Associate of Arts in Business

The Associate of Arts in Business Program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. Business is a dynamic and customizable discipline. A business degree can open many doors to fields like accounting, marketing, finance and operations. OTC business students will gain foundational knowledge while choosing focused electives such as Principles of Insurance or Business Law. Graduates also have skills that transfer to industries outside of business like digital literacy and using practical computer applications. Each four-year institution will have specific requirements for general admission and additional requirements for acceptance into a business or accounting program. Students should contact the school they will be attending to make sure they have met all transfer requirements.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Build a versatile business skill set
Start or manage your own business
Pursue a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field

Program Snapshot

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Out-of-district Tuition: Click Here
Credits: 60*
Graduation Retention Rate: 60%*

Possible Careers

Financial Manager
Business Analyst
Market Researcher

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Specific Courses
credit hours
Institutional Requirement

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

J.C. Walker
Business, Accounting, and Economics Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.