Business Administration

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer, Online
Department: Computer Science, Technology & Business
Institute: Business & Entrepreneurship
College: NVC

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About the Program

At Northwest Vista College, our Business & Management Field of Study can be an ideal way for you to get started in the field. Our program gives you a broad base of practical knowledge and the chance to apply it to real-world examples. You’ll explore all the functional business areas: accounting, economics, business ethics, marketing, and information technology, while seeing how the different business functions connect in today’s complex global landscape. You can build a foundation in business, learning fundamental principles and gaining exposure to different specialties – like economics, data analysis using information systems, accounting, and business communication. 

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to apply basic business skills in the public and private sectors, while you:

*Develop communication, critical thinking, and quantitative capabilities

*Strengthen your understanding of how politics, culture, and finances shape the global economy

*Study and apply analysis techniques to develop successful business plans

What can I do with this course of study?

Guess what? This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $67,710 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics!


This business program at NVC can lead to preparation for a Bachelors degree and entry-level employment in a variety of industries and workplace settings. Here are some of the entry-level opportunities available:

1. Customer service associate

2. Retail sales workers

3. Assistant store manager

4. Administrative assistant

5. Store manager

6. Relationship Banker

7. Sales consultant

8. Sales support specialist

9. Sales supervisor

10. Endless opportunities…

What is special about this program?

In today's fast-paced business world, the ability to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly is highly valued. With an NVC business Field of Study, you'll be on your way to learning to approach opportunities in the business industry confidently. You will also have the basic tools to utilize a variety of decision-making methods and how to address issues through synthesis and evaluation. What are you waiting for? Your success is waiting for you at Northwest Vista College!


Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

BUSI 1301- Business Principles

BCIS 1305- Business Computer Applications

BUSI 2305- Business Statistics

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

MATH 1324- Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

About the Program Coordinator: Dr. Calvin Fogle

Teaching Philosophy

"I embrace active learning to stimulate intellectual academic harmony, knowledge transference between instructor and student and cooperative problem-solving. I believe this sets the foundation for a life-long collaborative community of practice. My goal as an instructor is to ignite in my learners a passion to challenge them to question assumptions as well as collaborate with faculty and peers to develop innovative solutions. With this newfound business knowledge, we can attempt to address our society’s most urgent issues and effecting social change locally and worldwide. This goal fosters a combination of educational augmentation and innovation which integrates learner’s experience in the workplace with scholarly research in order to bridge theory with practice."

Northwest Vista College

"I have been a faculty member of Northwest Vista College since 2015 where I facilitate Accounting and Business courses. I am a veteran, spending 12 years combined in the U.S. Military. Prior to joining the Alamo Colleges, My previous Full-time appointments included Western Governors University from 2013-2017, and with Strayer University from 2011-2013 where I was also an Associate Dean for the Campus. My expertise is in supply chain management, cost accounting, and organizational leadership. Professionally, I have 15 years’ experience serving in the capacity of staff and management in the corporate sector, 5 government agencies, and as a business owner to several organizations, providing services such as operational development, organizational needs assessment, business optimization, and program evaluation."



Doctor of Business Administration

Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Business Administration

Masters in Counseling



Lab Name

Business & Computer Labs

Lab Location

PH 2nd Floor

Lab Contact

Calvin Fogle




Faculty and Staff


Edward Giese 

Ulki Bradshaw (Adjunct) 

Joyce Paze (Adjunct)


Emily Coppin 


Contact Us

Emily Coppin
Admin. Specialist

MLH 201


Kimberly Cantu
Administrative Associate


Teresa Dimas
Academic Chair

MLH 201B


Edward Giese
Program Coordinator

PH 101