Business program students in the classroomHave you always considered entering the world of business, but were unsure where to begin? The Business Administration AS degree at City College can offer you a starting point to begin your journey toward a four-year business degree or build your skills to enter the workforce. Our program presents students with foundational knowledge of various business concepts ranging from business law to marketing, as well as general education that produces well-rounded employees. This provides individuals the chance to explore the vast opportunities that an associate degree in business can offer.

This degree can bridge to a bachelor’s degree, offered through MSU Billings’ College of Business where students can focus on accounting, finance, general business, management, or marketing. With the exception of finance, every emphasis is offered online. Starting your business degree at City College is an affordable, accessible way to jump-start your career and expand upon your passion for the world of business. Because the program is flexible, with online and on-campus courses, it has never been easier to earn your degree. We encourage you to learn more about our Business Administration AS degree to help increase your employability and knowledge needed in today’s marketplace!

 Median Wage (MT) $31,439
 Median Wage (US) $38,569

Expected Growth MT 13%
Expected Growth US 10%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dep. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau; (projections through 2026).

With an AS in Business Administration, you will find employment in a variety of settings such as:

  • Administrative Service Management
  • Information System Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance

This program is offered fully online with the majority of classes also offered on-campus. 

First-time college students must have high school diplomas from an accredited high school, a GED/HiSET, or passed the MSUB Readiness Exam offered through our university. Transfer students will need to submit records from all regionally accredited institutions

Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


Business Administration
Students who earn their AS in Business Administration have a direct pathway to the BSBA program at MSU Billings through the College of Business. Students have options to select their area of emphasis from options in Accounting, General Business, Finance, Management or Marketing. All options except Finance are offered fully online. To find out more information contact MSU Billings Advising Center at 406-657-2240.

Q: Can I work while in this program?

A: Yes. The Business Administration AS degree can be completed entirely online, so you have the flexibility to complete your degree around your schedule.

Q: What topics are covered in this program?

A: The Business Administration AS degree covers a wide range of business skills as well as foundational education that employer’s value, such as:

  • Introduction to accounting principles
  • Best business practices, including business law, management and marketing
  • Macroeconomics & microeconomics
  • Introduction to computers and computer literacy with programs utilized in the business setting
  • Academic foundation courses

Q: Will my credits in this program transfer to a bachelor’s degree in business?

A: Yes! The Business Administration AS degree is designed to transfer to a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. A direct pathway is to the BSBA program at MSU Billings through the College of Business. See the Pathways section on this page for more detailed information.

For students that want more hands-on experience we encourage you to explore our General Business AAS degree.