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Business Administration


Greetings! Welcome to the Department of Business Administration.

Please use this page as your starting point if you are either a business major, interested in becoming a business major, or even if you are not a business major but only taking a business course or two for self-improvement.

Business is the driving force behind the complex, unique and highly industrialized American free enterprise system. It is no exaggeration to say understanding how the American free enterprise system works is essential if you are going to be a successful participant in it. A degree in Business Administration is often the first step in helping you achieve that success. Our department’s goal is to take that first step with you.





Produce graduates who can compete ethically in the diverse global economy. Graduates will be capable of writing clearly and effectively. In addition, graduates will complete a course of study in the core business disciplines of accounting, economics, law, and management.



The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration provides the foundation for students wanting to transfer to a four year university with the purpose of obtaining a degree in business administration or any of the disciplines associated with it including accounting, economics, marketing, finance, management or international business.



Business Administration career opportunities are almost limitless. The majority of the Chief Executive Officers of the top Fortune 100 Companies, the partners in all of the major accounting firms, the presidents of banks, and at various times throughout its history, the heads of the motion picture studios, all were either business majors, or had studied business administration at some point in their career.

Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. Economists tell us how well the nation is doing. Marketing sells the product. Today business markets are becoming truly global that is international. Even in bad times, the well prepared individual usually does well. This is especially true in business. Galveston College is a good place to start your career preparation.

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration transfer curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Business Administration (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, or Management) at a senior college or university after completing their studies at Galveston College.*

Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses, the student will be eligible to graduate from Galveston College with an Associate of Science degree.

AS Business Administration: Full-Time or Part-Time Path

Degree Audit Program Code: AS-BUSADMIN

*Degree requirements may vary among different senior institutions. Students should consult an advisor for specific course selection.

+ Denotes Courses required for the Business Administration Field of Study Curriculum as adopted by the State of Texas for Business Administration majors who attend a public higher education institution in Texas.

Please note, Business Principles, Business Law and Business Statistics may not transfer to all senior institutions. Degree requirements may vary among senior institutions. Students should consult an advisor regarding specific course selection for the particular senior institution they plan to transfer to.

# Select any academic elective as most technical or workforce courses will not satisfy elective hour requirements.

HIST 2301 may be substituted for either HIST 1301 or HIST 1302.

Select from courses listed in Galveston College’s Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

MATH 2413 may, in certain situations, be substituted for MATH 1325. Business Statistics (BUSI 2305) may be substituted for 
Business Law (BUSI 2301).

  • Financial Accounting – ACCT 2301 –
  • Managerial Accounting ACCT 2302
  • Business Computer Apps – BCIS 1305
  • Business Principles – BUSI 1301
  • Business Statistics – BUSI 23XX
  • Principles of Macroeconomics – ECON 2301
  • Principles of Microeconomics – ECON 2302
  • Math for Bus & Soc Science – MATH 1324


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy, MATH 0300
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Topics covered include the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. This course will cover using recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders’ equity to communicate the business entity’s results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Additional topics include the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 with a grade of “C” or better.
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Topics include information from the entity’s accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation.


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied.
Topics covered in this course includes computer terminology, hardware, and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied.
An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied
Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade.


Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in Math or Math 0308 or Math 0304
Topics from college algebra (linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities), mathematics of finance (simple and compound interest, annuities), linear programming, matrices, systems of linear equations, applications to management, economics and business.


Tutoring is available through the Building Bridges to Success Department along with the Galveston College Learning Center.

  • Business Adviser
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Insurance Underwriter


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Name Don Davison
Title Professor of Business Administration & Management
Room M-310
Program Area Business Administration & Management
Phone 409-944-1305
Email ddavison@gc.edu
Admin Support Kayla Pangarakis, Ext. 320


Name Kaela Murray
Ext 221