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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Business Administration, A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


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CIP Code: 52.0101

NOVA Code: 2130

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration with a major in accounting, business management, decision science and management, information systems, finance, marketing, etc.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or an academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

This program is aligned with the Transfer Virginia common curriculum.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor and review transfer options using the Transfer Virginia Portal, Where Can This Degree Transfer.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Business Administration: 60-62 credits


Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

1 May be selected from the following: CST 100  and CST 110 .

2 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives .

Elective should be selected with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students who are placed out of MTH 161 may choose a higher-level math class or a BUS Elective (See footnote 7). For students transferring to Virginia Tech, MTH 261 and MTH 262 are both required. 

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area.

6 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

7 Business Elective options include: BUS 200 , ITE 140 MTH 262 MKT 201 BUS 227 , and BUS 240 

8 This course is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more.

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