Aug 19, 2022  
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
    
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (AS)


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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 for an entry-level management career. Students are exposed to the principles of accounting, finance, management, economics, and consumer behavior. The program provides a strong academic foundation to seek entry into the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program upon graduation.

The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Hospitality Management is designed to prepare students for 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 can prepare them for 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.

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


Specialization Areas (choose one): 16 Credits


General (non-specialized)

Choose one course from the list of two below:

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

Choose one additional course from the following:

Note(s):

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

State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101 or HIS1102 to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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