Bachelor of Science in Business (Dual Degree Program)

The Bachelor of Science in Business program prepares graduates to succeed in the world of business, in Cambodia and worldwide, and offers concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Business education and the successful pursuit of a business career requires graduates to understand basic economic concepts and mathematical relationships, while at the same time being analytical and able to communicate ideas effectively through written and verbal communications.

Eligible students may apply for the dual degree pathway to add the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the University of Arizona (UA) from their third year onwards. Through the AUPP dual degree programs with UA, students enrolled into the Business Administration major experience the U.S. quality education delivered by U.S. professors from both AUPP and the UA. Business students receive the following benefits from this program:

  • Gain the insights needed to meet the challenges of the dynamic global economy with a degree in Business Administration from the UA
  • Get access to curriculum from the UA’s Eller College of Management (ranked in the top 10 public undergraduate programs in the U.S.)
  • Forge a professional network with fellow classmates and professors
  • Learn from American and international faculty and experts in Business Administration
  • Improve professional skills and career prospects
  • Eligibility for MBA worldwide

Concepts from coursework in General Education contribute to students’ preparation for a business career by enhancing understanding of the world today and how people think and act in the global marketplace. The professional program in Business focuses on the common body of knowledge in business.

Preparation for a career in today’s world requires that graduates have a broad-based education and know how to both learn and appreciate the importance of life-long learning. Building on an understanding of the basic underpinnings of business operations, graduates are able to grasp new ideas, think analytically, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work as a member of a team, value cultural differences, develop strong ethical values and develop respect for the environment in order to work effectively in the environment in which organizations operate.

Career Opportunities

The job opportunities with a degree in business are vast and constantly changing. Business graduates will find a broad spectrum of career opportunities in the public (governmental) or private sector; working for large or small firms; local, national, or multi-national organizations; entrepreneurial ventures; family businesses, or large publicly held enterprises. Regardless of the sector of the economy, business skills are necessary and opportunities for business graduates abound. Job titles vary greatly. Further, over time, career opportunities shift as new technologies are developed and new markets created. Business graduates today are likely to pursue various opportunities over the course of their professional career.

Program Outcomes

  1. Internalizes the importance of lifelong learning
  • Ability to update skills and adapt to emerging technologies
  • Ability to plan for lifelong learning
  • Recognize, structure and assimilate new knowledge as it applies to an organization
  1. Demonstrates ability to analyze data, solve problems and think critically
  • Demonstrates ability to see the ‘big picture’ and the interrelationships that exist among factors affecting an outcome
  • Able to analyze situations, including ‘status quo’ and demonstrate ability to adapt to change
  • Able to gather, organize and analyze relevant data for decision making and
    demonstrates ability to take decisions
  1. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively
  • Evidences effective oral communications skills
  • Evidences effective writing skills
  • Able to produce technical report
  • Able to make effective presentations
  1. Demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility and cultural diversity within the business
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Evidences a commitment to corporate social responsibility
  • Demonstrates personal and organizational integrity as a part of ethical behavior
  1. Able to analyze and manage the interrelationships among different business functions
  • Evidences basic knowledge relating to each functional area of business
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of how businesses operate and the contributions made by each functional area of business
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze complex problems and issues
  • Able to cite contributions of each functional area to organizational success

The major consists of 48 units plus 15 units for a minor (Economics or Law) or Electives. The
major, with a concentration or minor and including general education, requires a minimum of
124 units.

Business Four Year Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR (Year 1) – Fall Semester (Semester 1)

COMM 103 Oral Communication 3 units
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 units
ENVN 131 Environmental Science 3 units
ITEC 101 Introduction to Information Technology 3 units
MATH 177 Elementary Statistics 3 unit
SEMR 101 First Year Seminar 1 unit

FRESHMAN YEAR (Year 1) – Spring Semester (Semester 2)

BUSN 101 Introduction to Business 3 units
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 units
HIST 130 World History I 3 units
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Humanities 3 units
LEGL 101 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems 3 units

SOPHOMORE YEAR (Year 2) – Fall Semester (Semester 1)

ECON 150 Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 120 World Geography 3 units
GBLA 101 Introduction to International Relations 3 units
HIST 131 World History II 3 units
HUMN 110 Arts and Culture 3 units

SOPHOMORE YEAR (Year 2) – Spring Semester (Semester 2)

ECON 140 Macroeconomics I 3 units
GBLA 230 International Political Economy 3 units
HUMN 250 Ethics and Society 3 units
ENGL 240 Literature 3 units
POLS 110 Introduction to Politics 3 units

JUNIOR YEAR (Year 3) – Fall Semester (Semester 1)

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 units
MATH 200 Business Calculus 3 units
BUSN 320 Operations Management 3 units
BUSN 340 Business Commmunications 3 units
BUSN 350 Finance 3 units

JUNIOR YEAR (Year 3) – Spring Semester (Semester 2)

ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 3 units
BUSN 360 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 3 units
FINC 301 Principles of Finance 3 units
MGNT 301 Principles of Management 3 units
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing 3 units

Summer Semester

BUSN 488 Business Internship 3 units

SENIOR YEAR (Year 4) – Fall Semester (Semester 1): Minor in Economics

Elective [ECON 306] 3 units
BUSN 370 Management Information Systems 3 units
MGMT 320 Operations Management 3 units
MGMT 450 Leadership 3 units
MGMT 450 Strategic Management 3 units

SENIOR YEAR (Year 4) – Spring Semester (Semester 2): Minor in Economics

Elective [ECON 307] 3 units
Elective [ECON 425] 3 units
Elective [ECON 430] 3 units
Elective [ECON 440] 3 units
BUSN 495 Special Topic (Business) 3 units

SENIOR YEAR (Year 4) – Fall Semester (Semester 1): Minor in Law

Elective [LEGL 200] 3 units
BUSN 370 Management Information Systems 3 units
MGMT 320 Operations Management 3 units
MGMT 450 Leadership 3 units
MGMT 460 Strategic Management 3 units

SENIOR YEAR (Year 4) – Spring Semester (Semester 2): Minor in Law

Elective [BUSN 330] 3 units
Elective [LEGL 310] 3 units
Elective [LEGL 320] 3 units
Elective [LEGL 325] 3 units
BUSN 495 Special Topic (Business) 3 units