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Online associate degrees in business are available at 128 schools. Baker University Online's 63-credit program includes coursework in communications, economics, and financial planning. Students may be eligible to earn additional credits through prior learning assessments, portfolios, and military training. Credits earned through Liberty University's Associate of Arts in Business can also be applied towards earning a bachelor's degree in business at the school.

A business degree prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including human resources and management. Nine AACSB-accredited business schools offer online associate degrees in business. The AACSB serves as an additional measure of quality for online business programs.

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Schools Offering Online Associate Degrees in Business
School Annual Tuition Recommend Rate School Type
Abraham Lincoln University Annual Tuition $7,500 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type For-Profit
Adams State University Annual Tuition $18,081 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
American Business and Technology University Annual Tuition $14,940 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews) School Type For-Profit
American InterContinental University Annual Tuition $13,675 - $16,138 Recommend Rate 76% (25 reviews) School Type For-Profit
American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,400 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Ashland University Annual Tuition $29,836 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Ashworth College Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 100% (9 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Baker College Online Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 67% (6 reviews) School Type Non-Profit
Belhaven University Annual Tuition $19,970 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Brigham Young University-Idaho Annual Tuition $3,850 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Brookline College Online Annual Tuition $14,500 - $15,515 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type For-Profit
Broward College Annual Tuition $8,712 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Bryant & Stratton College Online Annual Tuition $13,259 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews) School Type For-Profit
California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,725 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews) School Type ---
California Intercontinental University Annual Tuition $6,000 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $22,196 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Casper College Annual Tuition $6,240 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Central Christian College of Kansas Annual Tuition $14,800 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Champlain College Annual Tuition $31,350 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Charter College Online Annual Tuition $19,882 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review) School Type For-Profit
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Annual Tuition $7,232 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
City University of Seattle Annual Tuition $14,880 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review) School Type Non-Profit
Clarion University Annual Tuition $13,237 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
College of Southern Nevada Annual Tuition $9,345 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Colorado Christian University Annual Tuition $25,046 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Colorado Technical University - Online Annual Tuition $10,531 Recommend Rate 44% (18 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Columbia College Annual Tuition $7,115 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $4,895 Recommend Rate 89% (18 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Community College of Vermont Annual Tuition $11,236 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Concordia University - Wisconsin Annual Tuition $25,160 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review) School Type Non-Profit
Cornerstone University Annual Tuition $24,168 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Craven Community College Annual Tuition $6,440 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Crown College Annual Tuition $22,430 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review) School Type Non-Profit
Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,506 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Dallas Baptist University Annual Tuition $22,350 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Darton State College Annual Tuition $9,021 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Daymar College Annual Tuition $18,000 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type For-Profit
DeVry University Annual Tuition $16,010 Recommend Rate 83% (6 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Drury University Annual Tuition $22,295 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $7,800 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Everest University Annual Tuition $14,436 - $15,156 Recommend Rate 50% (20 reviews) School Type For-Profit
Excelsior College Annual Tuition $17,000 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Fayetteville Technical Community College Annual Tuition $8,522 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Fisher College Annual Tuition $27,575 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Florida Tech Annual Tuition $14,724 Recommend Rate 50% (4 reviews) School Type Non-Profit
Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $12,821 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Fortis Online Annual Tuition $11,153 - $26,387 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review) School Type For-Profit
Franklin Pierce University Annual Tuition $31,000 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Front Range Community College Annual Tuition $12,134 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type Non-Profit
Georgia Military College Annual Tuition $5,734 Recommend Rate Add Review School Type ---

Online Associate Programs in Business Accredited by AACSB

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an international accrediting organization that provides accreditation to programs in accounting and business. The Association looks at such factors as school curriculum, school mission, and how qualified the faculty is. This process is an extensive one and includes committee reviews as well as self-reviews by the school. Students who choose an online associate degree in business at an AACSB accredited school will be sure that they are receiving an education that has met high standards for excellence.

On this page we have compiled a list of nine fully online business associate degrees from AACSB accredited schools. Each description gives an idea of what students can expect to find in the program, from course requirements, concentration options, and tuition. All schools in this list are non-profit, regionally accredited institutions with an associate degree in business program that is accredited by the AACSB.

Schools that met these criteria are ordered alphabetically.

  • Annual Tuition: $25,580
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: NCACSTHLC

Baker University Online offers a 63-credit Associate of Arts in Business degree. During the program students will take general education classes in the arts and humanities, social science, math, science, and English. They will also complete business classes such as Financial Planning, Advertising and Promotion, Basic Economics, and others. After finishing the AAB program, students will have covered all the foundation courses required to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Science in Management. Students will have the opportunity to learn from faculty members that come from a variety of backgrounds and who are experts in their field, from lawyers to members of the Environmental Protection Agency. The program can be completed in two years for a full-time student, and tuition runs at about $25,580 a year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,237
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: MSCHE

Clarion University offers a fully online Associate of Science in Business Administration with a General Management concentration. This 60-credit degree program includes general education courses such as Writing, Public Speaking, and Health Education, as well as electives. Students will also complete business core classes like Managerial Accounting and Applied Finite Math, and management concentration courses like Principles of Marketing and Management Theory and Practice. Once students have successfully completed the associate degree program, they have the opportunity to move on to earn a bachelor's through Clarion University as well. Full-time students can expect to pay $13,237 a year on tuition and fees.

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  • Annual Tuition: $22,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: SACS COC

Dallas Baptist University offers a fully online Associate of Business Administration degree. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 60 credits—and a maximum of 64—and will take general education courses as well as courses intended to provide them with a broad base of knowledge about the field of business. General education courses cover the areas of English, religion, kinesiology, math, science, fine arts, and more. In addition, all new students coming in to the program with less than 15 college credits already completed will take a Foundations in Excellence course, which aims to prepare them for a successful transition to college life, as well as help them develop spiritually The 27 credits of business classes include classes such as Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Macroeconomics, Management Communications, Principles of Marketing, and others. Tuition runs at around $22,350 a year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $22,295
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: NCACSTHLC

Drury University has offered online courses since 1999, and prides itself on being committed to high-quality teach on a flexible schedule. The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree at the university of a fully online degree offered as part of the College of Continuing Professional Studies. Students will take general education courses in writing and algebra, as well as business courses such as Principles of Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Principles of Microeconomics. The required classes also include a course in desktop applications for either Mac or PC. Students enrolled in this program can expect to pay $22,295 a year in tuition.

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,768
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: SACS COC

Liberty University Online offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts in Business Administration within a flexible setting. Students who enroll in this program will take classes in the areas of law, computers, accounting, statistics, communications, and other areas needed to gain an understanding of business. Liberty University Online aims to give working adults the ability to advance their career through earning a degree that fits their schedule. Students who are interested in an education that integrates faith into the lessons may be especially interested in Liberty University, as it is a Christian school that adds faith into its curriculum. The AA in Business can also serve to prepare students for completing a bachelor's through Liberty University as well. A full-time student pays around $20,768 a year in tuition.

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: NWCCU

The Billings campus of Montana State University offers a fully online Associate of Science in Business Administration degree. This degree is meant to be completed as way for students to gain the knowledge that they need to eventually move on to finish a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through Montana State University. Students enrolled in the associate degree will take general education courses in the areas of math, writing, communications, and others. They will also take business-focused classes such as Business Law, Introduction to Computers, Marketing, and Management. This program is designed to take two years and the estimated tuition is around $17,088 a year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: MSCHE

Pennsylvania State University, which claims to have 100 years of experience offering distance education opportunities, offers a fully online Associate of Science in Business Administration through its World Campus. Students enrolled in this program will take business classes in the areas of economics, information systems, accounting, marketing, and management. Classes such as Effective Speech, Rhetoric and Composition, Elementary Statistics, and Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis are all required for the degree. General education classes in the humanities, natural sciences, arts, and other areas are also part of the program. Courses taken for the associate degree can later be applied toward completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, also through PSU's World Campus. Tuition for a full-time student runs around $13,202 a year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: NWCCU

The Fairbanks campus of the University of Alaska offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Applied Business. This program offers students a lot of variety with 13 concentration options to choose from: Administrative Management, Applied Management, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Management, Recreation and Guiding Management, and Tourism. Students will complete 30 credits of general education courses, with the remaining credits divided between business core courses and concentration-specific courses. Business core courses include classes like Marketing Practices, Fundamentals of Supervision, Applied Business Law, Personal and Business Finance, and others. Students can look forward to being taught by teachers who work in the community and are able to bring personal experiences to add to classroom. Full-time tuition for an undergraduate student who is not a resident of Alaska is approximately $15,560 a year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Regional Accreditation: NCACSTHLC

The University of Toledo offers a fully online Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree program. Students in the this 60-credit program will have a Success Coach and advisers that assist them in their academic journey. Labeled as a "pre-business" program, it is meant to prepare students to transfer and eventually complete a bachelor's in business administration. Students take general education courses in the areas of English, math, science, and social sciences. They then complete core business courses designed to give them a broad base of knowledge on business-related topics. Classes include Principles of Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Managing Diversity in the Workplace. Tuition for a full-time student is around $18,395 a year.

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