The Associate of Arts Degree in Business is a directed path of study preparing students for transfer and upper division work at four-year institutions offering business and accounting programs. This degree requires students to satisfy the A.A. general education transfer block, 15 hours of business related coursework and at least 6 hours of additional credit from electives.
Each transfer institution will have specific admission requirements for their institution and business and/or accounting program. Students should contact the intended transfer institution to verify they have met all transfer requirements and the college's choices within the general education transfer block and additional courses beyond the 15 hours of business coursework that are appropriate for their desired degree.
CORE 42 is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure that all graduates possess a common core of college-level skills and knowledge. CORE 42 specifies the basic competencies and knowledge areas that all students completing degrees at a Missouri public institution of higher education must complete. CORE 42 is comprised of dozens of courses distributed across five knowledge areas. These courses are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number, which guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses among all Missouri public institutions of higher education. Please refer to MDHE Core Transfer Curriculumfor detailed information on CORE 42 courses.
All knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo, indicate all courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Any course with an approved MOTR number or additional hours from a MOTR approved course can be utilized to fulfill the Core electives requirement. Credit received from an OTC course may be greater than the MOTR transfer equivalency. The additional credit provided form OTC for a MOTR approved course will move the additional credit to the Core electives (e.g. CHM 160 at OTC = 4 credit hours, MOTR equivalency = 3 credit hours; additional 1 hour moved to Core electives).