Associate of Applied Science: Business

As with the law of supply and demand, today's business graduates are experiencing a resurgence of job opportunities reflective of a growing economy. From ownership of a small business to employment at national and international businesses, eVersity will help you obtain the skills needed to succeed in today's business environment.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs that require associates degrees are growing faster than occupations that require other types of training. 

Potential Occupations

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Technicians
  • Human Resource Assistants

Earning Potential

On average, associate degree holders make $8,000 more a year than those with only high school diplomas. -U.S. Census Bureau, 2014




  • ACCT 2003: Principles of Financial Accounting
    This course provides an introduction to financial accounting principles and concepts to include measurement, recording and evaluation of basic business transactions. Students will learn to analyze, journalize, and post transactions, including adjusting and closing entries and the preparation and composition of the Income Statement, Equity Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. This course will emphasize the use of accounting information for business management. The recognized set of accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be emphasized throughout the course.
  • ACCT 2013: Principles of Managerial Accounting
    This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I, with special emphasis given to GAAP recording and reporting, and partnership and corporate equity transactions. Financial statement analysis, incremental analysis and capital budgeting, and cost-volume-profit will also be covered in this course. The course also introduces students to managerial accounting concepts, including job order and process costing, and budget planning and control.


  • BUSI 1013: Intro to Business

    Surveys business activities of individual, national, and international scope. A comparison of economic systems with emphasis on the free enterprise system including forms of ownership, organization and management, labor relations, production, marketing, finance, and legal and regulatory influences.

  • BUSI 2003: Administrative Office Procedures

    This course focuses on the role of the administrative assistant. Emphasis will be placed on technology, international business, human relations, and the ethics of office management for all levels of workers: administrative support and managerial. Students will also learn the basics of records management.

  • BUSI 2013: Business and Professional Communications

    This course covers the principles of effective oral and written communications in a business office. Topics include verbal/nonverbal skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills, psychological principles, and employment skills involved in effective business communications. Special attention will be given to advanced Word Processing skills.

  • BUSI 2113: Spreadsheets

    This course is designed for the advanced spreadsheet student. The course includes construction of spreadsheets, formatting, editing, saving, and printing. Students will learn to use queries, formulas, tables, reports, and problem solving techniques to reach decisions. Course includes learning how to import, export, and download data.

Business Law

  • BLAW 2003: Business Law
    This course revolves around the basics of contract law, i.e., offer and acceptance, capacity, agreement, consideration, legality, form, defects in agreement, breach, and remedies. Sources of the law, torts, crimes, administrative law, courts, and court procedures are also examined. The application of these concepts to both personal and business problems is emphasized.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.


  • ECON 2203: Microeconomics
    This course is an introduction to microeconomic analysis, concentrating on consumer choice, firm production and pricing in different market structures, resource demand, the public sector, and externalities.


  • FINC 2013: Personal Finance
    This course is a study of the basic principles of personal management of banking services, consumer credit, insurance, real estate, savings and investments, pensions and annuity plans, and estate planning.


  • MGMT 2003: Principles of Management
    Describes the elements of the managerial process and develops a rational synthesis of management. Teaches students to develop their own creative abilities in order to apply them intelligently to the problems encountered in business.


  • MKTG 2003: Principles of Marketing
    Familiarizes students with the marketing concept and its importance to the survival and success of any business. Concepts such as identifying and segmenting markets, marketing information systems, market channels, and the people in marketing, are coordinated with key concepts of the marketing mix, i.e., having the right product at the right price in the right place, at the right time, using the right promotion strategies. This coordination contributes to the profitable functioning of business.


  • MATH 2103: Statistics
    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and methods in business are taught. Topics include qualitative data analysis, frequency distributions, numerical methods, data dispersions, variance analysis, estimation theory, sampling distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation.


eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.


  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing
    Practice in preparing reports, letters, articles, web pages, and other forms of writing used in a variety of companies and organizations.


  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy
    The overarching goal of Quantitative Literacy is to provide students with mathematical understandings and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations.


  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.
  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics
    A survey of ethical systems with an examination of how such systems can be applied to business, medical, legal, environmental, and personal issues.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.


In addition to the courses listed above, students seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Business will also complete 3 elective hours. 

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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