Associate of Science in Business |  Lackawanna College

Business Administration

At A Glance

Learn the fundamentals of the business world and enter a career diverse job market at Lackawanna College.

Start you career earning $34,000 per year and grow to earn $75,000 per year.
Enter a steadily growing field with around 29,000 jobs opening every year from now to 2030.
Earn you degree in two years at Lackawanna College’s main campus in Scranton.

Welcome to Business Administration-Associate Degree

You’re a natural born leader, whether it was in high school with the clubs you were in or your part-time job. Lackawanna College’s Business Administration associate degree can elevate your skills to become a professional leader in the world of business!

You’ll gain hands-on experience and skills through the business administration major, ready for a job right after graduation or continue your education for a bachelor’s degree.

Your Career Starts Here

Employment of individuals with a business administration degree is projected to increase 9% between now and 2030, which is just as fast as all other occupations. The median average wage for holders of a business administration degree is $55,696 per year.

Earning your business administration degree allows for a vast range of career options. You’ll find employment in:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Health Systems
  • Corporate Offices
  • Sales
  • Accounting Firms
  • Schools
  • Marketing Services
  • And other business settings.

After earning an associate degree in business administration, students can work in any industry in a variety of entry-level positions, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Data Analysts
  • Sales Supervisors
  • Customer Service Supervisors
  • Hotel Managers
  • Health Administrators
  • Systems Administrators
  • School Principals
  • Financial Managers
  • And many more!

More About the Program

The program teaches students the fundamentals of the business world. Students will learn how to be knowledgeable consumers, while exploring the many aspects of the local and international economy. In this major, students prepare for the corporate world as it strengthens their personal understanding of how business affect everything we do.

During this two-year degree program, students will learn to:

  • Analyze business promotion through textbook study, field trips, guest speakers and projects.
  • Identify all aspects of the employment process.
  • Recognize the global perspective on business principles and practices.
  • Master management theories and techniques, applying them to today’s business environment.
  • Use the best methods of assimilating information and transforming it into verbal and statistical reports essential for managers.
  • Master E-Commerce concepts and skills.

Our associate degree in Business Administration is one of the degrees offered in our Accelerated Part-Time Program. With this program, students can study part-time and still graduate in just over two years.

The concepts and skills students learn in our Business Administration major can be easily transferred to a wide-range of positions. A business administration degree provides a strong foundation for almost any career. There will always be positions available for workers who excel at different aspects of business, such as accounting, marketing and sales.

It’s common for many of our students to continue their education after graduating with an associate degree and enroll in our business bachelor’s degree program. Through the bachelor’s degree program, students can expand on what they’ve learned in the associate degree curriculum and gain real-life experience work in an internship.

The Course Work

Students in our business administration major sample various aspects of business as a part of our curriculum. The courses included in the two-year program will help create a foundation for students to eventually build on after they earn their associate degree.

Topics that students will be introduced to in this major include:

  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Communications
  • Computerized Spreadsheets
  • Principles of Management
  • Sales Management
  • And Many More!