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Business Administration

What Is Business Administration?

Business is the making, buying or selling of goods or services. Business administration is the study of principles, practices and dynamics of organizations related to commercial or industrial activity.

Why Study Business Administration?

The world of business is changing and expanding in new and exciting ways. At Perimeter College, Business Administration students develop specialized skills in business fields and improve their ability to communicate, think independently and thrive in the workplace.

For the latest information about the required courses in Business Administration at Perimeter College, view our online catalog.

The Business Administration program emphasizes preparation for decision making in a business environment. Perimeter College faculty members have practical experience in a variety of industries. By drawing upon this experience in the classroom, they provide students with real-world examples to complement business theories. A student who gains an Associate of Science degree by enrolling in the academic pathway in Business Administration lays the foundation for a business career and provides an excellent jump-start for a bachelor's degree. With the core knowledge gained at Perimeter College, students can continue specialized studies at a four-year institution, enter the workplace as a skilled employee or express their entrepreneurial spirit by starting a business. Every company needs business-savvy individuals. A Business Administration degree serves as a strong investment and base for specializations such as:

    ·       Accounting
    ·       Business Education
    ·       Computer Information Systems
    ·       Economics
    ·       Finance
    ·       Health Administration
        ·       Hospitality Administration
        ·       International Business
        ·       Managerial Science
        ·       Marketing
        ·       Real Estate
        ·       Risk Management
For potential career and wage information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

The Business Administration pathway leads to an Associate of Science degree.

1920 Business Administration Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Business Administration

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)
Area A:
Recommended course: MATH 1111 College Algebra or higher is strongly recommended
Area D:
Recommended course: MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics
Area F:
Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
Required Courses (18 Credit Hours):
  • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
  • BUSA 2106 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2010 Introduction to Computer based Information Systems (3 Credit Hours) (formerly BISM 2601)
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
For the latest information about the required courses in Business Administration at Perimeter College, view our online catalog.


Tina Philpot Email: Telephone: 678-240-6028

Campus Business Department Chairs

Laura Whitlock Email: Telephone: 678-240-6047
George Vargis Email: Telephone: 678-891-2402
William Moon Email: Telephone: 770-278-1253
Richard Kirk Email: Telephone: 770-274-5150
Karen Carter Email: Telephone: 678-891-3401
James Kahiga Email: Telephone: 678-891-3371

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