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2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, A.S.


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Go to Division of Professional Studies  for more information.

Department Contact:

Division of Professional Studies Dean: Dr. Julie Warnick
Division of Professional Studies Director: Mrs. Sherri Link, Academic & Student Affairs

Program Description:

The Business Administration, Associate of Science degree program is a career-oriented program designed to give the adult learner practical business knowledge and skills. The curriculum includes coursework in accounting, management, economics, and computer science. In keeping with the Catholic Franciscan liberal arts tradition, additional coursework includes 24 credits of general education requirements in humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and religious studies providing the student with a broad-based educational experience designed to enhance their skills as professionals in the contemporary business world. All courses are offered online.

Students who graduate with an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration are eligible to enter the workforce at entry-level positions. After obtaining the associate degree, many adult learners will continue their studies at Saint Francis University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

Accreditation Statement:

This program is not accredited.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Division of Professional Studies and the Shields School of Business will graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers. Upon completion of this program, students are able to: 

  • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business;
  • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making;
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate. 

Admission Requirements:

See Division of Professional Studies  for admission criteria and information.

 

Graduation Requirements:  

A candidate for graduation must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Complete all requirements for an approved program of study; 

  • Complete the minimum number of credits (128 for a bachelor’s degree; 64 for an associate’s degree); 

  • Repeat for an acceptable passing grade any course required for the major in which the grade of “F” has been received; 

  • Complete the last 30 credits for the degree at SFU; 

  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better in all courses taken at SFU; 

  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better in all major or collateral requirements; 

  • Satisfy the requirements of the General Education core curriculum; 

  • Satisfy the capstone requirement as specified by the major department(s); 

  • Submit a completed Application for Degree form at least one semester prior to graduation date; and 

  • Satisfy financial obligations to the University. 

Certification and/or Licensure:

This program is not designed to lead to certification and/or licensure.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 1-2 years of part-time study

Total Credits Required:

60 credits

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