Online AAS in Business Degree Program

Associate of Applied Science in Business

Your rapid route to the global workforce

Can’t wait to kick-start your career? Earn an associate degree in business online to meet today’s employer demands in our standard completion time of 24 months.


A learning experience built for your success

See a return on one of your biggest life investments: a Nexford Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business degree.

Learner success is at the heart of what we do. Our full-time faculty and dedicated Success Team are central to your learning experience. Right from the start, you’ll be assigned a friendly Success Advisor who can offer you personalized support. On top of that, we have tech-driven prompts to help keep you on the right track.

Study an associate’s degree with a difference. You can review your learning with interactive practice activities: quizzes, heat maps and case studies. Each learning module has weekly graded assignments which present real-world situations – proposal writing, scenario responses and business presentations – so you can better prepare for the global business environment. Walk away ready to interview for the job you want.

Prove what you know as you go – advance to your next course as soon as you've mastered competencies

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Choose when you start

Apply when the time is for you: programs start on the first day of every month. Then, take Nexford Orientation where you’ll navigate our fully online learning environment ahead of your first course and get the support you need.

Connect with your Success Advisor

Think of your Success Advisor as your mentor and coach. They’ll help you pick the right academic courses to meet your objectives. In some cases you’ll be able to take more than one course at a time – you’ll need to maintain your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) to do so.

Personalize your pathway

If you want to go faster, choose from two options, our Guided and Accelerated Paths.

A) Guided Learning Path Take one course in the first term and then pick up the pace with two courses each term.

B) Accelerated Learning Path Take one course in the first term and then accelerate with three courses each term.

Earn rewarding credentials

Make your LinkedIn profile and CV stand out as you earn your degree. All coursework leads up to a Final Project which is the ultimate learning artifact. Demonstrate your ability with digital badges and certificates. Showcase the competencies and skills you’ve gained to current and potential employers.

Get your degree

Build an international network: join a community of faculty, practitioner experts and peers from around the world. Choose to graduate at our ceremony in Washington DC, or at home with your family and friends. Wherever you celebrate, you'll get a globally recognized AAS in Business degree.

A world of success awaits

We promise that when you join our global community your success is truly our success. Nexford University has a dedicated group of Success Advisors to guide learners from Orientation through the successful completion of the first three courses in their program.

After this period, you'll be supported by the rest of the Success Advising team. When you graduate, you'll have all the tools – and the confidence – you need to succeed in global business.