Program Details

Program Outline

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

Classes Overview

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:

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 businesses are owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

Decision Making and Communication

This course concentrates on practical applications of communication theory in the forms of business correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

Principles of Marketing

Students will study and apply the fundamentals of marketing within an organization and the contemporary market environment. The course will focus on marketing strategy and development of a marketing mix.

Principles of Accounting I

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

Aspects of Psychology

This course examines the discipline of psychology, both cognitive and psycho-social, covering topics such as perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, attitudes, psychological aspects of human sexuality, and psycho-behavioral pathology.

Microeconomics

This course focuses on Economic theory of the firm, resource allocation and price determination, the free market supply/demand mechanism, and pure and imperfect competition models are analyzed.

Presentation Essentials

This course focuses on preparing and delivering effective presentations. In addition, students learn about presentation strategy and the creation of visual aids.

Sociology

This course will introduce students to the concepts, theory, and method of sociology. Students can develop a better understanding of society, culture, social institutions, social behavior, and other general social processes that operate in the social world.

English Composition I

In this course, students focus on developing writing skills through practice and revision of a variety of different types of essays. Students are also given instruction in library and online research and methods of documentation.

Macroeconomics

Presents basic economic concepts emphasizing the part the United States plays in a global economy. Foundations of economic theory are presented, using topics from television news and mass media. Topics introduced are GDP, National Income Accounting, United States fiscal policy and economic growth.

Applied Business Mathematics

This course will cover mathematical applications commonly used in business and often encountered in retail, work, and social settings counting techniques and probability, mathematical modeling, and mathematics of finance and accounting. Topics to be addressed include financial math, consumer math, probability, mathematical modeling, and the related use of the internet and technology. Through the use of standard mathematical operations, financial formulas, mastery of a deductive thought process, and critical‐thinking evidence, students will identify, analyze, and solve problems encountered in everyday situations to support academic, personal, and professional success.

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 in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.


Course content subject to change.

Accreditation

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

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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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