Business We offer two programs of study to prepare students for the modern business workforce. The Associate of Science Business degree is a two-year, 62 credit hour program of study that provides students with a strong foundation in business, accounting, marketing and management. The Associate of Applied Science Business Technology is a two-year, 60 credit hour program that provides students the entry level knowledge and skills to work in business. Students learn business theory, ethical practices, and develop skills necessary to use modern office equipment. Students may earn a Technical Certificate in Business Technology and/or a Certificate of Proficiency in Business operations. Arkansas State University-Newport is a member of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the largest collegiate business student organization in the world. Student members participate in leadership training, skills competition, and service learning projects.
Program Philosophy The Associate of Science in Business is designed to provide the knowledge and background in general business concepts to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program. By incorporating the state mandated general education core along with a good solid business foundation in accounting, economics, marketing, management, and technology, the degree is transferable to all state universities in Arkansas. Students pursuing this degree should contact the university they plan to transfer to and obtain the specific baccalaureate degrees aligned with the Associate of Science in Business.