Business Administration Associate Degree Program

Business Administration Associate Degree Program

This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their business administration studies beyond the diploma level. It is designed for those who already have 61 credit hours in a business concentration. 

Students complete general education courses such as Oral and Written Communication, College Math, History of American Government, Introduction to Psychology, and Life Science. These are complemented by business courses covering marketing, accounting, strategic planning, and digital communication.

This program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance. Once you have earned your Business Administration diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the salary range in Illinois for executive administrative assistants is $33,630 to $79,550 with a median salary of $54,710.1 

1, retrieved 5/29/2019

The Business Administration AAS program will enhance your business knowledge, management and administrative skillset. This program is designed to help business professionals advance their existing careers. A certificate or diploma in a business related program, significant college courses toward a business degree, or approved business work experience is required for admission.

Program length – 7 months


Online program

Courses include accounting, negotiation and organizational structure. Business courses are paired with courses in oral and written communication and the humanities to develop business skills, interpersonal skills, writing ability and workplace adaptability. 

Managers with good decision-making, organizational and communication skills will always be in demand. Armed with a business degree, you could choose the industry that interests you most. If you decide to change jobs, the skills you learn here could be used in other organizations or industries.

Demand for administrative services managers and general managers is expected to grow 5-8% through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Administrative services manager, General manager, retrieved 4/26/16


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