NPRC has added a business information systems specialization to the Associate of Science degree currently offered in business administration. In response to feedback from businesses, stakeholders, and community partners, it became evident that this would be a valuable addition to our existing business administration program.
Students will still complete the 30 credits of general education courses and 21 credits of business foundation courses required for the business administration associate degree. In addition to these 51 credits, students may choose 9 credits in either a general business specialization or in the business information systems specialization. The general business specialization is designed to aid transfer to a four-year institution, while the business information systems specialization will benefit students who plan to enter directly into the workforce.
The business information systems specialization consists of new courses that were developed in response to a changing landscape in the business world and industry needs in the greater northern Pennsylvania area. These courses include Introduction to Business Information Systems, Data Management and Analytics, and Internet Technology. They are designed to provide important skills in the areas of technology, critical thinking in the business setting, and application of skills to practical scenarios.
NPRC’s Business Administration Associate Degree
The business information systems specialization is just a small part of NPRC’s affordable business administration associate degree. Our business administration associate degree gives students a strong foundation of business knowledge, skills, and abilities, setting them up for a smooth transfer to a four-year degree in a variety of business-related fields. A business administration degree in Pennsylvania also qualifies graduates for various management and administrative roles in private, public, and nonprofit organizations.
The degree consists of two sets of program goals: general education goals and business administration goals. The general education component of the program focuses on developing useful life and workplace skills in communication, reasoning, respect for diversity, and professionalism. The business administration component of the program focuses on establishing business knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable to business-related occupations. Students will develop skills related to digital technology and business application software; develop foundational knowledge of business models; be able to work effectively as part of a team by applying business theories and practices with sensitivity to diversity; and apply ethical reasoning to business situations.
With the addition of the business information systems specialization, our business administration degree now offers students a strong foundation in business, technology, and the professional skills necessary to join the workforce.
Get Your Business Administration Associate Degree
NPRC’s business administration associate degree is a great way to jumpstart your business career. Our robust program will prepare you for starting a four-year degree program or for work in various management or administrative positions. For more information on our business administration degree and how to enroll, visit our Business Administration Associate Degree page, or contact us for more information.