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Business, A.A.S.


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Whether offering products, services or ideas, every successful organization is founded on basic business principles. Our business degree program exposes students to the theories and practices related to successful planning, communication, marketing, finance, human relations, and management. A business degree from Blue Ridge is flexible—allowing students to tailor electives suited to personal and career goals while preparing you for employment.

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Business introduces students to foundational business theories and practices related to planning, communication, marketing, finance, human relations, and management. Students are exposed to the legal and ethical considerations impacting business today and develop effective communication, critical thinking and technical skills needed to success. The program allows students to focus on the track areas that best meet their personal and career goals while preparing for employment opportunities in administration, retail, finance, management, and entrepreneurship.

The goals of the degree program are to prepare graduates to:

·         Apply business concepts to real work experiences

  • Understand the legal, ethical, and regulatory environments of business
  • Recognize the global impact on local business
  • Perform the basic business accounting and personal finance functions
  • Develop data driven problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Work as part of a team
  • Understand the responsibilities of management
  • Present a professional business image

Career Opportunities

The business arena offers one of the broadest ranges of employment opportunities available. Graduates can be eligible for positions in administration, retail, finance, marketing, management, small business development, or the non-profit sector.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Business


General Education Core 21
Business Core 21
Restricted Electives 18
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Restricted Electives


The remaining 18 credits may include any course as long as it is included in the following list.  Students should discuss elective selections with their academic advisor.

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