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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (AS)


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As of January 1, 2014, South University will no longer accept applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Business Administration program offerd online or on ground.

The Associate of Science degree program in Business Administration is designed to offer the student broad exposure to the responsibilities and requirements of managing a business. The student will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of management concepts that are needed to seek entry-level positions upon graduation. Students are exposed to the principles of accounting, finance, management, economics, and consumer behavior. The program is designed to provide a strong academic foundation in order to give students the opportunity to seek entry into the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program upon graduation.

Business Administration (AS) with a concentration in Hospitality Management

The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Hospitality Management is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level management employment within the hospitality industry. The focus of the program is to develop a specific understanding of the industry, while developing critical skills specifically oriented towards hospitality. Students will have the opportunity to learn about operations and management skills that are designed to prepare them to seek entry-level management positions in hotels, restaurants, timeshare operations, clubs, contract management, catering, extended living properties, beverage management, amusement management, gaming operations, and cruise-line management upon graduation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students may demonstrate an awareness of how culture, society, ethics, law, politics, technology, and economic principles impact the actions and decisions of business professionals.
  • Students may demonstrate a general knowledge of the principles of accounting, finance, management, economics, law, and marketing.
  • Students may demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common business problems.
  • Students may demonstrate proficient use of information technology in a business environment.
  • Students may demonstrate effective teamwork skills in a business environment.
  • Students may demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze business problems.

Associate of Science in Business Administration: 92 Credits


Area I General Education Requirements: 40 Credits


Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics (choose one)


Natural Sciences (choose one)


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Area II Foundation Requirements: 16 Credits


Area III Major Requirements: 36 Credits


Concentration Areas (choose General or Hospitality Management)


General (non-specialized) (choose one)

Choose one course from the list of two below:

Choose one course from the list below. These courses cannot count for both Area I and Area III credits.

Choose one additional course from the following:

Note(s):

South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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