SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Business AA

Associate of Arts (AA)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

Business Associate of Arts and Business Associate of Science degrees are designed as transfer degrees to business schools at four-year institutions within the Utah System of Higher Education. Requirements at four-year colleges and universities are subject to change; ongoing planning is essential. Students interested in degrees designed for business employment should review the Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

The Associate of Arts degree requires the study of a foreign language. Obtain initial general advising from any General Academic Advisor and advanced and transfer information through the Business Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Business Building, room 132A.

Preparation Note

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. SLCC may waive any class in the preparatory skills if students can demonstrate equivalent skills.

Prerequisites

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. The student must satisfy those prerequisites before she or he may take the designated class.

Computer Proficiency

  • CIS 1020 and CIS 2010 are the 2 required computer proficiency courses for business schools at Utah four-year colleges and universities. Most Utah universities require a grade of B or better. Consequently, SLCC strongly recommends a B or better. 
  • Students should be familiar with the requirements of the receiving transfer institution and discuss graduation requirements with the business academic advisor.
  • Students have the option to take the Challenge Exam for CIS 1020 and must pass each section of the test with the correct answer score of 80% or higher.
  • Once the student passes the exam SLCC posts a “P” to the transcript and awards the credit. This P is acceptable at all Utah four-year colleges and universities.
  • CIS 1020 is a pre-requisite for CIS 2010 and additional program required courses. Students who wish to take the challenge exam for CIS 1020 should review the information at www.slcc.edu/csis/CIS1020-challenge-exam.aspx.

Elective Options

These are based on requirements of intended institution of transfer. Contact any general academic advisor or the business academic advisor for more information.

Class Availability

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Course articulation agreements exist with Brigham Young University, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Westminster College. Agreements are available in Business Building, room 132, or Student Center room 240 in the Transfer Center files or with academic advisors at other campuses. Transfer planning is essential.  Advisors are available in Business Building, Room BB 132-A, or Student Center Room 240, or advising at other SLCC campuses. Students who will major in accounting should consider completing the accounting courses just prior to transfer so they are ready for the junior level accounting requirements.

Brigham Young University - Pre-Accounting Majors

Accounting at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students once a year for fall only. Prerequisites--ACC 200 or 201; ACC 310 or 202; MCOM 320; ISYS 201; ISYS 100 & 101 (CIS 2010)--must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the accounting program.  ACCT 2010 (BYU ACC 201) and ACCT 2020 (ACC 202) must have a minimum grade of ‘B’ or better. All prerequisite transfer grades are discounted .3 (e.g., A to A-). Transfer students can increase their acceptance possibilities by (1) taking BYU’s ACC 310 and (2) complete one semester of BYU courses. These courses may also be completed at the BYU Salt Lake Center. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0, but the typical GPA for admissions to accounting is 3.8. Rolling admissions begins Nov. 1 of the preceding year. (Rolling admissions means that the accounting committee sets a very high acceptance standard and any students who meets that acceptance standard is accepted prior to the final application deadline the last working day of June. All other applying students are placed in the standard ranking list and acceptance is determined under usual acceptance—typically in July.) http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsacc/currentstudents/flowcharts

Brigham Young University - Pre-Information Systems Majors

Information Systems (ISYS) at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students once a year for fall only. Prerequisites-- BYU’s ISYS 201, ISYS 303; ACC 200 or 201 (ACCT 2010); MCOM 320; ISYS 100 & 101(CIS 2010)--must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the ISYS program. All prerequisite transfer grades are discounted .3 (e.g., A to A-).The minimum GPA is 3.0 but the typical GPA for admissions is 3.5 to 3.7.  The final application deadline is the last working day of June. It is recommended that transfer students complete one semester of BYU courses before applying. http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsisys/flowcharts

Brigham Young University - Pre-Management Majors

Management at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students fall, winter, and spring semesters (spring semester at SLCC is called winter semester at BYU). Prerequisites—MATH 119; STAT 121; ECON 110; ACC 201 (ACCT 2010); ISYS 100 & 101 (CIS 2010)--must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the accounting program.  Grades for BUS 1100 (MATH 119), MGT 2040 (STAT 121), ECON 2010 & ECON 2020 (ECON 110) are discounted .3 (A to A-).  Overall GPA and last 30 hrs GPA are not discounted. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0 but the typical GPA of recently admitted students is a 3.7 (Prerequisites GPA +Overall GPA +Last 30 hours GPA=Average GPA). It is strongly recommended that transfer students complete one semester of BYU courses before applying.
http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsmgt/current/flowcharts

Dixie State University

The minimum pre-business GPA is 2.5. No pre-business courses below a grade of “C-“ are accepted. CIS 1200 (Computer Literacy) and CIS 2010 (Business Computer Proficiency) with a “B-“ grade or better clear the computer proficiency requirement. DSC accepts an Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking course to fulfill its Communication pre-business requirement. DSC highly recommends that interested Business/Accounting students meet with a DSC Business advisor before transferring for additional information and requirements. Go to www.dixie.edu/business for advisor contact information.

Southern Utah University

CIS 1020 with a B grade or better clears the computer proficiency requirement to enter upper-division course work. CIS 2010 is required as of fall 2007. Business course requirements that can be taken as part of General Education: PSY1010 (SS) or SOC 1010 (SS).  The minimum GPA requirements are a 2.5+ in the pre-business and upper-division courses, including all transfer work.

University Of Utah

DESB requires a 3.2 GPA for admission.  GPAs of 3.0 to 3.19 are subject to admission committee review. 

The University of Utah has a minimum grade requirement of a C- for all work that is required for any major. Since the average GPA has been a 3.5, a C- would likely need to be taken again to improve the GPA. Specifically, for students planning on majoring in accounting, a B or better in ACCTG 2600 (or all equivalent classes – 2010 + 2020, or 1110 + 1120 + 2020) is required. Accounting students need a B or better in College Algebra and a GPA of at least a 3.1. Since the minimum GPA for accounting is on the low end, if a student can get admitted to upper division their GPA will likely be on track to get into accounting. If a student takes ACCT 2600 at the U after taking the accounting classes at SLCC, it will be treated like a repeat and improve the GPA. The DESB does not require ECON 2020, no longer accepts MGT 2050 from SLCC and only requires BUS 1100 if one plans to specialize in Accounting, Finance or Operations Management.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor for assistance in preparing to transfer.

Utah State University

CIS 1020 and CIS 2010 with a B grade or better clear the computer proficiency requirement to enter upper-division course work. Business course requirements that can be taken as part of General Education: PSY 1010 or SOC 1010.

SLCC Business AS/AA transfer students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be automatically accepted into USU’s College of Business. Students with a GPA below 3.5 must apply through the College of Business with a minimum ‘C’ or better in ECON 2020, BUS 1100 and MGT 2040 and complete an application with essay. Students who plan to major in Accounting must have a grade of ‘B’ or better in Accounting 2010. USU also requires SLCC’s BUS 2200 Business Communication which can be completed in addition to or as a part of the Business AS or AA degree. A GPA of 3.0 is usually the lower end of applicants who are accepted.

Students may also pursue a degree in Business with an option in Accounting or General Business through the University Center at SLCC. The minimum required GPA is 2.56. For further information, call (385) 646-5570.

Utah Valley University

The overall minimum GPA is a 2.5. No business courses below a grade of ‘C-’ are accepted. CIS 1020 and CIS 2010 with a ‘B’ grade or better clear the computer proficiency requirement. UVU also requires SLCC’s BUS 2200 Business Communication.

Utah Valley University (UVU) offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Students completing an AS/AA in Business at SLCC will satisfy their general education and some lower division discipline requirements for the Hospitality Management Program. Various upper and lower division courses in Hospitality Management will be available online through UVU. Transfer recommendations: Take MATH 1050, BUS 2200, CHEF 1120 & CHEF 1210.   www.uvu.edu/woodbury/academic/hospitality/index.html.

Weber State University

CIS 2010 with a ‘B’ grade (80%) or better to clear the computer proficiency requirement to enter upper-division course work. COMM 1020 recommended. Before applying for admission to the Goddard School of Business students must attend at least one semester at WSU. They must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. An overall GPA of 2.5 and a grade of C- or higher is required for ACCT 2010, ECON 2010, ECON 2020, and MGT 2040. Students must also have a Transfer Summary validation completed. Request this from the GSBE Academic Advising Center at WSU.

Westminster College

COMM 1020 is required for graduation. Westminster now offers business B.S. degrees which do not require foreign language. The business B.A. degrees require 2-3 semesters of one foreign language (see advisor). ENGL 2100 is not accepted at Westminster toward the English general education requirement. Minimum GPA of 2.3 is required. The general education diversity (DV) class has to be taken at Westminster. Check with an advisor to see about any SLCC class that might articulate for a DV at Westminster. However none of the DV classes at SLCC will count for this requirement.

Westminster College also offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Requirements to get into this program are an Associate degree in any subject matter and six years work experience.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Specialized Accreditation

All associate degree business programs at SLCC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Accreditation represents the achievement of meeting high national standards established for associate degree granting business programs and facilitates transfer of credits to four year universities and colleges.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 3-4 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1050

College Algebra (QL)

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

MATH 1090

College Alg Bus (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 1 Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) Choose 1 Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 2200

Business Communications

3

A

Engl 1010 w/C grade or better

COMM 1010

Elem Effect Communication

3

A

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

NOTE:
We recommended students take:

  • BUS 1050 as Interdisciplinary (ID) distribution course
  • ECON 2020 as Social Science (SS) distribution course for University of Utah
  • PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 as Social Science (SS) distribution course for Utah State University

Language (LN) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LANG 1020

(LN)

5

A

LANG 1010

NOTE: LANG prefix does not exist; the LANG prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL, JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Students who want to earn a BA degree after transfer from SLCC are advised to take a language that the chosen school offers as upper-division to meet the BA language requirement. Not all colleges and universities offer all languages; consult with the chosen school’s language department.

 

Required Courses: (19-21 Credits)
Complete Either Option 1 or 2:

Option 1

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACCT 1110 Financial Accounting I 3 A
ACCT 1120 Financial Accounting II 3 A ACCT 1110

Option 2

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACCT 2010 Survey Financial Accounting 3 A

NOTE:

  • Students considering a major in Accounting should consider ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1120 for better preparation for subsequent accounting courses. ACCT 1110 alone will not clear the Financial Accounting requirement at 4-year schools.
  • All Utah 4-year colleges accept ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1120 or ACCT 2010 for Financial Accounting. The additional 3 credit hours required when taking the ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1120 combination are generally applied to Business elective courses at 4-year schools.

Complete All Of The Following:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACCT 2020 Managerial Acct 3 A ACCT 1110 or ACCT 2010; Recommended CSIS 2010
BUS 1050 Foundations of Bus 3 A ENGL 1010 (may be taken concurrently)
CSIS 2010 Bus Cmp Prof Database 3 A CIS 1020 or challenge exam
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3 A
MGT 2040 Bus Statistics I 4 A MATH 1010 or FIN 1380, and CIS 1020

 

Elective Courses: (Complete At Least 6 Credits From The Following)

Cours

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 1010

Introduction to Business

3

A

BUS 1040

Ethics at Work

3

A

BUS 1100

Calculus for Bus

3

A

MATH 1050 or MATH 1090

BUS 2200

Bus Communications

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C or better

ECON 2020

Macroeconomics

3

A

MGT 1100

Small Bus Management

3

A

MGT 1600

Management Essentials

3

A

MGT 2020

Entrepreneurship

3

A

BUS 1050, MKTG 1030, and ACCT 1210

MGT 2050

Legal Environ of Bus

3

A

Recommended BUS 1050

MGT 2070

Human Resource Mgmt

3

A

BUS 1050

MGT 2080

Employment Law

3

A

BUS 1050

MGT 2600

International Trade/Bus

3

A

A

BUS 1050 or ECON 2020

MGT 2950

Entrepreneurship Forum 1

MGT 2990

Current Topics Mgmt

1

Variable, contact department

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCT 1110

3

(ACCT 1120)

(3)

OR

 

ACCT 2020

3

ACCT 2010

3

ENGL 2010

3

COMM 1020

3

AI

3

ENGL 1010

3

ELEC

3

MATH 1050

4

Distribution (2)

6

OR

 

 

 

MATH  1090

3

 

 

LW

1

 

 

Total

13-14

Total

18

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CSIS 2010

3

MGT 2040

4

ECON 2010

3

MGT 2990

1

LANG 1020

5

Distribution (3)

9

ELEC

3

 

 

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

17

Total

14

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. SLCC may waive any class in the preparatory skills if students can demonstrate equivalent skills. It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes.
  • satisfy those prerequisites before taking the designated class.

 

Students may take additional transfer requirements beyond the AA/AS degrees at SLCC before transferring to Utah State University, Southern Utah University and Utah Valley University.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand fundamentals of business and the relationship of business to society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local and national laws.
  • Perform planning for a small business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of distribution systems.
  • Design and analyze production operations and supply chain networks.

1 – Acquire Substantive Knowledge

  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Communicate effectively verbally.
  • Communicate effectively numerically.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Choose and perform appropriate analyses for quantitative and qualitative data.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.

4 – Think Critically

  • Engage in principled dialogue on civic issues involving local business.

5 – Engage Civivally

  • Understand the ethical considerations that are inherently involved in business.

6 – Work Professionally

  • Proficiently use computer technology.

7 – Develop Computer & Information Literacy

Department Contact Info

Management, Marketing and Culinary Arts Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus,
Business Building (BB) 234

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4483

Business Management Program

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Business Building (BB) 132
801-957-4323

Program Faculty
Faculty members represent the following areas: Accounting, Business Communication, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Economics, Finance and Credit and Marketing.