Business Administration and Management
Online Associate Degree Program

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Set a Solid Foundation for Business Success

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management online degree program establishes a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in business and management. This program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in various aspects of business management, and develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyze data critically, and make informed decisions.

Courses enhance students' ability to communicate effectively in a business setting, both orally and in writing. In addition, students gain an appreciation of ethical and legal issues in business, including corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Students in the program are challenged to develop the technical skills and knowledge needed to use modern business software, such as spreadsheets, databases, and project management tools. Graduates of this program are prepared for enhanced responsibility and professional growth in the business world — across domains including finance, marketing, operations, sales, and management.


Expect More from UA Grantham

More affordability: UA Grantham has one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S.1 and we provide a new laptop to all new and returning degree-seeking students—at no additional cost.

More transferability: Students can transfer in up to 75% of credits for this degree.

More start dates: Most courses in this program start monthly. It's easy to get started whenever you're ready.

More credibility: UA Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


What are the Advantages of Earning an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management Online Degree from UA Grantham?

In today's competitive job market, obtaining a solid educational foundation in business administration and management is essential. The Associate of Arts (AA) in Business Administration and Management online degree program offered by the University of Arkansas Grantham provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the business world.

UA Grantham’s Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management program is 100% online and offers students flexibility and convenience. With no set class times, students have the freedom to complete coursework on their own schedule, allowing them to balance studies with work, family, and other commitments.

Another advantage of the Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management program at UA Grantham is its comprehensive curriculum. Students study a wide range of topics essential to understanding the fundamentals of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and organizational behavior. This program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in various aspects of business management, and develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyze data critically, and make informed decisions. Courses enhance students' ability to communicate effectively in a business setting, both orally and in writing. In addition, students gain an appreciation of ethical and legal issues in business, including corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Students in the program are challenged to develop the technical skills and knowledge needed to use modern business software, such as spreadsheets, databases, and project management tools. Graduates of this program are prepared for enhanced responsibility and professional growth in the business world — across domains including finance, marketing, operations, sales, and management.

Taught by experienced faculty members who are experts in their fields, this UA Grantham program brings real-world experience and industry insight into the virtual classroom, enriching the learning experience and providing students with practical knowledge that is directly applicable to their current and future roles. As is always the case in any UA Grantham degree program, students have access to a supportive academic community and resources, including academic advising, tutoring services, and career development assistance.

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management online degree program at UA Grantham covers a range of fundamental topics essential for understanding business principles and practices, with topics covered including:

Introduction to Business

An overview of the business environment, including the different types of businesses, organizational structures, and the role of business in society.

Principles of Management

Basic principles and theories of management, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions within organizations.

Business Communication

Effective communication skills for business settings, including written, oral, and digital communication, as well as interpersonal communication and professional etiquette.

Marketing Principles

Introduction to marketing concepts and strategies, including market research, product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution.

Financial Accounting

Basic principles of financial accounting, including recording transactions, preparing financial statements, and analyzing financial data.

Managerial Accounting

Introduction to managerial accounting concepts, including cost behavior, budgeting, variance analysis, and decision-making tools for internal management purposes.

Microeconomics

The study of individual economic behavior and decision-making, including supply and demand, market structures, pricing, and resource allocation.

Macroeconomics

Analysis of the economy, including topics such as gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.

Business Law and Ethics

Legal principles relevant to business operations, contracts, employment law, intellectual property, and ethical considerations in business decision-making.

Human Resource Management

Introduction to HR management functions, including recruitment, selection, training, performance evaluation, compensation, and employee relations.

Business Mathematics

Basic mathematical concepts and techniques used in business settings, including algebra, statistics, and financial mathematics.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Fundamentals of starting and managing a small business, including business planning, financing, marketing, and operations management.

Information Systems and Technology

Introduction to information systems and technology used in business operations, including computer applications, databases, and e-commerce.

Business Ethics

Ethical considerations and decision-making in business settings, including corporate social responsibility, ethical leadership, and ethical dilemmas in business.

Organizational Behavior

Study of individual and group behavior within organizations, including motivation, leadership, communication, teamwork, and organizational culture.

Global Business Environment

Overview of the global business environment, including international trade, multinational corporations, cultural differences, and global market strategies.

Are you Ready to Get Started in Business Administration?

Students enjoy an affordable, high-quality experience in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management program at UA Grantham. Our competitive tuition rates and various financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and tuition assistance programs, ensures that students can pursue their educational goals without incurring unnecessary financial burden or student loan debt.

FAQ


Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate theories and actions that enable businesses/organizations to grow
  • Evaluate the role of science, technology and market commercialization in the creation of viable products and services
  • Identify the basic theories, principles and practices related to each functional area of business
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills

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