The Business Administration program prepares students for transfer into the junior year at four-year colleges or universities. In today’s competitive business environment, a Bachelor’s degree is often the minimum educational requirement when seeking a job. A four-year degree may also increase your potential for career advancement and is linked to higher lifetime earnings.
The Management Information Systems Option in Business Administration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to study computer information systems. Direct transfer options with many four-year institutions are available. Graduates have transferred to such colleges and universities as Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Kean University and Monmouth University.
This program adds knowledge of basic concepts in information systems (programming, systems analysis, and project management) to the basic business transfer program.
Graduates will be able to:
• demonstrate a basic knowledge of accounting, economics, management, and marketing
• critically analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
• apply quantitative methods as a basis to examine business situations
• recognize and evaluate ethical issues and situations
• determine the effects of behavioral factors on business outcomes
• demonstrate effective business communication
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department.
It is recommended that students check with their intended transfer school for specific program requirements.
Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities. Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.
NOTE: Students considering transfer to Rutgers University should choose a Global & Cultural Awareness (GCA) General Education course not replicated elsewhere in their curriculum. Students who have already fulfilled the GCA requirement for their Associates of Arts (AA) degree should select an additional Social Sciences or Humanities General Education course.