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Business Management

Associate's Degree

Online Program

Next Start Dates
May 08, 2024
July 01, 2024
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May 06, 2024
June 27, 2024

8 With eight start dates a year, you can start when it’s convenient for you.

1 day Get transfer credits reviewed in one business day (on average).

18 months

Finish your degree in as few as 18 months.1

Your business education gets a solid foundation with our online Associate’s degree in Business Management program. Rasmussen University started as a Business school over 120 years ago, and we’ve continued to provide an advanced and supportive path for you to gain in-demand Business Management competencies. Plus, once you’ve earned your Business Management Associate’s degree, you can easily ladder into a Bachelor’s degree with a variety of Business programs—from Accounting, Business Management, Finance and Healthcare Management to Human Resources and Organizational Leadership, Marketing, or Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

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Skills for the Business World and Beyond

In addition to fundamental business skills, you’ll also develop the soft skills you can transfer into any role. Our program enhances your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.

Industry Certification

You may be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM®) certification offered by the Project Management Institute.2

Pursue a Variety of Roles

An Associate's degree in Business Management can prepare you for a diverse range of roles in the industry. Here are a few examples:

  • Customer Services Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Call Center Representative
  • Sales Representative

What Does My Educational Path Look Like?

Credential Laddering for Bachelor's Degree This diagram shows the required 180 credits required for a Bachelor's Degree 0 Credits 90 Credits 180 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Total Associate's Degree Credits Needed to Complete

90 Credits

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits Needed to Complete

90 Credits

Whether this is the first step on your path to a business career or you’re currently working and ready to advance your credentials, we’ve made it easy. Our online Business Management program is designed so credentials simply stack together into one cohesive ladder system, one to the next, Associate’s to Bachelor’s degree.

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"I especially enjoy when students apply concepts from the classes directly into their current work environment. I love hearing that they are already using some of the concepts being taught in class."

Donna C.
Business Assistant Professor at Rasmussen University

Learn on Your Terms

Keep working while you get your degree with 100% online courses, eight start dates a year and a support team available evenings and weekends.

Finish Faster & Stronger

Our Business Management Associate’s degree is competitively priced and offers options to maximize your savings with transfer credits, self-directed assessments and more.

Real-World Skills

Grow as a well-rounded business professional and get experienced insight in emerging trends through realistic project-based scenarios.

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It’s Not Just What You Learn, It’s How You Learn It

From live lectures to real-world projects, presentations and fascinating case studies, you’ll get a true insider experience into the world of business. Unlike other institutions that just give you information to get you out the door—our fully online curriculum is designed by industry-experienced professionals and focuses on advanced, relevant work.

Get Credit for What You Know

Dedicated to Tuition Savings

Get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average).

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfer of credit can result in savings of over $17,000.3

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Self-Directed Assessments

Show that you have already achieved the skills for a course and don't need to take it. Your potential savings are over $15,000!4

Fully Online

On the go or at home, you can learn at your pace, wherever you work best.

Affordable Education

Tuition & Savings

Do the Math:

With eight start dates a year and a total of 24 courses—full-time students can finish in as few as 18 months for an estimated $31,710.1

$295 cost per full-time credit
x 90 total credits
$26,550 total full-time tuition
+ $5,160 total fees
$31,710 full-time estimated total program cost

Learn more about the financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

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Other Ways to Save

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how our online Business Management Associate’s degree program is designed to be more affordable with Knowledge Credit® through transfer credits, self-directed assessments, and military training or professional certification. Plus, save more with loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, and military discounts for those who qualify. Find more about:

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Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at Rasmussen University vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Online by Design

Not all online education experiences are going to be equal. What does a quality education look like?

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Self-Directed Assessments

Save time and money with self-directed assessments. These $149 online, interactive assessments allow you to show that you already know the skills in a particular course and don't need to take it.

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Support to Make It Work

From 24/7 tech support and career services to library and learning services with over 400,000 ebooks and electronic reference materials, we’re dedicated to a robust learning community.

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