business admin graduate

Business administration

Program description

With an associates degree in business, you can work in almost any industry in a variety of positions. Many students choose to earn an associate degree in business so they can learn business fundamentals, and a broad range of skills in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations.

Saint Joe Indy business administration associate degree opens the door to a wide selection of in-demand careers, and bachelor degree programs. Our supportive faculty teach you broad business knowledge and skills, while you earn real-world experience through our unique earn and learn internship program.

A new cohort begins classes together each summer, and will graduate together in two years. Without taking long breaks and attending class year-round, you are able to stay completely connected to supportive faculty and all the top-notch resources on campus.

Credits and classes

To earn our 64-credit business administration associate degree, you will complete 34-general education credit hours and 30-core business credit hours.

Core General Education Program Credits
(Integrated courses in topics such as English, Communication, Philosophy, Social Science, and Environmental Studies.) 34

In addition to the Core General Education program, students take an additional ten courses in their degree track. Students in the Associate of Business Administration track take the following courses:

Associate of Business Administration Credits
Accounting 210 - Principles of Accounting I 3
Accounting 211 - Principles of Accounting II 3
Business 205 - Business Methods and Statistics 3
Business 240 - Principles of Marketing 3
Business 250 - Principles of Management 3
Economics 200 - Introduction to Economics 3
Finance 111 - Personal Finance 3
Three additional elective courses 9
Total credits 30

Students will attend class two days per week, all day. The other three days each week class will not be held to ensure students have ample time to work so you can earn while you learn.

weekly schedule

Early in the program students will build written, oral, and teamwork skills while fulfilling general education requirements. In addition to class work, time is built into the schedule for studying or meeting with faculty and classmates.

Sample of a daily schedule

8-9:15 Philosophy 130 - Session A
9:15-9:30 Break
9:30-10:45 Philosophy 130 - Session B
10:45-12 Break/Appointments/Lunch
12-1:15 English 112 - Session A
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:45 English 112 - Session B
2:45-4 Study Time / Appointments for individual or group mentoring

Plug-in to your program

plug in to your program

Paths after graduation

Bachelor Degree options
After completing your associate degree, you will receive direct admittance to Marian University to complete your bachelor's degree. All of your credits will transfer, and most students will complete their bachelor's degree in two additional years.

You can also transfer your credits to another four-year institution. We will help you identify which path is the right fit for you, and develop a plan to ensure you continue to achieve your goals.

Begin Your Career

Through coursework and your internship experience, you will be prepared, confident, and well-connected to directly enter the workforce.

Career paths

Opportunity awaits you after graduation! *According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial occupations are projected to grow by 8% from 2014 - 2024.

Source: "Business and Financial Occupations." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm (Visited 9/7/17).

After completing your associate degree in business administration, students can pursue a variety of different careers in the public and private sector.

  • Marketing: market research, sales, advertising, social media, web
  • Management: managing of facilities and operations, retail stores, human resources
  • Finance: financial managers, insurance agents, personal financial planners, security analysts.

Every major industry employs business professionals, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and financial services
  • Communications/media
  • Consumer packaged goods and consumer services
  • Education
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Retail and wholesale operations
  • Technology, software, and biotechnology
  • Transportation

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