Associate of Arts in Business Administration

The Williamson College of Business Administration offers an Associate of Arts in Business Administration that incorporates some general education courses, the business tool courses, and some upper level business courses. This degree is often pursued by individuals already in the workforce wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of business, often leading to promotion and/or salary increase. The courses taken in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration can all be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


An Associate degree in business can prepare students for some entry-level jobs in retail, office administration, bookkeeping, and trade work. The most common careers for individuals earning an AABA degree is in the area of office administration and support. Office administration assistants can be found in a wide array of organizations including corporations, small business centers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.


Students enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Business Administration have the opportunity to build their knowledge and leadership skills in their field through various student leadership organizations including the American Marketing Association, Advertising Club, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Enactus, and the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization.

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Grade of a "C" or higher
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3-6
or MATH 2623C Quantitative Reasoning with Co-Requisite Support
or MATH 1510 College Algebra
or MATH 1510C College Algebra with Co-requisite Support
or MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management
or MATH 1571 Calculus 1
Arts & Humanities (6 SH)6
GE: Natural Sciences (7 SH) Two courses required, one Science must include a lab7
GE: Social Sciences (6 SH)
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics required for major3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics required for major3
Business Tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
BUS 1500Foundations of Business3
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
BUS 2610Collaborating, Writing, & Presenting in Business3
BUS 3700Business Analytics3
MGT 2604Legal and Social Responsibilities of Business3
Upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
Total Semester Hours60-65
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
or Strong Start Success Seminar
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
BUS 1500 Foundations of Business 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MATH 2623
Quantitative Reasoning
or College Algebra
or College Algebra with Co-requisite Support
or Applied Mathematics for Management
or Calculus 1
 Semester Hours13-18
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
BUS 2610 Collaborating, Writing, & Presenting in Business 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting (GE: Arts & Humanities) 3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
MGT 2604 Legal and Social Responsibilities of Business 3
GE: Lab Science 4
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
 Semester Hours16
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
BUS 3700 Business Analytics 3
GE: Natural Science 3
GE Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours16
 Total Semester Hours60-65

The prerequisite for all upper-level business courses includes a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.