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Business Administration

Business Administration

The objective of the associate in science degree in Business Administration is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate.

The General Business option of the program provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science in Business program that is offered at Penn State Schuylkill. It is highly recommended that interested students speak to an academic adviser about opportunities for further study.

Fast-track Option

This program has a recommended academic plan that will enable you to complete all required courses by taking classes during a summer session. Some courses will be offered in the evenings, on Saturdays, and online to better accommodate students' busy schedules.

For more information and to obtain a copy of the fast-track recommended academic plan, contact the program coordinator.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are taught the skills to be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in the broad career field of business, and the ability to organize tasks and solve financial problems.

Students can explore entry-level opportunities in:

  • Banking
  • Health care
  • Hotels
  • Insurance
  • Local and state government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Real estate
  • Restaurants
  • Sales

Examples of entry-level job titles for graduates may include:

  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Manager
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Manager
  • Claims Representative
  • Convention Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Department Manager
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Insurance Processor
  • Office Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Teller


For more information about the Business Administration degree program, contact:

David G. Norris
Program Coordinator