Associate of Science in Business

Rico M.
Rico M. Class of 2014, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The AS in Business program includes four-week courses.
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Program Overview

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No matter the field, the product, or the size of the company, managing people in a business setting requires perceptiveness, motivation, and training. If you’re intrigued by the notion of moving into managerial levels in the business world, the Associate of Science in Business is a natural place to get started. Designed to prepare you for entry-level management positions, the coursework is focused on your success; degree completion provides a transition path to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

In the Associate of Science in Business online program, you’ll engage in courses in general business, accounting, economics, legal studies, management, and marketing to gain a broad understanding of the business world. You’ll also pursue two pre-requisites as part of general education requirements: introductory business mathematics and Internet literacy. With these in hand you’ll have a fundamental understanding of basic business management and how it applies to planning and implementing an organization’s strategic behavior.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the types of business organizations and their basic functions.
  • Describe the legal structure and tax implications of different types of business organizations such as sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation.
  • Explain the functions of basic management relating to planning and implementing an organization’s strategic behavior.
  • Explain the changing nature of business in a global economy.
  • Explain the basic accounting, finance, and management functions of business organizations.
  • Describe the legal and ethical issues surrounding the business community.

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