The School of Business offers a program for the completion from an Associate of Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management degree (BAS). The BAS degree prepares students for managerial careers in technical fields. This program offers a seamless transition from an associate of applied science degree in technical fields earned from a community college to a bachelor’s degree. Up to 124 quarter hours may be transferred into the program, and the remaining courses may be completed at SOU. The BAS at Southern Oregon University requires the completion of 180 quarter hours.
The BAS degree is designed for the following:
Persons who hold a professional-technical associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or better. The associate’s degree must contain at least 50 quarter credits of professional technical course work.
Persons who have the ability to take courses on-line or in the evenings and on weekends.
In addition to the BAS in Management, an option in Hospitality and Tourism Management is available within the BAS in Management. See requirements below.
The BAS degree program addresses the following educational objectives.
To prepare students to:
Accept leadership roles in business and industry.
Conduct a comprehensive analysis of individual and group behaviors in organizations.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Basic fundamentals of business.
Use critical thinking skills and practical knowledge to solve specific business management problems.
Apply career development strategies and progress into management-level positions.
All of the lower division and upper division Universities Studies requirements that apply to a Bachelor of Science degree also apply to the BAS. In addition, students are required to complete the following business courses and elective courses that will enhance the student’s professional development in their area of technical expertise.
Requirements for BAS in Management:
University Studies 60-68 credits
University Studies allows students to select from a variety of courses. BAS students should plan to select the following three courses as part of University Studies fulfillment.