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
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 14
2nd Semester
5BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
6 Business Elective 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MKT 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
6 Business Elective 3
6 Business Elective 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
7CST Elective 3
8ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
6 Business Elective 3
9BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
Choose One
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
BUS 242 Business Law II 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
3PED/RPK Elective 1
Total 19
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
BUS
100
3
ENG
111
3
1
3
2MTH
154
3
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
3PED
116
1
4SDV
100
1
Total 14
2nd Semester
5BUS
125
3
BUS
200
3
Business Elective
6
3
ENG
112
3
MKT
201
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
Business Elective
6
3
Business Elective
6
3
BUS
241
3
Elective
7CST
3
8ECO
120
3
Total 18
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
Business Elective
6
3
9BUS
220
3
Choose One
BUS
226
3
ITE
115
BUS
242
3
FIN
215
3
Elective
3PED/RPK
1
Total 19
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 66

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 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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

5 Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor.

6 May be selected from ACC, BUS, CON, ECO, FIN, HRI, IT, MKT, or REA. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor for appropriate choices.

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

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

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

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