then transfer your credits to a four-year college or university
This is one of the most versatile degrees you could earn.
Propelling you forward academically and professionally.
If being part of the thriving life of American (or international) business is your calling, this transfer degree can put your foot on the gas pedal, whether you’re here for the associate degree or plan to go on to a BA or an MBA.
This degree is a solid foundation for many career directions. It’s the first step toward rewarding work in small business management, digital marketing, health care management, corporate systems development, non-profit administration, project management, human resource management, web animation and multimedia, owning a successful company, working as an executive secretary, administrative assistant, or office manager, and much more.
Whatever career and location you choose, with your ABA you can have an impact on others by helping your business, organization, or agency fulfill its mission and serve the public.
You already have so much going for you:
- a strong work ethic
- personal resilience
- an interest in marketing and management
- the determination to succeed
- people skills
- a love of accomplishment
Combining all of your strengths with an ABA degree is like hitting hyper-drive. You’ll be a major step closer to determining your own future and lifestyle.
- Love what you do for a living.
- Make your own financial choices.
- Set an example for your children.
- Build a career path that allows you to be both a parent and a business person.
- Live where you want and do the things you enjoy.
- Find a career where you will be valued.
Because you’ll be completing general education courses (or sometimes referred to as liberal arts), including various disciplines in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and sometimes foreign language, you can expect to grow as a person, develop critical thinking skills, and see the world from multiple perspectives.
You’ll finish your degree program at Kirtland as a more well-rounded person, someone who’s equipped to navigate a career, respond to what comes your way, and interact confidently with many different kinds of people – important traits for anyone aiming for business success.
You’ll be “all systems go” for transferring to a four-year college or university and continuing your studies.
Median Salary (2021) in Michigan: $98,720
Employment growth (2021-31): 8%
Median Salary (2021) in Michigan: $102,380
Employment growth (2021-31): 9%
Median Salary (2021) in Michigan: $126,230
Employment growth (2021-31): 7%
Salary data according to O*NET Online
Transferring, going for your BA or MBA?
Kirtland online credits transfer to your college or university. We’ll help guide your coursework so you waste no time or resources during your first two years.
OR maybe this is you?
Perhaps one of these scenarios best describes your reason for considering Kirtland right now.
- You’re returning to college after being in the workforce and realize you want to change careers or climb the ladder in your current field.
- You want to get your general education requirements under your belt to complete another Kirtland degree program (or a program at another institution that we don’t offer).
Respected by transfer institutions
We have strong relationships with many of the four-year schools to which our students transfer. What we hear from them consistently is:
Kirtland students that come to us are ready for college.
They are very well prepared.
You can complete all of your courses online
(although many of the General Education courses can be completed in person if you prefer in-person instruction)
This may be the most important reason for you to consider enrolling at Kirtland. We can assure you, there are reasons that Kirtland is consistently ranked among the top 25 sources for online learning in America.
- We’re not newcomers to online education! We’ve been teaching online for over ten years.
- This is not a plug-and-play robotic interaction with students! We get personally acquainted with our students and make ourselves available to help them.
- Our classes are highly interactive. Our faculty put themselves and their personalities into the classes.
- Faculty are responsive to email requests for support, usually responding within an hour! We know if you take the time to write to us, you need help now, not a week from now.
- We have a Center for Teaching and Learning that teaches new faculty how to be effective in teaching online and to maintain our high standards.
Our faculty are outstanding and are working in the industry
More reasons to choose our business transfer program
You’ll have every advantage as you prepare for your career.
Small class sizes
You’ll never get lost in an environment where there are large numbers of students vying for the professor’s attention when you’re attending classes with us. Our class sizes are small enough that your professor will know your name and take an interest in you! This is invaluable and cannot be duplicated by larger colleges and universities.
Passionate student-focused advisors provide the guidance you need to succeed.
Our advisors are well-known among current and former students alike for their kindness and exceptional level of interest and commitment to each student’s success. They’ll do everything in their power to get you the right information and answer your questions.
They’ll have conversations with you regularly, share the resources they think will help you, and guide you in navigating the transfer process.
Advisors also provide career counseling for students who are undecided about their exact career goals.
You can bring credits to Kirtland with reverse transfer
Did you transfer to a four-year university before you earned your associate degree? Students now have the option to transfer those university credits back to their community college to complete their associate degree through reverse transfer. Bring your credits with you when you return to Kirtland.
Kirtland makes it easier to work out the finances
You can save a lot of money by enrolling here. Our tuition rates are one-third the cost of most four-year schools and universities, which puts you at a real advantage!
We also have many resources for financial aid and professional staff who’ll help you apply.
Get help with your financial aid
You may be surprised by how simple it is to apply for government grants, scholarships and loans.
Your credit history is not a major consideration in qualifying for federal aid. You DON’T need to attend school full-time to qualify. And we will assist you with the process you’re dreading IF you need help. Often students are eligible for more money than they’re expecting.
Your path to a lucrative & fulfilling future
Step 1 — Get Started
Speak to an advisor!
They’ll help you navigate the process! If you’ve made your decision, declare Associate in Business Administration as your program of study with your advisor. If you’re considering transferring to a 4-year college after graduating from Kirtland, stay in touch with your advisor and find the most advantageous path.
Choose the college or university where you intend to transfer your credits after Kirtland.
Complete your program courses, including your general education courses. Continue to take advantage of support from your advisor throughout.
Celebrate! Graduate with flying colors. You now have an Associate Degree in Business Administration! Time to break out the champagne (or your favorite energy drink)!
Take your next educational step. Start the next phase of your journey at the transfer school of your choice. B.A? M.B.A.? Ready… set… GO!