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Business Administration: Associate in Arts (AA)  (1020)

ATTENTION: This program has been inactivated by the department for Fall 2018 and will no longer be available for new student enrollments. Interested new students should consider reviewing the Business Administration AS degree (major code #1026) - new Fall 2018.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in business, our Associate in Arts (AA) in business administration is your solution to reaching your goals. The two-year program will prepare you to enter the workforce or continue your education.
Our Business Administration Program might be a good fit if you:

  • Like to analyze information and create logical solutions
  • Take interest in economic, financial, mathematical and legal concepts
  • Enjoy working with different technology and software
  • Have skills or interest in managing financial, technical and human resources
     

What can I do with this in the workforce?  

After completing the associate degree at HACC, you may pursue a bachelor’s degree in:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

     

What is the average salary?

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What is HACC’s program like?

Our experienced professors will teach you fundamental business concepts to prepare you for the workforce or to earn a bachelor’s degree. In our program, you will:  

  • Prepare and deliver oral and written presentations on business concepts
  • Utilize various methods of collecting, processing and analyzing information to complete assignments and make informed decisions
  • Describe the effects of legal and ethical forces on an organization's decision-making
  • Provide information on the impact of legal, economic and financial decisions on various areas within an organization
  • Demonstrate how economic information supports and influences decisions by management, marketing, finance and business law
  • Complete classroom learning activities that require interacting as groups
  • Explain that there are cultural differences in business practices
  • Use the appropriate software and technologies including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to complete various assignments
  • Use library resources to access and extract information from online databases appropriate for business

The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits our program. Since 1992, ACBSP is the only nationally recognized organization that grants regional accreditation to two- and four-year colleges and universities. Our accredited program means you’re receiving a quality education that prepares you for a career.


What classes will I take?


We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.


Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Yes! Our program is transferrable to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. If your intended transfer school participates in Pennsylvania’s statewide college credit transfer system, you will be able to begin at the junior level. Our programs also transfer well to schools outside of the statewide system. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take proper classes at HACC.

Albright College: Business Administration (pdf)

Albright College -Accelerated Degree Program: General Program Course Equivalencies (pdf)

Bucknell University: BSBA in Accounting or Management (pdf)

California University of Pennsylvania: Business - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Carlow College Online & Campus: Business Administration PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (ONLINE) (pdf)

Cheyney University: Business Administration PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Cheyney University: Business Administration PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Clarion University of PA: Business - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Delaware Valley College: Business Administration (pdf)

Elizabethtown College: Business Administration into Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics (pdf)

Elizabethtown College -Accelerated Degree Program: Business Administration into Business Administration (pdf)

Elizabethtown College -Accelerated Degree Program: Business Administration into Accounting (pdf)

Franklin University Online: Franklin University Bachelor Degrees (ONLINE) (pdf)

Indiana University of PA: Business Administration (pdf)

Kutztown University of PA: Business - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Lebanon Valley College: Business Administration (pdf)

Lincoln University: Business Administration PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Lock Haven University of PA: Business Administration - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Mansfield University of PA: Business Administration - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Millersville University of PA: Business Administration into Business Administration (pdf)

Millersville University of PA: Business Administration into Music Business Technology (pdf)

Peirce College Online: Business Administration (pdf)

Penn State Berks: Business Administration (pdf)

Penn State Harrisburg: Business Administration into Acct, Fin, Info Systs, Mgmt, or Mktg (pdf)

Penn State Harrisburg: Business Administration into Project and Supply Chain Management (pdf)

Penn State Mont Alto: Program to Program Agreements (pdf)

Penn State York: Program to Program Agreements (pdf)

Pennsylvania College of Technology: Business Administration (pdf)

Saint Francis University: Business Administration PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Shippensburg University of PA: Business Administration into Business Administration (pdf)

Slippery Rock University of PA: (On-Campus) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & (Online) Management (pdf)

Upper Iowa University Distance Education Online: Business Administration (ONLINE) (pdf)

West Chester University of PA: Business Administration - PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Wilson College: Business Administration into Accounting (pdf)

Wilson College: Business Administration into Business & Economics (pdf)

York College of Pennsylvania: Business Administration (pdf)


Where can I complete this program?

We offer the program at our Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses. You also can complete the degree entirely online through Virtual Learning.


Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! The HACC Foundation has approximately 200 scholarships available for students to apply. To learn how to apply, please visit hacc.edu/Scholarships.


When can I apply?

HACC offers classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply to HACC anytime on our website. When applying, please use the program code 1020. It ensures that you enroll in the correct program. 


How can I learn more?

We are here to answer your questions and help you enroll. We encourage you to contact an admissions counselor or Jason Neilsen, interim department chair, with your questions. You may also request more information online.