Program: Business
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences (transfer degree)

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in a business related field.

Students in this program will be introduced to business as a profession, and develop foundational knowledge and skills for civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication. 

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

Where do Camp students who complete this degree transfer?

Over the last five years, Camp Education graduates have transferred to Ashford University, Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, King University, Liberty University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia State University.

What is the job outlook for business related careers that require a four-year degree?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for business related fields was as follows:

  • Accountants and Auditors was 6,551.Over the last three years, this field added 236 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Accountants and Auditors, December 2019).
  • Financial Analysts was 1,219.Over the last three years, this field added 86 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Financial Analysts, December 2019).
  • Management Analysts was 6,745.Over the last three years, this field added 295 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Management Analysts, December 2019).
  • Sales Manager was 1,029.Over the last three years, this field added 27 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Sales Manager, December 2019).

How much can I earn with a four-year degree in business?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

Salaries for General & Operations Manager jobs in Virginia

  Entry Level Mean Experienced
Accountant and Auditors $49,600 $77,100 $90,900
Financial Analyst $49,300 $83,500 $100,600
Management Analysts $60,400 $97,000 $115,200
Sales Manager $71,900 $138,700 $172,200

(Source:  Virginia Education Wizard www.vawizard.org, 7-23-19)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.