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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek employment in business management or for those presently in management who are seeking promotion. The occupational objectives include administrative assistant, management trainee, department head, branch manager, office manager, manager of small business, and supervisor.

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 academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Intro to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
5BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
6___ Business Elective 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MKT 201 Intro to Marketing 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 202 Applied Management Principles 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
7CST Elective 3
8ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
9___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Application or  
  ITE  115  Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts  
BUS 242 Business Law II 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the Business Management A.A.S.=69

Check course descriptions in this Catalog for requirements regarding placement test and/or prerequisite.

1 May substitute a higher-level math. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 May be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor.

6 May be selected from ACC, AST, BUS, CON, ECO, FIN, HRI, IT, MKT, or REA. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor for appropriate choices.

7 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, or CST 229.

8 Students considering transfer may take ECO 201 or ECO 202 after consulting an academic advisor.

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.