Bachelor of Science in

Students have the opportunity to either follow the AUPP single degree track, or the dual degree program with the University of Arizona (UA). The UA award is Bachelor of Business, Business Administration.  The AUPP degree is a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Business Program Description

The Business program prepares graduates for success in the world of business, whether in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, or beyond, and offers concentrations in Accounting, Finance, International Business, 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. Students enrolled in Business develop core competencies in each of the functional areas of business – marketing, finance, accounting and management – in order to understand the interrelationships among these functional areas and how these relationships can impact the operation and value of an organization. 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 open-ended. A typical graduate 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. A typical graduate today is likely to pursue any number of different opportunities over the course of a career.

Program Outcomes

Learning Objective

  1. Goal One: Internalizes the importance of lifelong learning.

1.1  Ability to update skills and adapt to emerging technologies

1.2  Ability to plan for lifelong learning

1.3  Recognize, structure and assimilate new knowledge as it applies to an organization

  1. Goal Two: Demonstrates ability to analyze data, solve problems and think critically.

2.1  Demonstrates ability to see the ‘big picture’ and the interrelationships that exist among factors affecting an outcome

2.2  Able to analyze situations, including ‘status quo’ and demonstrate ability to adapt to change

2.3  Able to gather, organize and analyze relevant data for decision making and demonstrates ability to take decisions

3. Goal Three: Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively.

3.1  Evidences effective oral communications skills

3.2  Evidences effective writing skills

3.3  Able to produce technical report

3.4  Able to make effective presentations

  1. Goal Four: Demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility and cultural diversity within the business environment.

4.1  Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

4.2  Evidences a commitment to corporate social responsibility

4.3  Demonstrates personal and organizational integrity as a part of ethical behavior

  1. Goal Five: Able to analyze and manage the interrelationships among different business functions.

5.1  Evidences basic knowledge relating to each functional area of business

5.2  Demonstrates basic knowledge of how businesses operate and the contributions made by each functional area of business

5.3  Demonstrates ability to analyze complex problems and issues

5.4  Able to cite contributions of each functional area to organizational success

Bachelor of Science, Business

The following program structure and course list are for the single degree.  This degree has a dual degree option. Refer to the University of Arizona Eller School of Management Catalog for the program details and course list for the dual degree.  The UA Degree name is Bachelor of Science, Business Administration.

Program Structure Required Total Credits (124)
General Education             61
Business Major       48
Minor / Electives       15

General Education Courses (Required: 61 credits)

Students select courses from the list of General Education courses under the General Education Requirement section of the Catalogue.

Business Major Courses (Required: 48 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credit
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 300 Legal Environment for Business 3
BUSN 370 Management of Information Systems 3
BUSN 440 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
BUSN 478 Project Management 3
BUSN 495 Special Topic (Business) 3
ECON 301 Economics II 3
FINC 301 Introduction to Finance 3
INTS 400 Internship 3
MATH 200 Business Calculus 3
MGMT 301 Organization Behavior and Management 3
MGMT 320 Operations Management 3
MGMT 450 Leadership 3
MGMT 460 Strategic Management 3
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing 3

Concentration / Elective / Minor (Required 15 Credits)

Students may choose to complete one of the Concentrations in Finance, International Business, or Marketing in addition or instead of a Minor or Electives.  In this case, an additional 15 credits need to be completed for the additional Concentration.  Courses in the Concentration may also be in the Electives or Minor course list, but the credit may not be double counted.

Note for dual degree option:

Students must complete the following Business Foundations courses and meet the UA GPA requirement to apply for admission to UA:  ACCT 201, ACCT 202, BUSN 200, BUSN 370, BUSN 370L, ECON 200, ECON 306, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 177, MATH 200.

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