business students meeting in conference room


The business curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirements and core business courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, business management & leadership, economics, finance, management, marketing or banking. Consideration must be given to course placement in terms of course offerings, degree of difficulty, continuity, and credits earned. Electives must meet the transfer requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with the business school of the transfer college or university. Ready to get started? Request a Program Brochure

Other careers you might want to consider: Technical Accounting or Business Management & Leadership.

Why Barton?

Classroom Environment

  • Small classes - one on one attention
  • Hands-on classes
  • Students leave Barton understanding accounting processes and basic business foundations more than students at the same grade level that started at a university
  • All Barton County Campus students prepare for employment by completing a job search project and mock interviews along with essential skills curriculum

Instructors who care in and outside of classroom

  • Instructor led study sessions

Advisement system

  • Promotes seamless transition to university whether on-campus or online

Barton’s Connection to the Business World

  • Opportunities to network with regional businesses
  • Employers contact us wanting our students as employees
  • Advisory board from the regional business community gives program instructors advice about the program; how we can continually improve to meet current industry standards
  • Opportunity to participate in community service through our student driven club “Community Service Organization”

Curriculum Includes “Work Ethics” Components

  • Research from industry shows business leaders value strong work and business ethics as well as leadership qualities.  Students with these characteristics have the best opportunity for employment.

What are some of our graduates doing?

  • Our graduates are working in careers such as: Accounting, Communications, Finance, Marketing & Management, Travel & Tourism, Event Coordination, Education, and Mechanical Supervisor


Curriculum Guides
Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the 2018-2020 Curriculum Guides. Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the 2020-2022 Curriculum Guides.
Associate in Science 
2018-2020 Accounting/Business/Finance/Management/Marketing/Economics 
2020-2022 Accounting/Business/Finance/Management/Marketing/Economics 

Semester Templates
Associate in Science 

Curriculum Guides to Transfer Institutions - Associate in Science
2018-2020 Business - Emporia State University 
2020-2022 Business - Emporia State University 

2018-2020 Business - Fort Hays State University 
2020-2022 Business - Fort Hays State University 

2018-2020 Business - Kansas State University 
2020-2022 Business - Kansas State University 

2018-2020 Business - University of Kansas 
2020-2022 Business - University of Kansas 

2018-2020 Business - Wichita State University 
2020-2022 Business - Wichita State University 

Curriculum Guide - Kansas State University - College to University Agreement
Business - Kansas State University - (Degree can be completed online!)
Economics - Kansas State University - Bachelor's in General Business)

Occupational Outlook
Occupational Outlook
  • General and Operation Managers can expect to earn between $58,230 and $128,580 annually depending on industry and responsibility
  • Growth potential varies by industries:
    • Highest growth projection is in areas of professional, scientific, and technical services
    • Average or above growth in administrative and support services

Source: Kansas Career Pipeline

Discover Career Paths
Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!