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The Associate of Arts in Business Administration combines a liberal arts curriculum and foundational courses in business. This unique combination is designed to provide students with both the useful skills that come from a liberal arts education, such as critical thinking and communication skills, as well as a solid foundation in business principles. This associate degree in business can prepare students with the necessary business knowledge and communication skills they need to move forward, whether that is pursuing a higher degree or moving on to a career in business.

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    November 10, 2014

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    AIU’s Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree can provide students with a useful combination of liberal arts skills and practical business knowledge, including:

    • A broad knowledge of the basic principles of business practice and processes
    • An understanding of the methods and practices in marketing, banking and the business economy
    • A strong grasp on central economic principles and a familiarity with the workings of financial markets
    • The ability to use computer systems and applications to improve business practices
    • An awareness of the need for businesses to adapt to advances in technology

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • The Associates of Arts in Business Administration degree program combines liberal arts courses with core business courses that are taught by professors who are industry specialists to give you a solid grounding in both the analytical skills of the liberal arts and the business knowledge you need to advance your career. The courses below are examples of ones you may take during this program.


    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Topics in Cultural Studies
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Introduction to Business
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's ACBSP accredited Associate of the Arts in Business Administration degree program is designed to help students develop a solid background in both business and the liberal arts.

    This unique combination will provide them with a well-rounded educational foundation to pursue their goals. Students will learn the principles of marketing, banking and economics. They will develop a broad understanding of how technology can be used to improve business practices. Through liberal arts courses they will improve their critical thinking, communication and analytical skills.

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