Associate of Arts in Business
The Associate of Arts in Business, offered by Baker University, consists of 60 credit hours. Preparing students for advanced study of business, this online program is perfect for those interested in starting their college career. Completion of the AAB program is awarded to inpiduals who successfully complete the required 60 credits, 36 of which must be taken through Baker University. During their course of study, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and all core business courses must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Inpiduals completing the AAB must take courses in Social Science, Math, Written English, Science, and Arts and Humanities. Six months prior to graduation, students must submit an intent to graduate form before the degree is completed.
Requiring on average about 24 months, students begin the degree program with Introduction to Business. Students learn proper communication skills, critical reading, program planning, and time management. Foundations of Business Management introduce students to domestic and international commerce, as well as civic and public affairs. During this course, topics covered include human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, and management. Other required courses involve Financial Planning, Basic Economics, Oral Communication, and General Psychology, to name a few.
Classes for the AAB are provided year-round so students may choose to start their learning at a time convenient for them. For students interested in later pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Management, the AAB provides all of the general education courses for these programs.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Founded in 1858 in Baldwin City, Kansas, Baker University celebrates the title as the first university in Kansas. Named after a well-noted Methodist bishop, Osmon Cleander Baker, the University has continued to grow and expand. Today, Baker retains affiliations with the United Methodist Church and has seven campuses extending from Kansas to Missouri. Baker University confers associate’s and bachelor’s, along with graduate degrees, and is comprised of four schools, including the:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Professional and Graduate Studies
- School of Nursing
- School of Education
For students that require greater flexibility, especially working professionals, Baker University offers online programs and courses. Online classes meet the same academic standards as on-campus programs and professors hold no less than a Master’s degree in their discipline. Classes meet asynchronously, and students can log into the Moodle learning management system 24/7 to access assignments and class information. Twenty-four hour technical support is also available. Students complete one course at a time, ranging from six to eight weeks in length, and year-round classes and ongoing start dates afford students the opportunity to complete degrees in accelerated plans.
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