Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Description and Outcomes

The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program is to prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue positions in a variety of business fields. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in management and helps you develop teamwork and leadership skills as well as the ability to motivate people and communicate effectively. Decision-making and problem solving skills are also emphasized.


You can personalize your degree in business administration by choosing a concentration. Concentrations allow you to concentrate on your career interests.

Program Length

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Regulations: Recognize the impact of state and federal laws and regulations on business.
  2. Management: Define the various tasks and responsibilities of managers in organizations.
  3. Marketing: Discuss marketing principles used in business strategies.
  4. Technology: Use technology and software applications appropriate to business environments.
  5. Business Principles: Apply basic economic, finance, and accounting principles to organizational environments.
  6. Career Skills: Analyze career skills in the field of business and management.

General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Admissions Requirements

You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.

Upon enrollment in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, you are required to select a concentration. If you are interested in completing a custom concentration, you may be required to complete the Concentration Application prior to enrollment. You may only enroll in the custom concentration option if you have previously completed a specific set of courses approved by the Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology through an articulation arrangement.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.