Associate in Science in Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration degree is a 60-credit program offered completely online. The ASBA degree prepares students to make a seamless transition into a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program.

What You Will Learn in the Associate in Science in Business Administration Program

The degree has a broad management core designed to ensure college-level competence in business and the arts and sciences. Some of the topics covered include the principles of management, marketing, and financial accounting. Students may take six credits of business electives in fields of their interest.

Students can also earn the Associate in Science in Business Administration program using the Open Course option, where students take open, online courses offered by the Saylor Foundation at no cost and then apply what they learned in those open courses by successfully completing a portfolio assessment or TECEP® exam. Learn more »

Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA) Credit Distribution

Subject Area / Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 39
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 3
E. Mathematics 3
II. Management Core 18
A. Financial Accounting 3
B. Managerial Accounting 3
C. Business Law 3
D. Principles of Management 3
E. Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS 3
F. Introduction to Marketing 3
III. Electives 3
Total 60
Note: The general education requirements, management core and electives may be completed solely through courses from other universities or a combination of Thomas Edison State University courses, TECEP® examinations, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and other courses.

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