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AS in Business Administration

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the business field. Learn more about Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Virginia College

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program should have earned a high school diploma and have an interest in the field of business.

Program Description:

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program is designed to provide students with foundational skills for entry-level business positions in both the private and public sectors. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in areas of accounting, customer service, project management, communications, and financial analysis. Coursework is designed to allow students to communicate effectively in business settings, demonstrate practical use of industry-wide hardware and software programs, and master management and customer service skills effective in the marketplace.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

96 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

The Virginia College Financial Planning Department is prepared to help discuss scholarships, Pell Grants, and student loans for those who qualify.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Science in Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Virginia College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area of Concentration

  • AOM 1010: Keyboarding (4 credits)
  • AOM 1100: Word Processing (4 credits)
  • AOM 1200: Spreadsheets (4 credits)
  • BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (4 credits)
  • BUS 1100: Business Communication (4 credits)
  • BUS 1410: Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)
  • BUS 1420: Principles of Accounting II (4 credits)
  • BUS 1770: Customer Service (4 credits)
  • BUS 2050: Financial Analysis (4 credits)
  • BUS 2760: Personnel Management (4 credits)
  • BUS 2950: Managing Projects (4 credits)
  • BUS 3200: Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • BUS 3220: Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • MGT 3010: Introduction to Marketing (4 credits)
  • Approved Area of Concentration Electives (8 credits)

Foundation Requirements

  • EDU 1010: Learning Framework (4 credits)
  • EDU 1020: Career Exploration/Planning (4 credits)

General Education

Students select general education courses with the help of a Program Director.

  • Communications (12 credits)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program may be able to pursue further education in a bachelor's degree program. Bachelor's degree options in business are widely available at a number of institutions. Students generally have the ability to choose a concentration or emphasis that suits their specific personal goals in the business field.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

Career Paths:

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program is designed to provide skills in the basics of business for entry-level positions in organizations that suit the interests of graduates. Graduates have the opportunity to seek employment in a number of broad fields in both public and private sectors.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Office manager
  • Office support assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Project assistant
  • Management trainee

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