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Business Administration: Associate - Adult/Evening (60 credits)

Our business administration program is designed to prepare you for a broad range of roles in business operations. The entirely online program will give you a comprehensive understanding of how the parts of a company work together to fulfill the company’s mission. While providing a range of courses that offer an extensive understanding of the inner workings of businesses, our program also provides special focus on communication skills that are highly desired by employers and will provide a competitive advantage to our graduates.

In addition to learning about business principles (business fundamentals, business ethics, business law, organization and management,  professional and intercultural communication), you can expect to study economics, accounting, finance, marketing and human resources.

Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA) provides foundational business courses that will introduce you to business and management theory, as well as the liberal arts courses needed for a well-rounded education. The 60-credit degree may increase your employability and/or your qualifications for promotion. Additionally, the credits may be applied towards the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree if you choose to continue your education.

The foundation of your success

Associate Degree

An associate degree is the foundation for building a career in business. Individuals who have earned an associate degree can enter the workforce quicker, and if they decide to pursue more courses, they can select those that will advance their careers.

Your degree will prepare you for a wide variety of positions, including:
  • Administrative assistant
  • Relationship banker
  • Customer service associate
  • Assistant store manager
  • Sales support specialist
  • Store manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Retail sales workers
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Program Curriculum

60 credits are required for the ASBS:
  • 30 Major credits
  • 24 Core credits
  • 6 Elective credits

Business Courses:

Select 30 credits from these existing Evening/Online Business Concentrations:
  • Introduction to Business
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Advanced Business Principles
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Program Format
The ASBA will be offered in the evening/online format and include existing courses in the BSBA and Liberal Arts Core curriculum.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses:
  • SEM 104 Stritch Seminar
  • PL 200 The Human Conversation
  • EN 102 Research Writing 
  • CA 108 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • MT 120 Applied Statistics
  • SPN 110 Spanish Language and Culture and
  • any two of the CORE INTDS 200-level courses that are offered in the 6-week format.

Why Business Administration at Stritch

Listen to Riggs of 103.7 KISS-FM's Riggs & Alley in the Morning who recently completed his associate's degree at Cardinal Stritch University.

The Value of an Associate Degree.

Learn more about how valuable a degree can be for your career path and the average salaries that professionals with an advanced degree earn. 

An associate degree is similar to a bachelor’s degree, but requires about half as many college credits (courses) for completion. 

In comparison to a bachelor's degree (120 credits), and associate degree at Stritch requires only 60 credits. 

  • Credits from your associate degree can be used toward your bachelor degree.
  • Graduate sooner, and enter the workforce sooner.


An associate degree in Business Administration will provide the foundational knowledge on how you can build your career and excel in your next steps. 

Reasons to pursue an associate degree:

  • Your desired job does not require a bachelor's degree.
  • You are looking to enter the field sooner.
    • Less time in school, and more time gaining field-experience.
  • You are still determining your career path.
    • An associate degree allows you to take the time to learn the basic information until you decide what you want your next steps to be.
  • A 4-year program may not fit your current lifestyle
    • Life happens and we get busy. An associates degree gives you the flexibility to still get a degree before (if desired) aiming for a bachelor's degree.

Degree holders are statistically proven to make more money and have a greater chance of finding employment. 

A degree in Business Administration can demonstrate your knowledge and experience with certain skills and subjects to employers. An associate's degree can be used as a starting point for employers to evaluate job candidates in many fields.

High School Diploma Averages

Median Weekly Earnings: $746

Median Annual Earnings: $38,792

Average Unemployment Rate: 3.7%


Associates Degree Averages

Median Weekly Earnings: $887

Median Annual Earnings: $46,124

Average Unemployment Rate: 2.7%


Franciscan Values

Our Franciscan values of creating a caring community, reverencing all of creation, making peace, and showing compassion are fundamental to the Stritch Experience.

A quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi - "Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words" - demonstrates how we live the Franciscan values.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates and rewards teaching excellence.

Accreditation Information

For more information please contact admissions or the program faculty.