Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to pursue entry-level opportunities in a variety of business settings or prepare for a bachelor’s degree program. Along with key business knowledge, AIU’s Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration focuses on critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for today’s business professional.

Next Online Start Date:

December 27, 2017

Total Credits:

90

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

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

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Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
General Electives
General Elective 4.5
or
MGMT215 Decision Making and Communication 4.5
General Elective 4.5
or
SSCI206 Aspects of Psychology 4.5
General Elective 4.5
or
SSCI210 Sociology 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours: 90

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.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

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

Download program detail PDF

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
General Electives
General Elective 4.5
or
MGMT215 Decision Making and Communication 4.5
General Elective 4.5
or
SSCI206 Aspects of Psychology 4.5
General Elective 4.5
or
SSCI210 Sociology 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours: 90

Classes Overview

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.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

26%
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

21%
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

28%
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