Associate of Science in Business Administration

From global corporations to government contractors to tech startups, companies and organizations need individuals with a strong grasp of administrative fundamentals and an ability to adapt to the ever-evolving world of business. Colorado Technical University’s Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA) degree program helps to prepare students for a career in any number of industries, from marketing and finance to healthcare and information technology.

By focusing on core business administration principals like critical thinking, communication and decision making, students in the ASBA program will have the opportunity to gain the practical, real world expertise they’ll need to compete in a demanding job market. The curriculum provides a well-rounded overview of industry-relevant concepts related to business law, human resources, marketing and more. CTU’s business degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program includes 93 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 57 hours of general education courses and an additional 36 hours of concentrated credits. In total, the ASBA degree consists of:

    • General Education: Students admitted to the ASBA program must complete CTU’s general Associate of Sciences education course requirements. This coursework is designed to provide students with a wealth of fundamental knowledge across a range of disciplines, including math, science, history and writing. General education courses include Technical and Professional Writing, Algebra for Business, Environmental Science and Sustainability, and more.
    • Core Education: The core Associate of Science in Business Administration coursework provides a foundation of essential business administration concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include Spreadsheet Applications, Business Law, Management in Human Resources, and Introduction to Marketing.
    • Capstone: During the last quarter of the program students will complete 4 hours of Associate Capstone credit. In addition to a research component, this final project allows students to apply the skills learned to an issue impacting their industry or specific area of interest.
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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    HUMNELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:57
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    ACCT202Accounting II4
    HRMT215Management of Human Resources4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM255Management Fundamentals4
    MGMT235Business Law I4
    MGMT295Associate Capstone: General Business Applications in a Global Environment4
    MKTG225Introduction to Marketing4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:36

    Total Credit Hours: 93

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU associate degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes


    CTU’s Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program helps to prepare the student to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of management.
    • Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives
    • Explain the nature and role of business in global markets
    • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of business administration to participate in effective, ethical decision making
    • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.

    From privately-owned corporations to government entities to non-profit organizations, these degree competencies can be applied to wide range of industries. Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different careers including:2

    • Business Analyst
    • Estimator
    • Production Associate
    • Facilities Associate
    • Store Associate
    • Business Development Associate

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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.