Business Administration - A.S.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Business Administration associate degree program prepares students for a variety of business career options. It is an ideal program of study for those who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree but have not yet chosen a business career specialization. Students enrolled in this program can apply all credits toward any of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degrees. 

The Business Administration associate degree program introduces students to the field of business. Students in this program will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to successfully lead and navigate organizations in today's evolving and demanding business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply introductory concepts of accounting, economics, management and marketing within business settings.
  • Use decision-support tools to apply legal and ethical standards in business situations.
  • Use communication methods effectively in the workplace.

Business Administration

A two-year program leading to an associate degree

Major Courses
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT1002Contemporary Business Management II4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning4.5
One ILS course at the 2000 level
Arts and Humanities 4.5
Ethics: A Global Perspective
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Social Science 4.5
Free Electives #13.5
13.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.
Total Credits90.0

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.