Animal Welfare Business Administration Associate Degree Program

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Animal Welfare Business Administration

Animal Welfare Business Administration is not only an opportunity-filled career choice, but also a way to put your passion for animals into a rewarding career that makes a difference in your community. This field combines an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of animal care with essential training in business management and development. Animal Welfare Business Administration involves topics such as:

  • Learning in depth how animals cope with the conditions of their environment.
  • Training in animal administration, personnel supervision and team building.
  • Gauging animal welfare, identifying potential risks to animals and mitigating those risks.
  • Developing public relations and fundraising skills.
  • A deeper understanding of the essentials of animal care such as health & nutrition, animal ethics & law and pet behavior characteristics.
  • Providing customer service to pet owners through outstanding shelter management and client communications.
  • Improving the lives of the animals under your care.

Animal Welfare Management is a rapidly growing industry. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $143 billion on their pets this year.1

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Program Length: 7 months
  • Credits: 110

Career Options

  • Animal Shelters
  • Veterinary Offices
  • Doggie Daycare & Boarding Providers
  • Animal Training Centers
  • Self-Employed Home Animal Care


Our Animal Welfare Business Administration Associate Degree is designed for people who already have 61 credit hours in an animal welfare-related concentration.


What You Will Learn

  • While there are multiple avenues to enter Animal Welfare Business Administration, one of the best ways to stand out in the field is through related education and course work. Our Animal Welfare Business Administration program can be completed in as little as 7 months.
  • The nature and process of animal shelter medicine, infectious disease, animal anatomy and physiology.
  • Coping techniques to improve and control animal behavior and animal enrichment.
  • Common veterinary terminology and procedure.
  • Proper facility management, volunteer management and customer service.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Animal Caretakers is projected to grow 29% in Ohio from 2020 to 2030.2

The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"While getting my degree, I worked full time, and sometimes overtime, at a vet office while raising a newborn. Through Stautzenberger College, I am now "Now, I am a mother of two pursuing my bachelor's with a fresh start."

Brooke Davis

2020 Grad, Animal Welfare Business Admin AAS