West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Business Administration, Business Studies - A.A.S.

Business Administration, Business Studies
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This option is designed for students who desire to explore the various opportunities available in business. The curriculum will provide a solid general business education and the necessary skills for graduates to enter the work force.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the accounting cycle
  • Demonstrate an ability to market and promote products
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication, organizational, mathematical and managerial skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global economy and its impact on business management
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of application software used in the field of business

Graduates of this program can expect to obtain employment in positions such as supervisors, accounts adjustor, operations manager, assistant managers, and customer service representatives.

Graduates can expect to be employed in government agencies, health care facilities, industrial and manufacturing plants, human resource departments, and entrepreneurs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, jobs in the business area rank in the top 10 for the next millennium.

Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration should take the Business Administration Transfer Option, A.S. degree, the Business Administration Transfer Option to Franciscan University 2+2 A.S. degree, or the Business Administration Transfer Option to WLU 2+2 A.S. degree. Students should contact an advisor from the transfer institution as soon as possible regarding transferability of
specific courses.

First Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting I - 3
BA 100 Introduction to Business - 3
CIT 120 Microsoft Word I - 3
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3

First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
ACC 123 Principles of Accounting II - 3
CIT 107 Excel - 3
ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics - 3
MATH 109 Math of Business and Finance - 3
PSYC 155 Human Relations - 3

Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
ACC 205 Cost and Managerial Accounting - 3
BA 240 Business Law I - 3
MGT 250 Principles of Management - 3
MGT 253 Small Business Management - 3
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3

Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
ACC 222 Computerized Accounting - 3
BA 241 Business Law II - 3
BA 265 Business Communications - 3
MKT 230 Principles of Marketing - 3
BA 280 Business Internship - 3

Total Hours in Program – 60


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