The associate degree program is enhanced by the opportunity to transfer to the baccalaureate degree in Business at Penn State Berks, as well as other Penn State campus locations where the degree is offered.
To accommodate the needs of our diverse student body, the General Business Option of the associate degree program is offered days and evenings. This gives students the flexibility to pursue the degree on a part-time or full-time basis.
The associate degree program in Business Administration provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment that prepares graduates for future baccalaureate study in business or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major 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.
Internships, Research, and Application
The associate in business degree can help prepare you for a wide variety of entry-level careers in this sector or for continued study in business. You will have the opportunity to participate in an elective business internship as part of your curriculum. Internships provide valuable experience before graduation and an important first step toward starting your career.
Because the Associate in Science in Business Administration can give you a foundation of business concepts and best practices relevant to any industry, as a graduate of the program you can prepare for positions in accounting departments, management trainee opportunities, retail, insurance industry, industrial management opportunities, office manager, or business service manager. More about career paths.