This major serves as a business capstone to the various applied science programs offered at the community colleges. It is intended to prepare you for careers that require both technical skills and business knowledge.

If you have already completed an A.A.S. degree and are interested in continuing your education in business and management this is the ideal degree for you.

An individual with a bachelor’s degree earns, on average, nearly $20,000 more per year than someone with an associate’s degree (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2010, Annual Social and Economic Supplement).

Accessible Program
Convenience is key to a successful education in today’s world. Courses in this degree
program are offered online and on campus, making it easy for you to complete a bachelor’s
degree on your schedule.

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  • Special Admissions Requirements


    To be eligible for this degree applicants must meet the university criteria and have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in a technical major from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.

    Note: Students not meeting the admission requirements of an A.A.S. degree in an occupational program, but who have completed 24 or more hours in technical course work and have met other university admission criteria, may be considered for admission.

  • General Education Requirements


    I. General Education Requirements (37 Hours)

    Communications (9 Hours)
    •    Written Communication (6)
    •    Oral Communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 Hours)
    •    Elementary Statistics (3)

    Social and Behavioral Science (9 Hours)
    •    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    •    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    •    One additional non-economics social science course (3)

    Humanities and Fine Arts (9 Hours)
    •    One Humanities course (3)
    •    One Fine Arts Course (3)
    •    One Humanities or Fine Arts Course (3)

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 Hours)
    [One science must have a lab]
    •    Life Science (3-4)
    •    Physical Science (3-4)

  • B.A. in Business and Applied Science Curriculum


    Degree Requirements
    Students must meet all university and college requirements for a bachelor’s degree as specified in the GSU catalog.

    II. Additional CBPA Requirements (9 hours)
    •    MGMT 3210  Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)
    •    MIS 2101  Basics of Information Technology (3)
    •    STAT 2700  Statistics for Management I (3)
    •    MIS Collegial Proficiency Exams (70% or higher score on all prior to 2nd semester)

    III. Program Requirements (42 Hours)
    •    ACCT 2110  Financial Accounting (3)
    •    ACCT 2111  Managerial Accounting (3)
    •    BLAW 2100  Business Law I (3)
    •    ENTR 3100  Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
    •    FIN 3110  Principles of Financial Management (3)
    •    MGMT 2100  Introduction to Management Strategies (3)
    •    MGMT 3200  Business Communications (3)
    •    MGMT 3300  Human Resource Management (3)
    •    MGMT 3400  Production and Operations Management (3)
    •    MGMT 4500  Organizational Behavior (3)
    •    MGMT 4600  Globalization of Business (3)
    •    MIS 3101  Management Information Systems (3)
    •    MKTG 2100  Introduction to Marketing Management (3)
    •    MGMT 4900  Strategic Management (Capstone) (3)

    IV. Applied Science Courses (24 Hours)
    These courses are transferred from your A.A.S. degree
    V. Electives (8 Hours)
    Must be 3000 or 4000 level courses offered by CBPA

    Total - 120 Hours
    [37 General Education and 83 Program Requirements]