ASc. Business Studies

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Studies has been designed to develop and equip individuals with the required skills and knowledge for a range of specialist and generalist business professions. It provides social and personal development; strategies and principles for understanding organizational management, marketing and finance; and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of workplace environments.

The Associate Degree in Business Studies prepares persons for entry-level professional positions in management and other business related employment opportunities.
Graduates can work in roles such as:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Marketing/Market Research Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Sales Clerk

Additional Programme Information


Applicants must meet the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) matriculation requirements in order to be accepted in the programme. Either of the following: Standard Matriculation A minimum of five (5) CSEC or GCE O’level including English A and Mathematics. Alternate Matriculation Equivalent qualification(s) as determined by the CCCJ Mature Status as determined by CCCJ.

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Studies a sixty-eight (68) credit programme offered full-time across four (4) semesters and part-time (evenings & weekends) across six (6) semesters. The programme comprises the following courses: General Education Courses Communication I & II Fundamentals of Information Technology Oral Communication Introduction to Psychology Foreign Language 1 Support Courses Caribbean Studies Business Calculus Business Statistics Pre-Calculus Specialization Courses Business Law Business Ethics Computerized Accounting Cost Accounting Financial Accounting 1 Fundamentals of Accounting Introduction to Human Resource Management Introduction to Management

Application forms may be collected from the College’s Admissions Office or downloaded from our website.
Additional information about the programme including information on the tuition structure for the programme can be obtained from our Admissions office : (876) 630-1772

Students may start the programme in September or January of the academic year.

The programme is currently delivered full-time, part-time (evenings) or weekends depending on demand.

To be awarded the Associate of Science Degree in Business Studies, a student must have: Completed all credits in the programme Completed all courses in the programme Completed all required hours of work experience

Main Campus

Box 233 Waterford P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 630-1770 ext.538-40

Old Harbour Campus

41 East Street Old Harbour P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 745-4702 ext.3226