The online associate degree in Business Administration serves as a general introduction to education and business fundamentals and further develops the skills you may need for an entry-level position in business or government. You’ll study basic finance, management, marketing, and leadership concepts while increasing your written communication and computer skills in this online program. You may also apply credits earned in this associate degree toward the completion of a business administration bachelor’s degree or related business program.

This associate degree in Business Administration has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®). Skills gained in this program are helpful if you wish to pursue the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word 2013 certification.

ACBSP® is a registered trademark of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Use skills in oral and written communication as well as mathematics, relevant general education coursework, and specific business knowledge in the basics of accounting, economics, management, and marketing.
  • Discuss the basic business principles and operations, including management, marketing, and finance.
  • Apply critical thinking, problem solving, and team-building skills in a business management environment.
  • Examine basic tools for managing in organizations based on a fundamental knowledge of both individual and organizational behavior.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required18
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements9
Total Semester Hours60

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Arabic I
Arabic II
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Literature of American Encounters, Revolution, and Rebellion
From Abolition to #MeToo: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement
Pivotal Figures in Early British Literature
British Literature from Wordsworth through the Wasteland
Leadership in World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Literature of the Newly Globalized World: The Individual’s Struggle to Adapt
Music Appreciation
World Music and Cultures
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Thinking and Acting Ethically
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
ECON101Microeconomics3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics for Business
Macroeconomics for Business
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Forgotten America--Under Represented Cultures in American Literature
Four Points of the Compass: Culture and Society Around the World
Introduction to Political Science
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ENGL226Effective Business Communication3
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
The History and Context of STEM
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to STEM Disciplines
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (18 semester hours)

BUSN100Basics of Business3
MGMT101Principles of Supervision3
MKTG201Fundamentals of Marketing3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
ITCC200Application Software Integration3
BUSN235Personal Finance3
Total Semester Hours18

Final Program Requirement (3 semester hours)

BUSN299Applied Business Solutions3
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (9 semester hours)

Select any courses comprised of lower (100-200) level courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Additional general education courses may be taken to fulfill elective requirements.9
Total Semester Hours9