Business Administration, A.S.

Associate of Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration with a major in accounting, business management, decision science and management, information systems, finance, marketing, etc.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or an academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2HIS Elective 3
Choose One
3ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
MTH 161 PreCalculus I OR higher 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 16
2nd Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 261 Applied Calculus I OR higher 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 16
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
Choose One
BUS 280 Introduction to International Business 3
6 Approved Elective
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 16
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose One
7 BUS 224 Statistical Analysis for Business 4
BUS 221 Business Statistics I
Choose One
BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization 3
6 Approved Elective
Total 12-13
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Elective
1CST
3
ENG
111
3
Elective
2HIS
3
Choose One
Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
3ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
PreCalculus I OR higher
MTH
161
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 16
2nd Semester
BUS
100
3
ENG
112
3
Applied Calculus I OR higher
MTH
261
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
5
4
Total 16
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
Choose One
BUS
280
3
Approved Elective
6
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
201
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
5
4
Total 16
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO
202
3
Choose One
7 BUS
224
4
BUS
221
Choose One
BUS
270
3
Approved Elective
6
Total 12-13
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61

1 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

2 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

For students pursuing BBA at JMU, ITE 100 may be used to meet this requirement.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 Select from the following: BUS 241, BUS 265, ITE 140, MTH 262, PHI 220, PLS 135, PSY 200, or SOC 200. 

7 May substitute MTH 245. BUS 224 is a preferred course if transferring to George Mason University. For other transfer institutions, check with your advisor or appropriate transfer pathway.