small Business 3
BSMT 2250 Business Communication 3
BSMK 3200 Intro to Marketing Principles 3
BSMT 2750 Introduction to Franchising 3
BSMT 3750 Business Internship (taken in last year) 3
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 60 credits (computer course recommended)  
Total 60