Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Administration

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Continue Your Education with an Associate Degree in Business Administration

If you already work in business but want to take the next step in your career, an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration can help you get there. This degree completion program is designed for business professionals who have completed a certificate or substantial coursework in business administration. With an associate degree, you could qualify for positions in human resources, customer service, or a business front office. Contact Charter College today to enroll.

AAS Business Administration Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this AAS Business Administration degree completion program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the theories and concepts of basic Human Resources management and performance evaluation relevant to a successful business environment
  • Explain the legal and ethical issues found in the business community and recommend how these issues might be mitigated or alleviated
  • Understand the need for quality customer service management in a diverse organizational and global environment
  • Understand marketing and management concepts within in a business framework
  • Understand basic sociological principles as well as the diverse ethical principles inherent in the global economy to plan for and manage a successful business

Program Length

  • 5 months

Delivery Method

  • Online Learning

Program highlights

AAS Business Administration Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a business office assistant. You will learn how to hire and train employees, complete performance appraisals, provide professional customer service, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

Application Requirements

Program Length

Delivery Method

  • Human Resources Management
  • Customer-Focused Management
  • Legal Issues in Business
  • Employee Recruitment, Hiring, Training, Evaluation, and Management
  • Grievance Handling
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Must have completed a certificate or significant coursework in business administration at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • External applicants must provide official transcripts that show 54 credit hours completed in business administration or accounting
  • Internal applicants must have completed the Certificate in Business Office Administration.

In as little as 5 months, you can get started on a rewarding career as a business office assistant. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration degree completion program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for Entry-Level Business Administration Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration degree completion program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level business administration positions. You can seek employment as an office assistant, an HR assistant, a payroll specialist, or a customer service specialist.

Occupations this program prepares you for:

Office and Administration Support Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers


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