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Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED documented by one of the following:
    • Official or unofficial high school transcript (except in Georgia and Tennessee)
    • High School diploma (except in Georgia and Tennessee)
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school) (except California)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) document
    • Official High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that shows proof of high school graduation or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation

-OR-

  • Official college transcript from a completed associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

Other Admission Requirements

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form

Course List

General Education Curriculum Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Business Administration degree program are required to successfully complete fourteen general education courses (42 credit hours)3 distributed as follows:

  • 6 credit hours in academic and interpersonal skills4
  • 6 credit hours in communications, consisting of ENG101 - Composition I and ENG210 - Writing in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • 6 credit hours in humanities5
  • 6 credit hours in social sciences consisting of ECO201 - Macroeconomics and ECO202 - Microeconomics 6
  • 6 credit hours in natural sciences
  • 6 credit hours in mathematics, including MAT210 - Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • 6 credit hours in elective courses (which may be in any distribution area)7
Notes

3 The General Education Curriculum requirements at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa are 45 credit hours.

4 To satisfy the Academic and Interpersonal Skills requirements, students are required to take ASP100 Skills for Success and COM180 Interpersonal Effectiveness during the first semester of attendance. The requirement to take ASP100 Skills for Success will be waived for students who are admitted with a CGPA of 2.0 and who have either 1) completed an associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution or 2) successfully completed at least 60 credit hours of college level coursework. Transfer credit is not accepted for either course. Exceptions to this policy may occur in the case of established course equivalencies with institutions that have a transfer or articulation agreement with Argosy University. Academic and interpersonal Skills requirements are 3 credit hours at Argosy University, Twin Cities and are fulfilled by successful completion of COM180 Interpersonal Effectiveness. Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities who are required to take ASP100 Skills for Success apply this course towards the open electives requirements. Arkansas residents who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs offered through Argosy University Online Programs are not required to take ASP100 Skills for Success and COM180 Interpersonal Effectiveness.

5 Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are required to take 9 credit hours within the humanities category.

6 Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are required to take 9 credit hours within the social sciences category.

7Students at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa are required to take 9 credit hours of general education elective courses. Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are required to take 3 credit hours general education elective courses. Students who receive a waiver for ASP100 Skills for Success take an additional 3 credit hours of general education elective courses as follows. Students at all campuses except Argosy University, Sarasota, Argosy University, Tampa, and Argosy University, Twin Cities take 9 credit hours of general education elective courses. Students at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa take 12 credit hours of general education elective courses. Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities apply ASP100 Skills for Success towards the open elective requirements of their selected degree program, and therefore their general education elective requirements are not impacted by the course waiver.

Business Core Requirements (33 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Business Administration degree program are required to successfully complete eleven business core courses (33 credit hours). 

The primary goal of the business core is to provide the breadth of general management competencies, skills, and knowledge required of managers and supervisors regardless of the specific requirements of their management positions.
 

Business Core Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

ACC201 - Principles of Accounting
(3)

(3)

ACC202 - Principles of Management Accounting
(3)

(3)

BUS212 - Business Law and Corporate Ethics
(3)

(3)

BUS320 - 21st Century Leadership and Beyond
(3)

(3)

BUS470 - Global Business Management
(3)

(3)

BUS499 - Business Policy and Strategic Solutions
(3)

(3)

FIN401 - Financial Management
(3)

(3)

MGT334 - Data-Driven Decision Making
(3)

(3)

MGT402 - Project Management
(3)

(3)

MGT416 - Management Operations
(3)

(3)

MKT230 - Principles of Marketing
(3)

(3)

Business Core Requirements— 33 Credit Hours

 

Business Electives Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Business Administration degree program are required to successfully complete four business elective courses (12 credit hours). Students may select one of the optional concentrations that will be applied to this requirement.

Business Electives Requirements—Students Choose Four of the Following

 

ACC415 - Auditing
(3)

(3)

ACC418 - Corporate Taxation
(3)

(3)

ACC420 - Capital Budgeting
(3)

(3)

BUS365 - Marketing, Sales and Channel Management
(3)

(3)

BUS423 - Business Psychology
(3)

(3)

BUS433 - International Marketing
(3)

(3)

BUS434 - International Finance Management
(3)

(3)

BUS435 - Employment Law
(3)

(3)

BUS436 - International Human Resources Management
(3)

(3)

BUS438 - Emerging Markets
(3)

(3)

BUS475 - Strategic Cost Management
(3)

(3)

BUS496 - Business Administration Field Placement
(3)

(3)

FIN430 - Corporate Finance
(3)

(3)

FIN434 - Financial Decisions for Profit, People, and the Planet
(3)

(3)

HCM401 - Strategic Planning and Program Development
(3)

(3)

HCM402 - Human Resource Management in Healthcare Systems
(3)

(3)

HCM403 - Quality Assurance in Healthcare Systems
(3)

(3)

HCM404 - Healthcare Policy and Administration
(3)

(3)

MGT411 - Human Resource Management
(3)

(3)

MGT413 - Managing Change
(3)

(3)

MGT420 - Compensation and Benefits
(3)

(3)

MGT430 - Training and Development
(3)
MGT450 - Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
(3)

(3)

MKT431 - Consumer Behavior
(3)

(3)

MKT432 - Marketing Research and Analysis
(3)

(3)

Business Electives Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Optional Concentration Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Business Administration degree program may select a concentration that will be applied towards the fulfillment of the business electives requirements. The primary goal of the business concentration is to help students gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies in a specific area of study.

Students may choose to complete one of the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
Accounting Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Accounting concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry level management or leadership positions in accounting.

Accounting Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

ACC415 - Auditing
(3)

(3)

ACC418 - Corporate Taxation
(3)

(3)

ACC420 - Capital Budgeting
(3)

(3)

BUS475 - Strategic Cost Management
(3)

(3)

Accounting Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Finance Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Finance concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in finance.

Finance Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

ACC420 - Capital Budgeting
(3)

(3)

BUS434 - International Finance Management
(3)

(3)

FIN430 - Corporate Finance
(3)

(3)

FIN434 - Financial Decisions for Profit, People, and the Planet
(3)

(3)

Finance Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Healthcare Management Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Healthcare Management concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in health care administration.

Healthcare Management Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

HCM401 - Strategic Planning and Program Development
(3)

(3)

HCM402 - Human Resource Management in Healthcare Systems
(3)

(3)

HCM403 - Quality Assurance in Healthcare Systems
(3)

(3)

HCM404 - Healthcare Policy and Administration
(3)

(3)

Healthcare Management Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Human Resources concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in human resources. 

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following
BUS435 - Employment Law
(3)

(3)

MGT411 - Human Resource Management
(3)

(3)

MGT420 - Compensation and Benefits
(3)

(3)

MGT430 - Training and Development
(3)

(3)

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours
International Business Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the International Business concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in international business.

International Business Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

BUS433 - International Marketing
(3)

(3)

BUS434 - International Finance Management
(3)

(3)

BUS436 - International Human Resources Management
(3)

(3)

BUS438 - Emerging Markets
(3)

(3)

International Business Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Marketing Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Marketing concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in marketing.

Marketing Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

BUS365 - Marketing, Sales and Channel Management
(3)

(3)

BUS433 - International Marketing
(3)

(3)

MKT431 - Consumer Behavior
(3)

(3)

MKT432 - Marketing Research and Analysis
(3)

(3)

Marketing Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Organizational Management Concentration Requirements

The primary goal of the Organizational Management concentration is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions in any organization in the corporate sector.

Organizational Management Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

BUS438 - Emerging Markets
(3)

(3)

MGT413 - Managing Change
(3)

(3)

MGT430 - Training and Development
(3)

(3)

MGT450 - Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
(3)

(3)

Organizational Management Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Open Electives Requirements (33 credit hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Business Administration degree program are required to complete eleven open elective courses (33 credit hours). Students may take any undergraduate courses listed under Section Twelve, Undergraduate Course Listings.

Students may be eligible to complete select graduate courses to fulfill some of their undergraduate electives. To qualify to take graduate courses, the student must apply and be accepted in the Master's Accelerated Plan (MAP); application criteria include a CGPA of at least 3.0, successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours toward the bachelor's degree, and approval from the College Dean. If approved, students may take up to 15 graduate credit hours in an area of interest (see list below). Upon completion of the bachelor's degree, the student may apply to the master's program associated with the area of interest listed below. If accepted, the elective courses completed with a grade of B- or better as an undergraduate student may transfer into the graduate degree.

  • Master of Business Administration (up to 15 credit hours may apply)
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management (up to 15 credit hours may apply)
  • Master of Science in Management (up to 15 credit hours may apply)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (up to 15 credit hours may apply)
Note

Open electives requirements at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa are ten courses or 30 credit hours.

Note

Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities apply ASP100 - Skills for Success towards the open electives requirements. Students who receive a waiver for ASP100 Skills for Success may select a different course to apply towards the open electives requirements.

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