Business Administration

Business & Technology

Degree awarded: Associate in Arts

Program Narrative

For practical, business-minded students, Northampton is a great way to save money while getting the first two years of a degree completed. Our Business Administration program prepares you for transfer into a four-year institution in the fields of accounting, business, economics, finance, marketing, and business administration. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

By working closely with an advisor, you can carefully select your courses and ensure that all of your credits will transfer and be applicable to your ultimate degree goals. We also recommend that you refer often to the catalog of the college or university to which you plan to transfer.

Program Features

NCC's Business Administration program offers a balanced mix of liberal arts and specialized courses. Classes in accounting, business law, economics and statistics provide the foundation you'll need as you advance in the business world.

This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a full-time or part-time basis. If you are entering the Business Administration or Business Management degree programs in the evening, you can generally take most required courses during any semester, if you have the prerequisites. A few courses are not offered in the evening every semester so it's important to develop your schedule accordingly to avoid any delay in graduation.

Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further information.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Communicate ideas effectively.
  • Explain basic accounting and economic principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic computer applications.
  • Identify ethical and legal challenges within the business environment.

Business Administration

Associate in Arts Degree

Course Code Course Title Credits
First Semester
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting I 3
CISC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
CMTH 102 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 English I 3
---------- Mathematics Elective  (QL)++ 3
Second Semester
ACCT 151 Financial Accounting II 3
BUSA 152 Business Law I 3
ENGL 151L English II (Literature) 3
---------- General Education Elective + 3
---------- General Education Elective + 3
Third Semester
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSA 201 Business Statistics I 4
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3
----------- General Education Elective + 3
MATH----- Mathematics Elective (QL)++ 3
Fourth Semester
BUSA 131 Principles of Marketing 3

BUSA 205 Management Fundamentals 3

ECON 251G Microeconomics 3
---------- Science Elective (SCI) ++ 4
---------- Elective + 3
Total Credits: 62

+ For the General Education Electives, students must select one course from the list of approved courses in Arts & Humanities (AH), one from Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT), and another from Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
++ The student is required to take a total of two courses in Mathematics (QL) and one in Science (SCI). Only the following Mathematics courses will count as requirements or electives for the degree: MATH 140, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181.

  • Completion of ECON 251G satisfies the program-related Writing Intensive (WI) requirement. In addition, one General Education Elective must be taken in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.
  • Completion of ENGL 151L satisfies the Diversity and Global Awareness (D) requirement.

The AS in Business Administration prepares you for these other areas of concentration: Accounting, Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management, Business Communications, Economics, leading to positions in Corporate and Small Business Management.

NCC students have transferred to: Bloomsburg University, DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Moravian College, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, West Chester University