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The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program is intended to develop students' general knowledge base as well as their problem-solving, communication and practical-thinking skills. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about key business concepts that can affect organizations. Read more about this associate degree program here.
The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program is designed to provide students with an educational foundation in such areas as physical/biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, liberal arts and mathematics. Within the foundations of business concentration, students have the chance to examine concepts such as fiscal analysis and budgeting, supply and demand, sales and marketing, international business, and professional ethics. They will also have the opportunity to learn to analyze an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The curriculum is designed to develop participants' professional writing skills and leadership abilities, and students will have the chance to apply learned concepts to practical business scenarios. This University of Phoenix program is offered in a convenient online format.
You should have a desire to learn about introductory business concepts. You may be currently working in a corporate or small business environment, though this is not required. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have a high school diploma or GED.
This associate degree program requires the completion of 60 credit hours. The concentration area accounts for 18 of these credits.
Business foundations concentration courses
Because many business professionals possess a bachelor's degree, graduates of the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations program could decide to pursue a field-specific major. An associate's degree in business could also be a starting point for non-related bachelor's degrees, including those in health administration, technology, or communication. Obtaining a bachelor's degree could allow students to focus on a particular sub-field and gain additional knowledge and skills relative to their career aspirations.
Advanced degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to:
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