Associate of Arts in Business
Our 63-credit-hour Associate of Arts in Business program prepares you for more advanced study while introducing you to the fundamentals of business. This program is ideal if you already have a few college credits or if you’re just starting your college career.
Explore New Ideas in a Variety of Content Areas
The AAB curriculum balances four subject areas: business, social science, arts and humanities, and science.
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You can fit college courses into your existing schedule by taking classes one night a week or online. Classes are held year-round, and new classes start every seven weeks.
PRIOR LEARNING CREDIT
Our Prior Learning and Assessment (PLA) Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize college-level learning you have acquired through life experiences outside the traditional college classroom. You have the opportunity to earn credit through several nontraditional methods, and to save time and money by gaining college credit for what you already know. Contact Us
GET A JUMP START ON A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
The associate of arts program includes all of the general education credits required for completing the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Management program.
BAKER BUILDS BUSINESS LEADERS
A degree from Baker commands respect in the business community. It signifies that you have met Baker’s high standards and have acquired the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.
Baker’s Associate of Arts in Business program was recognized by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, as a 2018 Top Online Colleges based on value. Inclusion on these lists reflects our high academic standards and commitment to affordability for all our students.
“The biggest thing that Baker University has done for me is to open my eyes. I am retaining the material well and I have made an effort to choose at least one thing from each class to change my life or the world for the better.”
What We Need From You
- Completed application form
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL test score of 600 on the paper-based test, a score of 250 on the computer-based test, or score of 100 on the Internet-based test for international applicants (Minimum passing score may vary as the ETS revises the exam.)
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or universities attended
- An official high school transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.3 or official GED certificate with a minimum score of 47 is required if less than 12 credit hours are transferred
Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions of higher education previously attended must indicate a minimum grade point average of 2.0. To be eligible to enroll in a major, a minimum of 36 transferable credit hours (D grades do not transfer) including three credit hours of Composition I with a grade of C or better must be earned.
General Education & Elective Course Requirements
- Arts & Humanities (no more than 6 credits from any one discipline) 18 credits
- Social Sciences 6 credits
- Sciences 6 credits
- Math (College Algebra or higher) 3 credits
- Written English 3 credits (satisfied in the AAB lower-division courses)
- Electives 6 credits
- Lower-division courses 24 credits
Total 63 credits (minus the 3 credits of written English included in lower-division courses) Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. Completing the 63-credit-hour AAB curriculum requires approximately 24 months.
Foundations Track: Students with Fewer than 24 College Credits
SO 242: Society and the Individual An essential goal of sociology is to understand the dynamic relationships between social structures and individual values and behaviors. This course explores the nature of human interaction in its social context. Primary focus is given to the study of the relationship between norms, social roles and society. The course also discusses the nature of social identities, social transactions and the development of the “self.” How each applies to gender and sexuality, obedience and conformity, socialization and groups will also be discussed.
Pathways Track: Students with 24 or More Credits
BU 230: Financial Planning In this course, students learn about the role of consumers in the economy. Students will 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. Applying course concepts, the student will be able to determine individual insurance needs and be able to explain employee and retirement benefits.
Students must meet the following requirements to earn an Associate of Arts in Business degree:
- Successful completion of at least 63 semester credits
- Successful completion of the specified 24 credit hours of required residency courses taken Baker University
- Satisfaction of all general education requirements
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
- A Baker residency core GPA of of at least 2.0
- Submission of intent to graduate form six months before anticipated degree completion
- Payment of all tuition and fees
- Approval by the faculty and Board of Trustees
We will evaluate your transcripts from other regionally accredited colleges and universities to determine what credits will transfer.