Business Management, B.A.S.

Degree Awarded

  • Bachelor of Applied Science

Nature of Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree provides students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program with an opportunity to continue their education to the baccalaureate level, acquiring additional skills and furthering their professional advancement. This statewide degree program requires 40 credit hours of upper division course work and 29 credit hours in the Business Management area of emphasis.

Admissions Requirements

Entering freshmen are admitted directly into the major.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regarding the GEF course offerings available at their campus.

Curriculum Requirements

Applicable AAS Degree Hours60
GEF Elective Requirements (5, 6, and 7)9
ENGL 102Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)3
STAT 111Understanding Statistics (GEF 8)3
BUSA 310Survey of Business Law3
BUSA 320Survey of Management3
BUSA 330Survey of Marketing3
BUSA 340Survey of Finance3
BTEC 350Advanced Computer Applications in Business4
BTEC 360Leadership and Human Behavior3
BTEC 370Intermediate Accounting3
BTEC 380Business Ethics3
BTEC 485Senior Seminar4
Upper Level Elective (300+ level or above)12
Total Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

Third Year
ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3STAT 111 (GEF 8)3
BUSA 3203BUSA 3103
BUSA 3303BUSA 3403
Elective3BTEC 3703
GEF 53Elective1
 15 13
Fourth Year
BTEC 3504BTEC 3803
BTEC 3603BTEC 4854
Upper Level Elective3Upper Level Elective3
Upper Level Elective3Upper Level Elective3
GEF 63GEF 73
 16 16
Total credit hours: 60

Major Learning Goals

Business management

Business Knowledge and Skills: Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of common business practices

Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective reading, writing, speaking, listening, and nonverbal communication skills