Online Associate Degree in Business Administration
Learn how to succeed in business in today's global economy with UMass Lowell’s Associate Degree in Business Administration. This affordable, part-time degree is available entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses. You will develop analytical skills and learn the fundamentals of business operations, marketing, financial accounting, statistics and more —while attending one of the nation's leading business schools.
All credits earned in the Associate of Science in Business Administration can be applied toward the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a distinction earned by only 5% of the world’s business schools.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- Total Credits: 62
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MATH 1210 pre-req
MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I, or MATH.1210 Management Precalculus, or MATH.1270 Preparation for Calculus, or MATH.1280 Calculus IA, or MATH.1290 Calculus IB,or ALEKS score of 67 or higher.
COM Filter courses,or BU minor
ENGL.1010 & ECON.2010 Pre-
BA-BBA majors & ENGL.1020 CW2
MATH.2830,3860 or ECON.2110pre
All associate's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 60 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
Tuition & Fees
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Spring 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|On Campus Haverhill||$300||$900|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
|Undergraduate Degree Application||$60|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Applying into an Undergraduate Degree Program
Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into an associate's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.