Business Management, A.A.S.

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

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 administrative assistant, management trainee, department head, branch manager, office manager, manager of small business, and supervisor.

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
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 13
2nd Semester
 4BUS   Elective 3
5BUS 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
4BUS   Elective 3
4BUS Elective 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
6CST   Elective 3
7ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
4BUS   Elective 3
8BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
Choose One
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
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
3SDV
100
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
  Elective
 4BUS
3
5BUS
125
3
BUS
200
3
ENG
112
3
MKT
201
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
  Elective
4BUS
3
Elective
4BUS
3
BUS
241
3
  Elective
6CST
3
7ECO
120
3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
  Elective
4BUS
3
8BUS
220
3
Choose One
BUS
226
3
Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE
115
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.

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

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 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.

5 Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor.

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

7 Students considering transfer may take ECO 201 or ECO 202 after consulting an academic advisor.

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

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