Online Business Administration Program (AA)

Online Business Administration Associate of Arts Degree

To explore the world of business and gain a basic understanding of business administration concepts and practices, Grantham University’s online Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AA-BA) is ideal. Through our 100% online format and professionally relevant courses, you will learn about the functional areas of business – enabling you to increase your value within the business environment.

Business Administration Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand theories and actions that enable businesses/organizations to grow
  • Evaluate the role of science, technology and market commercialization in the creation of viable products and services
  • Identify basic business theories, principles and practices
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

AA-BSAD Credit Hours 62
Total Credit Hours 62

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA181 Foundations of Marketing 3
BA250 Personal Finance 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
CO101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Intro to Computer Applications 3
CS165 Adv Microcomputer Apps 4
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
IS231 E-Commerce 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 41
Electives (7): 21
Total: 62

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Associates
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly

Career Information

The Associate of Arts Business Administration program prepares graduates for administrative positions in private industry as well as government organizations of all levels – local, state and federal. From front offices to full departments, graduates gain the skills they need to lead with authority. Potential job fields include front-line professional positions such as supervisory or administrative positions.[1] For example, Administrative Services jobs such as administrative assistant is expected to increase up to 12% by 2022.[2] An associate degree can also give you an edge over those with a high school diploma in other front desk positions, such a Receptionists – an occupation that will see 135,900 more positions open up in the next 10 years.[3]

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the need for secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow by more than 479,500 positions[2].

  • 4,426,600
  • 3,947,100
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total estimated number of new jobs and replacement jobs for administrative assistants.

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as a secretary or administrative assistant, you can expect to earn[2]:

  • The top 10% earn57,750
  • The median earn35,330
  • The lower 10% earn21,910
Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries for secretaries and administrative assistants listed also depend on seniority.

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