Business: Organization and Business Administration Option (A.S.)

Business: Organization and Business Administration Option (A.S.)
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  Online Program

The online A.S. in Business uses an overview of general management theory, you will understand the fundamental concepts of economics, marketing, finance, and organizational behavior.

 Credit Hours: 60  |   Transfer: Up to 44 Credits  |   Tuition Cost


What is the Organization and Business Administration option?

An Associate Degree in Business with an option in Organization and Business Administration is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with a strong foundation in various aspects of business operations and management. This degree program combines fundamental business knowledge with specialized coursework focusing on organizational principles, administrative processes, and leadership skills. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Business Management or related degree.

Why study the Organization and Business Administration option at UNH College of Professional Studies?

This organization and business administration option covers a solid understanding of essential business concepts such as marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, and entrepreneurship. The option will also delve deeper into the field of organization and business administration, exploring topics like organizational behavior, strategic planning, project management, and effective communication. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to our B.S. in Business Management or a related degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Sales Manager
  • Logistician
  • Property Manager
  • Employer Relations Manager
  • Project Coordinator

Course Highlights


  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing

...and more!

Why UNH CPS?


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.

  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

Those wishing to continue their education may apply their 60-credit associate degree toward an 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Ask your advisor for details!

Curriculum & Requirements

The Associate in Science degree in Business is designed for students interested in gaining a solid foundation in the field of business. The program includes an overview of general management theory and introduces students to the fundamental concepts of economics, marketing, finance, and organizational behavior. Students are able to further customize their degree by choosing from an array of three-course concentrations to gain specialized knowledge. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Business Management or related degree.

 This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
APST 405 Career Development and Planning 2
CMPL 402 Excel 2
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
MGMT 410 Principles of Management 4
 Credits16
Spring
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
Select one of the following: 4
MTH 402
Math for Our World
MTH 504
Statistics
MTH 510
Pre-Calculus
ACCT 532
or ECO 470
or HRM 420
or MGMT 569
or MKT 510
Financial Accounting
or Principles of Economics
or Human Resource Management
or Budget Management
or Principles of Marketing
4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
ENT 500
or ECO 470
or ECO 580
or HRM 420
or MGMT 595
or MGMT 625
or MKT 510
or OPS 570
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
or Principles of Economics
or International Economics
or Human Resource Management
or Practicum in Management
or Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or Principles of Marketing
or Operations Management
4
HRM 420
or ACCT 532
or MGMT 569
or ECO 470
or MKT 510
Human Resource Management
or Financial Accounting
or Budget Management
or Principles of Economics
or Principles of Marketing
4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
Select two of the following: Also may take ENT 500 or HRM 420 if these courses aren't used to fill a different major requirement. 8
ECO 470
Principles of Economics
ECO 580
International Economics
MGMT 595
Practicum in Management
MGMT 625
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
MKT 510
Principles of Marketing
OPS 570
Operations Management
General Education Course 4
 Credits12
 Total Credits60

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 60 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 16 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program

Major, Option, and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.

General Education Program Requirements

A minimum grade of D- is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major and General Education areas.

ENG 420The Writing Process4
COM 460Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics4
COM 480Visual Communication4
CRIT 501Introduction to Critical Inquiry4
Select one of the following:4
MTH 402
Math for Our World
MTH 504
Statistics
MTH 510
Pre-Calculus
Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4
Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4
Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4
Total Credits32

Major Requirements

A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major and Option coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major/Option and General Education areas.

Major in Business
APST 405Career Development and Planning2
CMPL 402Excel2
MGMT 410Principles of Management4
Select two of the following:8
Students should not take both ACCT 532 and MGMT 569 as part of their major elective group.
ACCT 532
Financial Accounting
or ECO 470
Principles of Economics
or HRM 420
Human Resource Management
or MGMT 569
Budget Management
or MKT 510
Principles of Marketing
Option in Organization and Business Administration
Select three of the following:12
ECO 470
Principles of Economics
or ECO 580
International Economics
or ENT 500
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
or HRM 420
Human Resource Management
or MGMT 595
Practicum in Management
or MGMT 625
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management
or MKT 510
Principles of Marketing
or OPS 570
Operations Management
Total Credits28

Electives 

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 60 credits total to graduate with an associate degree.

 
  • Attain proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry in business.
  • Evaluate ethical principles that guide businesses.
  • Prepare for seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program.

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