Program Overview

Northwest Arkansas Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Business as part of a general program intended to prepare students for transfer to a four-year bachelor's program. Students will study the general concepts in business operations and business management, along with the understanding of accounting necessary to prepare individuals for careers in business administration, including management and leadership. Through the program, students will further an understanding of the functions and roles of business and will work to develop their understanding of finance, accounting, economics, and aspects of management and business operations.

This program is the basis for advanced studies in business by providing the foundations necessary for future education. The curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of classes which include principles of accounting, legal environment of business, and introduction to computer information.

Students who successfully complete this transfer business degree will have proven their capability to function in business and demonstrate the basic principles used in business and organizations, understanding of the basic economic principles, utilize the ability to analyze economic events which are used to record accounting transactions as a part of financial statements, and understanding of marketing concepts and the application of marketing concepts by profit-seeking firms.

In addition, students should learn to utilize computer and electronic technology in professional capacities, the ability to read, create, and understand graphical information, and to demonstrate basic management principles that are a part of administrating and running a business operation.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Northwest Arkansas Community College, a two year, public institution of higher learning, can trace its origins to the 1970s, when it operated as a branch campus of what was then known as North Arkansas Community College. Then in 1989, the citizens of Bentonville and Rogers, Arkansas voted to establish the branch as an independent school, and it adopted its Northwest Arkansas Community College title. The core mission of NWACC is to “serve and strengthen the community through learning for living.” 


    Students at NWACC can complete a variety of programs leading to associate’s degrees or career and technical certificates, which can transfer to four-year institutions or straight into the workforce, respectively. In addition to traditional, face-to-face classes, Northwest Arkansas Community College offers online classes through the distance learning program. Online and hybrid degrees are also available.​


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