Associate of Applied Science.

Business Administration

The Associate of  Business Administration program is designed to convey to students many of the primary and more fundamental concepts that begin to form the foundation for the breadth of knowledge and strategic mindset that are requisite for career success in the field of business.

Business Administration Major Core Courses

Students enrolled in the AAS Business Administration program develop knowledge and skills in the following major core courses:

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Finance I
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Business Management Capstone

Students develop other necessary knowledge and skills in courses in the Support Core and General Education Core, including courses in communications, science, mathematics, humanities/behavioral/social science, and college and career success.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply introductory concepts and theories in marketing, management, accounting, economics, and ethics.
  • Analyze typical challenges that business decision makers are likely to face.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and teamwork skills.

Common Occupations of Graduates

  • General office support workers
  • Administrative officers
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Accounting and related clerks

Employment Information*

  • 82.57% of recent graduates find employment
  • Median Earnings: $40,883
  • Earnings Range: $30,896 – $53,057

*Source: Government of Canada – 2017-11-15

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Why Choose NAU?

Personal Advisor

Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor on day one, and will have an academic advisor after you enroll.

Transfer Credit Accepted

We offer free transfer evaluations and accept up to 75% of the program to transfer in from another institution/program.

Experienced Faculty

Our Faculty members are skilled professionals that work in the fields they teach, bringing practical knowledge and experience into the online classroom.

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, KS, USA. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the IACBE website.


Program Completion Flexibility

As a standard, full-time student you can complete the program in as few as 15 months, however, you may choose your course load – take as many or as few classes at one time as you want.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Earn credit for prior learning which includes experiential learning or portfolio credits awarded by NAU, and evaluated corporate training certificates

Student Learning Resources

NAU offers multiple student learning services, from free tutoring, to our Ask-a-Librarian service (open 7 days a week), to free access to scholarly journals that are up-to-date in your field.

Ready for the Next Steps?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor.

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