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Business Administration

Associate of Science

PURPOSE: With the rapid development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a great demand for qualified personnel in business administration to provide leadership for this economic growth. The associate of science degree with a major in Business Administration is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, and one unit of laboratory science. This curriculum requires courses in mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and health and physical education, in addition to principles of economics and accounting, which are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate business administration curriculum. With the assistance of their advisor, students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated. Students are advised to complete the AS degree at the community college, choosing courses that satisfy the mathematics, laboratory science and elective requirements of the four-year college as well as the AS degree. If students contemplate transferring to an out-of-state college, they should also make contact with the four-year college and consult that college’s catalog before deciding which courses to take.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSFER INFORMATION: Additional information regarding transfer requirements for JMU, VSU, ODU, UVA Continuing and Professional Studies, MBC Adult Degree Program in Richmond, Longwood University, and UR SPCS is available at reynolds.edu/curriculum/business_administrationas.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB. 
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

HIS___5

United States History or History of Western Civilization

3

0

3

MTH 1631

Precalculus I

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

3

0

3

___ ___2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

16-17

0-2

17

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

HIS___5

United States History or History of Western Civilization

3

0

3

MTH 2701

Applied Calculus

3

0

3

_____ 2,3,5

Approved Elective (does not include personal wellness courses and non-transfer math courses) 

3

0

3

ITE 140 or 
ITE 150
5

Spreadsheet Software (Excel) or 
Desktop Database Software (Access)

3
0
3

TOTAL

15
0
15

ACC 211

Principles of Accounting I

3
0
3

ECO 2014

Principles of Economics I - Macroeconomics

3
0
3

ENG___2,5

Any 200-Level Literature Course

3
0
3

_____2,5

Laboratory Science

3

3

4

_____ 2,3,5

Approved Elective (does not include personal wellness courses and non-transfer math courses) 

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

3

16

ACC 212

Principles of Accounting II

3

0

3

ECO 2024

Principles of Economics II – Microeconomics

3

0

3

ENG ___2

Any 200-Level Literature Course

3

0

3

_____2

Laboratory Science

3

3

4

TOTAL

12

3

13

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in  Business Administration 61

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1 Students transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University are required to complete a semester of precalculus and a semester of calculus. If transferring to another university, students should see the program head for substitution of an appropriate math course.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design. Students planning to transfer must take two semesters of laboratory sciences. 

3 Personal wellness courses and non-transfer math courses may not be used to satisfy this approved elective. Students planning to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University must take CST 100 or CST 110 to satisfy this approved elective. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than VCU may also select from the list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, and science) that is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design. 

4 In addition to the economics requirements, students are advised to complete a full year of social science or humanities (see footnote 2 above) if required by the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer. In addition to Reynolds Business Administration program's MTH 163 and MTH 270 requirements, the business programs of the following senior institutions require MTH 240: College of William and Mary, Radford University, JMU, University of Richmond, and University of Virginia. If majoring in Information Systems at VCU, students should take an additional math course at Reynolds: MTH 286 or MTH 287. MTH 270 is a prerequisite for MTH 286 and MTH 287.

5 Students planning to transfer to Virginia State University (VSU) as 3rd year business school majors must complete the following courses at Reynolds rather than the ones listed in the table above: World History or World Geography elective, BUS 240, BUS 220,  CST 229, MTH 164, and FIN 107. Additionally, students transferring from Reynolds will need to complete a total of 2 personal wellness elective credits and one additional social science elective prior to transfer from Reynolds to VSU. Please refer to the Articulation Agreement between Reynolds and the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at VSU.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATION

BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 cr.

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I 3 cr.

Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 116 Entrepreneurship 3 cr.

Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas, such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance start-up, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 117 Leadership Development 3 cr.

Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict, and how to achieve positive results through others.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3 cr.

Applies mathematical operations to business process and problems: wages and payroll, sales and property taxes, checkbook records and bank reconciliation, depreciation, overhead, distribution of profit and loss in partnerships, distribution of corporate dividends, commercial discounts, markup, markdown, simple interest, present values, bank discount notes, multiple payment plans, compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, and amortization.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 146 Introduction to Labor Relations 3 cr.

Examines history of the labor unions, labor contracts, bargaining processes, philosophy of unionism; use of bargaining techniques for non-wage issues; legal, social, and economic context of labor-management relations; responsibilities and duties of unions and management; analysis of public policy; and current state of the labor movement. May apply simulation and cases of arbitration and collective bargaining procedures.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 165 Small Business Management 3 cr.

Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.Prerequisite: BUS 116 or BUS 200 or school approval.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 cr.

Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.

Presents a behaviorally-oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 202 Applied Management Principles 3 cr.

Focuses on management practices and issues. May use case studies and/or management decision models to analyze problems in developing and implementing a business strategy, while creating and maintaining competitive advantage.Prerequisite: BUS 200.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3 cr.

Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel; forecasting; job analysis; job descriptions; training methods and programs; employee evaluation systems; compensation; benefits; and labor relations. Includes procedures for management of human resources and uses case studies and problems to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 208 Quality and Productivity Management 3 cr.

Focuses on the key quality improvement concepts regarding products and services, customers and suppliers, and systems and processes that make quality a part of the work life of an organization. Emphasizes the role of teams, including team meeting skills and techniques, and a variety of quality improvement tools, such as flowcharts, run charts, Pareto diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, evaluation matrices, and implementation road maps.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 209 Continuous Quality Improvement 3 cr.

Presents the different philosophies in Quality Control. Introduces students to Process Improvement, Team Development, Consensus Building, and Problem-Solving Strategies. Identifies methods for Process Improvement in manufacturing and service organizations, which includes Statistical Process Control when used in the quality control function of business and industry.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3 cr.

Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index numbers, probability theory, and time series analysis.Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Keyboarding competence.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 221 Business Statistics I 3 cr.

Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions.Prerequisite: MTH 163 or school approval.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 240 Introduction to Business Law 3 cr.

Presents an introduction to the American legal system, including an overview of the courts and civil and criminal law. Develops an in-depth understanding of contracts, agency law, and business organizations. Also includes an overview of property, UCC Sales, and Commercial Paper.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 260 Planning for Small Business 3 cr.

Provides knowledge of the development of a business plan, which can be used to acquire capital and serve as a management guide. Combines knowledge that has been acquired in the areas of planning, management, and finance, using proforma statements and marketing. Covers internet searching techniques. Recommended as a capstone course.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 265 Ethical Issues in Management 3 cr.

Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 290 Coordinated Internship in Business Management and Administration 3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial, or service firms coordinated by the college.Laboratory 15 hours per week

BUS 298 Seminar and Project in Business Management and Administration 3 cr.

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.Prerequisite: Students should have completed most of the management courses before enrolling in this course.Lecture 3 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Barry Bomboy Business Administration AS BBomboy@reynolds.edu 804/523-5757
Melvin Burton Business Administration AS MBurton@reynolds.edu 804/523-5491
Maxie Cannon Business Administration AS MCannon@reynolds.edu 804/523-5756
Clarence (Douglas) Cobbs Business Administration AS DCobbs@reynolds.edu 804/523-5495
Beverly Davis Business Administration AS BDavis@reynolds.edu 804/523-5520
Christopher Osuanah Business Administration AS COsuanah@reynolds.edu 804/523-5481
Sheila Watters Business Administration AS swatters@reynolds.edu 804/523-5190