Associate of Science in Business Administration

Today’s dynamic business climate requires professionals to have a strong knowledge base and the ability to utilize that information quickly in various situations. The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree focuses on teaching students key business administration techniques, such as critical thinking and decision-making skills, and incorporates that knowledge with the communication skills every student needs to advance in their career. Students pursuing an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree can gain practical, real-world knowledge that can help prepare them to pursue a career or a relevant bachelor's degree program.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
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)

  • Classes start in 6 Weeks

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  93

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online:1 Online, Colorado Springs & Denver

Program Details

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  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right associate degree. Potential career paths for those who earn an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree include:2

    • Business Analyst
    • Estimator
    • Production Manager
    • Facilities Manager
    • Store Manager
    • Business Development Manager
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  • Curriculum

    The core courses for the Associate of Science in Business Administration degree are focused on providing a holistic overview of industry-relevant skills to those who aspire to work in accounting. Core courses include:

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Spreadsheet Applications
    • Management Fundamentals
    • International Business Communications
    • Business Law I
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Career Planning and Management
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.3

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    86%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    85%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    88%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    72%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    54%
    CTU's Preparation for Needed Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    80%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    78%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    74%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    79%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    78%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.4,5

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    82%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    98%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job6
    98%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    91%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    88%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization6
    90%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    88%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    94%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    89%
    Take direction well
    89%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    84%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    71%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    79%
    Provide input on planning for business
    75%
    Take initiative to lead projects6
    78%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business6
    80%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; 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.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

5Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

6Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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