Business Management
Associate Degree

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Why Earn a Business Management Associate Degree at NCC?

At NCC, we offer a top-notch business education at an affordable price. Our expert faculty are invested in helping you learn and grow; our low student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 means you’ll receive the attention you deserve from thoughtful teachers and dedicated mentors.

You’ll also have the flexibility to study at our Bethlehem or Pocono campuses, with the option of completing the program partially online. The Associate in Business Management degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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What You’ll Learn in the Business Management Program

Develop marketable skills in finance, operations, management principles, human resources, organizational operations and law with Northampton Community College’s Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Management degree.

Complete this two-year program at the Bethlehem or Pocono campus in Pennsylvania, and take advantage of flexible opportunities like the partially online study option and electives that dive deep into your areas of interest. With a business associate degree from NCC, you’ll be ready to launch into business, government or non-profit organization roles right after graduation.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 62

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Locations: Bethlehem | Pocono

Program Overview:

NCC’s ACBSP-accredited Associate in Business Management program emphasizes practical skills and real-world applications in courses like Management Fundamentals, Information Systems and Resources, Business Law, Managerial Accounting and Marketing Principles. These business management courses equip you to start your career as soon as you graduate.

If you’re interested in pursuing a four-year degree, we recommend NCC’s AA in Business Administration.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The Associate in Business Management from NCC is one of the most affordable degrees of its kind in Pennsylvania. We offer low tuition and costs so that you can maximize your investment by earning an entry-level degree to dive head-first into the workforce. As an NCC student, you’ll also be eligible for our robust financial aid resources, including one of the largest scholarship programs of any community college in the state!

What's the difference between Business Management and Business Administration at NCC?

Choose the AAS in Business Management if you plan to establish your career upon graduation. If you plan to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree, we recommend the AA in Business Administration. The two business associate degrees’ requirements are similar, but the business administration degree involves more courses that mirror the first two years of a bachelor’s program, while the business management program focuses on practical skills that you can put to use right away.


Future Career Paths

With a business management associate degree, you can earn an entry-level management position in retail, industrial, healthcare, and research and development operations. Jumpstart your success at NCC through our career services, which include cover letter and resume reviews, practice interviews, networking events and industry connections for internships and other professional development opportunities.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Management Trainee
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative

Student Spotlight

NCC has allowed me to discover myself and my passions, it has helped me build self-confidence and made me realize I can do this. Faculty and staff are there because they want you to succeed and achieve your goals.

Bianca Santiago, Alumni
Business Management

Bianca Santiago

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