Business Administration Associate of Science Program of Study (Offered online)
This program is designed to provide an entry point for students interested in pursuing business-related careers. It focuses on a broad business core in a flexible and practical way that is ideal for adults seeking career changes or those who desire advancement in their current position as well as the traditional students seeking a career in business. The program covers key areas dealing with economics; management, marketing, accounting, and business law that prepare students for an active and successful career. Classes are offered at flexible times with evening, hybrid, and online offerings making it ideal for adult learners or students who work during the day.
The Associate of Science Plan of Study in Business Administration offers a unique point of access for anyone interested in careers in management, marketing, finance or information systems because the program articulates directly into the College of Business Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Those who enter the program can get the up-to-date skills and knowledge they need to improve their current career path or move on to the MSU Billings College of Business and complete a four-year degree with options in Management, Marketing, Finance or Information Systems. See our website at www.msubillings.edu/careers for graduate data.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify and define the major marketing concepts and principles including the 4 P’s of marketing; Product, Place, Price and Promotion.
- Design a fundamental marketing plan including the 4 P’s of marketing; Product, Place, Price and Promotion.
- Identify and define the major management concepts and principles including the four functions of management; planning, leading, organizing controlling.
- Apply the four functions of management; planning, organizing, leading controlling to the workplace.
- Evaluate standards of professional performance in the workplace.
|General Education Requirements 1||31|
|Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses.|
|ACTG 201||Principles of Fin Acct 2||3|
|BGEN 105B||Introduction to Business 2||3|
|BGEN 235||Business Law 3||3|
|BMGT 235||Management 2||3|
|BMKT 225||Marketing 2||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Computers|
|Basic MS Office 2|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics 3||3|
|BGEN 294||Seminar/Workshop 2||2|
|Restricted electives selected with advisor approval||6|
|Total Minimum Credits||60|
Course transfers to the College of Business as a general elective.
Course transfers to the College of Business core.
Suggested Plan of Study
(Coordinated Evening/Online Studies Plan)
|BGEN 105B||Introduction to Business||3|
|CAPP 120||Introduction to Computers||3|
|or CAPP 131||Basic MS Office|
|ACTG 201||Principles of Fin Acct||3|
|ECNS 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|BGEN 235||Business Law||3|