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Associate of Arts in Business Administration

May 15, 2023

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Acquire a Broad Knowledge of Business

WVU Potomac State College’s online Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree will give you a broad knowledge of business, combined with skills in technology, to prepare you for a variety of careers in a global business environment that is changing rapidly.

While pursuing this degree, students will study micro and macroeconomics, sociology, principals of accounting, statistical inferences, and computer applications among other courses. Elective courses within the degree can be tailored to match your personal and professional interests.

Choosing this degree program can also help you advance professionally in your career.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous

Start Date

May 15, 2023
August 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

WVU Potomac State College

Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Program Details

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The online Associate of Arts in Business Administration, offered by WVU Potomac State College, is for students who expect to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Highly recommended is the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at WVU’s Morgantown Campus in which students can pursue one of two baccalaureate degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with a choice of eight academic majors), or the Bachelor of Science in Economics.

The eight academic majors offered in the BSBA program include Accounting, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

However, Potomac State College’s undergraduate course work could also transfer to degree programs at other four-year institutions.

Students in the Associate of Arts degree program must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of required and elective courses. Since today’s business world is a global environment, it is highly recommended that students consider taking a minimum of six credit hours in a foreign language.

You may use credits earned at other institutions and the electives can also be used toward a minor of your choice.

More information on the recommended sequence of courses may be found in the Advisement Sheet.

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Admission Requirements

Potomac State has a rolling admissions policy, which means that you should receive our decision within a few weeks after we receive your application and required materials. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Students can be admitted in the fall, spring or summer terms.


Program Manager

Christine Hess
(304) 788-6819

Application Requirements

To apply to Potomac State College as a first-time freshman, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete all the information on the undergraduate application. There is no application fee.
  2. Send official transcripts of your previous high school work to Potomac State College. Also send official transcripts of any college work you have completed. Send transcripts to:
    Office of Enrollment Services
    WVU Potomac State College
    75 Arnold Street
    Keyser, WV 26726
    Or contact us:
    (304) 788-6820
    Toll Free: 1-800-262-7332 Email:
  3. ACT and SAT scores are used to determine scholarship awards and for placement in math and/or English classes. Although they are not required, if you have taken the ACT and/or SAT, you are encouraged to send the scores to Potomac State College. SAT school code: 5539; ACT school code: 4529; TOEFL code: 5539. Note: If you do not submit these scores, you may be required to take a math and/or English placement test.
Students Who Have Taken the TASC, GED or HiSET

For students who have taken the TASC, GED or HiSET after their anticipated high school graduation date, please submit the WVU Potomac State College application for admission and contact the State Department of Education to request that scores be mailed to the Office of Enrollment Services. Score requirements:

  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) - score of 500 on each of the five subtest categories
  • General Equivalency Degree (GED) - average standard score of 2250 (450) or above
  • HiSET exam - minimum score of 45

Scholarship Eligibility

To learn more about scholarship availability and eligibility requirements, visit Scholarships.

More information on the recommended sequence of courses may be found in the Advisement Sheet.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Associate of Arts in Business Administration requires 60 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $236.

Total Degree Cost

$14,160 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $235
3 $705
6 $1,420
9 $2,115

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

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