Want to hit the ground running in the business world? An AAS in Business will do just that, giving you the managerial and technical skills you can use in any environment: large, medium, or small-sized business. Choose from one of four concentrations — Entrepreneurship, Logistics, Management, or Marketing & Retailing. See what a two-year business degree can do for you.

Associate of Applied Science

The Business AAS will prepare you for an entry-level role in a variety of settings.


Two years


About $9,490 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

You will be ready for the workforce. Where? Depends on your concentration. Our Career Services team can help you find the right fit.


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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Nashville State Community College Profiles
Alma Melendez
Business Entrepreneurship A.A.S., Class of 2020
Nashville State's talented and professional faculty have provided the teachings, guidance, motivation, and support that led me to success. I am accomplishing my dream and earning my degree, which is the key to opening the door to more professional and academic opportunities.

Our Business Concentrations

The business field is far and wide. Choose from one of four paths that we teach to focus your efforts.


The Entrepreneurship concentration provides the knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur in today’s changing job market. Instruction in the areas of entrepreneurial planning, managing, marketing, accounting, and supervising are emphasized. This concentration will prepare you to enter the small business environment as a small business owner or manager.


We’ve all seen in recent years how important logistics and supply chain management are. This program integrates business management and computer information systems courses with the latest logistics practices and technologies. Begin your successful career with the necessary mastery of supply chain management principles, warehousing and distribution, inventory control, traffic management, regulatory compliance, and various analytical tools.


The Management concentration will give you the knowledge and skills required for careers in a wide variety of service, merchandising, and manufacturing organizations. Develop the skills to own and operate a business, or to prepare yourself for career opportunities as a production manager, store/office manager, or sales and marketing director.

Marketing & Retailing

The Marketing and Retailing concentration prepares you for the process of identifying what, when, how much, where, and why consumers want specific products and services. Learn how Internet technology provides the marketer worldwide access to meet the needs of a global market. Start your successful marketing career fully skilled in customer service and sales techniques, communications, management and planning, general business practices, economics, and organizational and consumer behavior.

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Get the Best Education from an Accredited Program

Out business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Get an education certified by a nationally recognized organization.


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Join the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

Business students are eligible for membership in Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) which is an international honor society established by the ACBSP. KBD encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration pursuing associate degrees.

Be encouraged as we promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Boost your resume, enhance your education, and join KBD.


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Credit for What You Know

You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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Room C-237C, White Bridge Campus

Karen Stevenson

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Cary Bunt

Associate Professor, Business

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Roslyn Mize

Associate Professor, Logistics

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