This program provides students with the general education, business, and technical skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. The program prepares graduates to assume positions in management and upgrades the skills and knowledge of those currently employed.

Note:  Students not meeting the ACT or COMPASS requirements in math and English must enroll in the appropriate sequential academic skills math, reading, and/or English course(s) during their first semester in college and each subsequent semester until the requirements are successfully completed. Any degree seeking student enrolled under the Student Success Plan must also take EDGE 1003 College Life Skills the first semester of enrollment.


Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours
Fall Semester 15
ACCT  2103  Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2003
BUSS  2023  Business Organization & Management 
CISS  1013 Introduction to Computers CPSI 1003
ENGL 1013  Composition I ENGL 1013
BUSS 2103 Human Resources Management
Spring Semester 15
ACCT 2113  Principles of Accounting II ACCT 2013
ACCT  2203  Payroll Accounting
BUSS 1213 Business Communications BUSS 2013
BUSS  2303  Personal Finance
CISS  1353 Electronic Spreadsheet 
Fall Semester 15
BUSS  1203  Introduction to Business BUSS 1013
ECON  2103  Microeconomics ECON 2203
ENGL 2253 Technical Writing ENGL 2023
(ENGL 1023 Composition I, ACTS Index # ENGL 1023, substitute requires dean’s approval.)
SPCH 1313 Principles of Speech SPCH 1003
*3 credit hour approved elective chosen from the list below.
Spring Semester 15
BUSS  2203 Business Law  BLAW 2003
CISS  1253 Word Processing
MATH  1063 AAS Math Business 
(MATH 1053 College Algebra, ACTS Index # MATH 1103, or MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy, ACTS Index # MATH 1113, substitute requires dean’s approval.)
PSCY 2303 General Psychology (or)
SOCI 2413 Sociology
*3 credit hour approved elective chosen from the list below.
*Six credit hours chosen from the following approved electives.
BUSS 1253 Records Management
BUSS 2903 Internship (with advisor recommendation)
CISS 1203 Ethics in Technology
CISS 1503 Introductory Web Design
CISS 2223 Database Management
ECON 2003 Macroeconomics ECON 2103
(Other electives may be substituted ONLY with advisor approval.)
Total 60



The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.