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Associate's degree

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

Programmatic Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

2 years

Approximate Program Length

60

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 16, 2021

Gain the skills to enter the competitive field of business with our Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals. You’ll develop a solid foundation in topics like accounting, management and communication. And courses are just 5 weeks long, so you can fit them into your busy life.

  • Problem Solving

  • Productivity

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an AA in Business Fundamentals.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus* or online Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You'll learn how to:

  • Apply problem-solving strategies to real-life business scenarios
  • Apply business principles to address a variety of organizational needs

*During COVID-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals?

An AABFN can prepare you to be an: 

  • Administrator
  • Administrative Manager
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Business Administrator
  • Office Manager

Committed to your career

When you enroll in a degree or certificate program, and even after you graduate, you'll have access to a supportive team, helpful tools and resources and alumni networking opportunities.

Count on our support

A built-in community: a team of people ready to help you succeed throughout your educational journey.

Tools and resources

Work on your career preparation when your life allows you to with the help of our PhoenixLink™  career portal that has career tools, resources and more, available to students and alumni 24/7/365.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our AABF has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for their industry of choice. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Real-world faculty

29

Average years of industry experience

169

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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 Representative.