Program Overview

All businesses require inpiduals who have a solid grasp on the foundations of the business environment in order to facilitate the business process. No matter what your field, most people should know a small part about how businesses are structured in order to make themselves more valuable employees.  All managers are responsible not only for the employees under them, but for what they can contribute to the general health and success of the business, and that requires managers to have an education in business. 

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science of Business Management degree is to meet the needs of students who wish to acquire the basic skill and knowledge of business required understanding of basic business practices. This program should be considered by the student to be a starting point for entrance into a four-year Bachelor’s program. By preparing for a four-year degree, students should investigate the educational and transfer requirements at the schools they wish to apply to, in order to make sure that transfer credits are accepted and students take the classes required for entrance into the program.

The program is a general studies program, focusing on business for its elective coursework. The program is designed for exposure to basic business concepts, including elementary statistics, accounting principles, management principles, applied business math, spreadsheet software/excel, economics, business law, issues in management, management communication,  as well as general education studies in writing composition, humanities, health/physical education, social sciences. The student will also be required to take a variety of elective requirements in addition to business courses and general education. 

Students should understand that most professions are glad to see an Associate Degree in their applicants; however, the Associate Degree shows proficiency in general education, not advanced education in the topic that the student is seeking. Any student seeking a professional career in any subject should strongly consider a four year education from a respected institution.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Founded in 1970, Rappahannock Community College is a public, 2-year community college with campuses in Glenns, Virginia and Warsaw, Virginia. Rappahannock Community College serves students in thirteen neighboring Virginia counties, the college also maintains satellite sites at the Kilmarnock Center in Lancaster County, in addition to hosting classes at King George High School in King George County. The institution is also a participant of the Virginia Community College System. Rappahannock Community College focuses on a mission that “provides access to high quality educational experiences for members of its community, preparing them for success as learners, employees, and citizens of the 21st century.”

    RCC offers a wide range of associate’s degree and certificate programs as well as an online distance learning option. Students can pursue online associate’s degrees and certificate opportunities.


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