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Business Administration Systems - ONLINE PROGRAM

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AAS DEGREES:

Accounting Track 
(61-64 credit hours)
Finance Track 
(61-64 credit hours)
Informatics Track 
(64-67 credit hours)
Management Track 
(63-67 credit hours)
INCLUDES TRANSFER INFORMATION TO UNIV. OF THE CUMBERLANDS
Office Systems Track 
(64-67 credit hours)

DIPLOMAS:

Informatics
(39-42 credit hours)
Office Systems 
(39-42 credit hours)
Organizational Leadership 
(38-42 credit hours)
Small Business Management 
(36-39 credit hours)

CERTIFICATES:

Accounting 
(18-21 credit hours)
Advanced Business Administration 
(15 credit hours)
Basic Business Administration 
(15-18 credit hours)
Business Transfer 
(15 credit hours)
Finance (15 credit hours)
Financial Perspectives 
(9-12 credit hours)
General Business 
(12 credit hours)
Informatics Business Analyst 
(6 credit hours)
Informatics Fundamentals
(12 credit hours)
Leadership (12 credit hours)
Management (15 credit hours)
Office Systems (18 credit hours)
Quality Management 
(15 credit hours)
Sales (12 credit hours)
Small Business Management 
(15-18 credit hours)
Supervisory Management 
(21 credit hours)

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Program Advisor

Kevin Bradford
(606) 878-4718
kevin.bradford@kctcs.edu
Webpage: Kevin Bradford

Location

Available completely online or a combination of online and on campus.

Program Details

The Business Administration Systems program prepares students for a variety of careers in business. A core curriculum provides students with a foundation of knowledge applicable to any business career. The Business Administration Systems program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree, diplomas and a variety of certificates in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Financial Perspective, General Business, Hospitality Management, Leadership, Management, Office Systems, Real Estate Management, Sales, Small Business Management, and Supervisory Management. The curriculum is designed for those who seek entry level jobs as well as for currently employed individuals wishing to enhance their skills. A student specializes by choosing from the available options, diplomas and certificates.

  • The Accounting track/certificate leads to careers in accounting including bookkeeper, accounting clerk, cost payroll clerk and any position using microcomputer-based systems.
  • The Finance track/certificate leads to careers in the financial services industry, government lending agencies, and credit companies.
  • The Informatics* track/certificate prepares students for careers in business including Business Analyst and positions that query and report on the business’s key performance indicators and success factors.
  • The Management track/certificate prepares the student with broad-based management knowledge and skills which lead to a variety of positions in organizations.
  • The Office Systems track/diploma/certificate prepares the student with a broad base of knowledge and skills needed for a variety of positions in an office. 

Other Diplomas and Certificates:


  • The Small Business Management diploma/certificate curricula is designed to prepare students for the position of entrepreneur and business owner and offers the prospective business owner the fundamentals of starting and operating a business.
  • The Basic and Advanced Business Administration certificates are designed to be building blocks to complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Business Administration Core courses.
  • The Business Transfer certificate is designed to provide the business transfer student an exit point by offering business preparation courses that will transfer to a four year institution.
  • The Financial Perspective certificate prepares the student for entry level positions in accounting, financial services and small business management.
  • The General Business certificate prepares the students for a variety positions in supervision, management and general business.
  • The Leadership certificate enables the student to qualify for leadership positions, work effectively in teams, lead problem solving work groups, understand the conflict resolution processes and plan effectively.
  • The Organization Leadership diploma curriculum is designed to prepare students to manage a department or to become team leaders in team-based or self-managed organizations.
  • The Quality Management certificate prepares the student to analyze and implement systems for continuous improvement of functions and processes in The Sales certificate prepares the student for a career in sales.
  • The Supervisory Management certificate prepares the students in the field of front-line supervision.

*Informatics: Learn how to use the power of the latest technologies to analyze and transform information into tactical and strategic knowledge critical to today's businesses. Download information flier here.

Employment projections and salaries

WKU KCTCS Transfer Scholarship
http://wku.edu/scholarship/transfer.phpWKU Plus2 Brochure (pdf)

University of the Cumberlands Transfer Agreement
Management Track students can learn more about the Transfer Agreement with the University of the Cumberlands by visiting: http://gradweb.ucumberlands.edu/pathways-information-kctcs-students

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To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.

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