Students of AAS in Business Administration Program

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Get in the Game by Learning the Fundamentals of Business

Now is the time to execute your game plan for becoming an influencer in Corporate America. Stratford University’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration provides you with the academic resources to build business insight and knowledge so you can stage a successful launch into the world of business.

In our program, you will learn the fundamentals of business, including business principles, theory and standard business practices. You will have access to enlightening course offerings such as Introduction to Business, Sales and Marketing, Business Communications, Accounting, International Business, Economics, and more.

Moreover, Stratford’s Associate in Business Administration will lead you through an exploration of contemporary business trends, case studies, and professional development courses—all designed to enhance your marketability in today’s competitive business industries. 

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, our alumni have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Government agencies and top corporations employ many of our alumni, including Price Waterhouse Cooper, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, American Systems, Verizon Wireless, Capital One Bank, BAE Systems, FritoLay, Geico, and Liberty Mutual.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Quality Control Systems Manager
  • Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager

Associate in Business Administration Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your associate degree in business administration through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction. Students who complete the AAS in Business Administration program also satisfy requirements for entry into Stratford’s Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 49.5 11
Electives 18 4
Arts and Sciences 22.5 5
Total Required for Graduation 90 20

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in business, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Bachelor degree, Masters degree, J.D, or a Ph.D. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs who run their own business; managers in government; practicing CPAs and attorneys; and experts in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the business community as well as the government market.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art learning facilities that provide the perfect environment for examining and analyzing timely business topics. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

An Associate Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success as 100% of part-time students who graduated with an Associate in Business Administration between 2011 and 2012 completed the program on time.  

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

Code Name Credits
Introduction to Business
Principles of Accounting I
Sales and Marketing
Principles of Accounting II
Principles of Management
Business Law: Business, Government & Soc
Human Resource Management
Business Communications
Operations Management
International Business
Principles of Economics

Students are required to complete 18 elective quarter credits. In conjunction with an academic advisor, students will choose appropriate additional business or related computer or business administration courses to fulfill the elective requirements. Other elective options may be available with approval from the Program Dean. 

Code Name Credits

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements    

Code Name Credits