Associate of Science in Business Degree Program Overview

Our Associate Degree in Business is a two-year program that gives students the broad, exhaustive business background that is necessary to productively navigate the standard goals of an organization or corporation. University of the Potomac graduates are given extensive courses that teach them how to efficiently supervise a company’s human, physical and capital assets.

Associate in Business Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Business are able to:

  • Critique the financial health of businesses through financial statements and applicable quantitative and qualitative tools/methodologies.
  • Explain management principles in ways that optimize organizational resources and respond to the impact of change on business sustainability.
  • Organize a business plan that considers implementation issues, including the financial, legal, operational, and administrative procedures involved in new business ventures.
  • Prioritize assessments of business problems and opportunities that result in recommendations for courses of action.

What You Will Learn

Our business degree career specialization was developed to provide learners with an inclusive background of business leadership methods and techniques that can be applied to almost any different type of enterprise. In our classes, we help students learn through the combination of basic theory education courses and the correctly chosen application courses. This helps them easily conform their degree to fit and benefit their personal goals.

Core Courses & Requirements

  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment

  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 235 Introduction to International Business
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing

Business Analyst Concentration

  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • MGMT 280 Introduction to Business Consulting

Business Career Opportunities

Potomac offers a thorough education degree program that focuses on utilizing data as a resource for a business. It also deals with a business manager’s imperative role in analyzing, recording, collecting and presenting information during the corporate decision-making process. Graduates can choose to enter a variety of industries, such as hospitality, healthcare, telecommunications, government, finance, nonprofit or education.

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Positions Available with an Associate’s Degree in Business:

  • Sales Associate
  • Management Trainee
  • International Medical Claims Representative
  • International Logistics Dedicated Customer Professional
  • Manager, International Benefits
  • Sales & Marketing Trainee
  • International Business Capture Liaison Manager
  • Inbound CSR Consultants
  • International Business Development Representative
  • International Relocation Manager
  • International Customs Entry Agent
  • International Administrator

  • Branch Manager-International Logistics
  • Store Management Positions in NOVA and Maryland.
  • Associate, Financial Risk Management
  • Entry Level Business Management in Education Industry
  • Resource Management Associate
  • Business Analyst with Project Management Experience
  • Associate Director, Operations Services
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Administrative Associate (10054)
  • Associate Designer
  • Associate Agent
  • Associate, Quality Assurance

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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