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Associate of Arts in Business Studies

A rigorous program that will prepare you for a four-year business degree

A business degree from Landmark College will give students the fundamental skills and knowledge to compete successfully in today's business world—whether you're planning to immediately enter the workforce or continue your business studies. The program allows students to develop the skills required for all disciplines of business by completing a professional core, while at the same time providing students with the flexibility to explore various aspects of business, including:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Economics
  • Finance

What Can You Do With A Business Degree?

Through our unique hands-on approach to business studies, students develop a basic knowledge of business needed for an entry-level administrative support or managerial position. Our associate degree also provides the groundwork to pursue continued studies at a four-year institution as a business major.

A business degree is one of the most sought-after degrees, preparing students for career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. From marketing and accounting to management and information technology, no other college in the country offers the depth of experience in teaching students with learning differences. Landmark College has a long and successful record of preparing students with learning differences to gain access to four-year degree programs and create a foundation for a career in business.

Our goal is to prepare you to be an independent thinker with the skills necessary to analyze information to make sound decisions based on data and projections. Our degree will ensure that you develop the skills to:

  • Assess business opportunities
  • Communicate decisions effectively
  • Monitor the impact of business decisions
  • Become a successful business leader

Meet the Business Department Faculty

The Curriculum

All business majors must complete the General Education Core, which provides a balanced exposure to the liberal arts, including English, arts and humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. 

Students seeking an A.A. in Business Studies must earn 61 credits.

General Education Core—22 credits

  • EN1011 Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • EN1021 Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • FY1011 Perspectives in Learning (3 credits) OR FY1001 Foundations in Learning (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences, including lab (4 credits)
  • Social Sciences (3 credits)

 Business Courses—30 credits

  • BU1011 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BU1111 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • BU1112 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BU2411 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • BU2511 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  • BU2991 Business Seminar (3 credits)
  • EC2111 Essentials of Economics (3 credits) OR EC2112 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits) OR EC2113 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MA1412 Statistics (3 credits)
  • Two Business Electives at the 2000 level (6 credits)

 Electives—9 credits

  • One Elective at the 1000 level (3 credits)
  • Two Electives at the 2000 or 3000 level (6 credits)

Sample Course Sequence

SEMESTER ONE—13 credits

  • EN1011  Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)

  • FY1011 Perspectives in Learning (3 credits)
  • BU1011 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BU1111 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)

JANUARY TERM—3 credits

  • Social Sciences (3 credits)

SEMESTER TWO—12 credits

  • EN1021 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • MA1421 Statistics (3 credits)
  • BU1112 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)

SUMMER TERM—6 credits

  • Business Elective 2000+ (3 credits)
  • 1000+ Elective (3 credits)

SEMESTER THREE—13 credits

  • Natural Sciences with lab (4 credits)
  • BU2411 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • BU2511 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  • EC2111 Essentials of Economics (3 credits)

JANUARY TERM—3 credits

  • 2000+ Elective (3 credits)

SEMESTER FOUR—12 credits

  • BU2991 Business Seminar (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Business Elective 2000+ (3 credits)
  • 2000+ Elective (3 credits)

For more information, contact:

Roxanne Hamilton, M.Ed.
Chair, Business Department
802-387-6791
rhamilton@landmark.edu

Dr. Adrienne Major
Academic Dean
802-387-7143
amajor@landmark.edu

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