Business Administration (Associate)

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Business Administration Training in 2 Years*

The Associate of Science degree in Business Administration equips students with a broad-based foundation in business administration by preparing them with the necessary skills to contribute to the overall success of a business or an organization.

A variety of courses in accounting, introduction to business, management, marketing, human relationships, business startup strategies, business law and communications provide students with the fundamental theories and principles of business and to prepare them for entry-level positions and/or provide knowledge and skills for entrepreneurship or small business ownership

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We offer online Associate Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our hybrid learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And pursuing training with Laurus for a career in business management, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.

With a program led by experienced professionals from the field, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills and experience to pursue careers in the challenging business world.

The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Associate of Science Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

Program Highlights:

The goal of this Associate of Science Degree program is to provide students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, social responsibility, human relationships, and technological savvy. Students will interact with faculty and peers in a career-oriented business education that emphasizes personal and professional integrity.

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Economics
  • Personal Selling and Branding
  • Human Relationships
  • Business Law
  • New Product Development
  • Technology and Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Business Start-up Strategies
  • Accounting

Managerial courses emphasize human values and techniques for establishing a sense of responsibility to employers, employees, and other stakeholders while building strong relationships.

Marketing and social entrepreneurship courses demonstrate the role of marketing in business and provide students with adaptive skills and tools to think creatively and develop innovative business ideas and solutions.

Finance and accounting courses equip business students with the primary concepts and skills necessary to understand budgeting and funding and to evaluate the cash flow within an enterprise.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Business Systems Management, students can pursue careers in a number of fields, including business management, social media marketing, marketing, advertising, banking, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. The best way to see if Laurus College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities by coming in to any of our campus locations, or we’re happy to set up a virtual tour with you. Book a Tour Now or Get more info.

Learning Goals:

Upon completion of the Business Administration Associate of Science degree, students should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of business, including the role of regulations, economics, ethics, and social responsibility.
  • Examine various approaches to management and leadership.
  • Analyze the role that human motivation and relationships play within an organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of marketing and the impact of technology.
  • Plan and create entrepreneurial collateral, including a comprehensive business and marketing plan.
  • Create, analyze, and interpret communications in business applications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues, theories, and applications of business administration.

Program Length: The Business Administration of Associate of Science Degree program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms full time and consecutively.

Instructional Methods: The Business Administration of Associate of Science Degree program is practical application and involves intense interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with practical application laboratory and computer time for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: Students in the Business Administration of Associate of Science Degree program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements: Students wishing to obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for a Associate of Science Degree.

Career Opportunities

Business Systems professionals plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, human resources, accounting, marketing, facilities planning and maintenance, purchasing and event planning.

Grads with Business training may find careers in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:

  • Administrative Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Entrepreneur
  • and more!

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Business Administration Associate of Science Degree Program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

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