Business

Choose a Top-notch School for Your Business Education

Earning an AA in Business allows you to explore a variety of business principles and topics such as accounting, technology, marketing and management. Decision-making and leadership skills will prepare you to confidently approach opportunities.

Start a Career in Business Services

The Associate of Arts in Business at Urbana University equips you with a solid foundation of courses in business and typically takes about two years to complete.

The AA in Business is a great way to enter your college career when you are uncertain about which direction you want to go. At Urbana, you won’t find a better mentoring experience for testing the waters and exploring the possibilities for your future.

 

Faculty Spotlight

Kelly Evans-Wilson

Professor Kelly Evans-Wilson is an enthusiastic, results-driven visionary committed to excellence in business practice in a variety of fields. Her diverse professional experiences in business, higher-education administration and public health have uniquely suited her to shape future business leaders at Urbana.

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Start Your College Education Off Right with an AA in Business

With an associate degree in business, you build a foundation for your career and future studies. Urbana’s AA in Business can transfer easily into most bachelor’s degree programs.

You will also have the fundamental skills and knowledge to make valuable contributions as an entry-level employee in the business world.

Program Outcomes
  1. Acquisition of the basic knowledge and fundamental practices of the functional areas of business

  2. Develop the ability to use technology appropriate to the business environment

  3. Personal enrichment through the inclusion of liberal arts in Humanities and Social Sciences

  4. Describe and illustrate the significance of economic environment in business

  5. Produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate or bachelor's degree must present evidence of high school completion in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicants academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests. Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for first-time freshmen. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum standardized test scores used for placement in University courses may be required to undergo placement testing.

Undergraduate admission requirements and materials:

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  • Has provided official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (see documentation required below), or
  • Has an associate, bachelor or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, an institution recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation

Documentation required:

1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence is required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours that apply towards a degree.

2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended

3. Any applicant seeking to be a first-time freshman undergraduate degree-seeking students at Urbana University must supply standardized test scores (ACT SAT) to be used for placement in courses., to determine athletic eligibility, and/or determine institutional scholarship qualification.

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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