The associate in business curriculum

The associate in science in business administration offered through Penn State World Campus is a 60-credit online degree program. The objective of the program is to provide people interested in management with enhanced communications and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and a choice of advanced courses in specific business specialties to develop well-rounded and application-oriented graduates.

Course work in this program involves topics surrounding:

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Information systems
  • Business writing and speech
  • Micro/macroeconomics
  • Marketing

What you can do with an associate degree in business

An associate degree in business is a versatile degree that can be used by professionals in a variety of positions. Roles that might be a good fit for graduates include:

  • Assistant store manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Marketing and advertising specialist
  • Account manager
  • Sales supervisor

Benefits of an associate degree

Earning an associate degree in business provides you with the opportunity to develop practical skills to offer to a potential employer or to help advance to higher-paying positions at your current company. At 60 credits, an associate degree is typically a quicker degree to acquire than a 120-credit bachelor’s degree. By achieving your credential faster, you can apply the degree to impact your earning potential sooner.

A stepping-stone to future academic goals

An associate degree in business is a useful credential on its own, but it can also be a solid foundation for those who want to later continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree. If you find yourself requiring an education beyond an associate degree, you may want to consider the online Bachelor of Science in Business program offered through Penn State World Campus.

Who should apply to the associate in business program?

The online associate degree would be a good fit for someone looking for a solid foundation in the tenets of business. Beyond core business competencies, the program empowers you to think critically to become a solutions-focused individual. And as an online degree program, it is designed with intent for those balancing education, work, and life responsibilities.

Why earn your associate in business degree at Penn State World Campus?

As a Penn State World Campus student, you have the same dedicated faculty and resources expected from our residential programs. You can benefit from Penn State’s more than 100 years of experience and reputation in distance education. Upon completion, your degree will look the same as any of our degrees conferred from in-person learning. And as a graduate, you will have the ability to network with one of the largest alumni groups in the world.