Penn Foster College offers a Business Management Associate of Science degree. In four semesters, students are able complete all the necessary coursework online, without the need for a classroom.
Students take an assessment test, determining the level of reading and math they retain. After the level of readiness has been determined, students receive an introduction to distance learning and are taught topics of search engines, search strategies for the Internet, and types of reference sources.
In Managerial Accounting, students learn the fundamentals of budgeting and performance, decentralized operations, and cost activities. In a college algebra course, students are taught scientific notation, graphing, polynomials, and rational expressions. The Business and Technical Writing course covers constructing business letters, memos, conducting research, providing illustrations, and documenting sources. Through the Human Resources Management course, students will study the interaction of personnel and the objectives of an organization.
Semester four covers investing in long-term assets, financial planning, American court procedures, conflict management, and basic business statistics including frequency distribution, time series analysis, index numbers, the theory of probability and statistical inference, and correlation and forecasting.
Required core courses do not account for all the credits needed to graduate. Students are expected to choose from a list of approved, specified electives, to complete a total of 12 elective credits.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.