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


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Major Code: 121

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.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Implement the full accounting cycle for various types of organizations
  • Market and promote products 
  • Use quantitative reasoning to solve problems in the business and accounting fields
  • Analyze how local and global economies affect business management 
  • Use basic application software in the field of business 
  • Demonstrate managerial decision making 

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 one of the following: the Business Administration Transfer Option, A.S. degree, the Business Administration 2+2 to WLU, A.S.  degree, or the Business Administration, Pre-Business Studies 2+2 to WVU, A.A.S.  degree. Students should contact an advisor from the transfer institution as soon as possible regarding transferability of specific courses.

Additional University Transfer Options:

  • Completion of this program offers students the option of transferring to the following college to complete a four-year degree:
    • Robert Morris University
    • Franscican University of Steubenville 
    • West Virginia State University 

CIP Code: 520101

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Total Credits (60)


IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

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