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Associate Degree Requirements

Did you know that employees who have earned a business degree continue to be in high-demand for companies regardless of industry? According to a 2016 article by Forbes ("Top Degrees For Getting Hired In 2017"), the National Association of Colleges and Employers ranks a business degree in the top two as most desirable for employees; with emphasis on management and finance.

Earning a business administration degree from Marian University could take your life in a whole new direction. Students earning an associate degree select one of the following concentration areas: management, human resources management, or project management.

To earn an Associate of Business Administration degree, you must complete the following coursework, plus one concentration area.

  • Requirements
    Core Courses Credit Hours
    ACC 210 Principles of Accounting I 3
    ACC 211 Principles of Accounting II 3
    BUS 240 Principles of Marketing 3
    BUS 250 Principles of Management 3
    BUS 301 Business Law 3
    ECN 200 Introductory Economics 3
    General Education Courses Credit Hours
    BUS 205 or PSY 205 Statistical Methods 3
    ENG 112 Writing and Community 3
    FYS 110 First Year Seminar 3
    HIS 102 History of the Modern World 3
    HUM 210 The Search for Meaning Through Culture 3
    PHL 130 Human Nature and Person 3
    THL 105 Introduction to Theology 3
    Lab Science (Select One)
    BIO 214 Microbiology
    BIO 226 General Human Physiology
    CHE 100/108 Elements of General & Bio Chem / Lab 4 or 5
    Social Science (Select One)
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
    PSY 220 Human Growth and Development 3
     Minimum Concentration Courses  6
     Minimum Elective Courses12 
     Total 64
  • Concentration Areas

    Choose one associate's degree concentration. Two courses (6 credit hours) are required to complete a concentration.


     1st BUS 330 Leadership  3
    BUS 372 Creativity and Change  3
    BUS 351 Human Resources Management 3
    BUS 450 International Business 3

    Human Resources Management

    1st BUS 352 Organizational Behavior  3
    BUS 361 Talent Management  3
    2nd BUS 358 Employment Law 3
    BUS 362 Compensation and Benefits 3

    Project Management

    1st MIS 332 Project Management Methodologies 3
      MIS 342 Project Planning and Control 3
    2nd MIS 362 Team Building & Interpersonal Dynamics 3
      MIS 372 Project Accounting Methods 3

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