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Herzing University | Associate of Science - Business Studies

Herzing University offers an Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies degree program for transfer students who have existing business-related credits and wish to grow their business skills while earning a degree. Read on to see more about this associate's degree program in business studies.

Official Program Name:

Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies

School Offering Program:

Herzing University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies program at Herzing University is intended for transfer students who arrive with 34 semester credit hours in accounting, legal studies or business and are interested in earning a 2-year degree. Students who lack the sufficient credits may take additional courses in these areas. Applicants to Herzing University should have a high school diploma. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Herzing University offers either a business studies associate's degree program that results in either an Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science, depending on the campus. The program is designed to present subjects in accounting, information systems, marketing, and management concepts. The exact courses a student will take depend on what courses they are transferring in, but the courses are all intended to cover core business fundamentals in order to prepare graduates for entry-level business careers. Students will also need to complete general education requirements in areas such as humanities and communications as well as assess their skills and develop a career plan through the program's professional development courses. Through these courses, students might be able to focus on resumes, time management, and goal setting.

Learning Format:

Online & On Campus

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Herzing University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Courses are offered every 8 weeks, so you can find the session that works best for your schedule. Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Financial aid opportunities are unique to each student’s circumstances. Complete the form to the right to speak with an admissions representative to learn more about Herzing University’s programs, cost, and start dates.

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Required Courses for an Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies

Herzing University students of the Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies program need 60 credits for completion. About 34 of those credits must be in the business major, and 24 general education credits are required. Two personal and professional development credits are also required. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Herzing University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (24 credits)

  • English Composition
  • Information Literacy
  • Speech
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • College Algebra
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Psychology

Major Requirements (34 credits)

Students select from courses in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management Principles
  • Economics
  • Information Systems

Personal and Professional Development Requirements (2 credits)

  • Professional Development I
  • Professional Development II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Herzing University's Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies program might be wish to expand their knowledge and prepare for additional responsibilities by enrolling in a 4-year degree program. Here is a snapshot of potential degree options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Career Paths:

After completion of Herzing University's Associate or Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies program, graduates could be able to apply their business acumen to entry-level careers in a variety of business settings. Career opportunities could exist in the areas of sales, accounting, marketing, product development, finance, or advertising, depending on the strengths of the applicant. Potential career titles include:

  • Customer service representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Account representative
  • Office manager

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