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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Business Management Principles
Career Studies Certificate AN, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The program is designed to provide students with business management information and the skills needed to assume higher levels of management responsibility. By providing new job skills, it will benefit workers who are retraining in preparation for a career change.

Transfer Information:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess at least a high school proficiency in English.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
1BUS BUS    Elective 3
2ENG ENG    Elective 3
Total   12
2nd Semester
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
1BUS BUS    Elective 6
Total   9
3rd Semester
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
Total   3
Total credits for the Business Management Principles Career Studies Certificate=24

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 Business electives can be chosen from the following approved courses: BUS 165, BUS 202, BUS 242, BUS 265, and BUS 280.

2 ENG 111 or ENG 131 is recommended.

3 Courses will be offered in five 8-week sessions. (See counselors for details)