AAS Business Administration student
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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Administration

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Administration program is designed for business professionals with a certificate or substantial coursework in business administration. The program includes coursework in personnel training, management, evaluation, and customer service management. The program also provides general education coursework in oral and written communication, ethics, sociology, and environmental science. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture, and about one (1) hour for every one (1) hour of lab. 

Upon successful completion of the program (see Graduation Requirements section of the catalog), students could enhance an existing business administration career, seek, or obtain entry-level employment in a business related field.

Program Highlights:

  • Coursework in personnel training, management and evaluation
  • Customer service management
  • Oral and written communication
  • Ethics
  • Sociology
  • Environmental science
  • Offered online for student convenience

Program Length:

5 months

Admission Requirements:
1. Must have:
a. 54 quarter credit hours in a business administration or accounting concentration; or,
b. be a graduate of a Charter College business or accounting related program (i.e., Business Office Administration).
2. A confirmed certificate/diploma or coursework in a business administration or accounting-related specialty:
a. Certificate/diploma or coursework must be completed at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and confirmed with official transcripts.
3. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher from the previous educational institution.
*This program is offered online through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents and through Charter College Anchorage for Alaska residents.

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