Online Business Administration (A.S.)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Description

The Online Business Administration program provides accelerated coursework, introducing students to a broad overview of business options while preparing for transfer to a four-year institution.  The curriculum meets the requirements of the first two years of study at most colleges and universities.

There are three primary goals for this program:​

  • ​​Completion of an associate degree i​n two years
  • User-friendly scheduling for students who are working or have other obligations
  • Comprehensive online support services​​​ 

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Transfer credits toward a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of essential business skills, such as management, marketing, accounting and technology

  • Identify, apply and integrate functional business knowledge to analyze and resolve business-related problems

Participants in this program will be enrolled as a cohort to encourage support and collaboration.  This means that all students in the cohort will be scheduled together in 7- or 5-week courses for the duration of the program.  Typically, students will take two courses within each 7-week block.  In an average semester, all students will have completed at least 12 credits. ​

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to ​high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or others who can benefit from the instructio​n offered. 

Applications are accepted from residents of all New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​ Students studying in the U.S. with an F-1 visa are not eligible​.

In order to be accepted into this program, students must have completed all foundation classes and be prepared to take college level courses, per the cohort schedule.  Prior to beginning any course work, students will be required to successfully complete the Online Orientation Course.  Directions on how to access this course will be provided by one of the program advisors.  

Students can apply online or in person at the Student Services building. Students interested in applying online for this program should follow these steps:

  1. Apply online. Please note students should select A.S. Business Administration as program of study.​
  2. Submit official high school transcripts or official test scores from the high school completion equivalency test to the Office of Admissions, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.​
  3. ​Take the College Placement Test​ (Accuplacer) or produce proof of an exemption.  ​
  4. ​Once steps one through three are completed, schedule an appointment with Teresa ​Nate or Jeffery Burns, program advisors for this program, at 856-415-2197 – option 1.
  5. Take the on​line orientation course by contacting one of the program advisors listed below.  The advisors will assist students in registering for the mandatory orientation course and provide personalized advisement for the online business courses while enrolled in the program.​ 

For additional assistance in getting started with the admissions process, schedule an appointment with the outreach administrator at rcgc.edu/appointments, select "New Students." 

Program Advisor
Teresa Nate 
​​Teresa Nate
856-468-5000, ext. 6473
Student Services Building, Room S-29
For Appointment
856-415-2197 (option 1)
Jeffrey Burns​ 
​​Jeffrey Burns​
856-681-6245
Student Services Building
For Appointment
856-415-2197 (option 1)
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund​, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

​Download Program Re​quirements​

​Download a Complete Schedule
​of the Two-Year Program


On​​line Resources & Links

 

​​Is Online Learning Right For Me?

 

Despite the advantages available to students in an online-learning program, there are also significant demands.  The pace of this program is much faster than that of the on​site program.  Moreover, students participating in the online program must also learn to manage their time and to take initiative when help is needed.  

Prior to registering for this program, please visit this link to determine if an online program is a good match for your needs and learning style:  ​http://www.rcgc.edu/eLearning/Pages/Is-eLearning-Right-For-You.aspx.  ​

​​​​Orientation Course​

Students who have completed the application process and been accepted into the Online Business Administration program will be required to successfully complete a mandatory Online Orientation Course. This course will provide links to online resources, along with the pacing, format and study skills required for successful online learning.  Students will also learn how to use Blackboard and other software tools used to navigate, communicate, collaborate, receive assignments, turn in coursework and perform other important tasks.

At the completion of the course, students will be required to take a quiz and obtain a grade of at least 80 percent.  Students will have three attempts to pass the quiz.  If a student cannot pass the quiz, he/she will be provided the option to transfer to another Business program. Instructions for registering for the orientation course will be provided by the program advisor after acceptance into the program.

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Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.
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