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Associate of Science in Business Administration

Build a solid foundation in your business education with exposure to topics like statistics, management, and accounting. It’s a perfect introduction to the competitive world of business, and provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
May 30, 2024
Classes Start:
June 20, 2024
No Live Lectures
20 Courses
Less than a year and a half
Pay as You Go ($140 per course assessment)


Develop in-demand business skills quickly with the Associate of Science in Business Administration. You’ll gain the confidence to tackle real-life business problems by developing specialized knowledge in the fundamentals of business: accounting, macroeconomics, communications and management. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in business or hope to pursue an advanced degree in the future.

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in business with these valuable skills: 

Ability to use data to solve problems and understand results
Gain a broad understanding of the diverse areas of business
Understand fundamental principles of economics and how they apply to business decisions
Lead and/or co-lead collaborative projects using team building skills
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The curriculum for the Associate’s in Business Administration has been specifically crafted to introduce students to the field of business and provide the perfect foundation for a Bachelor’s degree. Students will learn how to build a successful business model, work as a team and explore the guiding ethical principles to a variety of business situations.

  • 42 major course credits
  • 18 general education credits
Note: Regarding the General Education Requirements, each of the sections can be fulfilled by any course that is closely related to the discipline. While the 3 credits required for the Elective section can be fulfilled by summing courses from any discipline.


Where will an Associates of Science in Business Administration take you? Your degree will help prepare for a job as a:

Business Administrator
Operations Analyst
Payroll Specialist
Sales Supervisor

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more.

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$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. You’ll never have to pay fees for courses upfront. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $140 assessment fee at the end of each course. This is a huge savings compared to U.S. public universities who charge on average $6,754 for an Associate's degree. Over the course of your studies at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of $2,860—less if you have credits to transfer in! Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford a degree, if you can’t afford these fees scholarships and grants may be available.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning a high-quality, accredited, 100% online degree. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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