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General Business Administration

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Program Overview

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.

Dual-enrollment opportunities are available.

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

Degree and Certificate Options

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

Winter Intersession

The General Business Administration program offers a select number of accelerated Winter Intersession Courses. Winter intersession is an online intensive four-week class offered between the fall and spring semesters.

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 Student Success and Enrollment Management area of any campus for information or contact Michelle Waters at 252-335-0821 ext. 2407 or michelle_waters@albemarle.edu.

Careers

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

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
WBL 110 World of Work none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010- 050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or Appropriate placement 3 2 n/a 5 4
OST 286 Professional Dev none 3 n/a n/a n/a 3
Total Semester Hours 16 – 17
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisite: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or DRE 099 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Alg
Prerequisites for MAT 143 and MAT 152: DMA 010-050 and DRE 098
Prerequisites for MAT 171 — take one set:
Set 1: DMA 010-080
Set 2: DMA 010-050 and DMA 065
Set 3: MAT 121
2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Acct
or
BUS 280 REAL Small Business
Prerequisites for ACC 121: ACC 120
Prerequisites for BUS 280: none
2 – 4 3 n/a 4 – 5 4
Total Semester Hours 16 – 17
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ACC 150 Accounting Software Application Prerequisite: ACC 120 1 3 n/a 4 2
BUS 137 Principles of Management Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement, and BUS 110 or MED 131 or CTS 115 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
INT 110 International Business Prerequisites: RED 090 or DRE 098 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics
or
ECO 252 Principles Of Macroeconomics
Prerequisites for both: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050; DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Choose three credit hours from the Other Major Hours list Prerequisites: varies varies varies n/a varies 3
Total Semester Hours 17
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
BUS 115 Business Law Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or ENG 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 285 Business Management Issues Prerequisites: BUS 110 and BUS 137 2 2 n/a 4 3
BUS 125 Personal Finance Prerequisites: RED 090 or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Choose two to three credit hours from the Other Major Hours list Prerequisites: varies varies varies n/a varies 2 – 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation
or
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisites for ART 111 or MUS 110: none
Prerequisites for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology
or
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
Prerequisites for PSY 150: ENG 080 and RED 080 or ENG 085 or DRE 097 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for SOC 210: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 17 – 18
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 66 – 69
Course Number and Title Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Total Credit Hours
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting Prerequisite: ACC 120 1 3 2
ACC 270 International Accounting Prerequisite: ACC 120 3 n/a 3
BUS 151 People Skills none 3 n/a 3
CTS 115 Info Systems Business Concept none 3 n/a 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 or OST 137 2 2 3
CTS 240 Project Management Prerequisites: DRE 098 or appropriate placement and CIS 111 or CIS 110 2 2 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 3
DBA 115 Database Applications Prerequisite: DBA 110 2 2 3
DBA 120 Database Programming I Prerequisite: DBA 110 2 2 3
INT 210 International Trade Prerequisite: DRE 098 or appropriate placement 3 n/a 3
INT 220 International Economics Prerequisites: ECO 151 or ECO 251 or ECO 252 3 n/a 3
INT 230 International Law Prerequisite: BUS 115 3 n/a 3
LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics Prerequisite: DRE 098 or appropriate placement 3 n/a 3
LOG 120 Global Logistics Prerequisite: LOG 110 3 n/a 3
OST 136 Word Processing Prerequisite: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 3
OST 236 Advanced Word Processing Prerequisite: OST 136 2 2 3
WBL 111 Work-Based learning I none n/a n/a 1
WBL 112 Work-Based learning I none n/a n/a 2
WBL 121 Work-Based learning II none n/a n/a 1
WBL 122 Work-Based learning II none n/a n/a 2
WBL 131 Work-Based learning III none n/a n/a 1
WBL 132 Work-Based learning III none n/a n/a 2
First Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010- 050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010- 050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 2 n/a 5 4
Total Semester Hours 10
Second Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
BUS 115 Business Law Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or ENG 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Acct Prerequisite: ACC 120 3 2 n/a 5 4
Total Semester Hours 7
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 17