UC Clermont

Pre-Business Administration

Associate of Arts

Why study Pre-Business Administration?

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 and 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 the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may 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.

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size 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.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. 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 form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

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

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319