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Business Administration

Earn your Associates Degree in Business Administration at Catawba Valley Community College, and you'll get the chance to explore business disiplines in our cutting-edge business program.

A group of business administration staff holding a meetingThe 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.

Please see the catalog for more information about the degree, diploma, and certificate options for this curriculum.

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.

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.


Darcie Tumey
Program Director/Instructor
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4011

Kathy Crump
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4368

Renee Dyer
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4628

Jeff Penley
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4310