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Associate's Degree in Business Administration

Why Earn Your Business Administration Degree at Saint Leo University?

The online business administration associate degree from Saint Leo University will provide a foundation for success upon graduation. Before you enter the business world, get the proper training. 

At Saint Leo, you’ll build core business knowledge you can take with you to any future job. You will also have the opportunity to intern with a Fortune 500 company and understand how cultural differences and ethical issues impact management decisions. Find the chance to learn from industry-leading faculty and tap into the latest technologies in education while earning your online business degree. Take the next step in your professional life by applying for the online business administration associate degree at Saint Leo today.

The associate of arts in business administration provides a foundation for a business career or for further study in the business field.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
2 years
Credit Hours:
60 hours
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Undergraduate Business Administration Program Details

Saint Leo's online associate of arts in business administration degree gives you the skills to step into a wide variety of careers, including accounting, advertising, sales and human resources. The flexibility our online program provides will also allow you to effectively manage work and home life with the pursuit of your degree.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Business Administration students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your business administration degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning, such as research projects and opportunities to attend national business conferences.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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  • New Associate Program Discount: New Horizons

    The New Horizons Discount offers a significant savings for students who enroll in the online Associate degree, making education more affordable and accessible. This discount provides students with high-quality education and the opportunity to earn a degree that can lead to better career prospects and higher earning potential.

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Are education centers near you offering business administration degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes. 

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Classroom learning is only part of the business administration degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start, in addition to other programs for aging, autism, addiction, clinical research, children’s services, victim advocacy, and workforce development. 

    Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.

What can you do with an undergraduate business administration degree?

An associate degree is a great springboard to a variety of entry-level positions in business.

What are the top business administration degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Human Resource Specialist 10% (As fast as average) $63,490 per year
Support Specialist 9% (As fast as average) $55,510 per hour
Lodging Manager 9% (As fast as average) $56,670 per year

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

Where are Saint Leo business administration graduates now? 

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Citigroup Corporation
  • AAA
  • Southern Command at MacDill Air Force Base
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Harvard Law School

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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