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Associate’s Degree


The Associate in Science degree (A.S.) in Business Administration is designed for students who are considering transferring to a four-year program. FTC also offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Business Management with concentrations in either audio recording technology, management, marketing, or music entertainment industry studies. Learn more about the A.A.S. in Business Management here.

The objective of the Business Administration program is to help prepare students to assume managerial and administrative responsibilities. Students graduating with an A.S. in Business Administration usually plan to continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree.

The liberal arts and business courses recommended for this A.S. degree are designed to develop the student’s ability to communicate well, to work smoothly with others on the job, to analyze and solve problems effectively, and to prepare for personal living and social responsibilities.

Career courses for this degree include the tool areas of accounting, statistics, and law as well as foundation studies in business organization and management, marketing, and finance. Students may also select courses from the wide variety of offerings available in the many programs offered by Five Towns College.

For curriculum and faculty information, view the current Five Towns College Catalog.

In addition to the Marketing concentration, the A.A.S. degree in Business Management, has three other concentrations mentioned in more detail below.

Business Management Concentration

The business management concentration includes a core curriculum of liberal arts and a broad spectrum of business courses. The emphasis of this degree program is on management, marketing and sales. The program provides challenging educational and internship experiences so you may develop a full awareness and understanding of business management.

Audio production degree classrooms are equipped with modern recording technology

Audio Recording Technology Concentration

The audio recording technology concentration is designed to provide you with the business and technical expertise required to operate professional audio recording equipment. As a student pursuing an audio production degree, you will study the theory of sound, recording electronics, engineering procedures, audio/video post-production and advanced mixing procedures in a sequence of courses designed to develop the skills required for this field. Learn more about the audio recording concentration


Music Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration

The Music Entertainment Industry Studies concentration is designed to provide you with the necessary expertise within the music industry. As a  music business major, you will study the legal, production, management, marketing, and merchandising aspects of this field. You will be prepared to pursue careers as artist managers, concert promoters, music marketers, and music publishers.


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