Business Administration (216)

Award: Associate of Arts and Science Degree

Major: Business Administration

Length: Variable (Designed for both part-time and full-time students).

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Cinda Schmitt, Justin Oliver

Purpose: There is a demand for qualified personnel in business administration to promote leadership to facilitate economic growth in Virginia business and industry. The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in Business Administration is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in business administration, accounting, management, marketing, economics, or finance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the VCCS general education outcomes and core competencies, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate accounting principles/ application to various businesses which covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting.
  • Identify, compare, and evaluate various economic principles.
  • Communicate effectively in business situations.

Transfer Options

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration

Because certain majors have specialized requirements, students should become familiar with their particular requirements of the major at the four-year school to which they intend to transfer and then discuss these requirements with their advisors in order to select the correct courses at Paul D. Camp Community College. In the following course of study, “Transfer Elective” means any course for which students can receive credit at the schools to which they intend to transfer. “Humanities Elective” means a transferable course in Art, Drama, English, Literature, Humanities, Foreign Language, Music, or Philosophy. “Science with lab” means a transferable course in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Natural Science, or Physics that includes both lecture and laboratory sessions.

In order to graduate, students must have a “C” or above in ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 211 and ACC 212.

Course Schedule

Sample Schedule

Fall Term
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 121 US History I
or HIS101 Western Civilization I 3
MTH 163 Pre-Calculus I or MTH 151 or MTH 2713 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 16

Spring Term
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 122 US History II or HIS 102 Western Civilization II 3
MTH 164 Pre-Calculus II or MTH 152 or MTH 240 3
Humanities Elective ART, ENG, FRE, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPA 3
ECO 202 Microeconomics 3
Total 15

Fall Term
Science Elective BIO 101, CHM 111, or PHY 4
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
HLT xxx Health/Physical Education 1
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
Transfer Elective2 3
Total 14

Spring Term
Science Elective BIO 102, CHM 112, or PHY 4
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
HLT xxx Health/Physical Education 1
PHI 115 Practical Reasoning1 3
Transfer Electives 5
Total 16

Minimum Credits Required 61

1 PHI 115 is a core competency capstone course and should be taken in the student’s last spring semester before graduation.
2 Some university programs require literature in the second year.
3 Students and their advisors should choose the mathematics sequence required by the institution where the student plans to transfer.