Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2024-25 Academic Catalog Program: Business - BUSN.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Business - BUSN.AS

The Business program was developed for the student who is contemplating either a career in business after attaining an Associate degree or the student who plans to attend a college or university outside the Massachusetts public college and university system.  The Business program has a general education foundation, a strong business core and a selection of business courses in accounting, management and marketing to round out the student’s readiness to start a career or transfer.  Designed with some flexibility to allow exploration in areas of interest, students can specialize in accounting, entrepreneurship, management and marketing.  Students will utilize computer applications in all business courses, develop critical thinking skills, and expand soft skills such as written and oral communication, collaboration and teamwork.  Internships give students hands-on experience in business where they can practice what they have learned in the classroom.

Please note that this program is designed for career and transfer to four-year colleges and universities outside the Massachusetts public college and university system (see Business Transfer program- BTCM).  Students should consult their advisor or the college transfer counselor to determine which program meets their specific needs.

Upon successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Business Administration will be awarded.

Program Goals

The Business program will produce graduates who:

1. Communicate effectively in a business environment using oral and written techniques

2. Apply critical thinking to business scenarios

3. Identify, interpret, and explain major business concepts to business situations



(BUSN.AS) Curriculum

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT-115 - Statistics 3 credits
ACC-101 - Accounting 1 (Note 2) 4 credits
MGT-101 - Principles of Management 3 credits
CMP-106 - Computer Basics: Concepts & Applications 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience 1 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits

Total: 17 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits
ACC-102 - Accounting 2 (Note 2) 4 credits
MKT-101 - Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS-222 - Business Decision Tools 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY-101 - General Psychology 3 credits
SOC-101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECN-101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits
MGT-230 - Business Ethics 3 credits
ACC-260 - Managerial Accounting 3 credits
MKT-260 - Consumer Behavior 3 credits
ENG-105 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
LAW-214 - Business Law Essentials 3 credits
MGT-260 - Organizational Behavior 3 credits
EL-GEN - General Elective 3 credits
EL-BUSN - Business Department Elective (Note 1) 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
FIN-101 - Introduction to Finance 3 credits
BUS-105 - Introduction to Personal Finance 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (BUSN.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 63


  1. Any 200 level Business Department course (ACC, BUS, ENT, FIN, LAW, MGT, MKT) or BUS-151, BUS-123, BUS-137, or BUS-148.
  2. ACC-101 and ACC-102 can be substituted with ACC-106 and a business department elective. A student cannot receive credit for both ACC-101/102 and ACC-106.

Transfer Notes:

Students taking this program who may be planning to transfer to an institution outside the MA universities and UMass system should check with the Transfer counselor of that institution for additional requirements.

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Christina Atwater Professor 02/230 413-755-4062
Rhoda Belemjian Professor 02/233 413-755-5706
Ann Gervais Professor/Department Chair 02/232 413-755-5705
Michael Magala Professor 02/220 413-755-4613
Anthony Rondinelli Professor 02/227 413-755-4316
Diane Sabato Professor 02/239 413-755-4836