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AA in Business Foundations

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program is designed to provide students with an overview of various subject areas as well as an in-depth look at business fundamentals. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Business Foundations

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

A high school diploma, GED or equivalent is required for admission into the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program take general education courses in communications, science, mathematics, and other areas of the liberal arts and sciences. The Business Foundations concentration covers general business theory and principles. Specific course activities could include an analysis of a typical supply and demand curve as well as a study of the sales and marketing. Students may also learn about financial planning and management strategies. The program is offered on two tracks: Track A is for students who have earned 24 or more transfer credits; Track B is for students who have earned fewer than 24 credits.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The Business Foundations concentration consists of 18 credits. Students also complete up to 42 hours of general education credits; this number may vary depending on total number of transfer credits earned.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Business Foundations.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Business courses

  • BUS 210: Foundations of Business (3 credits)
  • XECO 212: Principles of Economics (3 credits)
  • XBIS 219: Business Information Systems (3 credits)
  • XMGT 216: Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • XACC 280: Financial Accounting Concepts and Principles (3 credits)
  • XCOM 285: Essentials of Managerial Communication (3 credits)

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program could pursue advanced education at the bachelor level. Earning a bachelor's degree in business could qualify graduates for positions with greater responsibility.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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