The Associate of Arts in Business is based on the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business.  It is recommended for students planning to start at Tri-C and transfer to a four year institution to major in one of the following areas:

Accounting, Agribusiness, Business/Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance,Hospitality Management, Human Resources, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Leadership, Real Estate, Risk Management, Sales Management, Sports Management, and Supply Chain Management

It is important to note that some bachelor-degree granting business programs may be competitive and admission into the program is not guaranteed. Students should check with individual institutions for their program admission requirements.  In addition, some bachelor-degree granting institutions require additional general education courses outside of the Ohio Transfer Module and students may be required to take these courses in their junior or senior year. Students will still be able to follow this pathway and complete their bachelor’s degree in approximately 60 additional credit hours.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test
  • Qualified Math placement to enroll in MATH-1610 Calculus I Calculus I or MATH-1480 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Utilize interpersonal communication and conflict management effectively in a diverse organizational setting.
  2. Utilize an effective leadership style to contribute to organizational success and aid in the development of a positive organizational culture.
  3. Interpret information presented on financial statements, apply commonly used financial ratios and analytical tools, evaluate, and communicate the results.
  4. Analyze the functioning of a market-based economy as a consumer, employee, or producer.
  5. Interpret economic indicators and measures to evaluate fiscal and monetary policy.
  6. Apply critical thinking to the legal implications present in business activities.
  7. Analyze problems, including real-world scenarios, through the application of mathematical and numerical concepts and skills, including the interpretation of data, tables, charts, or graphs.
  8. Be prepared for transfer to 4 year Bachelor’s program in a variety of business focused areas including Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, Organizational Leadership, and Supply Chain Management.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Elective (see below) 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Social and Behavioral Science Elective (not Economics - see below)) 3
Select one of the following: 4-5
Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II
Calculus I
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH-1490 Business Probability and Statistics I 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II 1
Honors College Composition II 1
Technical Writing
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-1341 Managerial Accounting 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Natural Science Elective (see below) 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Elective (see below) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Natural Science Elective with Lab (see below) 3-4
Ohio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Elective (see below) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications
Honors Business Communications
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours61-63

Students who wish to take an English 2000 level literature course to meet Humanities requirements must take ENG-1020/102H to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

Students should select at least one designated cultural sensitivity course and at least one designated Civic Responsibility course to fulfill their Arts & Humanities or Social & Behavioral Science requirements from the below lists.  View full list of courses that can be selected to fulfill Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences requirements here.

Recommended Cultural Sensitivity Electives

DANC-1100Dance Appreciation3
ENG-2310American Literature I3
ENG-2320American Literature II3
ENG-2410Introduction to Literature: Poetry3
ENG-2430Introduction to Literature: Drama 13
ENG-2510African-American Literature I 13
ENG-2520African-American Literature II 13
ENG-2601Literature for Children and Adolescents 13
ENG-2700World Literature 13
ENG-2730Exploration of World Mythology 13
HIST-2031Islam to the Modern Middle East3
HUM-1010Introduction to Humanities3
HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
HUM-2020Community Engagement Through the Humanities3
MUS-1010Survey of European Classical Music3
MUS-1020Survey of Jazz3
MUS-1030Survey of Rock and Roll3
REL-1010Introduction to Religious Studies3
REL-2000Comparative World Religions3
THEA-1010Theatre Appreciation3
THEA-2210History of Theatre and Drama I3
THEA-2220History of Theatre & Drama II3
ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-2010Peoples and Cultures of the World3
HIST-1010History of Civilization I3
HIST-101HHonors History of Civilization I3
HIST-1020History of Civilization II3
HIST-102HHonors History of Civilization II3
HIST-1510United States History to 18773
HIST-1700History of Africa3
HIST-2150African American History to 18773
HIST-2660Women in American History3
POL-2070International Relations3
PSY-1010General Psychology3
PSY-2020Life Span Development4
SOC-2100Aging and Society3
SOC-2410Sociology of Gender3
SOC-2550Race and Ethnic Relations3
UST-1010Introduction to Urban Studies3

Requires ENG-1020 College Composition II as a prerequisite.

Recommended Civic Responsibility Electives

HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
HUM-2020Community Engagement Through the Humanities3
PHIL-1000Critical Thinking3
PHIL-202HHonors Ethics3
PHIL-2060Business Ethics3
GEOG-2030Environmental Geography3
HIST-1510United States History to 18773
HIST-151HHonors United States History to 18773
HIST-1520United States History Since 18773
HIST-152HHonors United States History since 18773
POL-1010American National Government3
POL-101HHonors American National Government3
POL-1020State & Local Government3
POL-2030Comparative Politics3
POL-2070International Relations3
UST-1010Introduction to Urban Studies3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.