Fast-Track Associate in Science in Business Administration (Online)
|Also available 100% Online||Yes|
|Other Format(s)||Associate of Science in Business Administration|
|Credits Required for Graduation||40|
|Entry Terms||Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter|
|Meets International Visa Requirements||No|
The online, Fast-Track Associate of Science in Business Administration degree completion program is designed for transferring in your previously earned undergraduate credits (40-48 credits) so you may earn your associate degree online in just 9 months.
You will gain a solid foundation in multiple business disciplines as the program curriculum covers a range of essential business topics such as marketing, accounting, and business law. Upon completion, an associate degree in business administration is the first step towards a successful business career and also prepares you to continue on to your bachelor’s degree with the background to focus in a desired area of specialization.
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Curriculum for the Fast-Track Associate Degree in Business Administration is designed for students who want to complete their associate degree strictly online, in as little as 9 months.
|ENG 3006||College English Workshop||3 q.h.|
|ECN 1002||Principles of Microeconomics||4 q.h.|
|ACC 2150||Financial Accounting||6 q.h.|
|MGT 1003||Dynamics of Business||6 q.h.|
|ACC 1403||Managerial Accounting||3 q.h.|
|HRM 2101||Organizational Behavior||3 q.h.|
|BLW 1001||Business Law 1||3 q.h.|
|OPM 1130||Basics of Supply Chain Management||3 q.h.|
|FIN 2850||Financial Management||6 q.h.|
|MKT 1001||Principles of Marketing||3 q.h.|
Total Quarter Hours: 40
Offers students an opportunity to learn the skills and techniques involved in designing and producing a finished documented paper of ten pages. Reviews the principles and methods of organized writing in preparation for the required competency examination administered at the end of the workshop.
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces microeconomics, which centers on individual areas of activity such as a firm, product, or consumer. Applies basic principles of economics to current economic problems. Explores the role of a market pricing system, supply and demand, the costs of production, profits and the supply decision, competitive markets, monopoly, oligopoly, factor markets, and income distribution. Applies economic principles to selected problem areas, including poverty, pollution, and international trade.
Examines the development of financial statements, including the underlying concepts and measurement theories. Emphasizes the analysis and use of these statements to make decisions. The second half emphasizes issues in financial reporting, valuation, and income measurement. Topics include inventories, plant and equipment, bonds, present value, and stockholders’ equity.
Dynamics of Business
Offers an overview course, the first part of which provides a foundation for understanding how American business operates in a global marketplace. Business is viewed first by examining key external factors that influence its development: the economy, government, law, politics, and international business. Students have an opportunity to study the internal organization of business, highlighting major issues associated with the key management functions such as marketing, finance, information systems, and operations. Practical applications of business principles and current events are emphasized. The second part of the course focuses on the tools—particularly financial, marketing, and information systems—required to operate businesses in the twenty-first century. Covers consumer-oriented marketing, investment basics, the securities market, and e-business. Seeks to help students demystify the complexities of the business world.
Offers students an opportunity to learn how to perform a cost-benefit analysis, how to analyze cost-volume relationships, and how to apply ratio analysis to financial statements, such as the statement of cash flows.
Examines individual learning and motivation as well as interpersonal communication, conflict management, group roles and dynamics, and how to determine the levels of each factor. Relies heavily on techniques to analyze, apply knowledge, and develop personal insight and skills. Organizational behavior asks the question: What is needed to become an effective organization? Organization members and leaders seek the elusive goals of a highly motivated, innovative workforce, committed to ethical contribution to individuals and society.
Business Law 1
Introduces the legal system and the essential elements of contracts, including performance and remedies for breach. Other topics include sales laws as governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, including the law of warranty, business organizations, limited liability corporations, partnerships, and other commercially important business forms.
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Explores the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a typical enterprise supply chain. Examines a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from the enterprise. Topics covered include basic elements of the supply chain, just-in-time (JIT), total quality management (TQM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand planning, and capacity management. Provides preparation for those who wish to take the APICS examination toward earning the CPIM certification.
Combines the content of FIN 2801 and FIN 2802 .
Principles of Marketing
Consists of lectures, readings, and small group discussions on the role of marketing in contemporary society, in the business enterprise, and in the nonprofit organization. Covers the planning, operations, and evaluation of marketing and promotional efforts necessary for the effective marketing of consumer and industrial products and services in both profit and nonprofit organizations.
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
- Official high school degree
- Official GED
- Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
- Prerequisite coursework: applicants must completed the following:
- College Algebra or college level math
- College level English composition
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $13,000.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.
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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2013-14 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.
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