The major in Business Management is designed for individuals who are seeking full-time employment in business management or management-related fields upon completion of the program. Persons who are seeking their first employment in these fields and those who are presently employed and seeking promotion may benefit from the program. This program is not designed for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution.

Occupational Objectives

Management Trainee, Branch Manager, Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, Department Head, Office Manager, Account Manager, Manager of a Small Business

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 Requirements

The curriculum includes general education courses and business-related courses. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in the business and management field. The student is urged to consult with a counselor and his/her faculty advisor in planning a program. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Questions

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

Business Management Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 67/68
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111 3
Mathematics/Natural Sciences Any MTH, BIO, CHM, ENV, NAS, GOL, or PHY 3/4
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)1 2
Humanities Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL or Foreign Language 3
Social Sciences ECO 120 or ECO 201, and any course from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY or SOC 6
Communication BUS 236 3
Major Requirements ACC 211-212
BUS 100, 121-122, 200, 201, 205, and 241
BUS 220 or FIN 215
MKT 100
Business Related Electives Any two additional courses from ACC, BUS, ECO2, FIN, or MKT 6
Other Requirement ITE 1153    3
General Elective Any course 100 level or higher 3

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year Fall

Course Credits
SDV 100 1
BUS 100 3
BUS 121  3
ENG 111 3
MKT 100 3
MTH/Science Elective 3/4
Total Credits 16/17

First Year Spring

Course Credits
BUS 122 3
BUS 200 3
General Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
ITE 115 3
BUS 236 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year Fall

Course Credits
ACC 211 4
ECO 120 or ECO 201 3
BUS 201 3
Business Related Elective 3
BUS 241 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Total Credits 17

Second Year Spring

Course Credits
ACC 212 3
BUS 205 3
Business Related Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Health/Physical Education 1
BUS 220 or FIN 215 3
Total Credits 16

  1. Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement
  2. ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.
  3. Students who pass the Computer Competency Test must select another course from either ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, or MKT.

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