Pre-Business Administration (PBA)


The Pre-Business Administration program provides students with the academic foundation needed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program with a business-related major, such as business administration, accounting, finance, management, or marketing.

Students earn an Associate of Arts degree and are well-prepared to begin their junior year in a bachelor’s degree program at the four-year institution of their choice.

Students must consult with their advisor before choosing electives, to ensure that elective courses meet the requirements of the institution where the student will complete their bachelor’s degree.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a bachelor's degree program in a business-related field

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varies, depending on bachelor's degree

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies, depending on bachelor's degree

Employment Outlook

Varies, depending on bachelor's degree

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Bowling Green State University
  • The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration)
  • Franklin University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Miami University
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More College
  • Union Institute and University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Cintas
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Walt Disney World Resorts

Co-op Salary Projections

$7.75/hr - $12/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Pre-Business Administration (PBA)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
LAW 101Business Law 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective  101
XXX XXX Directed Elective 1  303
Semester 2  
ACC 102Managerial Accounting 223
BUS 190Professional Practices 101
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective  303
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 2  303
Semester 3  
PBA X9X Cooperative Education 1: Pre-Business Administration  1402
Semester 4  
MKT 101Principles of Marketing 303
IM XXX Computer Elective  323
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1  303
XXX XXX Natural/Physical Science Elective 1  223
XXX XXX Transfer Module Elective 1  303
Semester 5  
COMM 110Public Speaking 303
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics 303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2  303
XXX XXX Natural/Physical Science Elective 2  223
XXX XXX Transfer Module Elective 2  303
Total Credits:  565061

Electives - See Advisor before selecting electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 132Statistics 23
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Trigonometry4
MAT 153Pre-Calculus6
MAT 215Business Calculus6
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
MAT 253Calculus 35
Computer Elective
IM 111Computer Applications 13
IM 112Computer Applications 23
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel3
IM 140Electronic Database Management: Microsoft Access3
IM 200Information Systems for Managers3
Arts/Humanities Electives
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
Natural/Physical Science Electives
Any Transfer Module course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC
Cooperative Education Elective (2 credit hours required)
PBA 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Pre-Business Administration1
PBA 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Pre-Business Administration1
PBA 193Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Pre-Business Administration1
PBA 194Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Pre-Business Administration1
PBA 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Pre-Business Administration2
PBA 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Pre-Business Administration2
Transfer Module Electives
Any Transfer Module course from ENG, COMM (except COMM 110), MAT, ART, MUS, THE, LIT, PHI, REL, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, ECO, PSY, SOC, BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC
Directed Electives
Any Transfer Module course from ENG, COMM, MAT, ART, MUS, THE, LIT, PHI, REL, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, ECO, PSY, SOC, BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC
ENG 131Creative Writing: Poetry3
FIN 100Personal Finance3
FRN 101Elementary French 14
FRN 102Elementary French 24
FRN 201Intermediate French 14
FRN 202Intermediate French 24
ITP 101Beginning American Sign Language 13
ITP 102Beginning American Sign Language 23
ITP 201Intermediate American Sign Language 13
ITP 202Intermediate American Sign Language 23
LBR 105Introduction to Labor and Employee Relations3
MGT 101Principles of Management3
MGT 220Leadership3
SPN 101Elementary Spanish 14
SPN 102Elementary Spanish 24
SPN 201Intermediate Spanish 14
SPN 202Intermediate Spanish 24

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Margaret (Meg) Clark, MBA, CFP
(513) 569-1626
Co-op Coordinator
Maya Franklin, MA
(513) 569-1660
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