Business Administration Program (AA)

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 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.

To help you pursue your online degree, we offer a variety of financial aid options. Our online format also makes it convenient for everyone, from military spouses to single parents, to juggle living, working and learning.

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 Management 3
BA181 Foundations of Marketing 3
BA250 Personal Finance 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CS165 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 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

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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