AAS in Business

Associate of Applied Science in Business

Your rapid route to the global workforce

Can’t wait to kick-start your career? Earn a degree to meet today’s employer demands 100% online, and in an average of 18 months.

At a glance


Invest in your future, not in a campus. Our monthly fees automatically adjust to your local market. Plus, pay for the time it takes, not the number of courses. The faster you master the content, the less you pay.

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Flexible pace

Learn wherever and whenever you want. Complete an AAS in Business in an average of 18 months. Move at a flexible pace, with eight weeks to complete all six modules in each course.


With 22 courses on offer, choosing your route to the workforce is simple. Master five to seven competencies per course and pick a pathway based on your career goals, with support at every stage.

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What’s an AAS?

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business is an associate’s degree. As an undergraduate program, it’s the next stage after secondary school. Some learners use it as a platform to progress to a bachelor’s degree: you can stack a Nexford AAS in Business by continuing with our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, for example. Others use an AAS as a foundation to show employers what they’re capable of. Some careers don’t require a bachelor’s degree so it’s worth checking if you need one for your chosen vocation before you make your choice.

Why Nexford?

The AAS is one of the fastest ways to kick-start your career. With half the number of credits of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), you’ll graduate in an average of 18 months with a degree that tells employers you’re ready right away. If you want to continue your education with Nexford, you can progress directly into our BBA program.

Nexford's curriculum is developed by trusted experts: a combination of global industry specialists, faculty, and professional business organizations. Workforce data1 tells us what employers want – spend your AAS in Business mastering precisely that.

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LinkedIn Learning: master soft and hard skills

Bullet proof your skills with a unique combination of soft and hard skills. While you earn your management degree you will have access to thousands of technical courses such as Blockchain Basics, Learn Cloud Computing, Analytical Reasoning, at no additional cost. As a Nexford learner you will have access to +16,000 expert-led courses from LinkedIn Learning. Choose from:

  • 268 courses on Remote Working
  • 528 courses on Data Science
  • 188 courses on Fintech

Show off your skills: earn a certificate when you complete a course.

  • Tailor your learning: choose relevant courses based on your experience, LinkedIn profile and goals
  • Test what you’ve learned: use LinkedIn Learning assessments

Time it takes per course

Each course is a series of six modules, which collectively take six to eight weeks to complete. You'll progress toward mastering five to seven competencies per course through a combination of assessments. Formative assessments take place throughout the courses to help you gain skills; summative assessments enable you to reflect on and embed your learning.

Course structure
Select the time you can invest per week
15-20 hours20-25 hours25-30 hours30-35 hours35-40 hours
You can finish a course in
8 weeks

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Industry and employer insights

We surveyed industry leaders who employ more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Executives from the following companies – and many more – participated in our global employer needs survey to help inform our curriculum design.

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