Baker Online

Associate of Arts in Business

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Keeley Galley

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Baker Online

Earn Your Associate Degree in Business


Build marketable business skills, gain knowledge to help businesses succeed, launch a successful business career—and do it all online at Baker University.

Earning an associate of arts in business at Baker takes you along an accelerated pathway filled with lifelong rewards. Empowered with a real understanding of how today’s businesses work, you’ll be an asset in any environment and qualify for jobs that boost your earning potential.

Baker faculty—all experienced business professionals—lead you through lessons that are immediately applicable to your professional life.

  • Sharpen your oral and written communication skills.
  • Prepare for administrative roles.
  • Gain an understanding of basic business concepts, including economics, accounting, human resources, and marketing.
  • Develop better team-building, problem-solving, and creative-thinking skills.
  • Prepare to enroll in a bachelor’s program.

Our online associate degree in business gives you the foundation you need to take on leadership and supervisory roles and design courses of action to solve business problems.

Baker’s academic advising team acts as your partner as you earn an associate degree in business. We’ll help you plan your courses so you can efficiently complete the associate of arts in business program and start the next phase of your career.

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Degree Details: Associate in Business

Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. You can earn an associate degree in business at Baker without relocating or leaving your full-time job.

  • Get your associate degree in business from anywhere.
  • Learn in classes that are held year-round.
  • Finish your coursework quickly with accelerated, six-week courses.
  • Earn your online associate degree in business in as few as two years, depending on transfer credits.

Start the journey toward your associate in business by taking the first step in the admissions process.


Program Highlights: Associate Degree in Business

A Baker online associate degree in business is built on curriculum that spans four subject areas—business, social science, science, and arts and humanities—so you develop a well-rounded perspective.

Even online, you’ll experience dynamic group discussions, gain new perspectives from your peers, and listen to real-world lessons from faculty.

Our associate of arts in business will help you:

Prepare for any stage of your career. Whether you’re starting college for the first time or have a few credits already, we can prepare you for a career in business.

Earn course credit in a distinctive way. Baker’s Prior Learning and Assessment Center recognizes your college-level experience outside the classroom. We’ll help you find ways to earn credit for what you know so you can earn your degree faster.

Get a jump start on a bachelor’s degree. If a bachelor’s degree in business is in your future, then our associate degree in business is a great place to start.

Earn your degree without lots of debt. Our associate degree in business was recognized by SR Education Group as a Top Online College based on value, acknowledging our high academic standards and commitment to affordability.

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Exceptional Experiences: Associate Degree in Business

Be a top pick in a massive workforce. An online associate degree in business from Baker will attract the attention of businesses and recruiters looking to expand their teams.

Build your confidence. Become a valuable employee who can think critically, solve complex problems, and communicate clearly—with a respected associate in business degree to back it up.

We work with your schedule. With your full-time job, family, and other commitments, you already have a full schedule. Our online associate degree in business is designed to be flexible. Work classes in whenever and however you can.

Designed for the real world. Technology is changing business, and you’ll be better prepared for it with our associate of arts in business. Our courses focus on business as it works today—and tomorrow.


What Can You Do With an Associate in Business?

Qualified business professionals are needed in every type of organization—from stadiums and hotels to banks and nonprofits.

Behind every decision, customer experience, event, transaction, or product launch is a smart, talented, well-rounded business professional. Are you ready to join their ranks?

If you’re already working in the business world, then an associate of arts in business will propel your career forward as you move up the ladder and qualify for higher-level, higher-paying positions.

If you’re new to business, then this associate in business is exactly what you need to get started.

With an associate of arts degree in business from Baker, you’ll be qualified for job titles like these:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service associate
  • Human resources specialist
  • Sales supervisor
  • Executive assistant

Your newfound skills will make you an expert in strengthening teams, organizations, and relationships in the field you love.

Financial Aid: Associate of Arts in Business

Learn how affordable your associate degree in business can be. You’ll find the return on investment you’re looking for with Baker University’s highly ranked online programs.

In fact, Baker offers the highest return on investment of private colleges in Kansas, according to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (2022).

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Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses who want to earn an associate degree in business may qualify for tuition discounts.

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Meet Our Associate of Arts in Business Students

“Baker University made me feel like I belonged and treated me like family. Responses were immediate and friendly, and the instructors were always eager to assist me with achieving my educational goals. I highly recommend the Baker Online programs for those looking to further their education, especially for those with families or already working in careers.”

—Steven | Baker Online Graduate, Class of ’20

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Associate in Business: Example Courses

An online associate degree in business from Baker includes a wide variety of curriculum:

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Learn about factors that influence human behavior in organizational settings. Investigate personnel psychology, organizational psychology, factors in the workplace, and consumer psychology.
  • Financial Planning: Develop a basic financial plan, apply budgeting procedures in daily and monthly spending plans, calculate principal and interest, define types of consumer credit, and identify types of housing mortgages.
  • Foundations of Business Management: Examine the role of business in the creation and distribution of goods and services. Learn about business participation in civic and public affairs while exploring business career options.
  • Mass Media and Society: Study the technological growth and impact of our media environment on individuals and society, with special emphasis on the political-legal, economic, sociological, and psychological effects of mass media on American life.

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Related Programs at Baker University

Already have an Associate of Arts in Business? Or planning now for the future? Baker has other online business and marketing programs designed for working professionals like you:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management: Develop and refine the management skills you need to be successful in today’s global business environment.

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