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Program Overview

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course 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.

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

Online Program Information: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Dr. Dawn Hawks

Lead Instructor - Accounting, Business Administration, and MIS

Degree Curriculum

To complete the Degree (A25120), 38 credit hours must be included from the Business Administration Diploma (D25120)

Spring Semester

ACC-129 Individual Income Taxes 3
BUS-225 Business Finance 3
BUS-260 Business Communication 3
Program Elective 3
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 2
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 3

Fall Semester

WBL-110 World of Work 1
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 3
ECO-151 Survey of Economics 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3

Program Elective – Select one course from the following: ACC-122, ACC-220, BUS-151, or ECO-252

Total credits needed to graduate: 27 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the Diploma (D25120), 13 credit hours must be included from the Business Administration Certificate (C25120/X)

Spring Semester

ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Fall Semester

BUS-121 Business Math 3
ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
BUS-139 Entrepreneurship I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 25 Hours

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Certificate Curriculum

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-115 Business Law I 3
MKT-120 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 13 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25120X).

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet search, and navigation skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Master a working knowledge of managerial skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply business concepts to a business problem and to correctly analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.

Program Costs

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $5,070.00 $17,358.00
Books and Supplies $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Total Cost $7,570.00 $19,858.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,303.00 $4,377.00
Books and Supplies $600.00 $600.00
Total Cost $1,903.00 $4,977.00

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Program Facts

Anthony Edwards wearing grey suit and red tie
All of my instructors in the business and accounting area had not only strong academic knowledge of the subject, but also shared examples from their public or private sector work experience in the classroom.

Anthony Edwards

Class of 2006,
Associate Degree in Business Administration

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