The Modern Online Associate Degree in Business.

Online Associate Degree in Business

The modern online Associate Degree in Business.

Start your college career with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

Campus has teamed up with Northwestern College (NC) to help deliver its online Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (ASBA). The program features live classes led by professors who also teach at some of the top schools in the country.

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Online Associate Degree in Business

  • Launching your college career with Campus
  • What can you do with a Business Administration degree?
  • Is an Associate's Degree in business worth it?
  • How the Campus Scholars program fits in
  • Is this program accredited?
  • The Campus Scholars program experience
  • What courses will I take?
  • What does it cost to become a Campus Scholar?
  • What about financial aid?
  • How long does it take to graduate?
  • How much time per week?
  • How does transferring work?
  • How do I apply to become a Campus Scholar?

Get started on the right path with Campus

Whether a two-year program is just the first step in your college journey or you're looking to start your career with an Associate Degree in Business, the credential you'll earn and the skills you'll build in the Campus-powered program will set you up for success. With Campus you'll get:

  • Access to essential business courses taught by top faculty, all designed for easy transfer into a four-year program
  • The connections and practical business skills to help start your career with a bang
  • A strong understanding of how businesses are created, funded and operated; a great base for whatever your future holds

Campus has teamed up with Northwestern College to help deliver an innovative, online A.A.S. in Business Administration.

Our program was created with the modern student in mind - designed with a superior online experience - and built on a practical, career-centric curriculum.

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What can you do with a degree in Business Administration?

A business degree can prepare you to work in nearly any industry and for nearly every kind of organization. Whether your passion is: 🎥 Film,📱 Technology, 🏅 Sports, 🎵 Music, or 💵 Finance, every industry needs highly trained, educated and competent business leaders to grow.

An Associate's Degree in Business Administration can be a great first step to give you the options for whatever's next. You can:

  • Transfer your hard-earned credits to a four year school. (You'll be well prepared for your new major.)
  • Launch your career and start using your new skills by joining the workforce. (Your Campus Career Coach will be there to help)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a number of fast-growing, high-paying careers that a degree in business can help you prepare for.

Careers a Business Degree is Suited For:

  • Advertising, Promotions, Marketing
  • Financial Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Financial Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Market Research

To put it simply, employers love to hire people with business degrees.

Is an associates degree in Business worth it?

An associate degree in business administration can lead to jobs with a better-than-average pay rate. Overall, those who earn an Associate's Degree earn 12% more than those with some college and no degree and 32% more than those with only a high school diploma.

This comes out to over $423,000 more in lifetime earnings for someone earning an Associate's Degree vs just a High School diploma. Based on an annual tuition of $6,000 for the Campus-powered program, this could represent a return on investment of more than 35 to 1.

An associates degree can help you earn more, according to research

Less than High School
$973,000

Less than High School

High School Diploma
$1,304,000

High School Diploma

Associate's Degree
$1,727,000

Associate's Degree

Bachelor's Degree
$2,268,000

Bachelor's Degree

How will the Campus Scholars program help me launch my career?

Helping you launch your career is a pillar of the Campus experience.

We do this by getting you connected. First, you'll be assigned a Career Coach who will guide you and help you to figure out what you truly want to do.

Then you'll get a chance to connect with phenomenal guest lecturers who will meet with you and your peers. These speakers will discuss career paths in their fields and they'll be available to answer any questions you might have.

Once you hit your second year, we'll support you in finding a killer internship with a range of top companies and organizations.

Is the Campus Scholars program at Northwestern College accredited?

Yes.

Our partner, Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our online Associate in Business program experience

Our goal is to get you prepared for whatever adventure awaits after graduation.

Our General Education courses will give you a broad grounding in the fundamentals. You'll improve your communication, critical thinking, and soft skills that employers are looking for in new employees.

Our Business Courses will give you what you need to walk into the business world prepared. You'll learn economics, finance skills, accounting, human resources, management, and marketing.

Our Computer Education Courses will help you master the basics of database management, presentation, and spreadsheets skills that can make you indispensable at work.

Here are the real-world skills you'll learn inside the program:

What You'll Learn in Class
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to solve business problems.
  • Interact effectively with teams as both leader and member.
  • Recognize and apply clear oral, written, and electronic communication when making professional business decisions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the common professional components of the business environment.
  • Understand and analyze ethical behaviors in the business environment.
Real-World Application
  • Develop strong communication skills that will help you negotiate and approach problems with ease.
  • Learn strategies to hire, train, manage, and evaluate employees.
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally via email, during a presentation, or on the phone.
  • Build an understanding of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and its role in financing new ventures.
  • Understand the legal frameworks that you'll work within inside an organization.

What courses will I take?

Students must complete at least 92 credit hours in order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration. Please note the Campus-powered program from Northwestern College utilizes quarterly credit hours and this is the equivalent of approximately 60 credits for programs utilizing semester credit hours.

BUSINESS COURSES
36 CREDIT HOURS
BUSN.100
Introduction to Business
4
BUSN.130
Microeconomics
4
BUSN.120
Management
4
BUSN.131
Macroeconomics
4
BUSN.160
Marketing
4
BUSN.106
Business Law I
4
BUSN.221
Human Resource Management
4
BUSN.227
Organizational Behavior
4
BUSN.250
Business & Professional Ethics
4
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING COURSES
16 CREDIT HOURS
ACCT.110
Financial Accounting I
4
ACCT.120
Financial Accounting II
4
BUSN.140
Finance
4
ACCT.130
Financial Accounting III
4
COMPUTER SKILLS COURSES
10 CREDIT HOURS
CPTR.105
Spreadsheets for Business
4
CPTR.230
Advanced Spreadsheets
4
CPTR.140
Intermediate Database
2
BUSINESS SKILLS COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS
COLL.110
Business Skills I
1
COMM.200
Business Communications
4
COLL.120
Business Skills II
1
COLL.130
Business Skills III
1
COLL.140
Business Skills IV
1
COLL.290
Professional Development
1
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
21 CREDIT HOURS
COLL.104
College Success
1
ENGL.100
Composition
4
HUMN.201
Introduction to Logic & Critical Thinking
4
MATH.112
College Mathematics
4
SOCS.120
Introduction to American Politics
4
ENGL.120
Advanced Composition
4

What does it cost to become a Campus Scholar?

We've created a no-nonsense tuition package both students and parents will love.

You'll learn from professors who teach at top-schools, and receive a brand-new laptop and free internet access for the duration of your journey as a Campus Scholar.

All for a price that makes sense.

The 2021-22 tuition rate for students enrolled full time in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program is $2,165 per quarter.

Annual tuition for full time students (enrolled in three quarters per year) is $6,495. Students enrolled year round (taking four quarters per year) can expect to pay $8,660.

Learn how you can finance your Campus journey.

Interested in financial aid for your program?

All students in the Campus Scholars program that are eligible to apply for federal financial aid should complete the 2021-22 FAFSA in order to be considered for possible financial aid help with the cost of the degree program.

To learn more about our financial aid program talk with an admissions counselor.

How long does it take to graduate?

As a full-time student enrolled in three quarters per year, you can expect that it will take eight full-time quarters to complete your online Associates Degree in Business Administration. Students enrolled full-time, year round can expect to finish their program in two years.

Any previous college or AP credit that has been accepted for transfer credit by Northwestern College may accelerate this timeline.

How many hours a week does the Campus program take?

For a typical full-time student taking three 4-credit classes and one 1-credit class per quarter, you can expect to be in class for 13 hours a week. This may change depending on your program progression and if you are bringing in previous college or AP credit. All classes take place in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.

Will my credits transfer after completing the Associate in Business program?

The online Associate Degree in Business program was designed with transfer students in mind. The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commision, but of course, there are considerations for when you’re thinking about transferring into a four-year program.

While everyone’s individual journey after graduation will be different, we are happy to work with you and your desired school to explore credit transfer options and how that may work for the specific institution.

We recommend requesting that the school send a pre-approval of transfer credit, which we can help with as well. The transfer process will work more seamlessly if you transfer into another business program or a related major, where you may find more course-for-course transfer credit options, though some of your other courses may be plugged into elective credits, too. Regardless, we are always here to help and give you the support you need to continue your education.

How do I apply to become a Campus Scholar?

We think it should be easy to apply to college.

Our application process should take no more than 15 minutes. Apply now.

If you have questions during the application process you can contact an advisor for help.

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