A Strayer online Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree gives you a broad base of practical knowledge and the chance to apply it to real-world examples. You’ll explore all the functional business areas: accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing, and information technology, while seeing how the different business functions connect in today’s complex global landscape.
Online Associate in Arts in Business Administration Degree
Start your career
Learn the Business Basics
Build Your Business Administration Skillset
With the Strayer online Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree, you’ll learn how to apply basic business management skills in the public and private sectors, while you:
Develop communication, critical-thinking, and quantitative capabilities
Strengthen your understanding of how politics, culture and finances shape the global economy
Study and apply analysis techniques to develop successful business plans
Once you earn your Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree online from Strayer, you can start one of our online bachelor’s degrees in business administration.
|Next Start Date:||October 1|
|Courses to Complete:||20|
|Cost Per Course:||$1,465|
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The Strayer Experience
Meeting You Where You Are
We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online associate degree. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you earn your degree while keeping your commitments to your family, friends, and career.
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- Curriculum designed by industry leaders
- Courses taught by experienced faculty
- Sought-after accreditations
- Pioneers in online education
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Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.
- Work at your own pace
- Four quarters each year
- 24-hour online tech support
Scholarships, Grants & More
Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.
- Financial aid advice – videos & in-person support
- Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
- Guidance when seeking financial aid
Key Courses in the Online Associate in Arts in Business Administration Degree
BUS 302 - Management Concepts
Review fundamental management concepts and techniques that contribute to effective management and provide a foundation for the development of a wide variety of business skills. Focus 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. Follow the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Topics include the communication process, motivation and operations (production) management.
BUS 309 - Business Ethics
Apply ethical principles to typical business challenges. Focus on the ethical perspectives of business decision-making and policy development in a variety of key areas including individual behavior, human resource management, work environments, marketing, property rights and international business. Analyze case situations to illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights and justice) in managing organizations.
ECO 100 - Principles of Economics
Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.
LEG 100 - Business Law I
Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.
FIN 100 - Principles of Finance
Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, 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.
MKT 100 - Principles of Marketing
Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.
THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
An online associate’s degree in business from Strayer University offers you a broad range of relevant skills that prepare you to confidently start climbing in the business world. Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of business theory and application so you’ll understand how the concepts and terminology relate to real-world problems and solutions.
Core topics of study in this problem include economics, business ethics, business law, and marketing. This holistic approach allows you to explore every aspect of modern business administration and discover which area interests you the most.
Some Strayer associate’s degree students go on to earn their bachelor's degree in business administration, where they go deeper into business concepts and choose a specialization track.
You may even want to consider a master’s in business administration, a degree can help get you into the executive suite.
Find your footing in the business world with a business administration degree from Strayer. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
Making it all possible
Financial Assistance & Tools
We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.
The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:
- Federal financial aid programs
- Military education benefits
- Selected state grant programs
- Tuition benefit programs
Admission to a Strayer Associate Program
To qualify for admission to an associate degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of a high school graduation or its equivalent.
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- We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
- We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.