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Business Administration - BA - Online (52 hours total)

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is designed to provide an opportunity for students to enhance current business acumen beyond technical proficiency and job-specific hard skills to include more interpersonal skills that are less quantifiable in nature.  The degree emphasizes practical skills from both written and oral communication to the analytical by incorporating data analysis and problem-solving with the relevance of critical-thinking.  Furthermore, the degree program focuses on the ethical manager and teamwork collaboration along with the important use of technology within a business setting.  Students will increase their understanding of the various business functions and their interconnections while potentially engaging in a specific concentration to further augment management competencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. 2-3 years of full-time work experience.

2. A professional resume.

3. Personal essay covering prior and current work experience, including intent of enrollment.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 31564QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

Major Courses

FIN 30000FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE (3)

APR 30000APPLIED FIELD PRACTICUM (1)

OAD 30063BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)

APR 30000APPLIED FIELD PRACTICUM (1)

OAD 30141EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE (4)

OAD 31565QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION-MAKING (4)

OAD 31864MARKETING MANAGEMENT (4)

OAD 32563HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION (4)

OAD 38064INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (4)

OAD 49800BUSINESS SIMULATION AND STRATEGY (4)

 

Concentrations Available

Actuarial Science

Economics

Educational Business Services

Finance

Health Care Management

Human Resources

Leadership and Management

Marketing

Bridge Option

The Bridge Option represents an opportunity for Ottawa University undergraduates who plan on pursuing a graduate degree at the University the chance for advanced, graduate learning as an undergraduate.  The Bridge Option helps bridge the transfer between the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The programs open to Bridge students will vary depending on when the courses are offered and student readiness.

As a senior in the Bridge Option, students  will enroll in up to three graduate-level classes that will count toward the total degree requirements of 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree and toward the 36 hours required for the graduate program.  A special course number has been assigned to courses in the Bridge Option.  Students will need to understand the requirements for these courses are more rigorous.

Eligible students who meet the following criteria may qualify for Ottawa University's Bridge Option.

Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)

A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0

Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University

OU students should talk with their advisor about this opportunity and their qualifications for the Bridge Option in their junior year before degree completion.

Bridge Option Course List

BUS 5700ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THEORY (3)

BUS 5720VALUE SYSTEMS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)

BUS 5734EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE (3)

BUS 5741HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3)

BUS 5745STRATEGIC MARKETING (3)

BUS 5770INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

Graduate Programs Available

Master of Accountancy

Master of Arts in Human Resources

Master of Arts in Leadership

Master of Business Administration

Career Opportunities

Students will develop practical managerial and communication skills and the decision-making capability necessary to compete in today's challenging business environment.

Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, the ASSB will begin offering the BA in Business Administration.  The following note is included with respect to this degree program:  *This program is not yet accredited by ACBSP, as a new business program, it cannot be considered for ACBSP accreditation until the programs has been in place for at least two years and has graduates.*