Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
In today's fast-paced business environments, the ability to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly is highly valued. Whether you’re preparing to enter the workforce or seeking credentials to advance your career, earning an associate’s degree in business administration at Purdue Global can help you establish your position in the field.*
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Program Highlights
The online business administration associate’s degree curriculum focuses on helping you:
- Develop skills in accounting, management, and software applications
- Explore business operations and refine your decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Apply management theories and techniques learned in your coursework to real-world business scenarios through a capstone experience
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Concentrations
Business administration concentrations are designed to prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills in a chosen field. Personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. For example, if you are interested in pursuing a career in small business management, the associated concentration offers courses in accounting, customer service, and software applications that provide specialized knowledge directly related to managing small businesses.*
- Customer Service
- Health Club Operations
- Hospitality Management
- Information Processing
- Meeting and Event Planning
- Office Management
- Retail Management
- Small Business Management
Our Tuition Cap Lowers the Cost of Your Education
At Purdue Global, we are constantly searching for ways to help students seek a brighter future, and that includes making sure our tuition costs are as low as possible. That is why we are introducing the Purdue Global Tuition Cap.
How it works: When you enroll in a participating Tuition Cap program at Purdue Global, your tuition will be capped, ensuring that you only pay a fixed amount for your education. Once you hit your cap, you will no longer have to make any payments for the rest of your education at Purdue Global, even if you have to retake a course, as long as you meet and maintain all enrollment requirements for the Purdue Global Tuition Cap program.
Note: transfer credit maximums apply; ask an Admissions Advisor for details.
Why it helps: Not only will you know exactly how much your education will cost when you enroll, but our Tuition Cap will also help you save 33%* off the total cost of your tuition. It's part of our promise to help make college education more accessible and more affordable. Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.
*Enrollees in programs eligible for Tuition Cap pricing will pay the same tuition cost per quarter credit hour and fees as for other undergraduate programs/enrollees plus $200 per-term administrative fee and other fees. The total cost of the program, though, will be capped, other than
Tuition Cap Transfer Credit Maximums: Enrollees in Tuition Cap programs who transfer in more than 35 or 70 credits for the associate’s or bachelor’s programs, respectively, are not enrolled under Tuition Cap and will not be charged the $200 per-term Administration Fee. If they are required to repeat courses, take additional courses due to prerequisite requirements, take course assessments, or take fewer than two courses per term, they may exceed the $22,500 or $45,000 total for the associate’s or bachelor’s, respectively, Tuition Cap program of study.
Higher Education at the Highest Standards
Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
What are the Career Opportunities?
Whether you want to begin a career in management or make a change to business administration, earning an associate's degree in business administration may help you qualify for entry-level positions. Depending on your concentration, possible career opportunities could include.*
- Customer service representative
- Health club manager
- Retail manager
What Courses Will I Take?
The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration's curriculum focuses on a solid management foundation and is designed to help you develop leadership and teamwork skills. Courses include:
- Introduction to Management
- Business Math and Statistical Measures
- Core Credits20
- Major Credits60
- Elective Credits 10
- Total Credits90
Tuition and Fees
Select Your Options
Fixed Tuition for New Enrollees
90 number of credits
View Tuition Cap FAQs. The Purdue Global Tuition Cap may not be used in conjunction with any Purdue Global tuition reductions, including military spouse reductions. Military servicemembers and veterans are not eligible for the Purdue Global Tuition Cap.
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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.
*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
†Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.