Associate in Science in Business Administration

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Business Essentials to Advance Your Career

To be successful in today’s increasingly complex business world, you need to have a broad understanding of how your business works. An Associate in Science in Business Administration degree can teach you the fundamentals in accounting, management, marketing, information systems, and economics that will make you a more effective business professional. This type of degree can be an important first step in developing the critical thinking, communication, and other essential business skills that companies value.

Why an Associate in Business Administration at Penn State?

In addition to understanding these important business fundamentals, you need a degree that will be well recognized by your peers and respected by your employer. With Penn State’s 100 years of experience in distance education, and reputation as a leader in online education, no one will question the quality of your degree. 

With an Associate in Science in Business Administration degree from Penn State World Campus, you can gain skills to help move your career ahead in any industry. As a student in this online degree program, you can learn how to:

  • execute effective communications strategies
  • use the latest technical business tools perform your job duties effectively
  • analyze and react to the economic issues facing companies today
  • collect and analyze business data to make inferences and solve business problems 

Build on Your Success

While Penn State’s Associate in Science in Business Administration is an excellent stand-alone credential, it can be used as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s degree such as the Bachelor of Science in Business, also offered online through Penn State World Campus. With help from an academic adviser, the 60 credits you earn toward an associate degree can often be applied toward the bachelor of science degree in business, allowing you to further your education and increase your marketability to your current and future employers.

Who Should Apply?

Penn State’s Associate in Science in Business Administration has been designed for entry-level business professionals, persons who are looking for a career change, or those who have been working in the field but need a respected degree to take the next step in their career.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Because the Associate in Science in Business Administration can give you a foundation of business concepts and best practices relevant to any industry, as a graduate of the program you can prepare for positions such as:

  • accounts receivable coordinator
  • business services manager
  • computing business coordinator
  • insurance sales agent
  • compliance officers
  • appraisers and assessors of real estate
  • casino and gaming managers

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about the Penn State World Campus