Bachelor of Applied Science: Business

As with the law of supply and demand, today's business graduates are experiencing a resurgence of job opportunities reflective of a growing economy. From ownership of a small business to employment at national and international businesses, eVersity will help you obtain the skills needed to succeed in today's business environment.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business professions are expected to grow 7% by 2022.

Potential Occupations

  • Marketing Researcher
  • Human Resources
  • General and Operations Managers

Earning Potential

On average, employees with bachelor's degrees make nearly $24,000 more per year than high school graduates. -U.S. Census Bureau

Curriculum

Major

Accounting

  • ACCT 2003: Principles of Financial Accounting
    This course provides an introduction to financial accounting principles and concepts to include measurement, recording and evaluation of basic business transactions. Students will learn to analyze, journalize, and post transactions, including adjusting and closing entries and the preparation and composition of the Income Statement, Equity Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. This course will emphasize the use of accounting information for business management. The recognized set of accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be emphasized throughout the course.
  • ACCT 2013: Principles of Managerial Accounting
    This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I, with special emphasis given to GAAP recording and reporting, and partnership and corporate equity transactions. Financial statement analysis, incremental analysis and capital budgeting, and cost-volume-profit will also be covered in this course. The course also introduces students to managerial accounting concepts, including job order and process costing, and budget planning and control.

Business

  • BUSI 1013: Intro to Business

    Surveys business activities of individual, national, and international scope. A comparison of economic systems with emphasis on the free enterprise system including forms of ownership, organization and management, labor relations, production, marketing, finance, and legal and regulatory influences.

  • BUSI 2003: Administrative Office Procedures

    This course focuses on the role of the administrative assistant. Emphasis will be placed on technology, international business, human relations, and the ethics of office management for all levels of workers: administrative support and managerial. Students will also learn the basics of records management.

  • BUSI 2013: Business and Professional Communications

    This course covers the principles of effective oral and written communications in a business office. Topics include verbal/nonverbal skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills, psychological principles, and employment skills involved in effective business communications. Special attention will be given to advanced Word Processing skills.

  • BUSI 2113: Spreadsheets

    This course is designed for the advanced spreadsheet student. The course includes construction of spreadsheets, formatting, editing, saving, and printing. Students will learn to use queries, formulas, tables, reports, and problem solving techniques to reach decisions. Course includes learning how to import, export, and download data.

  • BUSI 3203: Business Logistics

    Management of logistics functions in the firm including physical supply and distribution activities such as transportation, storage facility location, inventory control, materials handling, warehousing, and organization.

Business Law

  • BLAW 2003: Business Law
    This course revolves around the basics of contract law, i.e., offer and acceptance, capacity, agreement, consideration, legality, form, defects in agreement, breach, and remedies. Sources of the law, torts, crimes, administrative law, courts, and court procedures are also examined. The application of these concepts to both personal and business problems is emphasized.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.
  • CPSI 3313: Management Information Systems
    A study of how to use computer based systems to enhance the storing, processing, and retrieval of business data and the conversion of these data to relevant managerial information. Discusses hardware, software, and procedures for the processing, storing and dissemination of management information.

Economics

  • ECON 2203: Microeconomics
    This course is an introduction to microeconomic analysis, concentrating on consumer choice, firm production and pricing in different market structures, resource demand, the public sector, and externalities.

Finance

  • FINC 2013: Personal Finance
    This course is a study of the basic principles of personal management of banking services, consumer credit, insurance, real estate, savings and investments, pensions and annuity plans, and estate planning.
  • FINC 3013: Principles of Finance
    Treats the administrative and managerial problems of financing business. Considers the problems of financing businesses. Considers the problems of organizations, promotion, issuance of securities, capitalization, budgeting, dividend policies, reorganization and consolidation.

Leadership

  • LEAD 3103: Leadership Theory and Practice
    Nature of leadership with a focus on the history, origins, and theoretical approaches. Application of concepts to life experiences addressed.
  • LEAD 4103: Leadership and Change
    Foundations of Organizational Leadership. Contemporary issues driving new organizational models in businesses today including globalization and technology. Transformational leadership will be examined.

Management

  • MGMT 2003: Principles of Management
    Describes the elements of the managerial process and develops a rational synthesis of management. Teaches students to develop their own creative abilities in order to apply them intelligently to the problems encountered in business.
  • MGMT 3103: Organizational Behavior
    An integration of basic managerial concepts and social sciences as they affect people in organizations. Places emphasis on environmental and inter-organization forces that influence membership behavior.
  • MGMT 3113: Operations Management
    Discusses the application of quantitative techniques to business management. Specifically, the course covers production and operations management techniques such as demand forecasting, production planning and control (PPC) models, inventory management models, linear programming applications to production and operations, project management, and an introduction to modern quality management concepts such as TQM.
  • MGMT 3123: Human Resource Management
    Covers methods of effective personnel management, types of management situations; a discussion of personnel problems and relations peculiar to each.
  • MGMT 4403: Strategic Management
    Study of administrative processes under conditions of uncertainly, including an integrating analysis applied to all fields of business. Special emphasis given to policy determination at the management level.

Marketing

  • MKTG 2003: Principles of Marketing
    Familiarizes students with the marketing concept and its importance to the survival and success of any business. Concepts such as identifying and segmenting markets, marketing information systems, market channels, and the people in marketing, are coordinated with key concepts of the marketing mix, i.e., having the right product at the right price in the right place, at the right time, using the right promotion strategies. This coordination contributes to the profitable functioning of business.

Mathematics

  • MATH 2103: Statistics
    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and methods in business are taught. Topics include qualitative data analysis, frequency distributions, numerical methods, data dispersions, variance analysis, estimation theory, sampling distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

Biology

  • BIOL 1004: Life Science I
    This course covers the process and method of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community levels. The emphasis of this course will be on biological diversity in major groups of living organisms and ecology. The course includes a lab.
  • BIOL 1104: Life Science II
    This course stresses human systems, with applications to contemporary issues in human health and the environment. The scientific method and social applications of scientific information related to human issues are emphasized. The course includes a lab.

Economics

  • ECON 2103: Macroeconomics
    A study of economic principles at the macroeconomic level, including national output, the price level, unemployment, money, and the banking system and the government’s effect on general business conditions.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing
    Practice in preparing reports, letters, articles, web pages, and other forms of writing used in a variety of companies and organizations.

Mathematics

  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy
    The overarching goal of Quantitative Literacy is to provide students with mathematical understandings and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.
  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics
    A survey of ethical systems with an examination of how such systems can be applied to business, medical, legal, environmental, and personal issues.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.

Psychology

  • PSYC 1103: Intro to Psychology
    An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

Sociology

  • SOCI 1013: Intro to Sociology
    An introduction to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.

Electives 

In addition to the courses listed above, students seeking a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business will also complete 15 elective hours. 

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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