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A flexible online degree means you’ll earn your degree at a pace that’s right for you.
A degree that helps you get ahead.
The online Associate of Arts in Business Management degree offered by Notre Dame College Online successfully prepares you to begin your college experience and earn the skills you need to take the next steps in your career. Designed to support you as you achieve excellence, the program prepares you to function as a dynamic professional in a global society.
Courses are designed to offer a solid foundation in both liberal arts and essential business topics. Our core curriculum ensures you receive exposure to a wide range of academic disciplines, including those in the quantitative, communication, creative, literary, scientific, theological and philosophical spheres.
Topics of Study
Additionally, you’ll study business topics like:
- Management information
At the College, our faculty seeks to foster your ongoing personal and professional development. Through their support, you will learn how to study complex processes, evaluate important issues and prepare for further study should you choose.
When you graduate, you will have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
- Critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
- Act ethically while adhering to the highest standards of personal, social and professional integrity
- Use technology to develop and enhance business processes
- Collaborate effectively in diverse teams across cultures
Because the online Associate of Arts in Business Management is offered fully online, you’ll have the opportunity to attend school on a schedule that meets your needs. The program is designed to fit around the lives of working adults and can be completed in as little as two years.
This Program Is Designed for:
- Those seeking to begin their bachelor’s degree
- Individuals who want to gain additional training for entry-level positions
- Employees who wish to learn business skills immediately applicable to their work
Courses & Requirements
Your course of study with Notre Dame College Online will help you earn the credential you need to jump-start your career. Our online Associate of Arts in Business Management requires 63–66 credit hours, 31–34 in our core curriculum and 32 major hours.
The Core Curriculum is comprised of the following requirements:
Requirement Courses: Credits Engaged Responsibility Consult current listing of course offerings 6 Written Communication Fluency EN 110 OR EN 100 and 101 3-6 Oral Fluency CA 100 3 Quantitative Inquiry MA 221 3 Creative Inquiry Consult current listing of course offerings 3 Literary Inquiry Consult current listing of course offerings 3 Philosophical Inquiry PH 180 or PH 200 3 Scientific Inquiry Science course with lab 4 Theological Inquiry Theology course other than TH 450 3 Total 31-34 Course Description Credits BU 155Introductory course in financial accounting. Presents basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. Accounting cycle including journalizing and posting entries, preparing worksheet, making adjusting, closing and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements is covered. 4 BU 156Continuation of BU 155. Application of basic principles of accounting to partnerships and corporations, owner’s equities, cost systems, management reports and financial statement analysis are presented. Prerequisite: BU 155 4 BU 230Introduction to the social foundations of marketing, the marketing management process, the role of marketing research, analysis of market opportunities, selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix. Prerequisites: EC 100, EC 201 or EC 202. 3 BU 235Focus upon ways in which information systems can be created to give competitive advantages to businesses. Emphasis on effective management of information technology and organizational issues in information systems. Exploration of these issues through case studies. 3 BU 240An examination of the basic principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decision-making. Application assignments are used to assist the development of student’s written communication skills. Prerequisite: EN 110 or equivalent. 3 BU 303Principles and techniques of owning, operating and managing a small business are introduced. Students examine how to obtain financing, determine location, investigate expansion, franchising, facilities and resource management and legal considerations. Students develop a business plan. 3 EC 201The second of a two-course sequence; this course introduces students to the social science of economics and then examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, as well as the role of government, in the product and resource markets. On what bases are decisions made to buy (demand) and sell (supply)? How are these markets structured? What if the market system does not work or is not allowed to work? What is the proper role of the government in a market-based economy? Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 202. 3 EC 202The first of a two-course sequence in Principles of Economics; this course examines the goals of the macro economy (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth and stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s use of fiscal and monetary policy. The course concludes with a formal introduction to international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory and commercial policy, as well as international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 201. 3 IS 260Focus on intermediate level skills in spreadsheet and database management packages. Emphasis on using the software tools to solve problems. Prerequisite: IS 180 or test out. 3 MA 221Descriptive statistics, probability, normal and binomial distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear correlation. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA110. 3
Students applying for admission to the online A.A. in Business Management must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum 2.5 GPA
How to Apply
Students applying for admission to the online A.A. in Business Management must submit the following materials:
- A complete online application
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. If you’ve completed fewer than 12 college-level credits, you’ll need to submit your high school transcript as well. A GED score may be submitted if you do not have a high school diploma.
Costs & Financial Aid
Notre Dame College Online features a high-quality education at a price you can afford. See how your past academic credentials can help you make the most of your college education.
Component Requirements Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition 63-66 credit hours $375 $23,625-$24,750 Transfer Credits 34 credit hours $375 $12,750 Total with transfer credits (up to 34) $10,875-$12,000
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Outcomes & Resources
Learn more about potential careers available after you graduate. Some include:
- General manager
- Customer service representative
- Small business owner
Discover more about your program of interest, learn about topics that might help you further your career and explore job options when you graduate.
Benefits of Learning Online
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Frequently Asked Questions
Online students are exceptionally self-motivated. They demonstrate determination, discipline and a willingness to fulfill their commitments. Be prepared to devote a significant amount of time each week to your classes. Engage in discussion, meet your deadlines and communicate with your advisor if you have questions or concerns. These habits will help you move successfully through our programs.
Yes! Notre Dame College Online recognizes the importance of an affordable education, and we strive to ensure your financial situation is not a boundary when it comes to your career success. Refer to our Financial Aid page to learn more about how to pay for your degree.
The Free Application for Free Student Aid determines your eligibility for financial aid programs, such as loans and grants. It helps identify the types of aid you may receive, such as federal and state grants, work study programs and low interest loans. We strongly recommend you fill out your FAFSA form each year to help identify which financial aid opportunities may be available to you.