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General Business Administration

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Program Overview

Are you interested in earning an Associate in Applied Science in just 15 months? Read about our General Business Administration — Accelerated Option.

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 Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
WBL 110 World of Work
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
(recommended for college transfer)
n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
Prerequisite for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 3 2 n/a 5 4
BUS 151 People Skills n/a 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 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 152 Statistical Methods (recommended for college transfer)
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Alg (recommended for college transfer)
Prerequisites for MAT 143 and MAT 152: MAT 003 Tier 1 and ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites for MAT 143: MAT 043
Corequisites for MAT 152: MAT 052
Prerequisites for MAT 171: MAT 003 Tier 2 or MAT 143 or MAT 152
Corequisites for MAT 171: MAT 071
2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Acct
or
Choose 3 credit hours from the Other Major Hours List
Prerequisites for ACC 121: ACC 120 2 – 4 3 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
Total Semester Hours 15 – 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 Prerequisite: BUS 110 or MED 131 or CTS 115 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
INT 110 International Business Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 245 Entrepreneurship II Prerequisites: BUS 139 3 n/a n/a 3 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 002 Tier 1 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: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1
and MAT 003 Tier 1
3 n/a n/a 3 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation
or
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisite for ART 111 or MUS 110: none
Prerequisite 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 002 Tier 1
Prerequisites for SOC 210: ENG 002 Tier 1
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 67 – 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
CTS 115 Info Systems Business Concept Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 or OST 137 2 2 3
CTS 240 Project Management Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1, 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: ENG 002 Tier 1 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
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 n/a n/a n/a 1
WBL 112 Work-Based learning I n/a n/a n/a 2
WBL 121 Work-Based learning II n/a n/a n/a 1
WBL 122 Work-Based learning II n/a n/a n/a 2
WBL 131 Work-Based learning III n/a n/a n/a 1
WBL 132 Work-Based learning III n/a 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 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 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 002 Tier 1 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