Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Midwestern Career College’s 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to learn more about business and become professionals in the field. Through coursework and optional externship opportunities, students will become knowledgeable and acquire skills in management, business ethics, accounting, finance, marketing, project management and business operations.

Those looking to understand the inner workings of business operations and to start or further their career in business will excel in this program.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago Main CampusOnline1/24/2022
Chicago Main CampusHybrid1/24/2022
Program Length: 2 Years (80 Instructional Weeks/5 Terms)


Coursework includes classes such as:

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Internet Marketing
  • Business Operations
  • Project Management

100% Online Option

Our Online Business option is 100% online and asynchronous. Asynchronous means coursework is accessible at your convenience. This provides the most flexible learning options for your busy schedule.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program are to provide the knowledge for students to become business professionals.

Through coursework and business internship opportunities, students will delve into the intricacies of business planning, functions and the essential process of entrepreneurship. Students will be exposed to management theories, business ethics, accounting, finance, marketing, and business operations.

Throughout this course, students will engage in practical business decision-making and gain essential knowledge in project management as well as business analysis.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base in concepts in business administration and their practical applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge in accounting, management theory, and marketing
  • Communicate and interact as effective members of the administration team
  • Think critically
  • Effectively engage in the business decision-making process
  • Demonstrate professional ethics


A business internship, although not required for program competition, is encouraged for students to gain real-world experience in the business world, further developing and refining competencies and skills learned in the classroom.

The encouraged internship will:

  • Enhance students’ career and personal development
  • Provide learning experiences that support the program objectives and course material covered in case studies and lectures
  • Validate the program’s curriculum in a working environment
  • Help to develop more competitive and employable graduates.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business operation occupations is projected to grow 5-9% percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 210,800 new jobs.*

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data  and 2016-2026 employment projections . “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1


International Admissions

100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2



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