Business Studies

Why Choose NPC's Business Studies?

Most job opportunities in the U.S. are in business, whether owning your own company or working in some type of corporate or commercial setting. Those with business education backgrounds enjoy a definite advantage in landing a job. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2014), some starting salaries for associate of applied science business degree graduates can often pay $34,000 a year or more!

If you anticipate earning your Associate of Business (ABus) degree and then furthering your education at university, the sky could be the limit. Company executives, financial managers and investment analysts enjoy some of the highest salaries of any workers in the country today.

Business Development Services

For people starting their own or growing an existing business, NPC also offers business development services through its Community & Corporate Training division and the NPC Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

  • Community & Corporate Training offers affordable, local, customized employee training workshops for area enterprises of any size.
  • Our SBDC helps area small companies grow and prosper as well as helping budding entrepreneurs get off to a great start.

About Our Program

Investing in yourself is one of the smartest decisions you can ever make. And when you make part of that investment an affordable NPC business degree you will find knowledgable, expert instructors focused on helping you master the essential skills and principles needed to prosper in today's business world.

Degree/Certificate Options

Depending on your career goals, NPC offers two different business degrees:

1.  If you plan to go on to a university, consider the Associate of Business (ABus) transfer degree. University bachelor degree programs require you to complete a series of general education courses (AGEC-B) before you can focus on a major area of study such as accounting. Complete these general education requirements at NPC and save thousands in tuition dollars compared to university costs (tuition comparison chart).

2.  A second NPC degree option is the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business degree that emphasizes courses geared toward direct entry into the workforce. The AAS focuses on seven areas of specialization: accounting, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, medical office technologies, medical transcription, modern office technologies and retail management. Certificates of Applied Science (CAS) and Certificates of Proficiency (CP), shorter programs of study, are available in each of these specializations.

Specific Courses

For specific courses needed to complete these degrees/ certificates speak with an NPC academic adviser or see the current NPC catalog.

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Online Course Options

Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the semester's online course list for current offerings or see your academic adviser.

  • See list of all 27 courses here.

University Transfer Options

The Associate of Business (ABus) degree fully transfers to any of the three public Arizona universities. Be sure to work with your NPC academic adviser to ensure a seamless transition.

Contact Us

Jennifer Bishop

Department Chair and Faculty in Business
White Mountain Campus -- Show Low
Goldwater Building, Room 109

(928) 532-6152

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.

We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).


    Information on all eligible NPC programs can be found in the Gainful Employment Data Archives.