Harper College

Business Administration Degree

Associate in Applied Science — Business Administration (AAS-BA) with a Specialization in Business Mgt., Financial Mgt., Customer Success & Sales, HR Mgt., or Social Media.


  • Earn a specialty career certificate in about 1 year before you progress to complete your AAS - Business Administration degree.
  • Enjoy a condensed, accelerated schedule where you can bring your current job knowledge to class interactions as you learn and work toward quick completion.
  • Apply concepts and ideas to your job instantly with activities and assignments on real-world applications.
  • Get support from dedicated advisors, industry professionals teaching in the classroom and your fellow students in a cohort class.
  • Prepare to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete your Bachelor's.

What You'll Learn

  • Increase your success as a manager or supervisor by utilizing advanced skills in management, human resources, finance, motivation, team building, leadership, change, strategic planning, and much more.
  • Critically analyze business and management issues.
  • Interpret financial statements to guide business decisions.
  • Create a comprehensive marketing plan with advanced understanding of product, price, place, and promotion decisions and target market analysis.
  • Discover and assess both local and global economic, technological, competitive, social, and legal trends and their impact on entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Write and speak more effectively in business situations.

Space is limited for the August 2024 program start.

Business Administration Degree

  • Choose a career specialization after completing career certificate.
  • Complete your degree part-time in about 2 years.
  • Choose one area of specialization: Business Management, Customer Success & Sales, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, or Social Media.
  • Take one class at a time.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Sample Course Schedule

All courses are online. Please note: Your actual schedule may be different. For more information, see the Business Administration Program page.

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Last Updated: 4/17/24