Preparing for a Career in Business
Graduates with an associate degree in business from Alderson-Broaddus College find themselves well-prepared for a variety of entry-level business positions. The program is ideal if you are interested in business management, administration or operations. The associate degree in business is also a good foundation for continuing on to a four year degree in business or other fields.
Gain Credentials in Business Without Making a Four Year Commitment
The associate degree in business is an excellent option if you are interested in a career in business, but for whatever reason, are not ready to commit to a four-year program. If you later decide to continue working towards a four year degree in business at Alderson-Broaddus, then all classes taken towards your associate degree will also apply towards earning your bachelor degree.
Personal & Individual Attention From Experienced and Caring Faculty
Faculty with excellent academic backgrounds and business experience are committed to creating a high quality learning experience for business students. Because of the small class size, faculty know and care about students as individuals, and create a supportive environment for learning. At A-B, you will come to know the faculty as teachers, mentors, advisors and friends. Helping you achieve your best is their goal.
Opportunities for Involvement and Personal Distinction
You will have many opportunities for involvement in organizations that will help you develop leadership skills and make you more attractive to future employers after graduation. Phi Beta Lambda, the local chapter of a national organization for business students, gives you the opportunity to enhance leadership and team member skills, provide services to the community, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise) is a national student organization which teaches others an understanding of how market economics and business operate. This organization is a partnership between higher education and business and enables the student to build connections with such companies as: Wal-Mart; DEL Labs; Hallmark; Kraft; Arthur Andersen; AT&T; Sears; Black & Decker; G.E., and Coca-Cola. Partners in Excellence is a business advisory program through which business students have the opportunity to interact with a variety of business leaders. Such networking often leads to important job connections after graduation.
Gain Valuable Internship Experience
Business internships provide opportunities for you to gain "hands-on" experience in a real business setting. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of business fields including accounting, economic development, human resources management, marketing, management information systems, and small business management.
High Quality Academics
From lively classroom discussions to working with state-of-the-art computer equipment and software, our academic program emphasizes quality instruction and learning. A campus-wide computer network provides one station for every seven students, giving you communication access across the campus or across the globe via e-mail and the internet. You will also gain practical experience using multimedia presentation technology that businesses use today, and learn the most current business computer software.