Management BAS (Associate’s Degree or substantial Prior Learning Required)

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is awarded to candidates whose complimentary area of emphasis is Management, and who transfer from other institutions after having completed a technical associate degree program or the equivalent in credits or life experience.

Completion of a technical associate degree or equivalent in prior course work and life experience.  Students with careers in the military, applied sciences, computers, information management, law enforcement and corrections find this degree program to assist them in completing a baccalaureate degree while maintaining full-time employment.

Contact Information

Greg Galardi, DBA

Office of Admissions
1-800-742-4412 option 1
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Impact of the competitive, economic, legal, political, and social environments on organizations;
  2. Concepts, processes, and institutions involved in the production and marketing of goods and services;
  3. Means and consequences associated with alternative approaches to financing organization;
  4. Methods of accounting and quantitative analysis;
  5. Role and utility of current application software and corporate information systems;
  6. Principles of organizational theory, behavior, and communications;
  7. Corporate planning process as well as approaches to identify and resolve strategic problems;
  8. Techniques and resources available to research companies, industries, and best practices.

Program Faculty

Dr. Mary Goebel-Lundholm
TJM 241
Dr. Christy Hutchison
TJM 244
Dr. Alan Jackson
Assistant Professor
TJM 242

Core Classes:

BUS 231 Principles of Financial Accounting
BUS 232 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 251 Legal Environment and Contract Law
BUS 328 Principles of Marketing
BUS 335 Production/Operations Management
BUS 339 Business Finance
BUS 373 Organizational Behavior
BUS 380 Human Resources Management
BUS 493 Leadership of Teams and Organizations
BUS 495 Business Policy

Required Program Prerequisite:

STAT 210 Statistics

Recommended Electives:

BUS 201 Organizational Communications
BUS 214 Intro to Business Quantitative Methods
BUS 381 Employee Training & Development
BUS 390 Project Management
BUS 480 International Business
CMIS 300 Information Management Systems
ECON 221 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics

Program Specifics: 

Total Hours

Degree candidates must earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours.  A minimum of 30 semester hours must be Peru State College instruction.  A minimum of 49 semester hours are to be completed through accredited institutions authorized to grant a baccalaureate or higher degree.  Exceptions:  1) Basic or recruit military training may be used to satisfy the general studies Physical and Mental Health requirement; and 2) a maximum of 30 hours of CLEP subject examinations is acceptable.

Upper Division Credit

Degree candidates must earn at least 20 semester hours of upper-division credit (300 and 400 level courses).

Grade Point Average

A minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for all coursework completed at Peru State College.

General Studies

Thirty semester credit hours are required.  Courses must be selected from at least five (4) of the following general studies topic areas:  Collegiate Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, Stat 210 is required for all students, Technology and its Application, Perspectives on Values, Thought and Aesthetics, Methods of Inquiry and Explanatory Schema, and Community, Regional and Global Studies.  Specific courses that fulfill these requirement are listed in MYPSC or the current college catalog.

Complementary Emphasis

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours in Business, economics, and/or computer and management information systems (CMIS) courses is required with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Technical Emphasis

Sixty-six semester hours of credit from the technical associate degree are the maximum applicable toward the 120 hour required for the Bachelor or Applied Science degree.

Additional Degree requirements

In addition to the above degree requirements, the following regulations apply to Peru State College bachelor degrees:

The college reserves the right to repeal, change, or amend rules, regulations, tuition and fees, and may withdraw, add to, or modify courses and programs.