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Online associate business degrees

Prepare to launch your career in business

Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively apply business principles and tools in an organizational setting with an online associate business degree. Develop a solid foundation in topics like accounting, business management, communication, organizational behavior and information systems to prepare you for a career in business.

The good news? All our courses are 100% online and only 5 weeks long. That means you’ll have the flexibility to start your online associate business degree program any time of the year and when it fits your busy schedule. It’s a smart, convenient way for busy, working adults like you, to build essential business skills while preparing for job opportunities.

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The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.



The number of credits required to complete an online associate of business degree with UOPX.




The program length for an online associate of business degree with UOPX is 2 years.


Skills you’ll develop with core associate of business degree courses


  • Problem-solving
  • Productivity

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Outlook for workers with an associate of business degree

BLS CATEGORY: Administrative services and facilities managers


Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for administrative service and facilities manager occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2022 and 2032.


  • Administrative Manager
  • Office Manager

Online associate business degree course requirements

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

You’ll take 6 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills needed to thrive in the business world. These core courses include topics like: principles of accounting, business communications, organizational behavior for managers and more. 

Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

Tuition guarantee
Compare tuition costs and see how affordable a degree can be

Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From grants and scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition. 

Learn about federal financial aid

From tuition to living expenses, financial aid helps with grant money and low-interest loans..

Learn about federal financial aid

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Military or Veteran Benefits

Credit for Prior Learning

Explore over 200 savings opportunities to earn college credit for skills you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

Credit for Prior Learning

Transfer Credits

Your prior eligible credits can cover a portion of your associate degree to help you graduate quicker.

Transfer Credits

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Student experience

Tasha S.

“I found that University of Phoenix is geared towards working adults, so I was able to spend time with my family and still maintain a 4.0 GPA. Don’t wait. Do something for yourself!”

—Tasha S.
AABFN, 2020; CERT/HRM, 2021; BSB/HR, 2021

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Use Robust Student Resources

Use Robust Student Resources

Learn Online

Learn Online

How to apply for your online associate business degree

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you’ll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • Our risk-free trial lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks with no financial obligation
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Meet your college deans

Our college deans focus on developing a career-relevant curriculum. They bring industry experience to the classroom and lead a faculty of academic professionals with one goal in mind—to help you earn the skills you need to pursue your career.

Kathryn Uhles, Dean

Kathryn Uhles, MSP, MIS

Dean, College of Business and Information Technology

Natalie Pratt, Associate Dean

Natalie Pratt, MBA, MC, MEd

Associate Dean, College of Business and Information Technology

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), since 1978.

Online associate business degree  FAQs

Associate degree programs typically take two years to complete. But you may be able to save time and money on your associate business degree by transferring eligible credits from an accredited institution or applying to have your relevant work and life experiences evaluated for potential credit toward your degree. 

Having an associate degree has become an increasingly important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills today's workers need to stay competitive in growing fields like business, healthcare, and information technology. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics projects that job growth for administrative services and facilities managers are expected to grow as fast as average — by 7% between 2021 and 2031.[1] So if you’re looking to build knowledge and career-relevant skills, an online associate business degree could help.

[1] The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Yes, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment. You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty who bring their own real-world experience and practice the same knowledge and skills they teach, all while learning the industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors are always there to answer your questions.

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