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
3ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
MTH 161 PreCalculus I 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 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
6BUS 280 Introduction to International Business 3
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
7BUS 224 Statistical Analysis for Business 4
BUS 221 Business Statistics I
8BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization 3
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
3ITE
115
3
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
MTH
261
3
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab
5
4
Total 16
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
6BUS
280
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
201
3
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
7BUS
224
4
BUS
221
8BUS
270
3
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 See HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 101, HIS 102, or HIS 112 is a preferred course if transferring to Mason.

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. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution. Students with an interest in International Business should consider at least 3 credits of a 200 level language course.

Select from biology, chemistry, ENV 121-122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

6 BUS 280 is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Mason School of Business. Students considering transfer, other than Mason, consult an academic advisor. Both Marymount University and JMU recommend BUS 241.

7 BUS 224 is a preferred course if transferring to GMU. For other transfer institutions, check with your advisor or appropriate transfer pathway.

8 Students considering transfer to an institution other than Mason consult an academic advisor. Marymount University recommends BUS 242.