Prepare to excel in the fast-changing world of business. The online associate degree in applied business covers a wide range of topics, including emerging technologies, advanced business procedures, interpersonal skills, management, human resources, math, communications, customer service and business law. Nearly all of the courses offer opportunities to apply what you’re learning to real-world projects — from developing social media campaigns to conducting entrepreneur interviews. You can also earn microcredentials through your coursework that demonstrate skills in specific areas and can help set you apart in the job market.

Who Is the Online Associate in Business Degree Designed For?

The applied business program is a great fit for anyone who wants to gain a broad foundation of professional skills to prepare for entry- to mid-level careers in business. The associate degree is also a great jumping off point for those who may be interested in eventually pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business and advance to management and leadership roles in their jobs.

Why Earn Your Online Associate Degree in Business at UAF?

  • Learn from expert faculty and course instructors (including business owners and professionals) who bring real-world business insight and experience to the classroom.
  • Earn industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel, Hootsuite, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
  • Take part in a variety of collaborative, hands-on learning assignments that connect classroom learning to real-world projects.

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Online business degree example projects

In our Introduction to Business course, you’ll get to explore various aspects of business, with an Alaskan perspective, as you’re guided through an interactive book that also contains gamification.

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Earn your degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and prepare for employment and leadership in your chosen field. Offered at in-state tuition for students across the nation, our fully online degrees give you the flexibility you need to balance work, family and education.

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Cost breakdown for the online associate degree in business

The estimated cost for the applied business program based on current rates is $18,390. Your actual costs will depend on your concentration.

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Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Jobs With an Associate Degree in Business

Earning your associate degree is a great start for your business career, and can open the door to many different job opportunities. An associate degree can also increase your earning potential beyond the average pay rate. Whether your goal is to work for a Fortune 500 company or start your own small business, this program will prepare you with the skills and training to succeed.

Associate Degree in Business Requirements

Required classes for the online associate degree in applied business cover topics such as personal and business finance, accounting, customer service, marketing and public relations, business law, and management. From there you’ll have the opportunity to concentrate your degree in one of the following areas:

  • Administrative management
  • Applied management
  • Computer applications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare management
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public management
  • Recreation and guiding management
  • Tourism

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