This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
The Business Transfer program is a calculus-based curriculum that will prepare a student to transfer into the College of Business at Central State University. This selection of courses is designed to allow a student to enter the College of Business with junior status upon completion, provided the student has maintained the requisite GPA. The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Some individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.
Upon completion of an associate degree in Pre-Business, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general associate of science degree; additionally, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of the role of the business person in society.
- Demonstrate awareness of the rapidly changing global business environment.
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Students entering this program should have taken mathematics courses each year of high school. Students who do not test into MTH 1280 College Algebra will need to take the necessary prerequisite mathematics courses before beginning the mathematics sequence.
Area 1 - English (6 credit hours)
Grades of C or better in ENG 1111 English I and ENG 1112 English II are required for graduation with the AA or AS degree.
Area 2 – Communication (3 credit hours)
Take COM 1120 Public Speaking
Area 3 – Literature, the Arts, and Humanities (9 credit hours)
Take ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature, HST 2200 Topics in African American History and Culture, and either HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 or 1120 Western Civilization since 1600
Area 4 - Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
Take PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology, SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology, and either ECO 2210 Macroeconomics or ECO 2220 Microeconomics
Area 5 - Mathematics (5 credit hours)
Take MTH 1280 College Algebra and MTH 2100 Business Calculus
Area 6 - Natural & Physical Sciences (10 credit hours)
Take BIO 1510 Biology I and PHY 1501 General Physics with Algebra
Foundations (1 credit hour)
All students pursuing an AA or AS degree must take FYE 1100 College Success. FYE 1100 should be taken as early as possible in a student’s academic career.
Concentration/Elective (17-30 credit hours)
Select from ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting, ACC 1200 Managerial Accounting, ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics (if not taken as part of Area 4), ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics (if not taken as part of Area 4), ITS 1105 Computer Concepts & Office Productivity Tools, MGT 1120 Principles of Management, MKT 2000 Marketing Management, MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business, MGT 1105 Contemporary American Business, STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I.
These Concentration/Elective classes should be planned carefully with an advisor from Central State, and may vary by the specific concentration chosen.
All students pursuing the AS degree are required to complete at least 9 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes will typically be in the Concentration/Elective area, but may also fulfill requirements in Areas 2 - 6 above.