With your degree in business administration from Tunxis Community College, you will have the skills you need to succeed in business or to transfer to a bachelor’s level Business Administration program. From the largest, global corporations, to the smallest sole proprietorship, you will learn the skills all companies need to grow – including accounting, communication, economics, ethics, finance, information systems, law, management, and marketing.

Your BA education will include a strong foundation in the liberal arts, as well as case studies, team projects, professional guest speakers, field trips, internships and more. These are the hands-on skills that employers seek in their future employees.

The Tunxis Business Administration program provides a comprehensive foundation with small classes and individualized student-faculty interaction. You will learn from faculty who bring their real-world experience into the classroom, bringing theory to life and offering the opportunity to build networks before you graduate.


ENG 101 Composition*
Written Communication Transfer Competency
ENG 103 Composition II*
Written Communication Transfer Competency
ENG 106 Writing for Business*
Oral Communication Transfer Competency
Fine Art Elective*
Aesthetic Dimensions Transfer Competency
MAT 165 Elementary Statistics with Computer Apps*
Quantitative Reasoning Transfer Competency
MAT 190 Calculus for Business*
Historical Knowledge Elective*
Historical Knowledge Transfer Competency
Scientific Knowledge Elective*
Scientific Knowledge Transfer Competency
Scientific Reasoning Elective
Scientific Knowledge Transfer Competency
ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting *
ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting *
CST 201 Management Information Systems*
Continued Learning and Information Literacy Transfer Competency
ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics *
ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
Social Phenomena Transfer Competency
BMK 201 Principles of Marketing *
BBG 231 Business Law I *
BBG 240 Business Ethics *
Critical Thinking Transfer Competency
BFN 201 Principles of Finance *
BMG 202 Principles of Management *
BBG 292

BBG 290
Business Practicum* (3-credit Internship) OR

Business Programs Capstone* (1 credit) AND
Directed Elective*

Students with no high school business or accounting courses are advised to take ACC 100 – Basic Accounting and/or BBG 101 – Introduction to Business at the beginning of their program.
* Course also offered in a 3-, 7-, or 8-week, accelerated online option 

Central Connecticut State University School of Business

  • If three years not completed in high school, two semesters of a single foreign language required at CCSU.
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in ACC 113, ACC 117, ECN 101, ECN 102, ENG 101, ENG 106, MAT 165 and MAT 190 for entry to CCSU’s School of Business.
  • Additional coursework beyond the Associates Degree that can transfer to the CCSU School of Business: MAT 222 (Stats II), two Behavioral Science courses (from PSY/SOC/ANT), and a 200-Level Literature Course.

Eastern, Southern, or Western CSU / Charter Oak State College / Private Universities

  • Tunxis’ Business Administration program has articulation agreements with all of the Connecticut State Universities, Charter Oak State College, Goodwin College, Post University, University of St. Joseph, Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford and more.
  • Students transferring into a private four-year business program should check their intended institution’s transfer policy.

UConn – Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury Campuses

  • To be considered for the Business Data Analytics or Business Administration regional program, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required upon graduation from Tunxis. Please see your advisor for the latest advising information.
  • Students participating in The University of Connecticut Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) should be enrolled in Liberal Arts.

Students pursuing a specific business career after graduation should choose a Business Specialization Certificate for additional skills. Each certificate fits seamlessly into the BA associates degree.

* Course also offered in a 3-, 7-, or 8-week, accelerated online option.
^ Course will be used as one of the four directed electives in the BA Degree.

BA Associates Degree

The Business Administration Career associates degree program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in private, public, and governmental agencies as accounting, finance, management, or marketing trainees.
This program is of considerable benefit to employed students looking for professional development or students who hold degrees in unrelated areas and are looking for career skills or a career change.
Although many courses in this program will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, it is possible that some will transfer only as electives.

ENG 101 Composition
COM 173 Public Speaking
ENG 106 Writing for Business *
Fine Art Elective
MAT 165 Elementary Statistics with Computer Apps
Science Elective (with or without lab)
ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting *
ACC 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting *
BBG 115
ACC 123
CST 201
Business Software Applications * OR
Accounting Software Applications OR
Computer Software Applications
ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics *
ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
BMK 201 Principles of Marketing *
BBG 231 Business Law I *
BBG 240 Business Ethics *
BFN 201 Principles of Finance *
BMG 202
BMG 210
Principles of Management * OR
Organizational Behavior *
Directed Elective ^
Directed Elective ^
Directed Elective ^
BBG 292

BBG 290
Business Practicum (3-credit Internship) OR

Business Programs Capstone (1 credit) AND
Directed Elective ^

Students with no high school business or accounting courses are advised to take ACC 100 – Basic Accounting and/or BBG 101 – Introduction to Business at the beginning of their program.

* Course also offered in a 3-, 7-, or 8-week, accelerated online option.

Business Administration Program Plan of Study

Upon successful completion of the business administration degree program, students will demonstrate:

  • both accounting and finance concepts as applied to the sound fiscal management of a business enterprise,
  • various micro- and macroeconomic principles and their influence on the organizational decision-making process,
  • marketing’s role in the development of a successful business strategy,
  • the impact of leadership, employee behavior and organizational culture in attaining organizational goals and objectives,
  • both the ethical and legal implications of managerial decisions and the effect of those decisions on organizational stakeholders,
  • group dynamics and the benefits of a team-based approach in business,
  • the impact and uses of technology in the 21st century business environment,
  • the integration of knowledge and apply learned skills for real-world business decision making, and
  • Tunxis’ General Education Abilities as they apply to the business professions.

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