Associate Degree Program
Delaware Tech’s Business Administration Transfer (BAT) Program provides the foundational coursework necessary for successful transfer to nationally-ranked four-year colleges of business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) such as University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business. The BAT Program provides the high-level preparation in general education needed for upper-level coursework at these universities as well as the necessary foundation for a business education and transfer into one of these five programs: Accounting, Management, Operations Management, Sports Management or Marketing. View the section on Connected Degree programs below to learn more about your options for transfer.
This program is offered at Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses.
What You Can Do
In Delaware’s Tech associate degree program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- general and operations managers
- first-line supervisors
- retail managers
- hospitality managers
- human resources specialists
Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, depending on your chosen major, some examples of positions you may be qualified for are:
- ACCOUNTING: internal auditor, credit specialist, CPA (upon completion of 150 credit hours of coursework and licensure)
- MANAGEMENT, SPORTS MANAGEMENT or OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: operations research analyst, quality analyst, event planner, athletic director, positions in major or minor league sports management
- MARKETING: advertising analyst, brand/product specialist, marketing research analyst, public relations specialist, sales professional
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries for associate degree graduates range from $16,000-$34,000. Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, the starting salary range will depend on the student’s chosen major at the four-year university.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into business practice.
- Employ the various theories of management and marketing in a business.
- Analyze data to process information for decision-making under a product and job costing system.
- Evaluate the actions taken to acquire and retain customers.
- Measure and track financial performance of an organization.
- Analyze and apply the strategic management process to organizations.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!