BA Department Faculty Members

Business Administration Overview

Explore Your Future in Business Administration

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

Career Opportunities

A variety of employment opportunities is available for Business Administration graduates. These include: Small Business Manager, Purchasing Agent, Sales Manager, General Supervisor, Operations Officer, Loan Officer, and Human Resource Assistant. Salary for these positions may range from $25,000 to $35,000 per year.

Business Administration Pathways

The Business Administration A.A.S. offers three pathways: General Business, Human Resources Management, and Marketing and Retailing. For more information about one of these programs, please contact:

General Business


Jonathan Bricker
Instructor, Business Administration
(828) 398-7246

General Business & HRM


Sandy Dantone
Instructor, Business Administration
(828) 398-7287

Marketing and Retailing


Marlene Frisbee
Chair, Business Administration
(828) 398-7247



Carol Hughes
Instructor, Accounting
(828) 398-7242



Kelly Randolph
Instructor, Accounting
(828) 398-7245



Clarke Leichte
Instructor, Entrepreneurship
(828) 398-7862

Who can enter the Business Administration programs?

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has an open door admissions policy.  High school graduation or equivalent is normally required for admission to any curriculum.  The College accepts applications throughout the year. If a student is in need of financial assistance, they should contact the Financial Aid Office.  A-B Tech is committed to the philosophy that no eligible student should be denied access to higher education because of a lack of financial resources.

For more information about A-B Tech's Business department, contact:

Marlene Frisbee
Chair, Business Administration
(828) 398-7247


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