Associate in Business Administration

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Why Study Business Administration? 

The business world is waiting for you. Our leading-edge curriculum prepares you to blaze a trail in fields such as banking and lending, insurance, manufacturing, retail, advertising and marketing or real estate. 

What You'll Learn 

Learn from experienced and respected faculty who will equip you with a real-world understanding of business practices and the theories and concepts behind them. Study economics, finance, accounting, marketing and management.

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Program Details

An Associate’s degree gives you a forward-looking education in classical liberal arts and sciences, while introducing you to the creative and critical thinking skills you need to advance professionally and personally. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College.

Associate degree programs offer a focused exploration of general education subjects and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either shape their path in the workforce or advance to a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide transformative study in a specific subject area to prepare you for new and leading-edge career opportunities.

  • Accounting 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Finance 
  • Human Resources 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Statistics

Careers & Outcomes 

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 
  • Marketing 
  • Purchasing

Flexible Education

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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Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.