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: $249
Tuition: $14,940
Course Materials (Books & Software): $2500**
Total Cost: $17,440 (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.

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.
  • Devise plans and solutions using proven management techniques.
  • Evaluate the potential external, political, social, legal, and environmental business concerns.
  • Employ current and developing technologies to facilitate and grow a business.
  • Identify national and global markets and implement programs to develop them.


Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry to mid-level Staff Accountant, Auditor, Financial Analyst, Cost Accountant or Tax Accountant.

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 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.

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 have to take additional courses in Business.

ABTU’s program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

* 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: Proctored Examination Policy

** 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*
BCB-300 Consumer Behavior 3
BIS-400 Business Information Systems 3*
ECN-400 Macroeconomics 3
ECN-410 Microeconomics 3
ISM-400 Internet & Social Media Marketing 3
BGM-400 Global Marketing 3*
BLE-400 Business Law & Ethics 3
BMA-400 Managerial Accounting 3
BOB-300 Business Organizational Behavior 3*
ESB-300 Entrepreneurship & Small Business 3
HRM-300 Human Resource Management 3
BSM-400 Strategic Mangaement 3*
FIN-400 Contemporary Financial Management 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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