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.


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’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional elective units, for a total of 16 or more units. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 900

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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