Online Associate in Arts Business


Online Associate in Business Degree

Your Business Career Starts Right Here 

  • No test scores needed to apply
  • No application fee required
  • Earn credit for prior learning

SMC’s online Associate in Business Degree provides you the education and skills to start an entry-level career in business or move on to a four-year business degree. Research shows that workers who earn an associate degree increase their earning power. Our online associate degree is designed to give you the general business education needed to transfer into our four-year Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program, giving you more opportunities to advance your career!

Classes start every 8 weeks

Next start date:

June 5, 2023

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Why Get An Associate Business Degree at SMC

  • You want to get started in business right away. An associate degree in business builds the foundation for pursuing a career in business. The coursework provides the general knowledge of business administration that allows students to move into an entry-level role in less time.

  • You want to make more money. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that people with an associate degree earn approximately $8,000 more per year than those who don’t have a degree.

  • You want a leg up on your bachelor’s degree. SMC’s online Associate in Business degree provides all the relevant coursework and credits to move right into our BA in Business Administration degree.

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Career Opportunities

Earning an Associate in Business degree can open the door to exciting career opportunities. It is also the perfect gateway to our four-year Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree, which opens even more career possibilities. 


Potential Careers with a Business Degree 

  • Sales associate 
  • Office manager 
  • Real estate agent 
  • Marketing representative 
  • Human resources representative 

    Quick Facts

    • Classes start every 8 weeks

      Enroll full-time or part-time. Each online degree course runs for 8 weeks.

    • Program Cost

      $330 per credit hour. Your associate degree cost will be lower with financial aid and transfer credits. Compare SMC's cost to other online degree programs.

    • Financial Aid

      Federal and state grants, employer reimbursement, GI Bills - find out how financial aid can reduce the cost of your Associate of Arts degree.

    • Transfer qualifying credits

      Cut your online bachelor's degree completion time and reduce tuition costs by bringing up to 30 hours of qualifying college credits with you. More information about transfer credits.

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