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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
- Core requirements 24 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 60 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Development of written, oral and interpersonal skills for effective communication in the business world. Emphasis on clear, effective business correspondence, improved interpersonal skills and public speaking. Students learn appropriate real-world skills and strategies to increase their abilities to apply this knowledge. Prerequisite: ENGL 133W.
Comprehensive survey of the major areas of business and its environment. Concepts, issues and vocabulary are emphasized.
Introduction to specific economic units and to individual markets and individual interactions within an economy. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. G.E.
Survey of principles of management. Familiarity with the history and evolution of the field and with modern principles and their application.