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The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program has been designed to allow students to develop essential critical thinking and communication skills, while focusing on building the knowledge and skill set common to many motivated young professionals.

The liberal arts curriculum supports the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to business operations.


The goal of this entry-level program in Business Administration is to provide students with a liberal arts foundation that focuses on knowledge that is essential for success in business operations, including proper use of English in business communication. They will also have opportunities to study methods involved in promoting products or services, such as marketing strategies and consumer behavior.

Coursework in this program also challenges students to gain an understanding of financial markets, banking and the business economy and become familiar with office technology and computer applications.


The AACTD AABA degree program provides a working knowledge of business fundamentals. In this career-focused curriculum, students can learn how to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas of business careers.

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods involved in marketing.

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of economic principles and practices, financial markets, banking, and the business economy.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use knowledge of technology to adapt to a technologically advancing society and to use computer applications and systems as learning tools.


In addition to the general education requirements, the AABA includes the following courses, taught by instructors who have relevant career experience in the business world. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.


  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Introduction to Business
  • Lower Division Capstone
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing


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