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Business Administration Management
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Our Business Administration Management program provides students with business training in general administrative skills as well as a diversified background in business management principles. The broad knowledge gained will provide a solid base for entry into a wide range of corporate positions such as marketing, sales, administration, human resources, accounting, and even business ownership. Studies include accounting, business law, computer systems and software technologies, marketing, supervisory management, consumer behavior, communications, and small business management.

Charlottesville VA Campus

3926 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911 · 434-220-7960 Charlottesville VA VA Campus on Facebook

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Important campus information:

  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting July 20, 2015
  • No Tuition Increase through June 2016
  • Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $15,000
  • Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year
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Campus News

Campus Establishes Partnership with Community Action Agency

Campus Establishes Partnership with Community Action Agency

“Our alliance with American National University in Charlottesville is an ideal expression of our joint interests in disseminating educational opportunities to individuals and families, and furthering community development.”

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Details and History

Located on Seminole Trail, the Charlottesville campus is easily accessible on US 29, just north of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. The campus resides in an area recognized for its thriving business community, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

American National University opened its Charlottesville campus in 1979 and continues to build on its reputation among Central Virginia employers for its skilled graduates.

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American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and offers degrees and diplomas in medical, business, and technology fields such as:

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Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

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Our Faculty at a Glance

William Alberts - Department Chair - Business Management

William Alberts

Department Chair - Business Management


William Alberts received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina and Virginia State Bar Associations. His legal experience spans over 20 years and includes positions such as legal researcher, law book editor, and private practice as a sole practitioner. As an infantry First Lieutenant in the VA Army NG, he served as a platoon leader and Company Executive Officer/Detachment Commander. For most of his life, William participated in and now is the sole operator of the family farming operations. For 5 years he was the contracts administrator and editor of NavComTelCom's VHF and SHF Antenna Maintenance Manuals. William was the author of the 17th, 18th and 19th editions of the Instructor's Resource Manual to accompany Heintz-Perry's College Accounting. He instructs Law, accounting, management and other business and general education courses at the Charlottesville Campus and currently serves as Department Chair for the Business Management program.

Stacy Burkett - Director of Information Systems Engineering

Stacy Burkett

Director of Information Systems Engineering


Stacy Burkett has worked in the IT field for over 5 years and has served in a variety of positions within the IT field, including Tech Support Representative, Federal IT Work Study, and Adjunct Faculty Instructor. She holds a bachelor's degree from National College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She is an instructor of Server 2008, Windows 7, and other IT courses for the Charlottesville Campus and currently serves as Director of the Information Systems Engineering program.

John Michael Donohue - Instructor

John Michael Donohue


BA (Management); BA (Accounting); MA (Development Banking)

Following a career of over ten years in complex litigation administration in Washington D.C., John Michael Donohue established his own accounting and business counseling practice in Charlottesville, Virginia, focusing on closely held business entities, estates, and trusts. In addition to owning and operating his own business, John Michael currently holds a full-time faculty appointment at the Charlottesville Campus, in the Business Administration curricular area, lecturing in all subjects related to accounting, business management, economics, and sales and contract law. He published a textbook in 2010 entitled, Small Business Creation and Development, parts of which were also published in 2010 in a peer-reviewed journal in Munich, Germany, and presented at a conference of economists in the Czech Republic in 2009. John Michael has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Washington, D.C., concentrating in Participatory Development. In community service, he currently serves as a member of the Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee, and the Jefferson Area Disability Services Board for Albemarle County, Virginia. He is a veteran of the United States Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps, retired at the Rank of Warrant Officer. John Michael is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in management from Walden University, Minneapolis.

William Griffin - Instructor

William Griffin



William Griffin has been an instructor with National College since 2001, where he has taught courses in English, business, philosophy, logic, critical thinking, government, history, political science, economics, parliamentary procedure, and human resources. He has experience as a consultant and partner in two corporations; has previously taught at St. Joseph's University, Ursinus College MBA program, and was a guest lecturer at Cornell University School of Labor Studies; was Director of Planning and Development for the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project; served as President of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture Workers and Vice President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO; was Director of the Department of Labor's Green Thumb and Appalachian Council Job Corps programs; and served as President of Honeywell Corporation Union. William served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Larry  Liggan - Director of Health Care Education

Larry Liggan

Director of Health Care Education

M.Ed., BS, Certified-Allied Health Instructor, RMA

Larry Liggan tenured 18 years of direct patient care experience while serving in the US Army. He has been a part of distinguished duty assignments with the US Army Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston and BN Aid Station PA at Fort Hood. Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree as Physician Associate from University of Oklahoma and a Master of Education degree from American InterContinental University. He currently serves as the Director of Health Care Education & Department Chair for the Charlottesville Campus, as well as an instructor of all medical core courses.

Colt Mazeau - Instructor

Colt Mazeau



Colt Mazeau holds a degree in Computer Science from Colgate University. He has been an instructor of Microsoft Office, keyboarding, and various other courses at National College for over 17 years.

Paul  Wellen - Instructor

Paul Wellen


BA, MA, Ph.D.

Paul Wellen has over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings, including secondary schools in Colombia and Turkey and universities in Sri Lanka and China. He has been an instructor at National College in Charlottesville since 1994, where he has taught courses in English, rhetoric, psychology, communication, economics, and geography, among others. Paul holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a PhD.


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.

American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education, and that the process of helping you find a great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings
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Map / Directions for Charlottesville VA, VA Campus

434-220-7960  •  Schedule a Visit  •  3926 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Directions to the Charlottesville VA location:

Get directions to American National Unviersity's Charlottesville, Virginia Campus

Coming from Interstate 64, take the Route 29 bypass north and follow the exit ramp at the sign for Washington D.C.

You're now on US-29/Emmet Street. Travel about 7.6 miles on Route 29 north.

Make a U-turn at Lewis and Clark Drive. Entrance to American National University is on right.

From the north, you'll find us on Route 29 about 1 mile north of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.


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