The online associate degree in Business Administration serves as a general introduction to education and business fundamentals and further develops the skills you’ll 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.

Program Objectives

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in Business Administration will have completed the following objectives:

  • 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 Required21
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
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
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
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
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ENGL225Business Writing3
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
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
General Biology I with Lab
General Chemistry I with Lab
Elements of Physics I with Lab
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

 All literature courses require successful completion of  ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or  ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (21 semester hours)

BUSN100Basics of Business3
MGMT101Principles of Supervision3
MKTG201Fundamentals of Marketing3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
ITCC200Application Software Integration3
BUSN235Personal Finance3
BUSN299Applied Business Solutions3
Total Semester Hours21

Elective Requirements (9 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.9
Total Semester Hours9