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Business AAS

As a graduate with an associate degree in business, you'll have a solid foundation of business school concepts, principles, practices, and systems to continuously grow personally and professionally.

Business Associate of Applied Science Program Information

Our 24-month blended program features a flexible schedule of 1 day per week of campus based training and additional online coursework per class. This program is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry with the professional skills needed to advance in your business career.

Skills To Build Your Career

At Altierus, we want your solid business skills to lead to a successful career. Once you've established the fundamentals of business, you can choose a specialty in one of the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Certification Preparation Included

Our Business Associate of Applied Science program includes exam cost and preparation for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist. This industry-recognized credential helps you stand out in your job search, improve your earnings potential.

Ready to Start a Career in 24 Months

  • Hands-On Training
  • Certificate Preparation
  • Career Guidance

Career Outlook

Entry-Level Business Degree Jobs Include:

  • Office Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Supervisors of Sales, Office, and Administrative Support


2016 annual salary for jobs in this occupation*

Median: $37,230
Lowest 10%: $22,930 or less

Job Outlook

Projected jobs in 2026*

3,798,500 Jobs

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm (visited November 20, 2017).

Business Classes

Gain core business skills in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, general business, and economics.

Introduction to Corporate Accounting

Learn how to define financial accounting objectives. You'll learn the fundamental principles of accounting cycles as it applies to corporations.

General Economics for Business

This General Economics for Business course provides an overview of changes in economics and how they affect business. Explore the impact on markets, customers, business policy, strategy, sustainability, as well as the pros and cons of outsourcing.

Introduction for Finance

Through real-world applications, learn how the significant principles of finance relate to insurance, banking, credit, and investments.

Introduction to Business

Explore the fundamentals of business through real-life applications of business ethics, social responsibility, management, and human resources.

Introduction to Human Resources

This course encompasses hands-on activities where you'll learn how to effectively recruit and select potential hires, develop and appraise performance of existing employees, as well as develop your understanding of compensation, benefits, safety, and labor relations.

Introduction to Marketing

Examine the influences on buyers in multiple markets while considering product, price, promotion, and distribution.

Advertising and Social Change

Study the principles of advertising, communication tools and vehicles used in mass marketing to reach a targeted audience.

"Each financial aid person helped me break it down… and if I had any questions that I didn't understand, they would sit there and help me out."

Clarissa L., 2015 Grad

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Contact ECMC Solutions, loan counseling partner of Altierus, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit our website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Altierus?

Altierus is here to support you at every step so that you can pursue a new career. This program features 1 day per week of hands-on campus based training per class and additional online learning. Earn your degree in 24 months or less for quick workplace entry.

Can Altierus help me find employment?

Your experience includes preparation for life after graduation. Receive opportunities for mentorships and job shadowing with our industry partners, as well as resume advising and interview preparation from our career service representatives.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Altierus Student Finance Planner today. Scholarships and grants may also available to help cover the cost of tuition.

Is certification necessary to practice the profession?

While certification may not be required to practice the profession, certification gives you a competitive edge among other job applicants. We aim to provide students with the tools they need to reach their full potential which is why we include certification exam preparation and fees at no additional cost to you.

What is the employment outlook for Business Associate of Applied Science graduates?

According to information gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, career opportunities for business administrative support workers may increase 2%, which equates to 466,500 new jobs through 2024.

Welcome to Altierus

As a non-profit career college, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

Benefits include:

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

GA - Atlanta West

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Atlanta West Program Disclosures.

GA - Norcross

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TX - Houston Bissonnet

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