Online Associate of Arts in Business Administration (Pre)
University of Cincinnati Online
Full time, Part time
USD 3,832 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* resident tuition per semester | non-resident tuition per semester: $3,753. Cost is subject to change. Financial aid is available
Developing a foundation is critical to success in business. A business’s ability to thrive is based on every person having the understanding to perform their tasks efficiently. By receiving a degree in business administration, you can begin to take ownership of your professional career and help your future organization achieve its goals.
If you decide to get a degree in business administration, you will be gaining a baseline understanding of the important skills that are essential to success in a professional setting. These skills will be able to transfer and elevate you when entering into your Bachelor’s level program. You will have a strong foundation that will help you pick up on more complex concepts as you advance through your academic career.
What is a Business Administration (Pre) degree?
Business Administration (Pre) is an online associate degree program that focuses on the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in business. The program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for the student who is considering a bachelor’s degree, but who wishes to pursue the first two years in an online environment. This program is designed so students can earn their Associate of the Arts degree and transition seamlessly into the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (LCoB) at the University of Cincinnati or transfer to another Bachelor of Business Administration program.
- 100% online
- Easy to transfer credits
- Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters
- All courses led by faculty with direct industry experience
- Financial aid available
- Complete this program on your own time and schedule
What is next after graduation with an associate degree in Pre-Business Administration?
Students are strongly encouraged to continue their education in business administration with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Your career potential will vary based on the bachelor’s degree you pursue. Fully online Bachelor’s degrees at UC include programs in marketing and finance. Additional majors available at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (LCoB) include accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, real estate, international business, operations management, and information systems.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Students who choose the Pre-Business Administration Associate Program as a career field will be qualified for entry-level positions in business firms, government, and nonprofit organizations. Generally, these positions will be in accounting, finance, marketing, production, purchasing, and human resources.
Potential job opportunities could include, but are not limited to:
- Relationship Banker
- Customer Service Associate
- Sales Support Specialist
- Store Manager
- Sales Consultant
- Sales Supervisor
Curriculum at a Glance
The UC Online Pre-Business Administration program can be completed at your own pace and schedule. Our students are provided with the skills to take their careers to the next level or make sure they are better prepared when they begin their professional careers.
Not all courses may be listed, but a preview of the courses throughout the Pre-Business Administration program is provided below. Students will also be required to fill 6 hours of Natural Science courses and 6 hours in Foreign Language, Culture, or Study Abroad.
- Introduction to Business
- Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Problem Solving Tools
- Applied Calculus I
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Managerial Accounting
- English Composition
- Applied Calculus II
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Analytics I
- Business Communication
- Legal Environment of Business
- Business Analytics II
- Digital Technologies for Business
- Intermediate Composition