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Business Administation Major - Associate Degree Online Employers are constantly looking for qualified candidates who understand the different functions within a business. A Westwood College associate degree in business administration will provide you with the skills and qualifications necessary to start your career by teaching you the fundamentals of business, including elements of accounting, marketing, human resources, small business management and advanced business software. Plus, it is a great jump-start to your bachelor's degree.

Program features include:

  • case studies to teach real-life scenarios
  • courses in all areas of business to teach versatility and critical thinking
  • the use of business simulations, business plan formatting and other applications to teach managerial skills

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  • Course Info

    A business administration degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Introduction to Business
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Essentials of Project Management
    • Advanced Business Software Applications

    Course breakdown

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    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate proficiency with software applications common in business
    • Illustrate how ethical issues influence behavior in a business environment
    • Discuss how the basic business functions of accounting finance, human resources, operations, and marketing are interconnected
    • Describe the management practices used for planning, organizing, and controlling operations in an organization

    Locations offering this degree:*

    California
    Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
    Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
    Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
    South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

    Georgia
    Atlanta Midtown Campus - Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

    Colorado
    Denver North Campus - Denver, CO
    Denver South Campus - Denver, CO

    Virginia
    Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
    Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

    Online
    Online Campus

    *Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Careers

    Where could your Business Administration degree take you?

    Our business administration program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in business. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates with an associate degree in business administration from Westwood College:*

    • Business administration
    • Business operations
    • Project management
    • Sales


    *Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions. Westwood College does not guarantee employment or salary.  Please refer to westwood.edu/disclosures for important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as information about median loan debt and potential occupations from the Department of Education. Westwood prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable test/exams.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Business Administration graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • American Greetings
    • Boys and Girls Clubs - San Bernardino
    • FGX International
    • Hilton Hotels Corporation
    • Osiris Records
    • Navajo Manufacturing
    • Peachtree Surgical
    • Platinum Creations
    • Veteran Administration Office
    • Westwood College

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
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  • Graduate Outcomes

    For important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as median loan debt and potential occupations listed by the Department of Education, select the link below related to the campus in which you are interested.

    For recently-added programs where there are no graduates yet, not all data is available  Additional information from those programs will be included in future releases. Data is included for any of the listed campuses where the program has been taught.

    The list of SOC codes is based on Department of Education standards pulled from IPEDS CIP-SOC crosswalk.  While the Department of Education requires all job titles to be listed, Westwood College has not found that our programs prepare graduates for all job titles listed. Actual entry-level jobs for graduates in each program may vary.