LEARN THE BUSINESS BASICS

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.

 

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

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

20

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

Campuses Near You:
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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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RECOGNIZED NATIONWIDE

Employers know our name. For more than 125 years, we’ve been making college possible for working adults.

  • Curriculum designed by industry leaders
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Sought-after accreditations
  • Pioneers in online education
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FLEXIBLE TO MATCH YOUR DAY

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
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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

  • ACC 100 - Accounting I

    Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions; the adjusting process; and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting; covers internal control and cash; and explains accounting procedures for receivables.

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    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.

  • FIN 100 - Principles of Finance

    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.

  • BUS 302 - MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

    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.

  • BUS 309 - BUSINESS ETHICS

    Examines the applications of ethical principles through consideration of typical problem areas encountered in organizations. The course focuses 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. The analysis of case situations will illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights, and justice) in managing organizations.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Examines the legal environment of today's businesses, the sources of American law, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. Provides an overview of constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law, tort law, agency, contracts, cyber law and privacy, LLCs, corporations, and bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, consumer protection and environmental law, intellectual property, real property, international law, and the federal and state courts.

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 assistance programs
     

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation that you graduated high school or its equivalent.

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when it’s convenient for you. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. How?

  • 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.
     

Online Distance Learning

Campus Locations

INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS 2015 - 2018

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 52 65 74 63
AABA 721 794 956 1,122
AACM 23 19 12 15
AAMK 16 11 14 14
BBA 1,911 1,927 2,068 2,284
BSAC 256 221 226 213
JWEMBA 167 237 364 401
MBA 1,872 1,800 1,745 1,282
MHSA/MSHS 222 208 186 199
MSAC 225 180 164 175
MSHR 312 307 257 312
MSMG 270 238 278 220
Total 6,047 6,007 6,354 6,300

Source: Strayer University's office of Institutional Research, Graduated Students 2015-2018 (Updated 07/11/2019)

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