Associate of Arts (AA) in Business
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; 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.
The U.S. Department of Education requires the University to provide the following information about each of our programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized profession.
54.05% of students who completed the program during the most recent federal award year did so within normal time.1
- Sales Managers, 11-2022.00
- Administrative Service Managers, 11-3011.00
- Social and Community Service Managers, 11-9151.00
- Managers-All Other, 11-9199.00
- Cost Estimators, 13-1051.00
Includes cost per credit, application fee, and fees for resources (books/eMaterials) for students completing the program in normal time.
MEDIAN GRADUATE DEBT4
- Federal: $1,333
- Private: $0
- Institutional: 40
1The on-time completion rate identifies the percentage of students completing this program during the most recent federal award year who completed it within "normal time." The term "normal time" means the length of time it would take a student to complete this program if the student is continuously enrolled, takes one course at a time, and successfully completes each attempted course. Students enrolled in this degree program are typically nontraditional students. Students may exceed "normal time" for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, internships, practicums, clinical rotations, student teaching or administrator experiences required for licensure. Normal time to complete the program is 30 months.
2Graduates of this program will be educationally qualified to enter the occupations listed. Visit onetonline.org for job descriptions.
3The range provided represents the sum of tuition and typical fees required to complete the program within normal time, based on the University's 2012/2013 tuition levels. The actual costs that will be incurred by a particular student to complete this program will depend upon factors specific to that student. Tuition rates for this program may vary due to factors such as: (i) geographic location of the student; (ii) modality of coursework; (iii) military service; and (iv) future changes in tuition rates. The number of credits required for a particular student to complete the program will be dependent upon various factors, including: (i) transfer credits available; (ii) repeated coursework; and (iii) completion of additional specializations within this program. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
4The figure represents the median amount of debt incurred by students who completed the program during the relevant federal award year. The actual amount of debt a particular student will incur to complete this program is dependent on various factors specific to the student. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 18 CREDITS
MKT 100 Introduction to Marketing
BUS 230 Emerging Technologies
MGT 340 Organization Theory and Behavior
ACT 200 Introduction to Accounting and Finance
MGT 352 Political, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Business
- A minimum of 18 credits must be earned in residence at West.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all coursework at West.