Online Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration

Why an Online Associate Degree?

The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration provides the busy adult student an opportunity to receive a degree in as few as 60 credit hours. This generalized major gives you exposure to business basics and serves as an excellent first step in earning your degree in a business-related field. Students focus on general skills that make them flexible practitioners in both the business community and public organizations. Many students will continue on toward completion of a Bachelor and, ultimately, a Masters degree.




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Flexible Online Course Format

Classes are delivered entirely online using the course management system Brightspace. All courses for the online AS in Business Administration are offered over an eight-week period. Many students choose to take two online courses during each eight week session.



Advancement Opportunities

Many students will continue on for an associate degree in one of the following areas of study:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management



Career Opportunities

With an Associate in Science in Business Administration, graduates find careers in:

  • Customer Service
  • Retail Sales
  • Entry Level Management
  • Administrative Assistant



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Program Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 60 credit hours for online associate degree completion. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed with McKendree. Online courses will include:

  • Principles of Management

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Principles of Financial Accounting

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting

  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

  • Statistics

  • Business Law

  • Two Business Electives


Next Step

Contact your student services specialists and get details on the admission process, unofficial transcript evaluation, and our next start date.




Key Faculty


Jean Sampson, D.Mgt.Jean Sampson, D.Mgt.





Peter Sigiols, D.B.A., J.D.Peter Sigiols, D.B.A., J.D.

Associate Professor





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