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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

  • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • WRT1012 Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning (3 credits) OR EDU1001 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

  • BUS1011 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC1012 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • MGT2011 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MKT2011 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS2091 Business Seminar (3 credits)
  • ECN2011 Essentials of Economics (3 credits) OR ECN2021 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits) OR ECN2031 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MAT1321 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

  • WRT1011  Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning (3 credits)
  • BUS1011 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)

JANUARY TERM—3 credits

  • Liberal Studies (3 credits)

SEMESTER TWO—12 credits

  • WRT1012 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • MAT1321 Statistics (3 credits)
  • ACC1012 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)
  • MGT2011 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MKT2011 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  • ECN2011 Essentials of Economics (3 credits)

JANUARY TERM—3 credits

  • 2000+ Elective (3 credits)

SEMESTER FOUR—12 credits

  • BUS2091 Business Seminar (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Business Elective 2000+ (3 credits)
  • 2000+ Elective (3 credits)

For more information, contact:

Geoff Burgess, Chair, Professional Studies
802-387-6768
gburgess@landmark.edu

Dr. John Russo, Dean,
School of Professional Studies and Science
802-387-1643
johnrusso@landmark.edu

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