Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The graduates may qualify for jobs like Sales Manager, Business Consultant, Financial Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Human Resources (HR) Specialist, Loan Officer, Meeting, Convention and Event Planner, Training and Development Specialist, and may more.

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017 workers with an associate degree had median weekly earnings of $836, compared with just $512 for people with a high school diploma alone.

Graduates have many job opportunities. Some examples of annual salaries according PayScale.com:

Executive Assistant $51,514
Administrative Assistant $33,827
Office Manager $43,067
Human Resources (HR) Manager $60,531
Operations Manager $54,896
Human Resources (HR) Generalist $48,116
Bookkeeper $41,693
Buyer $43,274
Credit/Collections Supervisor $49,410

A Quiroga's professional

The Associate in Applied Science in Business prepares undergraduate students in the field of applied management science. Students will be expected to work in multidisciplinary activities, using the necessary tools to perform efficient administrative processes, reduce risk factors in decision-making, and optimize company outcomes, including their profits and market presence.

Business students at Quiroga will learn how to integrate ethics into their lives to impact business through a Humanistic worldview. Students will have a multicultural learning framework and will be able to address problems in real-world settings with ethics, and social service attitude.

In compliance with Quiroga’s mission, the Associate in Applied Science in Business program combines a liberal arts curriculum with practical training in business to prepare students to help resolve problems holistically.

Students will become professionals who contribute meaningfully to transform people and the communities in which they live, work, and serve.

Students graduating from Quiroga will possess the following skill sets:

  1. Interpersonal skills and professional fluency for efficient and effective communication in a variety of environments.
  2. An understanding of and ability to demonstrate principled and moral leadership that aligns with organizational goals.
  3. Applied critical thinking, analytical ability, and technical/technological knowledge to solve complex problems and resolve conflicts.
  4. Will have a clear understanding of the cultural, social, and economic environments of the local communities and related international community.
  5. A broad-based liberal arts education which serves to effectively assess social responsibilities and ethical dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.

Student outcomes

The Associate in Applied Science in Business program is designed to holistically train students to work in multidisciplinary activities, using the necessary management and administrative tools to perform efficient administrative processes.

At the end of the program, students will:

  1. Understand and apply the theories and principles of the management science.
  2. Be able to organize and control managerial and administrative processes.
  3. Be able to work in multidisciplinary teams to optimize the resources of organizations.
  4. Be equipped to use the principles of management and administrative techniques to solve organizational issues.

Program requirements

Structure of the program

General Education        (21 Credits)

Core Courses     (39 Credits)

Total    (60 Credits)

General Education

Required General Education

5 Required Courses

(3 Credits Each. Total 15 Credits)

Code Course
ENG 101 English
HIS 101 Universal History
MAT 101 General College Mathematics
PHI 101 Person and University
PHI 104 General Ethics

Elective General Education

2 Required Courses

(3 Credits Each. Total 6 Credits)

Code Course
BIO 101 Biology
HUM 101 Humanities
HUM 102 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on The Americas
LIT 103 Universal Literature
PSY 101 Psychology

Professional Foundations

Required Core Courses

10 Required Courses

(3 Credits Each. Total 30 Credits)

Code Course
ACC 102 Accounting
BUS 101 Introduction to Administration
BUS 103 Introduction to Computer Science
BUS 204 Economics
BUS 205 Financial Mathematics
BUS 206 Cost Accounting
BUS 208 Human Capital
BUS 209 Finance
BUS 210 Introduction to Marketing
INT 201 Internship

Required Elective Core

3 Required Courses

(3 Credits Each. Total 9 Credits)

Code Course
BUS 207 E-Commerce
BUS 201 Evaluation of Projects
BUS 202 Market Research
BUS 212 Sales Techniques
BUS 209 Advertising