Associate of Science in Business

Take the next step towards achieving your professional goals in business.

In the Associate of Science in Business program, gain the foundational skills necessary to launch or advance your career in accounting, management, and more. In addition to your classes, take on internships that will prepare you for your professional career in an ever-changing marketplace.

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Flexible Timeline

Fit your degree around your schedule with full and part-time options. For full-time students, you can complete your degree in as little as 18 months.

Degrees are conferred from Houghton University in Houghton, NY. Most coursework will be completed at the Buffalo extension site located in the King Urban Life Center. Students’ required capstone course will be held on the Houghton, NY campus and emphasize the learning outcomes for the entire program.

Grow Your Potential

Take the next step in your education without having to commit to a four-year degree. Use this next level of education to further improve your capabilities, gain marketable credentials and increase your earning potential. An associate's degree can also serve as a solid stepping stone toward a more advanced degree, like a Bachelor's.

Cost and Affordability

Houghton will coordinate all your financial aid. This includes all state and federal financial aid as well as scholarships. See what typical students pay for their education in a variety of cost scenarios.

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What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s A.S. in Business you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of management, becoming equipped to plan and implement strategic behavior for your organization.
  • Familiarize yourself with accounting skills, gaining the capability to evaluate the financial performance of your business and aiding you in making more informed decisions.
  • Learn the basics of marketing and how to conduct market research in order to target specific customers—both current and potential—and create relationships with them.
  • Become familiar with the principles of economics, improving your understanding of the nature of the global economy to help your organization thrive amidst an ever-changing marketplace.
  • Gain basic understanding of statistics, enabling you to make data-driven business decisions to maximize efficiency and drive down costs.
  • Obtain key general education knowledge and skills that are beneficial and applicable to any profession.
  • Be equipped to thrive in a business role, including but not limited to, being a:
    • Store Manager
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Customer Service Associate
    • Executive Assistant

62 Credits


General Education


Elective Courses or Area of Focus

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

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