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About our Business Administration Associate Degree

The Business Administration program provides students with a foundation in general business practices, leadership concepts and microcomputer applications. In addition to acquiring skills in accounting, finance, sales and operations, students enhance their ability to write, think, work in groups, solve problems and build confidence and the ability to succeed in the world of business.

The Associate in Science degree emphasizes math, science and core business requirements. The sequence of courses comprises the typical transfer option that many baccalaureate programs prefer, deferring many upper-level business courses until the third or fourth year.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Make decisions and take actions that enable businesses/organizations to earn profits and grow.
  • Describe and utilize the role of science, technology and market commercialization.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand organizational structures.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Account Manager
  • Accounting Staff
  • Advertising & Public Relations Representative
  • Banking Staff
  • Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Insurance Agent
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Mortgage Agent
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Supervisor

Continue Your Education

Available transfer agreements for this program include:

Estimated Full-time Degree Completion Time


Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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Not ready to commit to a degree program? We may have other options that work for you.

Did you know that we offer a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the workforce and start earning quickly? These programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. They are also often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees). And, if you find you want to keep going, we can help you find a related academic degree or certificate program of interest with which you can continue your education.


Costs & Financial Aid

This degree program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Contact Us:

Admissions: 207-741-5800 or 

Department Chair: Mark Reuscher, 207-741-5857 or

A three-credit class averages


Full-time tuition & fees


*Additional program costs may apply.


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