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Business Administration

The Business Administration curriculum, a general business program, is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, business math, business finance, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, methodologies, team building, and decision making. At the end of the student’s course of study, an intensive business capstone course will be taken allowing for full application of knowledge gained throughout the program.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry. An Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this program. A Certificate option is also available for those students who wish to acquire valuable skills but may not have the time to devote to a two-year degree program.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP SPECIALIZED SKILLS…

In addition to the Business Administration curriculum, CVCC offers students the ability to earn a degree which is more narrowly-focused serving specific business and industry needs.  Areas of concentration offered through CVCC include the following.

Banking and Finance Concentration
The banking and finance curriculum prepares you for careers in the industry, provides an educational program for banking employees who want to receive the American Institute of Banking certification, and provides an educational program to upgrade or retrain individuals presently employed in the banking or finance industry.

Students study banking and finance principles, theories and practices; teller operations; lending and collections procedures; finance analysis; marketing and public relations. This curriculum prepares individuals for entry into a variety of banking or finance jobs in retail banks, commercial banks, government lending agencies, mortgage banks and credit companies. Employment opportunities for graduates of the banking and finance curriculum include accounting clerk, teller, general clerk, collector and adjuster, branch manager, advertising department manager, budget department manager or department manager.

Courses needed to meet graduation requirements are offered during the day and online. Core courses are offered mostly online.

Minimum time for completion: Four semesters, full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of the curriculum. A Certificate option is also available for those students who wish to acquire valuable skills but may not have the time to devote to a two-year degree program.

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Customer Service Concentration

Customer service is a concentration under the Business Administration Program. This curriculum provides a broad foundation of communication and interpersonal skills designed to prepare graduates for customer contact roles within a business organization.

Emphasis is placed on concepts in retailing, credit and collections, resolving customer complaints, service follow-up, consumer law, and consumer behavior. Concepts include communicating effectively, using interpersonal skills, establishing credit worthiness, analyzing common accounting financial and credit documents, and operating a computer.

Employment opportunities include customer service representative, customer services manager, consumer relations, credit analyst, credit card specialist, credit and collection specialist, retail sales, accounts control analyst, administrative assistant, authorizations analyst, and telephone sales representative in both service and production oriented businesses.

Courses needed to meet graduation requirements are offered during the day and online. Core courses are offered mostly online.

Minimum time for completion: Four semesters, full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of the curriculum.

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Electronic Commerce Concentration 

Electronic commerce is a concentration under the Business Administration Program. The curriculum prepares individuals for a career in the Internet economy.

Course work includes topics related to electronic business, Internet strategy in business, basic business principles in the world of e-commerce. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze such functional issues as planning, technical systems, marketing, security, finance, law, design, implementation, assessment and policy issues at an entry level.

Graduates will have a sound business educational base for lifelong learning and will be prepared for employment in government agencies, financial institutions, and small- to medium-size businesses or industry.

Minimum time for completion: Four semesters, full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum. A Certificate option is also available for those students who wish to acquire valuable skills but may not have the time to devote to a two-year degree program.

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Business Administration--Marketing & Retailing Concentration
Marketing and retailing is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. It is designed to provide students with fundamental skills in marketing and retailing. Course work includes marketing, retailing, merchandising, selling, advertising, computer technology, and management. Graduates should qualify for marketing positions within manufacturing, retailing and service organizations.

Courses needed to meet graduation requirements are offered during the day and online. Core courses are offered mostly online.

Minimum time for completion: Four semesters, full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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College Transfer
If you are interested in a four-year degree in business, CVCC can help you get started through our College Transfer Business Program. The curriculum is designed to parallel the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college. For details, call 828-327-7000, ext. 4309.

 
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