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Online Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration

Why an Online Associate Degee?

The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration provides the busy adult student an opportunity to receive a degree in as few as 68 credit hours.  This degree is an excellent first step in earning your degree in a business related field.  This generalized major gives you exposure to business basics.  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 master degree.

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Student on Laptop at HomeFlexible Course Format

Classes are delivered entirely online using the course management system Blackboard.  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 degee 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



Student in Graduation Cap and GownProgram Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 68 credit hours for online associate degree completion. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed with McKendree. 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



Online Associate Degree in Business Administration

General Education Requirements


  • English I: Academic Writing

  • English II: Research and Writing

  • Speech

  • Computer Competency

  • Psychology or Sociology

  • American Government or History

  • Literature or Fine Arts



McKendree University Campus QuadEvaluation of Transfer Credit for an Associate Degee

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. Courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department.

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

  • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.
  • At least 68 credit hours are required for graduation, 30 of which must be from McKendree.
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Meet the Faculty

Rick Bonsall, D.Mgt.Rick Bonsall, D.Mgt.

Associate Professor




Darren Cross, D.B.A.Darren Cross, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor




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





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

Associate Professor





Student Services

Photo of Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.

Senior Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
(800) BEARCAT, ext. 6427



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