Miami Dade College

Virtual College

Business Administration

Overview

The Business Administration program trains individuals to assume management or supervisory positions in business, industry, and government. It provides basic skills in a broad range of business functions including accounting, computer usage, management and marketing. Successful completion of this program earns the student entry into any university in the State University System as part of the A.S. to B.S. program.

An associate degree can make a big difference in your life. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that individuals with associate degrees earn 21 percent more than those with only a high school education.

Please note that some of the courses in this program have a Gordon Rule writing requirement.

General Education Requirements

  1. Communications (6.00 credits)

    This is the first required general core course in college-level writing. The student will learn to compose essays and other works using various methods of development. Prerequisites: The grade of 'S' in ENC0025 and/or REA0017 or appropriate placement test score. (3 hr. lecture)

    This is the second required general education core course in college-level writing. Students will learn the conventions of standard edited American English. Students will compose informative and persuasive essays, write responses to a variety of literary genres, and/or non-fiction, and produce a documented paper based on research. Prerequisite: ENC1101. (3 hr. lecture)
  2. Oral Communications (3.00 Credits)

    This course provides students with the oral communications skills necessary for success in personal, professional and educational settings. Students will learn through the study and experiential practice of interpersonal communication, presentational speaking and group dynamics of communication and be able to use them effectively. (3 hr. lecture)
  3. Humanities (3.00 credits)

    This is a foundation course in philosophy. Students will learn critical thinking skills and will study major theories of ethics. Students will use methods of effective reasoning to reflect critically upon their values, ethical standards, and the ethical permissibility of topics such as euthanasia, animal rights, and environmental ethics. Prerequisite. ENC1101 (3 hr. lecture)
  4. Behavioral/Social Science (3.00 Credits)

    This is an applied psychology course which emphasizes understanding of the principles of effective human behavior and applying these to the areas of personal awareness, interpersonal relations, communication, and work/career development. Students will learn strategies to apply these principles in both their personal and professional lives. (3 hr. lecture)
  5. Math/Science (9.00 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs. Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems. Prerequisite: MAT1033 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory placement test scores. (3 hr. lecture)

    An introduction to the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus for business majors. Topics include limits; continuity; differentiation and integration of polynomial, log arithmetic and exponential functions with applications to business. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of C or better or departmental permission. (3 hr. lecture)

    The application of basic statistical methods to business problems. Emphasis is on learning to select the appropriate statistical method of solving a given business problem, applying the chosen method, and interpreting the solution. Prerequisite: Acceptable score on the Algebra Placement test or equivalent; corequisite: QMB2100L. (3 hr. lecture)
  6. Computer Competency

    Test type(s) needed:

    This is an introductory level course that satisfies the College's computer competency requirement. Students will learn essential computer concepts and skills as well as knowledge of how to use, current software applications. Topics include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, email, Internet, and legal and ethical issues concerning the use of computers and the Internet. (3 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)
  7. Major Course Requirements (40.00 Credits)

    Must take 3.0 credits from the following group:

    Accounting for owners equity with emphasis on corporate financial statements. Other topics include plant assets, intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities. ACG2001 and 2011 can be substituted for ACG2021. Prerequisite: ACG2001; Corequisite: ACG2011L. (3 hr. lecture)

    An introduction to financial accounting concepts and analysis with emphasis on corporate financial statements and determination of income. Corequisite: ACG2021L. (3 hr. lecture)
    And

    Must take 3.0 credits from the following group:

    Law in relation to the proper conduct of business, including a consideration of the nature and source of law, courts and courtroom procedure, contracts, sales of goods, negotiable instruments and secured transactions. (3 hr. lecture)
    And

    Must take 34.0 credits from the following group:

    Students will learn to interpret and solve problems related to the financial field. Additional support will be provided to the students in order to achieve the objectives of ACG2021. Corequisite: ACG2021. May be repeated for credit. (2 hr. lab)

    Managerial Accounting focuses on the accounting information needs of the various levels of internal management within an organization. Internal responsibility is directed at three major areas of management responsibility: cost determination, planning and control, and long-term decision-making. Prerequisite: ACG2011 and ACG2001 or ACG2021. Corequisite: ACG2071L. (3 hr. lecture)

    Students will learn to interpret and solve problems related to the managerial accounting field. Additional support will be provided to students in order to achieve the objectives of ACG2071. Prerequisites: ACG2021, ACG2021L. Corequisite: ACG2071. (2 hr. lab)

    This is an introductory level course that satisfies the College's computer competency requirement. Students will learn essential computer concepts and skills as well as knowledge of how to use, current software applications. Topics include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, email, Internet, and legal and ethical issues concerning the use of computers and the Internet. (3 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)

    An overview of the basic economic concepts and institutions. Students will learn the modern national income formation theory, economic fluctuations, money, banking, monetary and fiscal policy, economic stabilization theory and policy, the public sector, theory of economic growth and development comparative economic systems. (3 hr. lecture)

    The student will learn the theory of markets, price mechanism, production, distribution and resource allocation; application of marginal analysis and equilibrium theory to the price and output decisions of the individual firm in pure competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly; agriculture; labor, rent interest and profits theory; international trade; and the economics of change. (3 hr. lecture)

    An interdisciplinary study with major elements of economics, philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science that begins in the agricultural landscape of the 1700s and brings one forward into the age of the corporate giant and the nuclear warfare of modern industrial society. (3hr. lecture)

    The student will learn the major disciplines of business including general business, business ethnics, forms of business ownership, economics, management and leadership, human relations marketing, information systems, accounting, financial management, money and banking, and business law. (3 hr. lecture)

    The student will learn to analyze the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on learning how to manage organizations for excellence in both performance and employee satisfaction. Major topics include but are not limited to business ethics and social responsibility, strategic and operational planning, decision making, organization structure and behavior, managing groups and teams, communication and information technology. (3 hr. lecture)

    The marketing management concept of the distribution of goods and services with consideration of market research and analysis, buying and selling, product design, pricing, promotion, transportation, competition, and the responsibilities of the marketing manager. (3 hr. lecture)

    Covers the procedures for writing effective business letters and memorandums, a review of grammar, and the proper format of today's business correspondence. Students learn how to prepare inquiry letters, direct and indirect response letters, application letters and resumes, and short reports. Prerequisite: OST1330. (3 hr. lecture)

    This course provides students with a broad spectrum of topics as related to the Public Relations profession. Current practices or organized programs used in business to earn public acceptance and good will for products, services, personnel, and policies are explored, studied and experienced. The course employs a hands-on approach to applying public relations technique in hypothetical business situations. Students prepare press releases, brochures, and other collateral materials. (3 hr. lecture)

    Students will learn to interpret and solve problems related to the business field. Additional support will be provided to students in order to achieve the objectives of QMB2100. Corequisite: QMB2100. (2 hr. lab)

Not all courses are offered every term. Please refer to our online schedule of courses each term for listed offerings.