AAS in Business


The Associate of Applied Science in Business will prepare you to function effectively in a business organization. You will learn how to use quantitative and reasoning skills in accounting, economics, and marketing. You also will build knowledge about different economies, cultures, and approaches to conducting business around the world.

Degree Highlights

Learn more about the many ways you can contribute to an industry or corporate setting. Gain exposure to different functional areas and become familiar with trends in global business, entrepreneurship, trade, and more.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Kofi Afriyie
(212) 992-8399

Program Structure

Core Courses

Core courses provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts that expands your critical thinking and analytical skills, increases your knowledge, and develops your intellect.

Major Curriculum

With the insights gained and the skills acquired through the AAS in Business, you are well equipped to advance in your current career or to pursue a bachelor’s degree in:

  • Information Systems Management
  • Leadership and Management Studies
  • Real Estate 
  • Social Sciences, with a concentration in Economics


Core Requirements

The degree is a 60 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits) and required courses (28 credits)


The following courses may be required based on a writing placement assessment, and should be successfully completed within the first three semesters.

Critical Thinking

Students are required to take the following course.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students, in close consultation with their advisor, select Math 1 and Math II or one of the following other courses based on a math placement assessment.

Scientific Issues

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Admissions Criteria

Note: Applicants must have at least a gap semester between high school graduation and their pursuit of an associate degree at NYUSPS.

Applications will be reviewed for evidence of:

  • Academic preparedness suggestive of success at the associate level

  • Personal attributes that predict readiness for college-level work (e.g., motivation to learn, time management, personal responsibility, maturity)

  • Self-reflection on reasons for pursuing a college degree and how the degree will advance one’s personal or career goals


Application Dates

  • Fall - August 1st

  • Spring - January 1st

Required Forms and Application Details

  • $0 application fee

  • GED or high school diploma required - recommended minimum 2.7 (B-) GPA

  • Résumé

  • 1 Letter of recommendation (recommended, but not required)

  • 4 short-answer essays

  • Official transcripts from all high school and colleges attended


For Academic Year 2019-2020

Tuition per 4 credit course $2,040

Registration Fee* $708

*Fees based on total number of courses registered for, see link below for details.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed by the NYUSPS Office of Admissions, in consultation with the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.


Financing Your education

We know that financial planning for your education is of the utmost importance. We want to support you. Click the link below to learn about financial aid opportunities or download the financial aid guidelines document.