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B.A.S. in Business: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

180 total credits required

The online B.A.S. in Business program prepares students for careers in business and finance. This four-year program covers topics like conflict management, economics, business ethics and organizational behavior. You will choose from an extensive list of electives to tailor your degree to fit your career goals, including courses in consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, sales and more.

Experience specialized curriculum accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Transfer Information

EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online B.A.S. in Business program accepts up to 135 credits for transfer to EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.

Required Courses


This course will analyze and apply conflict management concepts, principles, strategies and techniques to our daily lives. This is done in order to foster a happier, healthier work, home and community environment for ourselves, our families, friends and associates.

An introductory course to principles of economics 201 and 202. The course is an issue-oriented approach to the study of economic principles. Current important issues are used as vehicles for introducing basic economic concepts and principles that are then applied to those issues.

An introductory course focusing on the methods of identifying and interpreting wants and needs of consumers, selecting the particular wants and needs the organization will satisfy and determining the proper mix of product, price, promotion and place. Lecture and readings are blended with problems and cases for class discussion. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

Study of primary functions of management of goal-directed organizations. Analysis of the internal organization structure and of management roles within complex organizations. Study of structural bases, work-flow pattern, leadership patterns and control systems upon human behavior. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

This class will explore the cultural aspects of Diversity in the Workplace. Attitudes and perceptions have resulted in typecasting persons of different ethnic, social, cultural and religious backgrounds. These accepted practices have evolved through centuries of discrimination. To understand the workforce demographics of today, students will explore the history of selected minorities. By analyzing the historical perceptions of cultures from a different perspective, the students will develop a better understanding of the current struggles of ethnic cultures. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

As future managers, leaders and citizens, each of you will have influence on the organizations in which you participate. This course will assist you in exploring and developing knowledge of ethical perspectives, decision-making processes and the development of solutions to ethical dilemmas. BA 411 provides an opportunity for students to investigate the many ethical challenges facing individuals and organizations in the business environment. Study of various ethical perspectives will enable students to increase their ability to analyze ethical problems, critically assess ethical arguments relevant to such issues and recommend solutions to ethical dilemmas. Students will develop a working knowledge of major themes surrounding ethical issues, including, but not limited to, corporate social responsibility. Prerequisites: BA 225 and 321. Must have junior standing to register for this course.

Study of the personnel function and its relationship to the objectives of the organization. Examination of human resource management as a primary function of all managers. Analysis of personnel problems involved in the selection, appraisal and development of the work-force in business organization. Prerequisite: BA 321. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.

Study of behavior in organizations at the individual, small group, intergroup and organizational levels. Students participate in projects applying behavioral science principles, such as theories of motivation, leadership and conflict resolution, to organizations and the process of change. Prerequisite: BA 321. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.

This course is an in-depth examination of leadership from a practical and a theoretical perspective. Study of a combination of classical theories and current writings will enable the student to develop deep insights into what leadership really is. Students will apply their study to current and historic leaders. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course. Prerequisite: BA 321 or EMSA 311.

This course introduces and guides students to explore the correlation between excellent communication and effective leadership/management strategies. Students learn different perspectives in regard to leadership as a positive influence to help an organization to achieve its goals. Topics such as power, credibility, motivation and leadership traits/styles are explored. Students learn practical skill to make themselves a positive influence in various organizational settings.

Students develop speaking skills shown to assist them most in daily on the job situations. Prerequisite: College level public speaking course, equivalent or consent of instructor. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

This course provides students with the theoretical foundation and the practical skills to examine and alter their ability to listen within the personal and professional setting. Prerequisite: None. COM 111 recommended. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

Students examine communication theory, design and use practical interviewing skills required to gain accurate information in a variety of settings. Ethical and legal aspects of interviewing people are emphasized. Interview types include survey, employee selection, probing, counseling, healthcare and media. Students master interview competencies intended for careers in fire services,
management, healthcare, education, media or anyone interested in gaining accurate information.

This course introduces basic concepts, theories, issues and routine practices of public relations as a communication profession in the contemporary world. It examines how organizations as well as individuals can ethically and scientifically build productive, mutually beneficial relationships with various stakeholders and the general public through effective communication.

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