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Business Administration

Build a business career from the ground up

Managing the day-to-day operations of a business is critical to its long-term success. The Business Administration Program at Austin Community College includes courses in business principles, accounting, and economics. In general studies courses you will develop a solid liberal arts background and the communication and critical thinking skills employers value.

Career Information

An associate degree in business administration qualifies students for basic and administrative roles in private, public, and nonprofit organizations. As with most professions, the more education you have, the more chances you will have to advance in your career and increase your salary potential. ACC’s Business Administration Program prepares you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university and provides a foundation for a career in numerous related fields, such as finance, international business, and management information systems. You may be able to earn one of several certifications along the way.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Chief Sustainability Officers
66.35 Hourly Wage 1104 Currently Employed
Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.
1104 Chief Sustainability Officers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.79 % over the next four years.
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Customs Brokers
35.07 Hourly Wage 6582 Currently Employed
Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.
6582 Customs Brokers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.6 % over the next four years.
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Business Continuity Planners
35.07 Hourly Wage 6582 Currently Employed
Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.
6582 Business Continuity Planners are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.6 % over the next four years.
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Purchasing Managers
54.58 Hourly Wage 313 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.
313 Purchasing Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.35 % over the next four years.
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Business Intelligence Analysts
41.55 Hourly Wage 1849 Currently Employed
Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.
1849 Business Intelligence Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.95 % over the next four years.
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Financial Managers, Branch or Department
59.48 Hourly Wage 2652 Currently Employed
Direct and coordinate financial activities of workers in a branch, office, or department of an establishment, such as branch bank, brokerage firm, risk and insurance department, or credit department.
2652 Financial Managers, Branch or Department are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.8 % over the next four years.
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Budget Analysts
30.62 Hourly Wage 799 Currently Employed
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
799 Budget Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.76 % over the next four years.
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Financial Analysts
39.96 Hourly Wage 3235 Currently Employed
Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
3235 Financial Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.42 % over the next four years.
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Financial Examiners
35.7 Hourly Wage 414 Currently Employed
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
414 Financial Examiners are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Chief Executives
66.35 Hourly Wage 1104 Currently Employed
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
1104 Chief Executives are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.79 % over the next four years.
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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
22.77 Hourly Wage 116 Currently Employed
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
116 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.21 % over the next four years.
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Advertising Sales Agents
24.25 Hourly Wage 1440 Currently Employed
Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.
1440 Advertising Sales Agents are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.47 % over the next four years.
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Human Resources Managers
52.73 Hourly Wage 689 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
689 Human Resources Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.3 % over the next four years.
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Human Resources Specialists
27.74 Hourly Wage 5024 Currently Employed
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
5024 Human Resources Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.27 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

View the programs maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Program Accreditations

ACC’s Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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