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General Business Administration

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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) General Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce you to various aspects of the free enterprise system. You’ll be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Class work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building and decision-making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning.

Winter Intersession

The General Business Administration program is excited to offer a select number of accelerated Winter Intersession Courses beginning December 2018.

What is Winter Intersession?

Winter intersession is an online intensive four-week class offered between the fall and spring semesters. Winter Intersession 2018 – 2019 will run from Dec. 6 through Jan. 2.

An intensive course means that you’re expected to complete the same course work that is taught in a 16-week course within a four-week time frame. You’ll be required to complete work on a daily basis. If a class is a three contact hour course taught over 16 weeks, the 48 hours of the course will be covered in four weeks.

Current COA Students

If you’re taking classes at COA in the fall semester, you may visit the admission/Student Success and Enrollment Management area of any campus for information or contact Michelle Waters at 252-335-0821 ext. 2407 or

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and business industry.

Degree and Certificate Options

  • General Business Administration – Associate in Applied Science A25120BA
  • General Business Administration Certificate C25120BA

Dual-enrollment opportunities are available.

This program includes a Work-Based Learning option. A successful work learning experience is helpful in seeking employment.