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Associate in Business Administration

Become proficient in critical aspects of business operations, organizational behavior, and personnel administration through the Associate in Arts in Business Administration at Northampton Community College. By studying accounting, business law, economics, and statistics, along with liberal arts courses geared toward your long-term success, you’ll develop a broad foundation that supports you to further your study at a 4-year university. 

The business associate degree’s online and in-person course formats improve your skills in written and oral communication, equip you to understand general business concepts, computer and information systems and web applications, and prepare you to tackle legal and ethical challenges within business environments. Study full-time to earn your degree in two years or balance your studies with other work commitments as a part-time student for three to five years.

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Semesters: 4
Credits: 63
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Arts

Prepare to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor’s degree in fields like accounting, business, economics, finance, marketing, and business administration. You’ll gain foundational knowledge in financial accounting, information technology, communication, marketing, managerial accounting, management fundamentals, macroeconomics, microeconomics, business statistics, and business law, along with additional electives.


Program Information

The business administration associate degree at NCC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). You can be confident that our program meets rigorous standards of excellence, both in the classroom and beyond.


Our 2-year business degree program mirrors the first two years of a standard business bachelor’s degree program, meaning if you study at NCC, you can save thousands of dollars per year with our low tuition rates and generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Your academic advisors will help you select elective courses that best align with your target transfer program at schools like Bloomsburg University, DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Moravian College, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, West Chester University, and more.


Career Opportunities with a Business Degree

An associate degree in Business Administration prepares you for fields like accounting, marketing, management, human resources, business communications, and economics. Through work experience and further study, you can pursue business management roles and ascend the corporate ladder.

Employers are constantly seeking out candidates with business expertise, and the skills you learn here can also help you launch your own entrepreneurial venture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most business occupations earn average salaries of $60,000-$90,000 per year in roles like:

Future Career Paths

  • Accounting
  • Business Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Personal Financial Advisor

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The Associate in Arts in Business Administration at NCC can save you thousands of dollars in your first two years of study before transferring to a bachelor’s degree program.

Choose flexible study options that work with your personal and professional schedule.