The Business Administration program is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in business administration. Students who wish to pursue careers in accounting, management, marketing, economics, public administration, finance, banking, or human resource management should select this program.

Admission Requirements

All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Questions

For specific questions about this program or to get appropriate information contact admissions@germanna.edu

Business Administration Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 63
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) 9
Mathematics1 MTH 161 and MTH 245 or MTH 161 and MTH 261 6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART(approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language  6
Social Sciences ECO 201-202 6
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, GOL, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 3 6
Accounting ACC 211-212 7
Introduction to Business BUS 100 3

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG 111 3
MTH (see above)  3
Health/Physical Education 1
Lab Science (I) 4
Bus 100 3
Total Credits 15

First Year Spring

Course Credits
Transfer Elective 6
ENG 112 3
MTH (see above) 3
Lab Science (II) 4
Total Credits 16

Second Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG (Literature) 3
History (I) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Humanities Elective 3
ECO 201 3
ACC 211 4
Total Credits 17

Second Year Spring

Course Credits
ACC 212 3
History (II) 3
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
Humanities Elective (II) 3
ECO 202 3
Total Credits 15

  1. Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences
  2. Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement
  3. Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives See a counselor, a faculty advisor or view transfer electives.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester