Online Associate Degrees in Business Administration
Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment in their chosen field or enroll in a baccalaureate program. Associate-level graduates may pursue employment in sales, office management, customer service, banking, and small business.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for associate-level business administration degree programs may include general education courses alongside major-specific business classes. These courses may teach students how to implement management functions, evaluate buyer behavior, and manage accounting information. Core business administration classes may include the following:
- Business Writing
- Business Information Systems
- Marketing Principles
- Introduction to Management
Associate-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in sales, management, banking, small business, and customer service. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment levels in business administration are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Retail Manager
- Loan Officer
- Customer Service Manager
- Office Manager
Graduates of associate-level business administration programs may either pursue entry-level employment or advance their education by enrolling in a four-year bachelor’s degree program. A bachelor’s degree program in business administration may provide students with advanced skills in project management, business statistics, and operations management. Employers may require individuals to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum in order to gain upper-level employment.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- AAS in Business Administration
- AAS in Business Administration - Business
- AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management
- And more...