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Business Administration, Associate Degree

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The Business Administration program at the University of the People is built on a strong industry foundation and provides a broad understanding of business and business fundamentals.
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Students in the Business Administration program at the University of the People learn how to:

  • Apply appropriate business models in decision-making situations.
  • Perform effectively within a professional team environment.
  • Apply ethical reasoning to business situations.

The online associate degree program in business administration introduces students to the basic tenets of the field of business and provides a foundation for continued study towards a bachelor degree.


An Associate Degree in Business Administration can open doors to hundreds of new career opportunities.  Business Administration majors go on to work in corporations, non-profit organizations and as entrepreneurs – setting up and running their own businesses. 

This course of study will strengthen your organizational and analytical skills and will give you the tools to navigate today's complex and changing business world. Studying accounting, marketing, management and economics will qualify you for entry-level business administration and management roles, and may lead to positions in sales, marketing departments, accounts payable/receivable, supervisory positions in retail and food service, supply chain and logistics management, human resources, operations management, administrative services and many more.

For those who are already in management positions or running their own businesses, getting your Associate Degree will give you a new set of tools to manage and grow your business practice.

Earning an Associate Degree will do more than just help you land the career you want. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, professionals with an Associate Degree earn an average of 20% more per week than employees with only a high school diploma. 


University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Business Management
  • Basic Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Marketing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Be able to demonstrate high school completion
  • Have English proficiency

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2060 USD/full
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  • National

    2060 USD/full
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