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Columbia College Associate in Business Administration

Columbia College prepares you to help businesses profit.

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:

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

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
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing

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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Dr. Kennedy Amofa

"Whereas economists note that it brought the global economy to complete halt, leaders of various nations during the current COVID-19 pandemic have turned to advanced technology to sustain the global economy. "

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 24 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 60 credit hours

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