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Business AS

Semester Requirements

Mary Lou Basile, Chairperson
(585) 475-6460 (V/TTY), mlbnbt@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/busAplusB

Program overview

The AS degree in business is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in Saunders College of Business. Saunders College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Upon completion of the AS program, students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 will enroll directly in Saunders College, where they complete their bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, or new media marketing. Admission to this major is available during the fall semester only.

Prerequisites

ACT: composite test score of 18 and above.

English: Placement into a First Year Writing course, such as FYW: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150). Students who qualify for Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) will be considered for admission if they are at NMTH-250 or higher in mathematics.

Mathematics: Placement into mathematics NMTH-250 or higher. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into science NSCI-250 or higher. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Admission requirements

To enroll in one of the bachelor degree programs in Saunders College of Business, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 upon graduation with the AS degree in business.

Business, AS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar‡ 3
MGIS-101 Computer Based Analysis 1
  LAS Perspective 6† 3
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I 3
NBUS-211 World of Business and Innovation 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
NACC-205 Financial Accounting 3
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
NBUS-225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NACC-206 Managerial Accounting 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  LAS Perspective 3, 4 6
INTB-225 Globalization 3
MATH-161 LAS Elective: Applied Calculus 4
NBUS-227 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 64

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Any science course numbered NSCI-250 or higher may fulfill this requirement.

‡ The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

Additional information

Microsoft certification

As an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist, preparatory courses are offered for several exams each semester.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The AS degree in business is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, which offers a portfolio of comprehensive programs designed to prepare students for leadership in the business environment. The Saunders College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools.

Upon completion of the AS program, students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 will enroll directly in the Saunders College, where they complete their bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, or new media marketing. Admission to this program is available during the fall quarter only.

Prerequisites

ACT: composite test score of 18 and above.

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students who qualify for Written Communication II (0502-111) will be considered for admission if they are at level D or higher in mathematics.

Mathematics: Placement into level C mathematics course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into any level D science course numbered 0885-250 or higher. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Admission requirements

To enroll in one of the bachelor degree programs in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 upon graduation with the AS degree in business.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Business, AS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0884-210 Applications of Algebra‡ 4
0884-250 Science (Level D or above) 4
0804-101 Orientation to Business 3
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  Liberal Arts* 4
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0884-260 Explorations in College Algebra 4
0801-211, 212 Financial Accounting I, II 8
0804-284 Fundamentals of Management 3
1016-225 Algebra for Management Science 4
0112-270 Business Software Applications 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
  Liberal Arts* 16
1016-226 Calculus for Management Science 4
0801-221, 222 Managerial Accounting I, II 8
  Laboratory Science 4
0535-352 Professional Communication for Business 4
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics§ 4
0511-402 Principles of Macroeconomics** 4
0112-315 Business Information Systems 4
0804-286 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 93

* Please see NTID's General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Entering students who have the math proficiency to waive this course may take Explorations in College Algebra (0884-260).

§ Principles of Microeconomics (0511-211) is a social science course in the College of Liberal Arts. However, for students in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, it is a required professional course. Therefore, graduates of this AS program who transfer to the E. Philip Saunders College will be required to take an additional College of Liberal Arts lower-division social science course to fulfill College of Liberal Arts General Education requirements. Principles of Microeconomics will be allocated to the business core in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

**Principles of Macroeconomics (0511-402) is a course in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and is not allocated to the College of Liberal Arts distribution requirements.

Business, AS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
MGIS-101 Computer Based Analysis 1
  LAS Perspective 6† 3
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I 3
NBUS-211 World of Business and Innovation 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
NACC-205 Financial Accounting 3
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
NBUS-225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NACC-206 Managerial Accounting 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  LAS Perspective 3, 4 6
INTB-225 Globalization 3
MATH-161 LAS Elective: Applied Calculus 4
NBUS-227 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Any science course numbered NSCI-250 or higher may fulfill this requirement.

Additional information

Microsoft certification

As an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist, preparatory courses are offered for several exams each quarter.