Business Administration


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Global Business AccreditationThe Associate in Business Administration degree is designed to prepare you for entry into business with a broad understanding of the various business activities and their interrelationships. This ACBSP-accredited online program offers a foundation of business knowledge and competencies as well as technical, managerial, communication and leadership skills equipping you to meet contemporary needs of the business and community you will serve.

Courses in this degree program apply to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Major and serves as an excellent beginning if you plan to seek this advanced management degree.

The Experience

As a student in the fully online Associate in Business Administration, you will learn from faculty who have experience from all over the world in their professional areas of expertise and bring real-life experience into their academic teaching. Our faculty comes from various walks of life as entrepreneurs, officers within financial institutions, Certified Public Accountants, lawyers, engineers, teachers and leaders of corporations and for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The Results

As a graduate of the online Associate in Business Administration program, you will be prepared to work in a variety of industries such as real estate, office management, sales, and as administrative professionals. 

Additional Information


An Associate in Business Administration degree requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 22 credit hours

ENG 143
 or ENG 133 and HUM 203
MA 113 College Algebra
SP 203 Effective Speaking
ECO 213 Microeconomics
 or ECO 223 Macroeconomics
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Mathematics or Science Elective - 1 credit hour

Program Requirements - 30 credit hours

AC 203 Accounting I
AC 213 Accounting II
BA 123 Business Concepts
LAW 203 Business Law I
MK 203 Marketing
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
Electives - 12 credit hours prefixed AC, BA, ECO, ENT, FIN, LAW, LDR, MGT, and MK

Additional Requirements - 15 credit hours

BA 101/UE 101 University Experience
 or UE 111 Online Learning Orientation
BA 201 Professional Development & Strategies

Select two of the following courses:
BA 113 Business Applications
 and/or COM 213 Business Communication
 and/or PSY 113 Psychology

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window).

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.  

Program Information


Associate in Business Administration


60 hours



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