Business Administration and Management (Associate of Arts Degree Program)

The Business Administration and Management program provides the student with a basic knowledge of science, technology and market commercialization. The student will identify and practice functional areas of business.

What will I learn in this online degree program for business administration and management?

As you work to gain a fundamental understanding of every area of business, you’ll learn career-relevant skills for critical thinking, communication, decision-making, working with teams and more to be successful in management.

What careers can I pursue with an online associate degree in Business Administration and Management?

A number of administrative, supervisory and management positions, from sales operations to loss-prevention departments1. Plus, the skills you’ll learn in this online Business Administration and Management degree are universally important – in businesses, non-profits or even the government. You could work almost anywhere.

How long is the associate in business administration and Management online degree program?

At 60 credit hours, the online Business Administration and Management Associate of Arts degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will this online business administration and Management degree program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour. This tuition rate is lower if you’re a member of the military, in a military family, or if you're a military veteran. Grantham University also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready for you when you're ready to get started.

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Business Administration and Management (Associate of Arts Degree Program)

The Business Administration and Management program provides the student with a basic knowledge of science, technology and market commercialization. The student will identify and practice functional areas of business.

Business Administration and Management Degree Program Outcomes
  • Evaluate 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 the basic theories, principles and practices related to each functional area of business
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills
Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares all of our graduates for success in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the Business Administration curriculum:

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Business Administration Management (Associate of Arts Degree Program)

An Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Grantham can help you advance your current career or pursue an entry-level management position – in any area requiring a strong education and foundation in administrative matters1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Management Analyst

Employers can include:

  • Professional firms
  • Multi-National corporations
  • Local businesses
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal

Business Administration Management (Associate of Arts Degree Program)

As you consider all of your Business Administration and Management online degree options, remember that Grantham’s 100% online programs and courses have the flexibility you will need to succeed.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 21
General Education Core Credits: 30
Electives Credits: 9
Total Credit Hours: 60
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 21
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: IS242 Title: Management Information Systems Credits: 3
  This course covers the principles of managing information systems in the context of an enterprise. Topics include coverage of information technology in management, information systems in decision-making, planning of information systems, systems development, controls and security measures, and electronic commerce.
Course: MGT150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: MKG131 Title: Foundations of Marketing Credits: 3
  This course on the principles of marketing provides an introduction to the nature and fundamentals of the marketing activity in modern businesses. The broad view of marketing that is presented builds on the integration of marketing with the entire enterprise, reinforced by theories and concepts as well as practices and applications. Topics include an analysis of the economic factors influencing buyer behavior, marketing research, market segmentation, development of marketing programs (new product, price, advertising and distribution decisions), and international marketing. The course also covers new marketing technologies that are revolutionizing the way companies bring value to their customers.
Course: ECN201 Title: Microeconomics Credits: 3
  This course provides the student with a sound foundation in economic thinking that is central to business. Topics that are covered include: supply and demand, opportunity costs, elasticities, utility theory, the economic concept of the firm, the relationship between costs and capital in the short-run, and in the long-run, competition, monopoly, anti-trust laws, and public and private goods.
Course: ECN206 Title: Macroeconomics Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides an overview of current and traditional concerns and methods of macroeconomics. Topics that are covered include: economic growth, unemployment inflation, government deficits, monetary policy, investment and capital, the role and methods of the Federal Reserve, Keynesian and monetarist theories and comparative advantage.
Course: ACC226 Title: Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
  This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling and decisionmaking. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include: managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
Course: LAW220 Title: Business Law I Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
General Education: 30
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: English Composition Credits: 3
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course emphasizes the writing process. Students will apply principles of good writing practice through various genre (narrative, persuasive, expository writings). Additionally, students will analyze reading material as part of the critical and creative thinking processes associated with written communication.
Course: Math Credits: 3
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing and exponential and logarithmic functions. A new textbook may be required in order to ensure needed electronic codes are valid.
Course: Natural/Physical Science Credits: 3
Course: Computer Science Credits: 3
Course: CS155 Title: Computer Applications for Business Credits: 3
  This course explores applications within the Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on the tools needed in a business context. While covering Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, focus is placed on the use of Excel for analyzing and presenting data. Techniques for the creation of professional documents are addressed.
Course: Oral Communication Credits: 6
Course: Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 6
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course examines critical thinking and the analysis of arguments in terms of premises, reasons, and conclusions. Course topics include obstacles to critical thinking, diagramming arguments, belief and doubt, logical fallacies, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, inferences, and judging scientific theories.
Course: Social/Behavioral Science Credits: 3