Business Administration

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Business

An Associate degree in Business Administration provides students with fundamental knowledge in business studies. This program is designed to afford students with the ability to transfer to specific four-year bachelor degree programs with the maximum number of credits possible. The core courses in the Business Administration program consist of courses that are often required by four-year institutions to enter their business programs.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Explain how activities involved in operating a business connect with one another
  • Analyze financial conditions utilizing principles of accounting
  • Develop business strategies
  • Analyze how economic forces and government policies affect business alternatives as well as social outcomes
  • Evaluate business decisions based on their legal consequences
  • Evaluate the opportunities and threats resulting from current business trends
  • Model appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal communication with employers, employees, team members, business partners, and customers
  • Apply algebraic concepts to solve business related problems and conduct business research
  • Employ computer software application programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, and data base to perform ordinary business activities

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Support Courses - Business Administration

Minimum Credit Hours: 

*These courses may not be used to meet the requirements for this program: MATH 121, MATH 221, and MATH 225.

Elective Courses

Take elective credits to meet the minimum number of credit hours needed to receive an associates degree.
Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 
Business Administration


Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Jared Boyd • (313) 845-9697 • • Liberal Arts Bldg • Room: K-329

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Northwood University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Walsh College
  • Wayne State University