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An Online Associate’s Degree in Business Administration offers a broad spectrum of classes designed to provide students with essential skills needed to lead a business. Companies seek employees with diverse proficiencies, including financial management, human resource issues, legal and strategic goals, and marketing and sales. This expertise provides graduates with the opportunity to explore a variety of employment prospects.

Requirements

Students seeking an online associates degree in business administration should have the drive and determination to complete an online program. Strong personal skills, confidence and excellent writing skills are important to the success of this degree. In addition, as an online degree in business administration requires the understanding of economics and financial accounting, be adept at mathematics and have solid critical thinking skills.

Education

Accredited online associate’s degree programs in business administration typically take 2 years of full-time study to complete. Students can earn the following types of online associate degrees in business administration:

  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AA Degree in Business Administration)
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration (AS Degree in Business Administration)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (AAS Degree in Business Administration)

Many online associate’s business administration students transfer into an online bachelor’s degree in business administration program upon the completion of their degree.

Course Information

Most business administration online associates degrees have core classes that all students must complete, as well as specialized courses to fit a particular interest. These required courses give students essential skills that are valued in the business world.

Some required courses to complete an associates degree in business administration from a school online include:

  • Principles of AccountingThis course provides an introduction into accounting fundamentals and procedures, focusing on analyzing business data and financial statement preparation.
  • Business LawDuring this overview of the American legal system, students will examine the structure of the court systems, torts, contract law and sales law.
  • International Business IThe international business course is designed for students to understand the dynamics of global trade. This course examines the cultural, economic, legal, political, social and technological environment of international business.

Specializations and Concentrations

Online associate of business administration students may specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Banking Service
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning
  • Food/Hotel Management
  • General Business
  • Health Club Operations
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Office Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales
  • Small Business Management
  • Travel Counseling
  • Visual Communication

Careers

The goal of a business administrator is to assist a company reach its goals and operate efficiently. An associates degree in business administration provides students with essential skills to obtain an entry-level position within an organization in many different capacities, including financial management, sales and marketing, and human resources.

Career opportunities for graduates with a degree in business administration from a top online college including:

  • Office ManagerOffice managers are needed to ensure quality work is being completed on schedule, thus meeting a company’s strategic goals. An office manager earns an average of $45,790 per year. Job growth is expected an average rate, with more opportunities available in the health care and technology fields.
  • Administrative Service ManagerThis position specializes in a particular area of administration, including sales, finance or technology. An administrative service manager earns between $37,125 and $68,355 per year. Job growth is expected at an average rate and promotion potential is excellent in this position.
  • Healthcare Service AssistantStrong coordination, interpersonal skills and writing ability ensures the delivery of quality healthcare services. A healthcare service assistant earns between $47,152 per year. As the healthcare field is rapidly growing and changing, job prospects are excellent.

An online business administration associates degree provides graduates with a variety of skills essential in all areas of service within an organization.

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