Associate Degree in Business Administration (ADBA)

Your business studies gateway

Cover the basics of business and management with our 2-year Business Administration Associate Degree program.

The ADBA is perfect for:

- Learners looking for a fast-track program before entering the job market

- Professionals who don't want to commit to a full Bachelor's degree

- Employed professionals looking to level up their basic business skills

As an ADBA student, you'll learn how to successfully incorporate into the world of business, gain knowledge you could implement immediately, and improve your employability and professional profile.

After graduating, you can easily transfer to the advanced level of our Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree.

Develops skills to advance your career

Provides foundational knowledge in core business areas

Transfer your credits to the UFred BBA program


Program overview


20 total


2-3.5 years


$15,000 in total

(paid all at once or one course at a time)


15-20 hours

(per week per course)


Fully online


Independent learning, with a fixed schedule and deadlines

Application deadlines

August 16, 2024

October 11, 2024

December 12, 2024

*You'll need to apply at least 1 month before the start date.

Course start dates

September 16, 2024

November 11, 2024

January 27, 2025

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Save time and money

Finish your degree in less than 4 years with transfer credits

**Students with relevant college diplomas and/or previous undergraduate study may be eligible for significant program transfer credits, reducing the amount of courses needed to obtain the BBA. Reach out to a Program Advisor to find out if your credits are eligible for transfer.

Course details

Course structure & details

Our ADBA program is a self-paced, fully online learning program. There are no classes to attend, only independent learning. However, your courses will be led by instructors and you will need to meet assignment deadlines.

You'll also have easy access to interactions with your fellow students and instructors, all through the online campus.

During the course of the ADBA program you will complete both core educational courses as well as general education electives.

UFred’s mission is to provide a fully personalized lifelong learning path. The ADBA program can serve as the foundational piece of your business and management education path, covering the basic knowledge that supports you in the early or mid stages of your career.

Fees and funding
2 - 3.5 years
Tuition for the full ADBA program can be paid all at once or one course at a time.


 in total

Additional costs

Paying by course: $750 for a 3-credit course

Need assistance?

Our Program Advisors are here to answer any questions about our programs, the tuition fees, or how to apply.

Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm ET

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We will support you

Our Program Advisors will help you if you have questions about your choice of study program, the admission requirements, or the tuition fees, for example.

Just give us a call
A UFred recruitment advisor is ready to help answer your questions.

+1 877-454-6232
Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We’ll advise you every step of the way – and help you understand our undergraduate, master’s and MBA entry requirements – to make applying easy.

Our online model

Fair pricing

Thanks to our fully online teaching environment, we can charge less for our programs while still offering you a high-value educational experience.

Freedom to learn

Online learning means having more freedom: no need to travel, no need to attend multiple classes during business hours.

Online campus

You'll get the same education, networking and collaboration opportunities on-campus programs offer - through our online campus.


All of our services are available to you digitally: a library, a bookstore, support from advisors and peers, and instructor office hours.

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