Business (A.S.)

An associate degree in business provides students an entry into a number of fields. Taking only two years to complete, this is an ideal degree to provide a well-rounded core of business courses that can be used to further one’s career in such areas as retailing, administrative services to upper management, payroll or accounting services, and fields related to customer services and marketing.

Careers in Management

Management majors have found employment in a variety of business careers including insurance, retail, advertising, sales, government, banking, investments, entrepreneurship, consulting, marketing, health care, education and other areas.

A few titles that recent graduates have held are: Health Care Administration, Health Costs Analyst, Hospital Administrator, General Manger, Human Resource Manager, City Manager, Retail Manager, Buyer, Sales Manager, Customer Relations Manager and Advertising Director.

Internships in Management

Internships and practica are available for management majors. The experiential program is designed to give students greater insight into the problems, procedures and current management policies.

Students are expected to work under the supervision of a business associate to gain experience and earn a grade. The supervisor is required to evaluate the management trainee and to submit a performance analysis. The class instructor also evaluates the student's class performance and integrates the internship analysis into the final grade.

Internships may be repeated provided a different business is selected.

Students have been fortunate to have completed the experiential phase on the domestic, regional, national or international scene.



Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to read the current Student Learning Outcome results.

The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

Bachelor of Science
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
Bachelor of Arts
  • Hospitality Management
Associate in Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
Associate in Arts
  • Hospitality Management
Academic Minor
  • Railway Heritage Tourism

In order to more accurately reflect changes made in our curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, our department asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the department is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews our self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The majors and all courses are fully accredited during this time period.


Student Achieves Top Award in Business Simulation Competition

Senior Oliver Bienias was named Industry Champion in a simulated business competition with hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world.


Durland Leads Social Network Analysis Workshop

Dr. Maryann Maxwell Durland presented a professional development workshop on Social Network Analysis at the AEA Annual Conference.


Students Take Top Awards at PBL Conference

D&E students achieved top honors at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. The event tests students’ business knowledge in a broad range of career-related areas.