Earn your B.A. in Business
The distance-learning program in Business at JSC is both a professional training ground and an introduction to the world of finance and management. Students choose a concentration in either Accounting or Management and graduate with a B.A. in Business.
Whichever path you choose, this is a high-impact program where you’ll learn by doing. From internships with regional, national and international businesses and organizations to work conducting feasibility studies and marketing plans for local businesses, you’ll get real-world experience and make important connections throughout your education. As you progress toward your degree, you’ll hone practical and marketable skills that will get you the job or promotion once you graduate.
JSC Distance-Learning Options
|JSC Online||JSC in Your Community (EDP)|
|100% online!||Requires 60 or more college credits|
|Whether you live in Vermont
or miles away from our Green Mountain state,
you’ll pay In-state rates!*
|Vermont’s most flexible and
convenient bachelor’s-degree-completion program
|Requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA||Online and weekend classes in communities throughout Vermont|
|Requires U.S. residency (residents of Massachusetts
are not eligible at this time)
|Personalized advising and the option to design your own degree program|
|*JSC Online students living outside Vermont
receive a scholarship that effectively lowers the tuition
they pay to the in-state rate for courses they take from Johnson State College. The in-state rate does not apply to courses that JSC Online students
take from other Vermont State College institutions.
|Apply your existing college credits to our degree programs. We can even help you get credit for life experience!|
Accounting is the language of business, but business isn’t the only field where accountants are in demand these days. Nonprofit organizations, schools and hospitals, government agencies and grassroots enterprises all need accountants. That’s because the image of an accountant as a “bean counter” is rapidly fading. Instead, today’s accountant focuses on auditing controls — both preventive controls (designed to prevent errors or irregularities from happening) and forensic controls (designed to find errors or irregularities after they occur). They are trouble-shooters and puzzle-solvers with a knack for numbers and an eye for details.
If you’re someone who sees the big picture and realizes that many small steps, carefully executed, are required to reach a goal, a career in management may be a great fit. The Management concentration provides the skills and knowledge to run your own business, succeed in an organization of your choosing or pursue graduate study after earning your B.A. Through case studies and simulations, you’ll apply theory to actual business situations and develop skills in planning, organization, leadership, and human resources. Supported by a strong liberal arts curriculum, you’ll gain a solid foundation in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and creativity—the basis for success in the dynamic world of business and management.
Our graduates have gone on to found and operate large and small businesses, both in Vermont and worldwide. They launch cutting-edge ventures, help existing companies grow and succeed, and manage complex organizations with global reach.