UC Clermont

Pre-Business Administration

Associate of Arts

Why study Pre-Business Administration?

Today's dynamic business world call for well-rounded, flexible leaders. Business administration is the study of general business principles and practices. It covers accounting, finance, marketing, operations management and information systems. More than specific academic subjects, it also teaches leadership, strategy, economics, tax issues, quality assurance, risk awareness, workforce dynamics, entrepreneurship and ethics as applied to local, national, international and global business concerns.

This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in business.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should be analytical, detail-oriented, flexible, decisive and have good communication skills.

The jobs open to you will depend on the major you select for your bachelor’s degree.

If you become an accounting major, for example, you may pursue a career as certified public accountant, Internal Revenue Service agent, tax consultant or financial executive.

If your choice is management, consider the many professional careers in personnel administration or any managerial or staff position that deals with "people problems" in organizations.

If you major in marketing, you can become a marketing researcher and analyst, sales director or manager, product manager, advertising director or retail merchandising specialist.

Organizations offering you a professional career as a finance major include commercial banks, insurance companies, securities dealers and brokers, and the financial departments of industrial and public utility corporations.

You cannot minor in pre-business administration.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year bachelor's degree. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Our faculty includes professionals with significant experience in the business world. Active advisory committees help assure the relevance of lectures and teaching exercises. The diversity of the student population — in age, work experience and background — heightens the value of classroom discussions.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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