Associate in Arts Business Administration
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why get an AA in Business Administration from Strayer?
Get down to business with a strong foundation in accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing and information technology. Our online associate degree in business administration can provide you with essential skills you need to pursue career pathways or further your education in the field.
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What is an associate degree in business administration?
The Strayer University AA in Business Administration is a two-year undergraduate degree program designed to help you prepare for – or progress in – your business career. The program focuses on developing industry skills that will support your organizational goals.
What can you do with an associate degree in business administration?
- Evolve as a leader in an organization.
- Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make decisions.
- Leverage your communication skills to improve business processes and operations.
- Gain key skills in accounting, finance, ethics and marketing.
- Make ethical business decisions and support an organization’s mission.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to earn an associate degree in business administration?
- There are 20 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- Spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. Your actual time will depend on your learning traits and abilities. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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Apply credits to bachelor’s degree
Make your credits count: Transfer up to 20 classes from your associate degree directly into a Strayer bachelor’s degree program.
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Program cost breakdown
The Strayer business administration associate degree program consists of 20 courses, with the price of $1,525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to 14 classes toward your associate degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for undergraduate and graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford Loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in business administration?
The curriculum includes courses that lay the groundwork for entry-level opportunities in business. What’s more, you’ll be taught by established business professionals who can connect what you learn in the classroom to the real world. View all courses.
Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.
Provides a survey of fundamental management concepts and techniques. This information contributes to effective management and provides a foundation for the continued study of management applications. Emphasis is placed on the roles, the environment, and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. The course will also highlight the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. The communication process, motivation, and operations (production) management are also presented.
Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.
With every dollar you spend, save, or invest, how confident are you that you are making the best financial decisions in today's economy? Knowing what drives the economy can help you understand all aspects of life, including jobs, income levels, consumer prices, trade, and general prosperity. In this course, you will explore key concepts of economics and personal finance. You will be equipped with the ability to leverage analysis tools, as well as economic reasoning and planning skills.
Serves as a foundation course in business finance. Provides a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and introduces tools and techniques of finance including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
We are becoming a globally connected world and bringing together different cultural backgrounds allow us to be more innovative and creative than ever. In this course, you'll explore various cultures and groups from around the globe and learn how to maximize diverse perspectives to improve your interactions, your work, and the world around you.
Explores core marketing principles and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution), as well as the marketing framework. Reviews the critical environmental factors of markets, domestic and international, and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Highlights the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization and the importance of having a customer-centric focus throughout the organization.
Associate admission requirements
Before you can pursue your associate degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome international students.
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