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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 APU Catalog

Business Administration, A.A.


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The Associate of Arts (AA) in Business Administration provides a basic understanding of business principles and prepares the student for entry-level positions in business. This AA can be taken completely online and in the evening for the convenience of our adult student population. It is an appropriate option for those students with less than 60 transfer credits who wish to advance to a bachelor’s degree.
 

Students completing the AA degree can apply for admission in to bachelor’s level degree programs (check with Admissions or the Registrar’s Office for details regarding readmission upon completion of the AA).  Courses completed at the associate’s level can apply to bachelor’s level requirements. 
 

The degree is designed to meet the following Professional Competencies:

  • Theory & Practice (T&P): Attain a foundational knowledge of the theories and practices of business 
  • Functional Integration (FI): Understand the different functional areas of business and be able to articulate how they integrate
  • Written & Oral Communication (WOC): Establish written and oral communication skills for improved performance in the workplace
  • Quantitative Skills (Q): Establish quantitative skills for improved performance in the workplace and as a platform for additional quantitative skills acquisition

As a graduate, the student earns an Associate of Arts degree with demonstrated achievement in APU’s Essential Competencies: Effective Communication; Critical Thinking; Cultural & Historical Perspective; Scientific Inquiry;  and Ethical Engagement.

Foundational Studies (32-36 credits)


  • EC Written Communication** (WRIT 10100) (4)
  • EC Presentation & Media Literacy (from 10000-20000 level COMM) (3-4)
  • CT Critical Thinking (from 10000-20000 level CRIT) (3-4)
  • CT Computation** (MT 10100, BAM 10500, or higher placement) (3-4)
  • CH Intercultural & Spiritual Understandings (from 10000-20000 level RS/CS) (3-4)
  • One of the following: CH Intellectual Traditions -or- CH Creative Endeavors (from 10000-20000 PH, HI, HUM) (4)
  • SI Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry (from 10000-20000 level SC w/ lab or OS 21000) (4)
  • SI Social/Behavioral Scientific Inquiry (various) (3-4)
  • EE Social Responsibility (LS 10200) (2)
  • EE Personal Responsibility (from 10000-20000 OS/PE or BAM 20400, MAR 11000, MAR 24000, LS 20500) (1-2)

             [†  Foundational Studies requirement satisfied in the Major Studies]

             [ **  Minimum grade of ‘C’ (defined as C+, C, C-) must be earned]

Major Studies (28-32 credits)


Minimum Graduation Credit Hour Requirement: 64


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