Associate's Degree in Business Administration

Are you interested in an administrative or management career in human resources, accounting, or other business area? Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program could be your first step toward achieving this goal. Read on for more information about this associate's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Associate of Science in Business Administration program at Virginia College is designed to provide you with a basic education in various aspects of business functions. The curriculum contains introductory and fundamental courses in accounting, business communication, project management, customer service, finance, and marketing. You will also have the opportunity to develop keyboarding and word processing skills. Virginia College offers the Associate of Science in Business Administration program online.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Past experience or at least an interest in working for a business organization is important before enrolling in Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program. Though not a prerequisite, you might have worked with or have some basic understanding of computers. Applicants to Virginia College programs should have a high school diploma or GED.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 96 quarter credit hours to earn the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia College. The program consists of 56 credits in the area of concentration, 16 credits in foundation courses and area of concentration electives, and 24 credits in general education courses. General education classes are taken in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and communications.

Foundation Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
EDU 1010 Learning Framework
EDU 1020 Career Exploration/Planning

Concentration Courses

AOM 1010 Keyboarding
AOM 1100 Word Processing
AOM 1200 Spreadsheets
BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
BUS 1100 Business Communication
BUS 1410 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 1420 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 1770 Customer Service
BUS 2050 Financial Analysis
BUS 2760 Personnel Management
BUS 2950 Managing Projects
BUS 3200 Microeconomics
BUS 3220 Macroeconomics
MGT 3010 Introduction to Marketing

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program, you could pursue a wide range of entry-level positions in nearly any type of industry. You could be prepared for positions in project management, finance, human resources, marketing, or customer service. Possible job positions include:

  • Marketing assistant
  • Junior accountant
  • Customer service representative

Advanced Degrees

A bachelor's degree might be required by many companies for those seeking advancement to upper management positions. You could choose to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). Some schools offer areas of concentration within the BBA or BSBA program, such as marketing, finance, or accounting.

Advanced degrees may not be offered at Virginia College, and credits may not be transferable.