(Associate of Arts)

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 (AAB) online. (An on-campus option may also be available in Tempe, Arizona; contact a student advisor for details.) 

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The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program is designed to prepare students to successfully progress into any Western International University┬« (West) bachelor degree program. The AAB program provides students with a solid background of general knowledge in addition to a broad-based business foundation. 

Degree Summary


23 months (approx. 2 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Associate Degree Total Credits: 60


Total: $15,000 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Describe the interrelationships among the functional areas and processes of an organization.
2 Demonstrate a broad understanding of the impact of ethical, political and legal policies on organizational actions.
3 Use quantitative tools to solve business problems and assess business opportunities.
4 Describe the theories that explain individual and group behavior in organizations.
5 Apply theoretical models and frameworks to evaluate customer needs and the competitive marketplace.
6 Analyze key financial measures of efficiency and success.
7 Appraise technologies and information systems that can be used to further organizational objectives and increase organizational efficiency.
8 Present ideas professionally and persuasively in a global context using both oral and written communication techniques.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS
General Education Core Requirements 42 CREDITS
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