Online Associate in Business Studies (ABS)


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Program Description


Launch your career with our Online Associate in Business Studies (ABS)

Customize your studies 100% to your personal needs. Choose courses based on program requirements, previous studies, current interests and future ambitions.

Our Associate in Business Studies will enable you to kick-start your career. 

"I've been able to create long-lasting friendships with international people from all over the world. UIBS has given me all the professional skills and tools I needed to develop in my career." - Elvitz

Program requirements

8 HNC courses 60 European credits /120 UK credits
5 electives 25 credits
Extra-Curricular Activities 5 credits
courses + extra curricular 

90 credits

Complete your studies entirely online or in a blended format along with one or more campus-based courses. This program equals 90 European Credits and can be completed with 3 years of part-time studies. This program program includes our 60-credit Online Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business program. Consider continuing in the Online (top-up) Bachelor in Business Studies (BBS) or Online (top-up) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program upon copletion. Academic and other contions may apply.


Duration: Part-time, 3 years
Language: English
Credits: 90 European Credits
Locations: Online with blended learning available in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo and Zurich
Starting dates: Launch your career 8 times per year! Join the program every 5 weeks in:

October, November, January, February, April, May, July, August

Fees: Connect with us directly for the latest program fees at your preferred study location.
Deadline: No deadline to apply


Discover Renzo's #experienceUIBS story

We're sure you're wondering what studying @ UIBS is like. Check out our alumni Renzo's testimonial, and learn more about his #experienceUIBS.

Renzo is originally from Italy, and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at our campuses in Barcelona, Milan and Zurich.

Meet our global faculty

Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future.

Meet Professor Dr. Perry Haan, President of the Academic Council. Perry teaches across our campus network!

Admissions Requirements

To apply, students can fill out our online application form @ 

Applying online is easy, and can be completed in as quick as 5 minutes! Once you have submitted your application we'll be getting in touch you in +- 2-3 working days regarding the status of your application.


To complete your application, make sure you submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your valid passport or identity card
  • Copies of all relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates and transcripts
  • Letter of motivation stating your career objectives and program expectations
  • Passport-size photograph

Connect with us directly, join a program webinar


Participate in our live Q&A and get all your questions answered.

One of our admissions advisors will be taking you through everything you need to know about studying @ UIBS, and will be going through all programs and features. Kick-start your career. Sign up for a program webinar!


Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

Dedicated since 2002 to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, United International Business Schools (UIBS) is an independent private education institution with campuses in Europe and Asi ... Read More

Dedicated since 2002 to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, United International Business Schools (UIBS) is an independent private education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate (Bachelor/BBA) and (Post)Graduate (Master/MBA and Doctor/DBA) level leading to private (programmatically-accredited) degrees, and to American regionally-accredited and European state-recognized degrees in cooperation with our academic partners. "the inspiring excellence of a private college, the stimulating advantage of a small-scale environment" Read less
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