Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Associate degree in Business Administration is an introduction to the foundation of core aspects in business. This associate degree provides students the convenience of a degree closer to home and in classes that are smaller in size, thereby providing more individual attention. Students still learn the skills and rigor necessary to handle critical day-to-day challenges of business, develop new approaches to the design of organizations, and ultimately graduate with the ability to manage for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
The primary objective of this degree is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, social relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate.
What to Expect
With this degree, students will be prepared to enter entry level positions in the business world.
The smaller size campus also offers hands on opportunities for students to explore real-world work that helps them build a professional portfolio of experiences to share with prospective employers and future business associates.
- Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society
- The GA-Zette, award winning campus newspaper
- "BeGreater Creative" student marketing / public relations services agency
- Internships in for-profit and nonprofit sectors
- Student Research and Creativity Conference
- Degree-specific scholarships for local and regional students
Because the Associate in Science in Business Administration can give you a foundation of business concepts and best practices relevant to any industry, as a graduate of the program you can prepare for positions in accounting departments, management trainee opportunities, retail, insurance industry, industrial management opportunities, office manager, or business service manager. Some examples of jobs include:
- Accounting Specialist
- Accounts Examiner
- Appraisers and assessors of real estate
- Assistant Marketing Director
- Assistant Store Manager
- Billing Clerk
- Business services manager
- Computing business coordinator
- Compliance officers
- Insurance sales agent
- Industrial Salesperson
- Management Trainee
- Office Manager
- Payroll Assistant
- Sales Coordinator
Bachelor's Degree Option
Thinking about continuing your education? Upon completion of the 2-year Business Administration major, you may also choose to proceed seamlessly to our 4-year Business degree program.