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Prepare for a business career at Columbia College
An associate degree in business administration provides a fundamental understanding of business. Study economics, finance, accounting, marketing and management. Additionally, you'll receive a foundation in liberal arts and sciences.
Opportunities to study:
- Business Analytics
- Human Resources
Explore business administration at Columbia College
An Associate in Science in Business Administration prepares you to entry-level positions in fields such as finance, human resources, event planning and marketing. For those already in the workforce, an associate degree in business administration may open opportunities for advancement. Students can also opt to continue on to a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Some possible paths include:
- Business consulting
- Business development
- Business event planning
- Business operations
- General management
- Human resources
Associate vs. Bachelor: What's the difference?
Associate degree programs focus primarily on general education and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either enter the workforce or transition into a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide advanced study in a specific subject area and can increase career opportunities.
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
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Available program formats
- General education requirements 21 credit hours
- Core requirements 12 credit hours
- Electives 12 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 60 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Study of accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to city, county, and state governments, the federal government, and not-for-profit institutions. Prerequisites: 9 hrs. of accounting.
Exploration of the challenges involved in multinational and international business. Prerequisites: Junior standing, MGMT 230. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement.
Provides knowledge that helps non-business and business students effectively manage their personal financial affairs. Topics include personal financial statements, budgeting, tax planning, investing and savings, insurance, real estate and retirement planning.
Culminating experience capstone course for majors in business administration. Requires case/report writing and the ability to integrate material from previous courses to analyze and resolve complex business strategic planning problems. Completion with a grade of C or higher required. Prerequisites: Senior status, completion of a minimum 33 hours of core requirements including FINC 350, and at least six hours of upper-level courses within the identified major.
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CC Biz Buzz – Corporate social responsibility and accounting: Gina Singleton
An international honor society in business, management and administration.
December 20, 2018
"I have the privilege of sharing these bizarre yet exciting experiences with my students at Columbia College."
— Gina Singleton, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Collegiate DECA is a proactive organization that focuses on building self esteem and ethical business practices.