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AA in Business Administration

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Business Administration curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in general education as well as an overview of industry theories and methods. Read more about this online degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate in Arts in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be creative, analytical, and naturally-inclined problem solvers. They may have leadership or professional work experience, though this is not a requirement. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Associate in Arts in Business Administration program is intended to provide students with an understanding of financial management and budgetary analysis methods. The curriculum is also designed to cover such topics as personnel management, quality control, branding, product pricing, logistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and tactical administration. Courses examining industry laws and ethics are also designed to be integrated to the program. In addition, students have the opportunity to examine global and Web-based business operations.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for an Associate in Arts in Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I - Core Component (22.5 credits)

  • 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 II - Major Component (36 credits)

  • 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
  • In addition, students choose one course from the Bachelor of Business Administration concentration.

Area III - General Studies Component (22.5 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Area IV - Elective Component (9 credits)

Students choose electives with the help of an academic advisor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Individuals who have completed the Associate in Arts in Business Administration program may decide to pursue a bachelor's degree. Students who opt to enroll in a Bachelor of Business Administration program could be able to apply credits from courses completed through the associate degree track. Taking part in a major program could provide students with advanced leadership skills. It could allow them to gain specialized skills in a particular business subfield.

Related bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Business Administration program is designed to teach students about the various operational components that support and help drive an organization. Graduates could be able to find opportunities within public or private sectors. Specifically, they may be able to find work in business offices, storefronts, doctor's offices, or government agencies.

Entry-level positions that graduates could be able to pursue include:

  • Customer service representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Retail sales professional

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