Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (BSAD-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. degree programs are for Connecticut Community College students who wish to transfer to one of the Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline. Community College students can complete associate degree programs that transfer without hassle to all Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College offering their major. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or be required to take any extra credits.

This Business Studies Associate Degree serves as the single community college degree to all of the State University and Charter Oak State College business majors listed below. Students will declare a specific field when they transfer.

With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University (CCSU requires a minimum GPA of 2.0*)

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Finance, B.S.
  • Management, B.S.
  • Marketing, B.S.

At Eastern Connecticut State University:   

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Business Administration, B.S.
  • Finance, B.S.

At Southern Connecticut State University: 

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Business Administration- Business Economics Concentration, B.S.
  • Business Administration- Finance Concentration, B.S.
  • Business Administration- Management, B.S.
  • Marketing, B.S.

At Western Connecticut State University:  

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Business Management- Financial Management Option, B.B.A.
  • Business Management- Supervisory Management Option, B.B.A.
  • Marketing, B.B.A.

At Charter Oak State College:                   

  • Business Administration, B.A.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

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


*this GPA was corrected from 2.5 on 7/16/2024

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