Business Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
business management

About this program

Effective managers are leaders. They know how to inspire others to work collectively toward a shared goal. Here, you’ll build a solid foundation in business—learning essentials like marketing and accounting. Leadership courses facilitate teamwork, challenge your critical thinking, and hone the problem-solving skills you need to rise to the top.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

17

Average Class Size

Bachelor's Degree Pathways

Part-time or Full-time Options

Careers

  • Entry-level management trainee positions
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Insurance
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Business (MGT105)
  • Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet (MIS211)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM300)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Specified Business Management Elective (SBM)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning (FIN305) or
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • International Business (MGT216)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113) or
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab
Facilities

Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab

A multi-use collaborative space, the Innovation Lab is a hub for creative problem solving and teambuilding projects.

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Business Management

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Woodlands Bank
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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Business Club

Penn College Business Club

Network with business leaders and work with like-minded students as you explore the business profession. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

Penn College News
04.04.2024

Business Club organizes extended networking event

The Penn College Business Club – with support from the Event Management & Coordination class – hosted Coffee & Conversation, an event that joined students, primarily in business and hospitality majors, with 40 employers offering potential summer internships or long-term employment. The affair featured a campus tour, Q&A session, information tables, a mixer and an etiquette dinner.

03.29.2024

Wildcat Forum speakers talk success

The first Wildcat Forum, devised and led by business administration students in an Event Management & Coordination class, brought messages of inspiration to those in attendance at the Klump Academic Center. Five brief talks, provided by alumni and employees, explored “What is Success?” from each speaker’s unique perspective and experience.

03.15.2024

Student-organized Wildcat Forum to explore ‘What is Success?’

On March 19, a group of Pennsylvania College of Technology students will host the first Wildcat Forum, a series of six-to-eight-minute talks sharing the theme “What is Success?” The event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium and is open to the community. Three Penn College alumni and two employees are slated to speak.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Hone your management skills through real-world experience.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, GISF, Security Compliance/Emergency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Samuel Ryder, Vice President-Business Banking, First National Bank
  • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office
  • Career Fair Connections

    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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