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 the first quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for business related fields was as follows:

  • Accountants and Auditors was 6,436. There is projected annual demand/need for 589 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Accountants and Auditors, July 2021).
  • Financial Analysts was 994. There is projected annual demand/need for 72 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Financial Analysts, July 2021).
  • Management Analysts was 5,662. There is projected annual demand/need for 574 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Management Analysts, July 2021).
  • Sales Manager was 1,093. There is projected annual demand/need for 94 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Sales Manager, July 2021).

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

Below are the 2020 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

  Entry Level Mean Experienced
Accountant and Auditors $48,000 $75,300 $89,000
Financial Analyst $42,600 $127,900 $170,600
Management Analysts $61,900 $96,500 $113,800
Sales Manager $63,200 $134,200 $169,800

 (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, July 2021)

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