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Business Administration

This AAS Business Administration program helps students develop administrative management skills for a career in business. In addition to building general business proficiency, students are given the opportunity of choosing courses that will prepare them for an occupation in management and supervision or in marketing and sales. Satisfactory completion of this program will provide an adequate level of competency for entry-level positions in various organizational structures.

Admission requirements

Business Administration is an open-enrollment program, meaning there are no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg open houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. For more information, contact the Title IX coordinator at 309.341.5258 or the ADA/504 coordinator at 309.341.5262.

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There's such a wide variety of fields business and accounting majors can purse that it's difficult to address each one to any extent here. You may want to consider and research:

  • Management occupations
  • Business and financial operations
  • Sales
  • Financial analysis
  • Business administration
  • Public Relations

Potential careers

General and operations managers 

Advertising sales agents

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Sales agents, financial services

Graduates who transfer to a four-year institution go on to pursue careers in fields such as:

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Sample course schedule for the Business Administration program

View a sample schedule for Business Administration. 


Program format

The Business Administration program offers both online and face-to-face class options; however, the program cannot be completed entirely online. 


Class formats

Sandburg offers courses in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of our students. To determine the formats for specific courses, please refer to our course schedule.

Regardless of the course format, you should have access to a reliable computer with broadband (high-speed) internet. All courses use online resources and require students to access course information through mySandburg. Accessing courses through a phone is discouraged. Both campuses have open computer labs for student use.

View a lits of class formats.


Business Administration AAS cost sheet



To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to see if you qualify for financial support. 

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  • Warren/Henderson County | 1025 S. 2nd St | Monmouth, IL | 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building | 311 E. Main, Suite 612 | Galesburg, IL | 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County | 440 N. Lafayette | Macomb, IL | 309.837.1280



Thanks to our generous donors, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award more than $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students — everyone is eligible to apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. 

Meet the instructors

Drew Debrey
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

John Denkner
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

James Doran
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

Kelli Mayes-Denker
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

Joshua Seifert
Business and Economics Instructor

Department of Social and Business Sciences
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401


The mission of BASS is to provide a real-world experience outside of the classroom through various exposures to different styles of business and accounting procedures to current students, and disseminate business and accounting information throughout Sandburg. Membership is open to all full- and part-time students currently enrolled at Sandburg.

Advisor: To be announced