Associate of Science in Business


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Program Duration

2 years (Four Semesters)

Program Type

Associate of Science


$84 per credit hour

* Based on in-county tuition rates

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Why Choose This Program

This program teaches students how to be successful in a business environment and potentially open their own businesses.


About The Program

This 62-hour program was developed for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree in an area of business. Courses give students the ability to learn about the many aspects of business including accounting, economics, communications and legal issues.

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Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Degree and Certificate Options

2-year Associate of Science in Business Academic Plan

Transfer or Stackable Options

This degree is for students who plan to major in business and transfer to a four-year institution. Students planning to transfer should work closely with a North Arkansas College advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses and other requirements, needed for transfer into a bachelor's program.

Faculty Contact

Cheryl Keymer
Department Chair of Business and Information Technology
(870) 391-3225

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate collaborative skills for working effectively in functionally and culturally diverse business teams.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
  • Recognize opportunities and evaluate potential for business success, and consider implementation issues including financial, operational and administrative procedures involved in running a business.
  • Understand, analyze, and use quantitative data to make business decisions and report to stakeholders, identify quantitative characteristics of a problem, examine and interpret numerical data and analyze numerical data to derive conclusions.
  • Critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.
  • Acquire and utilize knowledge of behavioral, policy, ethical standards and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of global organizations.