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Elevate Your Management Skills

The General Business Bachelor's Degree specialization is designed to prepare students for roles as chief executives, labor relations managers, entrepreneurs, operations managers, personnel recruiter, sales managers, administrative service managers, social and community service managers and management analysts. The options are virtually endless since most career fields are actively seeking effective managers and leaders.

The admissions process follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps. Students are accepted into the program for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms which start in January, May and August each year. The General Business track includes options to take the degree's common core and specialization courses on campus, online or sometimes in a hybrid format.

The degree is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce in a mid-level management position. Graduates will demonstrate mastery of leadership and management skills associated with successful organizational managers in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students will complete coursework relating to current topics in strategic management, customer relations, economics, human resources, accounting, the legal aspects of business, and organizational behavior and communication.

While the General Business specialization offers a 100% online course option, bachelor program courses can fill quickly when registration begins. To finish a program that has a designated 100% online option by taking only online courses, students need to register in a timely manner to ensure they have a seat for the online course offerings of their choice. The same guidance applies to access for face-to-face courses on campus. Work with your advisor as needed when planning and be sure to check the important term dates and student email for current information about registration start dates. 

These BAS programs are designed for students who already hold an Associate in Science degree (A.S.), Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution, including recent graduates and those with experience in the work force. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.