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ONLINE AABFN DEGREE

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

ONLINE AABFN DEGREE

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

Associate's degree

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

Register by: Feb 8, 2023

Gain 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

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A degree built around 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.

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

Skills-aligned program

Courses

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

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: 

  • Administrative Manager
  • Office Manager

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

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.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix

Tuition

Tuition

Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

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

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

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

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.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

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.

A C B S P Accredited

Real-world Faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

64

Chief Executive Officers
 

85%

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors.

Doris Savron

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

You might also want to check out:

Bachelor of Science in Business

Bachelor of Science in Management

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

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Business fundamentals are basic skills and concepts needed to run an organization. Learning business fundamentals prepares you to better understand how a business operates and how different business functions relate. You’ll develop a solid foundation in topics like accounting, management and communication and learn how your decisions impact the organization as a whole.

An associate of arts with a concentration in business fundamentals takes approximately two years to complete with a total of 60 credit hours required. However, you may be able to complete your degree faster if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience.

Business literacy helps you understand the language of business to make communication more effective in a business environment. Many of the foundational skills learned in business fundamentals will also introduce the essential terminology you will need to communicate effectively in different business settings.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.