Whatever field you decide to pursue, you have to begin with an understanding of business, which is the core of any career and a good way to gain an edge on workers who lack this degree. You can complete your Associate of Arts degree in Business online. (An on-campus option may also be available in Tempe, Arizona; contact a student advisor for details.) General Education and Common Body of Knowledge courses provide students with a solid background of general knowledge in addition to a broad-based business foundation. The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program is designed to prepare students to successfully progress into Core and Major course work for any Western International University® (West) bachelor degree.