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Let’s Do Business: Associate’s Degree in Business Administration

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Why get an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration?

Whether you are looking to start your career in marketing, work for a government office, remain in business administration, or create your own company, an associate’s degree in Business Administration may be the leg up you need. 

An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration is the foundation you need to build a career in business. For those already in a business position and looking to grow, it is an excellent step to take to bring your skills to the next level. An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration (ADBA) is a two-year program where you have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills to succeed in business careers:

  • Communication skills
  • Self-discipline
  • Personal motivation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork abilities in a business-focused environment

Earning an ADBA gives job applicants an advantage in the job market: the advantage of a well-rounded education and the skills that come with it. Completing a business program and the experience students gain is leverage for negotiating starting salaries in Administrative positions. Employees with a degree are more likely to be hired than those without (1). On average, degrees also increase the entry salary for employees (1).

3 Careers for Someone With An ADBA

1. Sales Manager

A sales manager hires and maintains a team of sales professionals to support a business. A business is only as good as its sales. An excellent sales manager can rally and support salespeople to perform their best. The median income of a sales manager is $59,923/year in Kentucky (2) and $62,162/year in Ohio (3). 

2. Human Resources Manager 

For those who pursue a career in human resources, it is a reasonable expectation to seek promotion to human resources manager. In human resources, professionals act as a bridge between employees and upper management. A human resources manager’s median pay is $65,694/year in Kentucky (4) and $68,148/year in Ohio (5).

3. Medical/Health Service Manager

The beauty of a business degree is that all businesses benefit from employees with a background in administration and the capability of running a business. Though you may not expect it, medical and health companies are especially big hires for business administration students. Hospitals, private practices, and more need managers and business administration graduates to keep the business side of operations afloat. The median salaries for these positions can be substantial but depend on the specific environment. 

How to Get An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration

Getting your ADBA has never been more accessible. At Beckfield College, our business program is online. We prioritize supporting you and your educational needs every step of the way. From the moment you visit our website, you can email, call, or meet with an admissions representative to discuss the best option for you and your career. Learn more about our program here and apply today.