Associate in Business Administration

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If you enroll in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration program, you will have the opportunity to gain foundational skills for working in traditional and Web-based businesses. For more information regarding this Strayer University program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program is designed to provide you with knowledge of accounting, marketing, personnel administration, and general management practices. In addition, the curriculum is intended to teach you about such concepts as microeconomics, macroeconomics, business operations, promotional techniques, and pricing strategies. You will also have the chance to examine industry laws and regulations as well as ethical standards. This program is offered at select Strayer University campuses and online.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You may be decisive and possess great problem-solving skills. In addition, you may have been a class official, team captain, or group leader in your high school. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program requires the completion of 90 credit hours, including 22.5 credits of core requirements, 36 credits in the major, 22.5 credits in general studies, and nine elective units. Students will choose elective courses with the assistance of an academic advisor.

Business Administration Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
ACC 100 Accounting I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

Area 2Major Component
BUS 107 Fundamentals of E-Business
BUS 302 Principles of Management
BUS 309 Business Ethics
ECO 100 Principles of Economics
FIN 100 Principles of Finance
LEG 100 Business Law I
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
Major Component ElectiveChoose one course from one of the courses in the BBA concentration.

Area 3General Studies Component
ENG 215 Research and Writing
HUM 101 The Origins of Western Culture
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

Area 4Elective Component

Selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning your associate's degree in business administration you could go on to work for not-for-profit organizations, government sectors, business offices, or retail corporations. You could work in business-to-business sales, consumer sales, business operations, purchasing, or customer service.

Entry-level job titles that you could pursue include:

  • Sales professional
  • Manager-in-training
  • Administrative assistant

Advanced Degrees

If you want to continue your education, you could enroll in a bachelor's degree program, which could help you develop your leadership skills or gain specialized skills in a business subfield. If you decide to continue toward a Bachelor of Business Administration program, you may be able to apply all of your associate degree credits toward this major. Strayer University offers business major specializations in such areas as finance, marketing, human resources management, and health services administration.

Strayer University also offers the following related majors:

  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics