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Associate of Arts in Business Studies

A rigorous program that will prepare you for a four-year business degree

A business degree from Landmark College will give students the fundamental skills and knowledge to compete successfully in today’s business world—whether you’re planning to immediately enter the workforce or continue your business studies. The program allows students to develop the skills required for all disciplines of business by completing a professional core, while at the same time providing students with the flexibility to explore various aspects of business, including:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Economics
  • Finance

What Can You Do With A Business Degree?

Through our unique hands-on approach to business studies, students develop a basic knowledge of business needed for an entry-level administrative support or managerial position. Our associate degree also provides the groundwork to pursue continued studies at a four-year institution as a business major.

A business degree is one of the most sought-after degrees, preparing students for career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. From marketing and accounting to management and information technology, no other college in the country offers the depth of experience in teaching students with learning differences. Landmark College has a long and successful record of preparing students with learning differences to gain access to four-year degree programs and create a foundation for a career in business.

Our goal is to prepare you to be an independent thinker with the skills necessary to analyze information to make sound decisions based on data and projections. Our degree will ensure that you develop the skills to:

  • Assess business opportunities
  • Communicate decisions effectively
  • Monitor the impact of business decisions
  • Become a successful business leader

Meet the Business Department Faculty

The Curriculum

To earn the AA-BUS, students must complete 61 credits, which includes the general education core, (25 credits not met by major requirements), 21 credits of additional major requirements, and 15 credits of open electives.

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

25 credits plus 6 major requirements that also fulfill general education requirements

  • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
  • WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
  • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning or EDU1001 Foundations in Learning: 3 credits
  • COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
  • MAT1311 Mathematical Ideas, MAT1321 Statistics, or MAT1641 College Algebra or higher. (MAT1541 Intermediate Algebra cannot be used to satisfy any distribution requirement): 3 credits
  • Humanities: 3 credits
  • Natural Science with Lab course: 3 credits
  • Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Reasoning ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I (also a major requirement): 3 credits
  • Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits

Major Requirements: 21 credits

6 credits also fulfill general education

  • ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I: 3 credits. Also fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in Gen Ed
  • ACC2011 Principles of Accounting II: 3 credits
  • BUS1011 Introduction to Business: 3 credits
  • BUS2091 Business Seminar: 3 credits
  • MGT2011 Principles of Management: 3 credits
  • MKT2011 Introduction to Marketing: 3 credits
  • ECN choice ECN2011 Essentials of Economics, ECN2021 Introduction to Microeconomics, or ECN2031 Introduction to Macroeconomics: 3 credits. Also fulfills Social Science requirement in Gen Ed

Open Electives: 15 credits

15 credits any level

Only six 1-credit courses allowed

For more information contact:

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Lee Crocker, Chair, Professional Studies Department

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Geoff Burgess, Dean, School of Professional Studies & Science


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