AAS Business

Associate of Applied Science

Online or On-Campus

Associate Degree in Business

A career in business can be both challenging and rewarding. Business makes its mark in every industry. It opens up doors of opportunity—from career advancement to career change. And the best way to make in-roads as a business professional (or manager) is an education in business. Start your business career right with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in business from Bryant & Stratton College.

An associate degree in business gives students an education in business and management essentials like communications, sales, marketing, data analysis, accounting, business law, information technology, and even retail principles. It also offers essential insights in building teams, problem solving, and ethics. The associate degree in business helps lay the foundation for a career in diverse professional fields.

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16-20 months

Approximate Program Length

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60 credit hours

Total Credits

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An AAS in business provides a foundation for a potential career in various industries

The broad background in business, administration, and management provided by the business associate degree program at Bryant & Stratton College gives graduates the opportunity to pursue a career with various corporations, financial institutions, manufacturing businesses, real estate firms, insurance companies, and more. Thanks to the courses they take, graduates of the business associate degree program are prepared with the skills necessary to succeed in a number of industries in any department, from operations to human resources management.

Multiple degree offerings to continue your education

The business associate degree program is available for study online with Bryant & Stratton College. The online business associate degree program follows the same outcomes and curriculum as the campus-based program with the added flexibility and convenience of an online program. Students can expect the same personal touch and support as provided by our campus faculty and staff.

Credits earned in online classes at Bryant & Stratton College are the same as credits earned in campus-based classes at Bryant & Stratton College.

Graduates of the business associate degree program have the opportunity to continue their education with Bryant & Stratton College, as the credits earned in this degree program can be transferred to a number of corresponding programs at Bryant & Stratton College, including the bachelor’s degree in general management.

Where can you take this program?

Whether you prefer the vibrant atmosphere of on-campus classes, the convenience of online learning, or the flexibility of remote options, our degree programs are tailored to fit your lifestyle. Use our interactive map to explore the various campus locations where this degree program is offered.

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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the business associate degree program gain:

Explain the role of business in a global environment.

Recognize management and leadership skills.

Demonstrate knowledge of numeric measurements within the business environment to make informed decisions.

Select and apply current technology skills to specific business applications such as social media and cloud technology.

Identify and apply the basic functions of management such as staffing, planning, organizing, controlling and leading to the decision-making process.

Formulate ethical decision-making skills that can be applied in the workplace.

Stackable Solutions

Scalable to Your Career Level & Goals 

Bryant & Stratton College designs skill-building programs to fit your needs. In addition to online, on-campus, and live remote learning options, our degree offerings are scalable and stackable. Whether seeking to jumpstart your career or advance your education we offer diploma, associate, and bachelor’s degrees to help you achieve your academic and career goals on your schedule.


Build out your essential approach to business, along with management and leadership skills, within a global environment.

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Program Format


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  • 2-Years Full-Time Study


Prepare to apply business fundamentals to a global landscape, and develop your management and leadership approach.

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Program Format

  • Online/On-Campus

Program Duration

  • 1 Year Full-Time Study
  • 2 Years Part-Time Study

Valuable Internship Experience

In addition to your classroom experience, we recognize the importance of real-world application. Through our partnership network, students are provided with opportunities to actively apply their learnings within their chosen field.


What can you do with an AAS in Business?

The employment outlook for business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A business associate degree can prepare you for finance, marketing, and global business roles. You may choose to apply your skills as an entrepreneur or contribute to the success of a company.

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot, actually. The right associate business degree program can offer an indispensable overview of all the business essentials, from marketing to management. These are the essentials needed to pursue leadership career opportunities like management trainee, service or sales professional, team lead, department manager and more.

An associate degree in business offers the valuable fundamentals of business in a concentrated form — meaning you can be better prepared for business leadership opportunities in as few as two years. Bryant & Stratton College’s 60-credit hour Associate of Applied Science in Business degree program covers the gamut of business essentials, including sales, marketing, business law, accounting, management, tech and more.

Yes. An associate degree in business is a great way to quickly earn the skills — and the credential — needed to make your mark in any industry. From business communications to management principles, Bryant & Stratton College’s associate degree program offers a deeper understanding of the business essentials you’ll need for a lifetime of business career success.

As with campus-based, in-person associate’s degree programs, you’ll need to take classes and perform well to earn your business degree. The only difference should be in the instructional method provided. At Bryant & Stratton College, we offer several business degree programs online, including the Associate of Applied Science in Business. This 60-credit-hour program will help you build the essential skills you need for a lifetime of business success.

That depends on the educational level of the degree. At 60 credit hours, an associate degree program in business can often be completed in under two years. A traditional 120-credit-hour bachelor’s degree program will typically take four years. In either case, the duration of the program can vary. If you’re a full-time student maximizing classes for each semester and taking additional courses over the summer, you could complete it faster.

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