Business Management, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek employment in business management or for those presently in management who are seeking promotion. Job opportunities include office manager, program manager and project manager, business owner.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation Information

The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

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
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 13
2nd Semester
3BUS Elective 3
4BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MKT 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
3BUS Elective 3
3BUS Elective 3
5CST Elective 3
Choose One
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
3BUS Elective 3
6BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
Choose One
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
BUS 242 Business Law II 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
BUS
100
3
ENG
111
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
3
2MTH
154
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
Elective
3BUS
3
4BUS
125
3
BUS
200
3
ENG
112
3
MKT
201
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
BUS
241
3
Elective
3BUS
3
Elective
3BUS
3
Elective
5CST
3
Choose One
ECO
201
3
ECO
202
3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
Elective
3BUS
3
6BUS
220
3
Choose One
BUS
226
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITE
152
3
BUS
242
3
FIN
215
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64

Check course descriptions in this Catalog for requirements regarding placement tests and/or prerequisites.

1 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.

2 May substitute a higher-level mathematics course. If considering transfer, consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

3 May be selected from ACC, BUS, CON, ECO, FIN, HRI, IT, MKT 215, MKT 221, MKT 228, and MKT 284 , or REA. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor for appropriate choices.

4 Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor.

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

6 BUS 224 is recommended for those who qualify and want to transfer.

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