Earn a degree in business that's flexible and impactful
Associate of Business Administration (61 credits)
With the highly customizable associate degree in business administration from Davenport University, you can choose courses in up to four different business disciplines that best fit your professional goals. No matter which path you choose, you'll be introduced to modern business practices, helping you determine your focus for your future career in business.
Davenport’s two-year business associate program gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into business with hands-on learning opportunities like internships. You’ll be well equipped for jobs as a retail manager, shift manager, assembly supervisor and more. The associate degree in business administration will also position you to continue on to your bachelor's in business.
You can earn your online associate degree in business administration through Davenport’s Global Campus or on our campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Midland.
Experience the real world with Davenport's associate of business administration
Through internships at places like accounting firms, advertising agencies and e-commerce companies, and through hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom, you'll gain real-world skills and experience that employers are actively seeking. If you have a passion for entrepreneurship, the associate in business can also help put you on the path to owning your own business.
Explore classes for Davenport's associate degree in business administration
Through your business associate courses, you'll learn fundamental principles of business law, learn how to approach project management in a global environment and develop creative and critical thinking skills in relation to business ethics. Davenport will help you stand out in your search for jobs with an associate degree in business and give you a solid foundation toward your bachelor's degree in business.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|ECON200 or ECON201||Microeconomics or Macroeconomics||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
Choose four courses from the D.W. Maine College of Business: Courses must be in two disciplines with at least one course at the 300 level.
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
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Why earn a business associate at Davenport?
In the associate of business administration program at Davenport, you’ll learn from business faculty who are at various stages of their careers, from professors with decades of business-world experience to business owners who bring contemporary business trends into the classroom. Their connections to the business community run deep and can help connect you to internships and future jobs with an associate degree in business.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Apply what you’re learning through real-world internships at places like accounting firms, ad agencies and e-commerce companies.
Receive personalized attention with industry experts — your professors — thanks to our 15:1 student-teacher ratio.
Preparation for future studies
Go on to earn your bachelor's degree in business with an associate in business that gives you a solid business foundation.
Finish in 2 years
Complete your business education in just 2 years and be well positioned to find jobs with an associate degree in business.
Earn college credit
Earn transfer credit that counts toward your associate in business — from approved training programs to professional licensure.
International Accreditation Council for Business Education
Trust you’re receiving a quality associate of business administration degree with Davenport’s IACBE accreditation.
Get started on Davenport’s associate of business administration
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your associate of business administration.
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