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Earn Your AA in Business Administration 100% Online

American Public University designed the Online Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree specifically for new and working professionals seeking to learn critical business principles used in the field today. This unique flexibility is ideal for individuals seeking a relevant and versatile business-related associate degree that fits into their busy schedules.

The program provides quality education that also serves as a foundation for students preparing for advanced degrees such as the online Bachelor of Business Administration and beyond. Students interact online with peers from around the globe, which aids in the development of valuable writing, communication, and research skills.

The business administration faculty at American Public University draws from a qualified pool of business professionals and leaders. Many are experts in their specific area of study and some are executives and mentors serving in Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations.

All of the online business administration degrees are continually reviewed by industry advisory councils to ensure that they are current with the latest trends and innovations that are changing the future of the global business landscape.


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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Associate of Arts in Business Administration has earned specialized accounting accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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