Prepare to excel in the fast-changing world of business. The online associate degree in applied business covers a wide range of topics, including emerging technologies, advanced business procedures, interpersonal skills, management, human resources, math, communications, customer service and business law. Nearly all of the courses offer opportunities to apply what you’re learning to real-world projects — from developing social media campaigns to conducting entrepreneur interviews. You can also earn microcredentials through your coursework that demonstrate skills in specific areas and can help set you apart in the job market.
Who Is the Associate in Business Degree Designed For?
The applied business program is a great fit for anyone who wants to gain a broad foundation of professional skills to prepare for entry- to mid-level careers in business. The associate degree is also a great jumping off point for those who may be interested in eventually pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business and advance to management and leadership roles in their jobs.
This degree is available to be completed 100% online, which is an opportunity for students who need extra flexibility.
Why Earn Your Associate Degree in Business at UAF?
- Learn from expert faculty and course instructors (including business owners and professionals) who bring real-world business insight and experience to the classroom.
- Earn industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel, Hootsuite, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
- Take part in a variety of collaborative, hands-on learning assignments that connect classroom learning to real-world projects.
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What Can You Do With Your Associate’s Degree in Business?
Earning your associate degree is a great start for your business career, and can open the door to many different job opportunities. An associate degree can also increase your earning potential beyond the average pay rate. Whether your goal is to work for a Fortune 500 company or start your own small business, this program will prepare you with the skills and training to succeed.
Associate Degree in Business Requirements
Required classes for the associate degree in applied business cover topics such as personal and business finance, accounting, customer service, marketing and public relations, business law and management. From there you’ll have the opportunity to concentrate your degree in one of the following areas:
- Administrative management
- Applied management
- Computer applications
- Healthcare management
- Human resources
- Public management
- Recreation and guiding management
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