Business Administration, A.S.
Adult Professional Studies

A business degree is one of the most versatile degrees you can pursue. If you’re not sure you want to invest in a four-year program, consider Immaculata’s Associate of Science in business administration.

Our Associate of Science in business administration will give you a working knowledge of global markets, business operations, economics and accounting. You will develop the analytical skills to make economic and operating decisions. Combined with a strong liberal arts core, you will be prepared to take operating roles in a variety of business endeavors.

Program Highlights

  • Reduced tuition allows you to earn an affordable, career-focused credential at $250 per credit.
  • Complete your degree 100% online or on campus.
  • Immaculata’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which ensures that you receive a high-quality education.
  • If you choose to continue your studies, you can easily transfer into IU’s bachelor’s degree in business leadership, with online, accelerated, and off-campus options.

Where Can I Work

Higher education significantly increases marketability and earning potential.

An Associate of Science in business administration will give you a working knowledge of global markets and business organizations, and the analytical skills to make economic and operating decisions. You may choose to pursue careers as operations manager; customer service manager; meeting and convention planner; sales representative; or entrepreneur to name a few popular options.

Opportunities

You can participate in entrepreneurial and networking opportunities through Enactus, a student community service organization, and the Business Club.

Courses to satisfy the major may be completed during the day, in the evening or online.

Accreditation

The Associate of Science in business administration offered by Immaculata University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Immaculata University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for our students, as evidenced by this accreditation.

Tim Schaffer: IU Associate Degree Opens Doors

“I was trying to move my career forward, and I didn’t have a degree. I toured other colleges, and Immaculata gave me the best deal,” he says.

IU’s admissions staff reviewed Schaffer’s military and work experience and awarded him 15 college credits, saving him a whole semester of time and tuition.

Learn more about Tim’s story.

Course Preview

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Focus on the financial aspects of accounting, financial statements, and applications. Emphasis is placed on three forms of business organization.

Business Computer Applications (3 credits)

Designed for exploration and development of computer application skills in a practical business context. Computer applications covered include Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Cloud computing and professional social networking are examined. These applications are applied to presentations, project planning, information display and research.

Business & Professional Speaking (3 credits)

An advanced review of communication principles, communication skills, and leadership. Thus, the individual student gains much practice in public speaking. The best way to improve in this area is to repeat the process for understanding and confidence. The techniques of public speaking, such as eye contact, gaining audience interest, and organizing the presentation will be addressed.

Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

Introduces concepts in analyzing and interpreting accounting information in product and service costing and the application of this information and statements in management planning, control, and decision-making.

Business Management (3 credits)

Introduction to the structure and role of business management. Emphasis of discussions concentrates on the business strategies of planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling regarding policies and procedures.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 63 credits
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

Courses (63 credits)

  • ACC 203-204 or ACC 205-206 – Accounting Principles I and II or Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting (6 credits)
  • BUS 235 – Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BUS 360 – Business Management (3 credits)
  • ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • (4) BUS – Business Administrative Elective (12 credits total)
  • ENG 106 – English Comp I (3 credits)
  • ENG 107 – English Comp II (3 credits)
  • COM 200 or COM 350 – Business & Technical Writing or Business & Professional Speaking (3 credits)
  • MATH – Math for Managers, Intermediate Math or Applied Calc (3 credits)
  • MATH – Math for Managers II, Intermediate Math II or Applied Calc II (3 credits)
  • PHI – Philosophy (3 credits)
  • ECO 201 – Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • (2) THE – Theology (6 credits total)
  • EGEN – Electives (9 credits)

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