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B.S. in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Online

Program Overview


Whether you're changing career paths or seeking advancement into leadership roles, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online program prepares you for diverse career possibilities in business, finance or marketing. This program requires a study of every major sector of business activity, with emphasis on creative thinking.

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In this bachelor's in business administration online program, you will develop a variety of foundational skills in accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing and international business. You will study fraud examination, investments, international financial management and banking, macroeconomic analysis, consumer behavior, government regulation of business, financial institutions and markets, and other essentials.

Plus, our dynamic business core curriculum builds your background in financial accounting, managerial accounting, business communication, microcomputer applications, management information systems, operations management, applied statistics, business finance, legal environments, management principles, strategic management, and marketing.

Gain skills to apply in a broad range of professional roles, including:

  • Banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Insurance Management
  • Real Estate, Sales Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Human Resources Manager

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Tuition


Our B.S. in Business Administration online program offers the same affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition to all U.S. residents. Tuition includes administrative fees.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $248.25
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Tuition Per Course $744.75
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$210.00 $38.25 $248.25 $630.00 $114.75 $744.75

Calendar


Our B.S. in Business Administration online program is flexible and convenient—featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2018 7wk 10/15/2018 12/7/2018 9/24/2018 10/1/2018 10/5/2018 10/12/2018 11/14/2018
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 7wk 5/13/2019 6/28/2019 4/22/2019 4/29/2019 5/3/2019 5/10/2019 6/6/2019
7wk 7/1/2019 8/16/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/25/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
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Admissions


A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the B.S. in Business Administration online program should review and follow the requirements for admission below.

  • When completing the online application, choose the appropriate application type – A-State Online Freshman (if you have never attended college) or A-State Online Transfer (if you have previously attended any college).
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 990
    • Comparable scores from other exams may be used. Students must score at or above the scores listed in the tables below:

      XPLORE PLAN
      English 14 16
      Reading 14 15
      Math 15 17
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • International students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. A transcript evaluation by an independent agency (e.g., World Education Service or Education Credential Evaluators) will be required and will be the responsibility of the student. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Students that have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

When the student has:

  • Less than 12 college hours: submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

Test scores are valid for five years from date of exam.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Students must complete 120 credit hours of coursework.

You must take the following courses.

ACCT 2033: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to accounting and the accounting cycle includes focus on basic accounting and reporting for merchandising and service-oriented business organizations. Primary emphasis is on accounting principles applicable to measuring assets, liabilities, owners' equity and income. Special measurement problems for partnerships and corporations.

ACCT 2133: Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic accounting and reporting for manufacturing companies. The course is also devoted to managerial uses of accounting data for the decision-making function and to special accounting reports.

BCOM 2563: Business Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theories and principles of written, interpersonal and oral communication.

CIT 1503: Microcomputer Applications

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn basic computer skills that can be used immediately, throughout college and beyond. Emphasis is on learning basic office applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.

CIT 3013: Management Information Systems

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Provides understanding of information needs of management, information technology used by various business subsystems, and how technology can be utilized for competitive advantage. Prerequisite: CIT 1503 or CS 1013.

CIT 3523: Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the operations function in manufacturing as well as services. Emphasis is on continual improvement of systems for producing goods and services.

STAT 3233: Applied Statistics I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is for students in a variety of disciplines including the sciences, allied health fields and education. Focus is on descriptive statistics for quantitative and qualitative data, normal distributions, correlation, linear regression, sample surveys, randomized comparative experiments, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing for means and proportions.

ECON 2323: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Principles of resource allocation, supply and demand, consumer behavior, costs of production, the competitive model, oligopoly, and factor markets are examined.

FIN 3713: Business Finance

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Legal forms of American business organization, policies, methods and institutions involved in financing business are examined. The principles of financial management will be studied with emphasis on the corporation, including cash flows, securities, financial structures, expansion and acquisitions.

LAW 2023: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the fundamental elements of the Anglo American legal system and its common law origins. The scope of the course will include the application and operation of the legal system in the remedy of business disputes, the development and operation of the court system, and the regulation of American business and industry by the United States government.

MGMT 3123: Principles of Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of foundational management principles, including internal and external assessment and planning, organization structure and design, leadership and motivation, and decision and control processes.

MGMT 4813: Strategic Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to give students the opportunity to study administrative processes under conditions of uncertainty including an integrating analysis applied to all fields of business. Special emphasis is given to policy determination at the overall management level.

MKTG 3013: Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines business activities performed which direct the flow of goods and services from producer to consumer or user in order to satisfy customers and accomplish company objectives. Special course fees may apply.

You must take the following courses.

ACCT 4153: Fraud Examination

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved.

FIN 4723: Investments

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Security investment, the tools of investment analysis, the formulation of investment policy and the role of the individual investor in the economy are examined.

FIN 3813: International Financial Management and Banking

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of financial concepts and issues in banking as they relate to business decisions in a global economy.

ECON 3353: Macroeconomic Analysis

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course explains economic theories as they relate to national policy making. Emphasis is on causes of inflation and unemployment.

MGMT 3613: Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Leadership processes and application at the organization, group and individual levels. Emphasis on team activities. Prerequisite: MGMT 3123 or MGMT 3153.

MKTG 4043: Consumer Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course features an evaluation of the extensive body of research evidence pertaining to the consumer, and an assessment of the marketing implications of the various processes and facets of consumer motivation.

ECON 4333: Government Regulation of Business

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This is a survey of theoretical treatments of oligopoly, natural monopoly and market failures; review of antitrust statutes applicable to price fixing, monopoly, mergers, vertical restraints, and price discrimination; and social welfare trade-offs associated with public regulation of electric, natural gas, cable TV and telecommunications firms.

FIN 3763: Financial Institutions and Markets

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This is an in-depth study of financial institutions such as banks, savings and loans, insurance companies, and financial markets. Primary emphasis will be on depository institutions.

You must take 35 credit hours of general education, including the following courses. You must take one math course from MATH 2143, MATH 2194 or MATH 2204.

BUSN 1003: First Year Experience Business

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies, and other relevant issues.

COMS 1203: Oral Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.

ECON 2313: Principles of Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines national income accounting, inflation and unemployment, competing theories of national income, fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy, and international trade.

MATH 2143: Business Calculus

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course looks at exponential functions, mathematics of finance, systems of linear equations, linear inequalities and linear programming, limits, derivatives, and integrals, business calculus applications including marginal analysis, extrema and concavity of functions of one and several variables.

MATH 2194: Survey of Calculus

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course is a survey of the basic concepts of calculus, including limits, derivatives, exponential and logarithmic functions, and integrals.

MATH 2204: Calculus 1

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course will examine the calculus functions of one real variable, limits, derivatives, implicit differentiation, applications of the derivative (including L'Hospital's Rule), definite integrals, indefinite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, substitution technique for integrals.

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