Business Administration Associate Degree Program
All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components. Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.
Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today. This program was online and continues to be online ONLY.
What is Business Administration AAS?
Business Administration AAS is a program that allows students to continue honing their business knowledge beyond the diploma level. Once students complete the Business Administration Diploma program, Sales Management Diploma program or one of the other business-focused diploma programs, students have the opportunity to gain their associates degree. This 7-month program includes courses such as:
- Oral and Written Communication
- College Math
- History of American Government
- Introduction to Psychology
- Life Science.
These general education courses are also complemented by business focus course work including Marketing, Accounting, Strategic Planning and Digital Communications. This program is broad and comprehensive. Plus, this program is fully online, so you may complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or use the campus computer lab.
What Career Options are Available in Business Administration?
Business Administration is one of the most popular fields of study due to the wide variety of career options available. There are literally thousands of different roles in a business environment and hundreds of different industries and types of businesses. Business Administration graduates have the ability to land in many different types of entry-level roles in a wide variety of organizations.
At Rockford Career College, our Business Administration AAS program prepares you for a successful career through highly-qualified instructors, small class sizes, and interesting course work. Through our diploma program (a prerequisite course for the Business Administration AAS), we offer an externship for you to gain real-world experience. Collectively, these experiences cannot only help you in landing your first job, but also may help you in advancing your career.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business occupations is projected to grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026.1
How do I Start a Business Administration AAS Program?
While there are many different ways to start a career in business, it is important to understand that the business world is highly competitive. Securing employment in a business environment requires you to go above and beyond and stand out in a crowded field of job applicants. For this reason, getting an associates degree in Business Administration may help you rise above the competition and put you in an even stronger position to start a career in business. A Business Administration Associates Degree not only strengthens your credentials, but also gives you a firm background to successfully prepare you for your first job in business. It is one thing to get a job, it is another thing to keep a job. Many of the lessons learned in a Business Administration program may prove essential in launching your career and, later, provide a foundation for advancing your career.
Why Choose Our College?
For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have classes that are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.
We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Program length – 7 months
100% of the program is online
1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm, retrieved 4/10/2020
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
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