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AA in Business Administration

Students who enroll in Saint Leo University's Associate of Arts in Business Administration program can take introductory business courses that may be applicable to several careers. Find information about this online associate's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Enrollees to Saint Leo University's Associate of Arts in Business Administration should have good organizational and time-management skills and be interested in learning basic business skills. Applicants to Saint Leo University need a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program at Saint Leo University combines general education courses, such as college math and academic writing, with core business courses in areas like accounting and macroeconomics. Students could be able to hone their business planning and decision-making skills through courses such as the principles of marketing and management, and there is also a business law course that is designed to allow students to look at the judicial and legal systems of the U.S. Economics, humanities, English literature, and psychology courses are also offered, and the program concludes with a professional development seminar where students might be able to display their accumulated business knowledge.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

61 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Associate of Arts in Business Administration:

Students must complete 61 credits to earn Saint Leo University's Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree. They'll need 33 general education credits and 24 major credits. Four general elective credits are also be needed. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (33 credits)

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Complete one course from the following:
    • Economics for Life
    • Immigration: The Changing Face of America
    • Revolution Now! Democracy in Troubled Times
    • Psychological Well Being: How to be Sane in an Insane World
    • The McDonaldization of Society
  • Complete one course from the following:
    • Curves Ahead: Women Artists and the Female Form
    • Native American History & Life: More Than Tipis & Tomahawks
    • Once Upon a Time: Readings in Folklore and Culture
    • Building a Multiracial Society
  • Choose two courses from the following:
    • Evaluating the Predictions of Global Warming
    • Is Evolution True? Your Inner Fish
    • Human Ecology
    • Energy and Its Impact on Global Society
    • Science in Science Fiction
  • Complete one course from the following:
    • Living the Theatre: Dramatic Skills for all Disciplines
    • Giants of the Arts
    • Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World
    • Love and Desire in Literature
    • Monsters and the Monstrous in Literature
    • On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative
    • Writing Wild: Exploring the Four Genres
  • Complete one course from the following:
    • Encountering the Real: Faith and Philosophical Enquiry
    • Thinking and Doing Ethics
  • Complete one course from the following choices:
    • The Emergence of Christianity: Examination of Foundational Christian Texts
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • Many are Called, but Who is Chosen? Christian Understandings of Salvation
    • World Religions: East and West

Core Requirements (24 credits)

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Business Law I
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Development Seminar

General Elective Requirements (4 credits)

  • Students complete 4 general elective credit hours

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education: 

Ambitious graduates of the Associate of Arts in Business Administration program may be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in business or a related major. They might take courses that will allow them to specialize in a specific are of business, such as human resources, finance, accounting, or marketing, or they may be able to gain advanced business skills. Possible degree programs they could consider include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing

Career Paths:

AA in Business Administration graduates could be prepared for a variety of different career paths. Depending on their skills and strengths, they might pursue careers in sales, human resources, accounting, or advertising. Saint Leo University graduates might be qualified to pursue entry-level roles such as:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Office manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Retail manager
  • Project assistant