Business Administration B.A.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

This major is designed to provide a flexible, transfer-friendly approach to specifically serve the needs of students who have earned Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degrees. A previously earned A.A., A.A.S. or A.S. degree will transfer as a block and students will complete a capstone-type program in business administration. Program requirements include 36 hours of essential studies, 32 hours of major core requirements, and 15 hours of supporting course work.

Pre-requisite to program entrance: successful completion of A.A., A.A.S., or A.S. program from accreditation institution. 

Business Administration majors must complete the following essential studies courses: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120, or ENGL 125, and MATH 103, which are pre-requisite courses to this major and approved electives to total no less than 120 semester hours. At least 36 semester hours must be in the upper course (300-400) level.

The online B.A.S. degree in business administration coursework is also offered over a rotation schedule with the start-up cycle being offered periodically for new enrollees.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Students will apply business theories and/or methods to solve problems.
  • SLO 2: Students will demonstrate successful individual and collaborative communication skills.
  • SLO 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt to change through personal and professional awareness of self, others and the environment.
  • SLO 4: Students will demonstrate proficiency with technology appropriate for the contemporary business environment.


Core Courses

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I


ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II


ACCT 360Accounting Systems


BADM 301Principles Of Marketing


BADM 302Principles Of Management


BOTE 347Computer Applications in Business


BUSN 323Managerial Finance


BUSN 334Business Communication


BUSN 343Ethical Decision Making


BUSN 351Human Resource Management


BUSN 482Business Comprehensive


Total Core Credit Hours 32 SH


Supporting Course Work and Elective Requirements:

Supporting Course Work of 15 SH: Any upper division (300-400 level) BUSN courses or other relevant courses that have approval of the advisor. This could include a specialization from the Business Administration B.S.

Electives: Student should consult advisor for selection of additional elective courses to ensure that a total of no less than 120 credits is successfully completed.

Total credits required for a B.A.S. Degree: 120 SH