Associate of Science in Business Administration

Campus Locations Boston, Online
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Credits Required for Graduation 87
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


We have suspended new enrollments to our Associate in Science degree programs, with the last intake taking place in spring 2013.

Familiarize yourself with the Fundamentals of Business

Interested in business, but not sure which area to pursue? Then the Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program may be right for you. By taking courses in economics, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, and financial management, you will gain a broad view of business fundamentals. Upon successful completion of this program, you will have a clear understanding of your degree options and be better equipped to select a field in which to focus your studies.

Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies and Lowell Institute School students who complete an associate degree will fulfill many of the same core curriculum requirements of all CPS and LIS bachelor?s degree programs. Core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study and develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking. The associate degree core requirements include the following:

Written Communication (9 q.h.)

Complete the following three courses:

ENG 1004 College English 1 3 q.h.
ENG 1005 College English 2 3 q.h.
ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.

Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.
Suggested courses:


ITC 1001 Introduction to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1002 Technology and Information Fluency 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Total Core Curriculum: 21 q.h.

*Lowell Institute School degree requirements vary.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Associate Degree Core (21 q.h.)

We require all associate degree students to complete the required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (11 q.h.)

Choose one of the following courses:

PSY 1010
Introduction to Psychology: Fundamental Issues 3 q.h.
SOC 1001
Sociology 1 3 q.h.

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 1001
Principles of Macroeconomics 4 q.h.
ECN 1002
Principles of Microeconomics 4 q.h.

Major Courses (36 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ACC 1001
Financial Accounting 1 3 q.h.
ACC 2202
Financial Accounting 2 3 q.h.
ACC 1403
Managerial Accounting 3 q.h.
BLW 1001
Business Law 1 3 q.h.
FIN 2801
Principles of Finance 3 q.h.
FIN 2802
Financial Management 3 q.h.
HRM 2101
Organizational Behavior 3 q.h.
MGT 1001
Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
MGT 1002
Dynamics of Business 2 3 q.h.
MKT 1001
Principles of Marketing 3 q.h.
OPM 1130
Basics of Supply Chain Management 3 q.h.

Choose one of the following courses:

LDR 1202
Establishing the Framework: What is Leadership? 3 q.h.
HRM 2010
Human Resource Management 3 q.h.

Open Electives (19 q.h.)

Total Quarter Hours: 87


Estimated total tuition for this program is $32,886.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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