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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Business Administration, Business Administration Option, AS

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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The Business Administration program offers courses in the areas of accounting, marketing, business law, management, and management information systems, along with specific general education courses to provide students with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in business. The suggested curriculum meets the requirements for admission as a junior to degree programs in business administration and accounting at many colleges and universities. Students are also provided the opportunity to combine business administration with an area of emphasis in management information systems.

Degree options are available in:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Management Information Systems (MIS).

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems applicable to business. Promote and help students develop lifelong learning skills needed for professional and personal growth.
  • Apply knowledge of business principles, concepts, and theories acquired throughout the business program.
  • Communicate business principles and decisions effectively using written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology and computer software applications in business including library and online resources.
  • Explore ethical issues and their impact on business and society.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to complete WNCC’s general education requirements for the associate degree.
  • Demonstrate success at transfer institutions.


  • These programs are available in person or online.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum best suited to their transfer goals.
  • Students who plan to transfer to Chadron State College should follow the Associate of Arts degree program.
  • Students may enroll in an internship after completing 30 or more credits of the business administration program with a 3.0 or higher GPA. All internships must be pre-approved.
  • In addition to the 18 credits of required business core classes and the courses recommended for each option, students are required to complete the general education requirements for the AA degree (31-32 credits) or for the AS degree (33-34 credits).

Program Requirements

AS General Education Core: 33 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 3
  • Math Credits: 3 *
  • Lab Science Credits: 4 *
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 3

* A total of 15-16 combined math/science credits are the minimum requirement for an AS degree. This must include a minimum of three (3) credits of math and four (4) credits of science from BIOS, CHEM, or PHYS options.

NOTE: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by core program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Option Area: 9 Credits

Total AS Requirements: 60 Credits

Business Administration Option (AS)

AS.B.5202F (60 credits)

In addition to the general education requirements for an AS (33 credits) and the business core courses (18 credits), a total of nine (9) credits should be selected from ACCT, BSAD, ECON, or INFO courses.

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15-17

3rd Semester

  • Credits: 3
  • Option area core course Credits: 3
  • Math or Lab Science GE elective Credits: 3-4
  • Oral Communications GE elective Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences GE elective Credits: 3

Total Semester Credits: 15-16

4th Semester

  • Credits: 3
  • Option area core courses Credits: 6
  • Humanities GE elective Credits: 3
  • Lab Science GE elective Credits: 4

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total AS Credits: 61-64

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