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The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management in the Global Economy

Business Management in the Global Economy (CIP Code: 52.0201)

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Program Title: Business Management in the Global Economy
Completion Award: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (2+2 Completion Program)
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Pre-requisite: Student must possess an AAS Degree in a similar field of study.
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Cost Per Credit Hour: $275
Tuition: $16,500
Books & Software: $2500**
Total Cost: $19,000 (including books, software, and shipping)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management in the Global Economy prepares individuals to face the management and administrative challenges encountered in the current high-tech global environment. The core courses in the program are designed to provide the student with the statistical analysis, economics, business law, accounting and finance knowledge and skills to identify and analyze business issues; the marketing abilities to develop functional solutions; and the management disciplines to implement and maintain those solutions. The general education components of the program augment these abilities from the obvious courses in technical writing, business psychology, and safety and health in the workplace, to the indirect influences of political and environmental science.

Admissions Requirements

Associate degree of Business Administration and Information Technology from American Business and Technology University or an Associate degree in similar field from any other appropriately accredited college or university. Students who have an Associate degree in non-related field will be required to take an additional 9 college credit hours of introductory business and finance courses (identified below). Transcripts will be evaluated by ABTU to determine if the prerequisites have been satisfied, prior to enrollment. The prerequisites must be satisfied before beginning subsequent courses of the BAS program; however, the student can begin bachelor's level courses of which specific independent prerequisites are not required.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to:

  • ✓ Identify current and potential issues and concerns in an organization.
  • ✓ Determine the sources of impending and future strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.
  • ✓ Use statistical, economic, accounting, and finance tools to analyze and quantify those concerns.
  • ✓ Present quantitative and technical issues with clear and concise methods.
  • ✓ Apply best practices and marketing skills to formulate solutions and develop successful plans.
  • ✓ Implement plans and solutions using proven management techniques.
  • ✓ Evaluate the potential external, political, social, legal, and environmental business concerns.
  • ✓ Utilize current and developing technologies to facilitate and grow a business.
  • ✓ Identify national and global markets and implement programs to develop them.
  • ✓ Provide a safe and healthy work environment.

Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program the graduate may qualify to manage or direct a small to medium size business or a moderate to large department in a corporation. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to integrate the latest and developing technologies, such as social media marketing, and a global online presence; as well as incorporating these techniques into a safe, environmentally friendly, global workplace.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension. Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of "D" or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of "C" or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.abtu.acot.edu/policies.htm
** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Required Courses Credit Hours
STS-300 Business Statistics I 3
STS-310 Business Statistics II 3*
BOB-300 Business Organizational Behavior 3
BIS-400 Business Information Systems 3
HRM-300 Human Resource Management 3
BSM-400 Strategic Management 3*
ESB-300 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3
ECN-400 Macroeconomics 3*
ECN-410 Microeconomics 3
ISM-400 Internet and Social Media Marketing 3
BGM-400 Global Marketing 3
BCB-300 Consumer Behavior 3*
FIN-400 Contemporary Financial Management 3
BLE-400 Business Law and Ethics 3*
BMA-400 Managerial Accounting 3
General Courses Credit Hours
GSH-300 Safety and Health in the Workplace 3
GBP-300 Business Psychology 3
GPS-300 Political Science 3
GES-300 Environmental Science 3*
GTW-400 Technical Writing 3

Total Credits: 60


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