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1906 College Heights Blvd #11052 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052

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MANAGEMENT (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) (AA TO BS)

Effective Date: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate MANAGEMENT (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) (AA TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
BAS 200 (3) or BAS 283 (3) or MGT 283 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) 3
NS Course 3
STA 220 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 3Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
ECO 201 (3) 3
ACC 201 (3) 3
BAS 267 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
BAS 282 (3) or MKT 282 (3) 3
ECO 202 (3) 3
ACC 202 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allows KCTCS graduates to transfer an AA from KCTCS toward completion of a B.S. in Management (Business Administration) in the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU.

Gordon Ford College of Business program at WKU admission note: A minimum overall 2.5 GPA is required with completion of eight admission courses (ACCT 200, ACCT 201; CIS 141; COMM 145; ECON 202, ECON 203, ECON 206, and MATH 116 (or higher)). Admission to the Management program requires the above admission courses plus MGT 210. Students must have a separate 2.5 GPA in the following six WKU program admission courses: ACCT 200; CIS 141; COMM 145; ECON 202; ECON 206; and MGT 210 (must have a C or better). The KCTCS equivalent courses that require a 2.5 GPA are ACC 201; CIT 130 or CIT 105 (unless has been satisfied by exam, as explained on page 76 of the 2016-2017 KCTCS Catalog); COM 181; ECO 201; STA 220; and BAS 283 (must have a “C” grade or better).

KCTCS graduation requirements include demonstration of computer/digital literacy (see page 68 of the 2016-17 KCTCS catalog). It is important to note, that WKU requires CIS 141, which articulates with KCTCS CIT 130 or CIT 105 (unless has been satisfied by exam, as explained on page 76 of the 2016-2017 KCTCS Catalog) .

Those with questions about the WKU Business program may contact:
Gordon Ford College of Business
Phone: 270-745-6311
Email: gfcb@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/business

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
Elective 3
CIS 243 (3) 3
FIN 330 (3) 3
MGT 305 (3) 3
BA Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
Elective 3
MGT 311 (3) 3
MGT 313 (3) 3
MGT 361 (3) 3
MGT 417 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
Elective 3
ECON 414 (3) 3
FIN Elective 3
MGT Elective 3
MGT 314 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
ENT 496 (3) or MGT 498 (3) 3
MKT Elective 3
MGT 499 (1) 1
Total Credit Hours16

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Business program may contact:
Gordon Ford College of Business
Phone: 270-745-6311
Email: gfcb@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/business


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