Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration

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Lander University’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Business Administration lets students advance their careers by earning a bachelor’s degree while gaining the essential advanced managerial and analytical skills needed in the workforce.

 

How the Degree is Offered

There are two options for you to choose from. The B.A.S. in business administration is offered as a 100% online program for students located anywhere and is also offered as in a blended/hybrid environment at the University Center of Greenville.

 

Designed for Transfer Students

This program is ideal for students who already have some credit and want to complete a college degree. The B.A.S. program is well suited for students who are holders of A.A.S. degrees who need a baccalaureate degree to advance in their careers. Additionally, students with a technical or professional background may choose this degree, as they can complete the first two years at the technical school, community college or other similar two- or four-year institution, and transfer into this degree completion program. It also provides students who have undergraduate credits (and no degree) from an accredited institution a pathway for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

While students can sometimes encounter difficulties transferring credits toward a bachelor’s degree, Lander’s B.A.S. degree offers an improved path toward success. By integrating a student’s entire two-year degree or additional credits into this degree program, students have the ability to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration program in under two years.

 

Benefits a Variety of Careers

Students in the B.A.S. Business Administration program will sharpen additional conceptual and analytical knowledge and skills in business and marketing beyond their technical education and training. Many management and administrative positions require a baccalaureate degree to even be considered, and holders of a B.A.S. degree have a wide variety of employment options in many different fields, especially entry-level management or supervisory positions. Other common positions are in health care, construction, network administration/management, manufacturing and sustainability. The degree is especially helpful for individuals who have the clinical or field knowledge backgrounds to properly function in their position, but lack leadership and business knowledge.

Through our existing partnerships with local business organizations and continuing relationships with future industry partners, the B.A.S. in Business Administration degree would be ideal for individuals seeking to advance their careers in supervisory and managerial positions with a minimum education requirement of a bachelor’s degree in business.

South Carolina employers with whom Lander University’s College of Business currently holds strong relationships include:

  • Capsuge /Lonza Company
  • Carolina Health Centers, Inc.
  • Colgate – Palmolive
  • Eaton Corporation
  • FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc.
  • Teijin
  • United Technologies Corp.

 

Advantages of Lander’s Program:
  • Can be completed online and through the University Center Greenville (UCG).
  • Up to 60 credit hours of courses from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution may be transferred into the B.A.S.B.A.
  • Affordable tuition rates and financial aid options are available.
  • The university’s signature academic programs are designed to produce highly qualified, marketable graduates who are prepared to launch their careers.
  • A Lander B.A.S.B.A. student has full accessibility and use of all student services and resources offered on the main campus in Greenwood, S.C.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
  Humanities and Fine Arts

6

 

Approved Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
ECON 101 Economics in Society
(or ECON 201 or ECON 202)
3
  Approved Lab Science 3

MATH 211

Intro to Statistical Methods I 3
ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
HIST 111 United States History to 1877
(OR POLS 101 American National Government)
3
  Approved General Education Electives2

3

Total General Education Requirements 30

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BA 304 Management Information Systems 3
BA 325 Advanced Analytical Methods 3
BA 414 Business Strategy 3
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
MGMT 301 Principles of Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 315 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 325 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
MGMT 330 Operations Management 3
  Business Administration Electives*
Select 3  300/400-Level Business courses from: 
ACCT, BA, ECON FINA, or MKT
9
     
Total Major Program Requirements 36
Additional Electives
(Up to 54 credit hours of courses transferred from a regionally accredited 2 or 4-year institution)
54
TOTAL FOR BAS DEGREE 120

*Courses counted toward degree must be taken for a letter grade.