Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration

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Program at a Glance
  • In today's fast-paced business environments, the ability to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly is highly valued.
  • Focus your associate's in business degree plan with elective courses in 11 business concentration areas.
  • This degree program is eligible for the Tuition Cap, which ensures you pay a fixed amount for your education.
COURSE EFFORT 15 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 90
TUITION CAP MAX COST $22,500
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Overview

Whether you’re preparing to enter the workforce or seeking credentials to advance your career, earning an associate’s degree in business administration online at Purdue Global can help you establish your position in the field.

Through our comprehensive online business administration degree curriculum, you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

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Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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Career Opportunities

An associate's degree in business administration can help you begin a career in management and qualify for entry-level opportunities in a variety of fields such as*:

  • Customer service
  • Retail management
  • Health club management

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the associate’s degree program, you must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate or other equivalency diploma. You must also complete an orientation before you start classes.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Continue With Your Bachelor’s Degree

When you’re ready to further your education, your associate’s degree may bring you at least halfway toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Purdue Global. 

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.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the field of business.

Sample Courses
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
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Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. Choose from:

  • Business
  • Customer service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health club operations
  • Hospitality management
  • Information processing
  • Meeting and event planning
  • Office management
  • Retail management
  • Sales
  • Small business management
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits20
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits10
  • Total Credits90

Ways to Save

  • Tuition Cap

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    Pay a fixed amount for your undergraduate degree. Never owe more, even if you repeat a course. Available for select programs.

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  • Prior Work Experience

    Leverage Your Skills to Earn Your Degree Faster

    Discover pathways to earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Transfer Credits

    Finish What You Started

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Grants

    Determine Your Eligibility for Federal Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available to Purdue Global students.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Prior Military Experience

    Graduate Sooner With Your Military Experience

    We offer college-level credit for ACE-evaluated military training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

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Tuition Cap

$22,500maximum cost of attendance
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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.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.