Building Forward-thinking Graduates of Tomorrow’s Workforce!

With our 2-year Associate Degree in Business, students are equipped with the real-time academic, quantitative, workforce-ready skills needed to manage a business or transfer to a 4-year school for continued learning.

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Associate Industry


New Jobs

Are set to be created for business roles in the next decade!

Over 30

Transfer Agreements

Established to provide a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree.


Job Growth

In the business and finance field expected through 2030.

54 %

of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

  • As per BLS, there will be an 8% job growthbetween 2020-2030 in business and finance-related occupations, leading to as many as 750,800 new jobs, which is faster than other occupations.
  • As per Blue Ridge CTC’s Graduate report, 34% of graduates successfully found jobs with our career assistance, while 54% of students moved to renowned universities to continue education.

Step Into Rewarding Business Careers With an Associate Degree in Business!

In approximately two years, students can begin a career in the business field with a Blue Ridge CTC Associate Degree driven by industry experts.

  • Our program offers 8 and 16 week course offerings.
  • Plan a future degree with transfer pathways to 4-year programs offered by top schools, including an international articulation agreement for ease of transfer.
  • Participate in state and national competitions with business clubs on campus.
  • We strive to offer classes that cater to the working adult by offering hybrid and online classes!

Associate Degree in Business - Select Major!

When students pursue an Associate degree in a business field at Blue Ridge, they experience real-time industry-focused instruction, exposure to modern business use cases, plus many elective options to design their degree in their own way.

Pursue Endless Career Possibilities in the Business Industry!

Apart from academics, Blue Ridge CTC helps match students with the best career choices by providing dedicated job search and placement assistance. With an Associate degree in a business profession, students pave their way to career options including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Relationship Banker
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Sales Support Specialist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Account Manager
  • And more!

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Why Choose Blue Ridge CTC to Close Skill Gaps?

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides access to a range of affordable, flexible 2-year Associate Degree programs in the business industry with high-quality instruction and career assistance that meets every career goal!

Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!

Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have doubts about pursuing Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate degree in a Business profession? We can help!

An associate degree in a business profession costs less than a bachelor’s degree and takes about 2 years to complete. Students can enter the workforce early while having an understanding of marketable business skills and high earning potential. Students who want to continue to a 4-year school take advantage of nearly 100 transfer programs to well-known colleges and universities.

Students who are seeking direct workforce entry into business-related positions train in 1-2 years and are qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in our local economy. Our programs incorporate real-world business skills and content-specific knowledge needed to successfully land the career of your dreams.

This Associate in business degree requires approximately 60 credits, which takes about 24 months to complete when enrolled as a full-time student.

Students can select from three different options:

  • Associate Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations
Blue Ridge CTC does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
Blue Ridge CTC offers two-year, flexible, and affordable degrees that prepare prospective learners for different aspects of business such as accounting, office administration, management, and marketing in different organizations with real-world practical skills and implementation. Each program helps build foundational knowledge to seek entry-level employment or transfer to 4-year institutions.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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