Program Details

The real-world curriculum offers the opportunity to build a solid foundation of knowledge, concentrated in liberal arts, and areas such as accounting, marketing, economics, and effective business writing and speaking skills. You can also learn about technology, including computer systems and applications used in today’s workplaces.

Courses are structured to assist you in the development of your goals. They can help you develop a well-rounded knowledge base common to entry-level business professionals.


We can help you learn how to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas of business careers
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods involved in marketing
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of economic principles and practices, financial markets, banking, and the business economy
  • Demonstrate ability to use computer systems and applications to improve business practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use knowledge of technology to adapt to a technologically advancing society and to use computer applications and systems as learning tools

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 220Microeconomics

4.5

ECON 224Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 105Introduction to Business

4.5

BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

MKTG 205Principles of Marketing

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

General Electives

General Elective

4.5

or

MGMT 215Decision Making and Communication

4.5

 

General Elective

4.5

or

SSCI 206Aspects of Psychology

4.5

 

General Elective

4.5

or

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Total Credit Hours: 90

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you’ll take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, your classes can include:

  • Principles of Accounting I

    This course introduces students to financial accounting. Students can learn the fundamentals of the accounting cycle....

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  • Introduction to Business

    This course provides students with a general introduction to business activity and how it relates to our economic society. Students will explore how b...

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  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector's relationship to the principal forces operating ...

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AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

Career Paths in Technology Management

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You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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