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Gain insight into the business world
Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations
This Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations* degree program explores fundamental business principles and topics such as marketing, accounting, finance, and globalization. Courses such as Foundations of Business provide students with the skills they need to be valuable contributors to organizations. It’s a good time to focus on your future — discover how an associate degree in business from University of Phoenix can help you gain business insights today.
*In Maryland, the Associate of Arts has an emphasis in Business Foundations.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
You’re supported from day one through graduation.
Graduation Teams at University of Phoenix are just one way that you’ll know we’re committed to your success. They support you by helping you enroll, advising you throughout your academic journey here and answering your questions about finances so that you’ll have the tools you need to complete your studies and earn your diploma.
Develop in-demand, 21st century skills.
The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix works with business leaders to develop degree programs that provide knowledge that is relevant now. Be prepared with a degree program developed for business today.
Take courses focus on business fundamentals.
Courses in our associate degree in business offer a foundation of business theories combined with an examination of what’s happening in the world of business today, so you can put your knowledge into practice in today’s world.
Working learners provide learning opportunities.
Many students are working learners, enriching the discussions in classroom settings. Topics typically focus on relevant business themes supported by real-world examples, which means you’re learning about business today.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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A business school designed by business for business
The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.
World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom
School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher and have an average of 20 years of experience as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents and more.
Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
Advisors who are committed to your success
We provide each student with advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.