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The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online Associates of Arts Program

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) program provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry into the various fields of business. The attainment of an Associate’s Degree meets the needs of adult students to prepare them for professional opportunities or higher degree levels.

An Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration will enable students to demonstrate a sound understanding of business concepts, design effective and sustainable business, and strategic plans with an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues in business management. The AABA is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals.

Credits required for degree completion: 60
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 45
Program length: 2 years
Cost per credit: $395
Payment options: Click to view interest-free payment options

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English and Communication Skills
  • Display positive attitudes in human relationship in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Use knowledge and skills in modern management practices and technology within a business operation or a leadership role
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theory and application related to the business environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional ethics that apply to personal and business decisions
  • Possess basic skills and knowledge of computers and apply the tools with confidence
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills within a business environment

Degree Plan Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA)
Course Number Course Name Credits Foundation/ Core General Education or Elective
Semester 1
ACE 100 Accelerate, Connect, Equip 3 3
GEN 101 English Composition I 3 3
Social Science Elective (100/200) 3 3
Semester 2
GEN 201 English Composition II 3 3
BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics 3 3
GEN 102 United States History 3 3
Semester 3
GEN 103 United States Government 3 3
GEN 104 Mathematics 3 3
Elective (100/200) 3 3
Semester 4
BUS 215 Business Communications 3 3
BUS 201 Business and Society 3 3
BUS 214 Business Statistics 3 3
Semester 5
ECO 215 Survey of Economics 3 3
ACC 222 Financial Accounting 3 3
ECO 220 Macroeconomics 3 3
Semester 6
MKT 226 Principles of Marketing 3 3
MGT 251 Organizational Behavior 3 3
GEN 105 Algebra 3 3
Semester 7
IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing 3 3
Elective (100/200) 3 3
60 24 36

Business Administration Courses

  • ACC 222 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Business and Society
  • BUS 214 Business Statistics
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics
  • ECO 215 Survey of Economics
  • ECO 220 Macroeconomics
  • MGT 251 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 226 Principles of Marketing

Course Schedule

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program requires the completion of 60 units of coursework that include:

General Education Courses: 33 Units / 11 Courses

California Intercontinental University uses elements of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to determine the breadth of requirements for general education courses. In making this determination, courses that are recognized by IGETC that are not offered by California Intercontinental University may be considered for waiver of certain General Education courses.

Business Administration Courses: 27 Units / 9 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Associate’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. Official transcript showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, (with no college-level work). DD 214 documents showing High School completion may be accepted as proof for military students.
  2. If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his/her official transcripts will be required (no verification of HS completion will be needed in this case)
  3. The applicant’s college academic record must show a minimal grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Arts Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the GE, Required, and Emphasis courses of the appropriate curriculum (or their equivalent) and have fulfilled the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieve at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at California Intercontinental University
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to California Intercontinental University prior to degree award
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department

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