Associate in Science in Business Administration

The primary objective of the Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA) program is to prepare students for entry-level supervisory positions in business and public service organizations. The curriculum is designed to give students a firm foundation in liberal arts as well as the applied and theoretical aspects of business related principles. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have a working knowledge of business functions and procedures, accounting, legal concepts applicable to business professions, economics, computer applications, marketing and management applications. All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration.

On Campus, Online, Traditional and Accelerated Format
The Associate in Science in Business Administration degree is offered on campus, entirely online as part of our online learning experience, and in a blended online/in-class format. The program is also offered in an accelerated format as well as a traditional format.

Business Administration Students Acquire Skills and Knowledge In:


  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Law


Why Business Administration?

Is an Associate in Science in Business Administration Degree Right for Me?

An Associate in Science in Business Administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in entry level supervisory positions in almost any field.  Your degree from Hodges University will include not only business knowledge and skills, but communication and computer skills as well. If you are looking to get started in the challenging world of business or self employment, a degree in Business Administration can give you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

An Associates Degree in Business Administration may be a good fit for you if:

  • You enjoy coordinating tasks
  • You are organized
  • You enjoy working in an office setting
  • You enjoy working with others
  • You wish to open your own business
  • You wish to obtain skills that are valuable in a variety of organizations and positions
  • You plan to obtain your Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration

A Business Administration degree will help open doors in almost any field, while providing entrepreneurs valuable skills to help them be successful in their endeavors.


What Can I Do With A Business Administration Degree?

Office and administrative support occupations are projected to add 2.3 million jobs through 2020, as the group grows by 10.3 percent. In addition, the job outlook for candidates with an Associate's degree is predicted to grow by 18 percent with a median annual wage of $61,590.*

Business Administration Careers

  • Information Clerk
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Financial Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Inventory Management
  • Scheduling
  • Employee Dispatcher
  • Cargo and Freight Agent

*Source: 11/18/2013


What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Associate in Science in Business Administration program during any semester. A full time student, 12 semester hour credits per term, or typically 3 courses, can complete this program in approximately 2 years.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I.

Business Core

Semester Hour Credit

GEB1002 Foundations for College Success

GEB1002 - Foundations for College Success - 2 Credits

The Foundations for College Success course is a two credit course designed specifically for first year students and new students who do not have a minimum of 60 transferrable credit hours or an Associate degree. This course must be completed the first semester at Hodges University. This course provides students with an overview of their individual programs in the JSOB and prepares learners for further studies in their discipline. Students will be introduced to the Blackboard Learning System, library resources, APA formal, Academic Honesty Policy, and writing and communications of the University and JSOB. Additionally, learners will plan their paths through their academic programs.

GEB1012 Introduction to Business

GEB1012- Introduction to Business - 4 Credits

A survey course in the principles of business as practiced in the market system economy. Topics include introductory studies in marketing, economics, human resources, forms of business ownership, global dimensions, organizational structure, management, business ethics, and financial terminology.

MAN2010 Principles of Management

MAN2010 - Principles of Management- 4 Credits

A study of management processes, resources and various organizational structures. Special emphasis is placed on human resources, leadership styles, and motivational practices.

Prerequisite: GEB1012

ECO2013 Macroeconomics

ECO2013 - Macroeconomics - 4 Credits

A basic study of economics and cultural changes with research into the economics system; its development by free competition under the capitalistic system; the nature and evolution of money; the banking system; the laws of supply and demand; public production control.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAC1132

ECO2032 Microeconomics

ECO2032 - Microeconomics - 4 Credits

This course includes a study of the tools for economics analysis, the market system price theory, theory of the firm, and theories of production and distribution.

Prerequisite: ECO2013

FIN3000 Personal Finance

FIN3000 - Personal Finance - 4 Credits

A study of personal financial management including retirement planning; budgeting; individual taxation; consumer credit; investments such as stock, mutual funds, and annuities; insurance, and major expenses.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

ACG2001 Principles of Accounting I

ACG2001 - Principles of Accounting I - 4 Credits

This introductory financial accounting course is the first of a two course sequence dealing with the information needs of a variety of stakeholders. Topics include the accounting cycle and bookkeeping process, assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, income measurement, cash flow analysis and fundamental financial statements. Specific emphasis is on the sole proprietorship and partnership entities.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

ACG2021 Principles of Accounting II

ACG2021 - Principles of Accounting II - 4 Credits

The second introductory financial accounting course continues coverage of accounting concepts as they relate primarily to corporations. In addition, a significant portion of the course focuses on managerial accounting concepts. Topics covered include corporate equity accounting, investments, financial statement analysis, break-even analysis, cost accounting models, performance measures, and budgeting.

Prerequisite: ACG2001

MKT2014 Principles of Marketing

MKT2014 - Principles of Marketing- 4 Credits

A survey course of the marketing of goods and services within the economy. This course covers both the consumer and managerial viewpoints and clarifies the role of marketing within a free enterprise system.

Prerequisite: GEB1012

BUL3111 Business Law I

BUL3111 - Business Law I - 4 Credits

This course examines the history and development of the American legal system and the laws relevant to general business operations. These areas include, but are not limited to, an overview of torts, criminal law, contract, and sales law.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101

BUL3112 Business Law II

BUL3112 - Business Law II - 4 Credits

This course further examines the impact that laws and regulation have on businesses and effective executive decision making, especially with regard to agency and employment law, ever changing governmental regulations and choice of business entity.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101, BUL3111

GEB2999 Comprehensive Exam

GEB2999 - Comprehensive Exam - 0 Credits

This is a comprehensive exam covering the core Business Administration and Liberal Arts courses studied in the Associate in Science in Business Administration program. Students must take this exam during their last semester at Hodges University in order to graduate.


Total Business Core Component

Area II.

Liberal Arts Component

CAP1000 Computer Applications

CAP1000 - Computer Applications- 4 Credits

This course helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to use a computer effectively as a tool for productivity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The course coverage includes: knowledge of computer operations and file management, the use of email, navigating the Internet to search for information and resources, online safety, security and privacy, as well as the ability to use the current Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a level of basic proficiency.

PSY1102 Strategic Thinking

PSY1102 - Strategic Thinking - 2 Credits

This course focusses on the process by which attitudes are developed, evaluated, and changed. Students will focus on applying critical thinking skills to understand current issues, belief systems and ethical positions.

ENG1101 English Composition

ENG1101 - English Composition- 4 Credits

This course is designed to encourage students to evaluate their own writing practices, learn strategies to make their writing more effective, and then apply their understanding to expository and research writing. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite: A score of 60 or better, or its equivalent on the language skills section of the CPAt test, a score of 65 or better on the language section of the COMPASS test, a score of 48 or better on the language section of the Online Entrance test, or ENG0991 and/or ENG0992 with at least a grade of C.

MAC1132 College Mathematics

MAC1132 - College Mathematics- 4 Credits

This course will provide the student with a firm understanding of college level mathematics as it relates to the contemporary world. Topics include critical thinking, set theory, logic, number systems, and an introduction to probability. Other topics include an introduction to Algebra and Geometry, solving linear equations, ratios, proportions, variation, percents and interest, measurement, and the metric system. Modern applications are emphasized with the above topics. All students must earn a C or better in this course.

Prerequisite: A score of 60 or better, or its equivalent on the mathematics section of the CPAt test, a score of a 50 or better on the mathematics section of the COMPASS Test, a score of a 18 or better on the mathematics section of the Online Entrance Test, or a grade of C or better in MAT0998

PHI3601/3301 Ethics or Philosophy

PHI3301 - Philosophy - 4 Credits

This course acquaints the student with the most significant directions of philosophical thought to the end that the student may have the ability to formulate questions, arrive at reasonable answers, and evaluate those of others.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours

PHI3601 - Ethics - 4 Credits

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that explores both the theory and application of virtues and vices in all areas of our lives. The course investigates current issues and events in the light of various moral principles that justify, clarify, explain, and direct our actions and attitudes.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours


Total Liberal Arts Component

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement



How is Hodges Business Administration Program Different?

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The courses in our Business Administration program are contemporary and designed to offer students real-world, applied knowledge in their field of study.

Our Faculty

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real world experience. The business professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff are available to students through a variety of communication mediums; including regular, in-person office hour meetings, phone, email, and Blackboard virtual office.

Our Experience

Business Administration faculty in our Johnson School of Business are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. This real-world, applied knowledge is an invaluable resource for students who are striving to further their careers.

Your Choice

You can obtain your Associate in Science in Business Administration degree on campus, completely online, accelerated, or a combination of all. Chose the options that are most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.


What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all undergraduate credit hour courses is $530.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

"I plan to take the CPA exam, and this school is preparing me to pass that exam (hopefully in one try) and fulfill my dream to open my own firm." - Gina Mauro, Accounting Major

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!


Aysegul Timur

Dean, School of Business : Business Administration

I love Hodges University because I enjoy making a beneficial difference in the lives of our students, personally and professionally, via quality education in an effective learning environment that makes use of advanced educational technology.


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