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Associate Degree Requirements

Earning a business administration degree from Marian University could take your life in a whole new direction. 

To earn an Associate Degree in Business Administration, you must complete the following coursework.

Concentration Courses
Students are required to take the first two hybrid concentration courses in the sequence listed below.  Exceptions must be approved by the MAP Executive Director and the MAP Director of Educational Services.


Non-degree seeking students may opt to earn a certificate in the concentration areas to develop needed skills and build on prior learning.  Students without a previous bachelor's degree may be required to take prerequisite courses.  

Sem. Hr.
ACC 210 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 205 Statistical Methods 3
BUS 240 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 250 Principles of Management 3
BUS 301 Business Law 3
Concentration Courses (see options below)
ECN 200 Introductory Economics 3
MIS 101 Information System Applications 3
MIS 201 Management Information Systems 3
Total Business Administration Core and Support Hours 33
PHL 130 Human Nature and Person 3
THL 105 Introduction to Theology 3
Total Moral Reasoning Hours 6
MAT 095/105 Intermediate Algebra 3
ENV 172 Intro to Environmental Science 4
Total Scientific and Quantitative Understanding Hours 7
One of the following:
PSY 101 General Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Total Individual and Social Awareness Hours 3
One of the following:
HIS 102 History of the Modern World
ART 139 Art Appreciation
MUS 127 Appreciation of Music
ENG 213 Literature: The Short Story
Total Cultural Awareness Hours 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
Total Effective Communication Hours 3
General Electives 9
Total Credit Hours 64

Concentration Areas

Choose one associate's degree concentration. Two courses (6 credit hours) are required to complete each concentration.

BUS 330 Leadership * 3
BUS 372 Creativity and Change * 3
BUS 351 Human Resources Management 3
BUS 450 International Business 3
BUS 341 Promotion * 3
BUS 342 Selling and Sales Management * 3
BUS 338 Global Marketing 3
BUS 346 Marketing Management 3
Human Resources Management
BUS 352 Organizational Behavior * 3
BUS 361 Talent Management * 3
BUS 358 Employment Law 3
BUS 362 Compensation and Benefits 3
FIN 360 Investments * 3
FIN 420 Financial Institutions * 3
FIN 356 Real Estate 3
FIN 357 Risk and Insurance 3
Business Technology
MIS 317 Web Applications Development * 3
MIS 330 Project Management * 3
MIS 320 Business Decision Making 3
MIS 380 Special Topics 3
  Project Management  
1st MIS 332 Project Management Methodologies 3
  MIS 342 Project Planning and Control 3
2nd MIS 362 Team Building & Interpersonal Dynamics 3
  MIS 372 Project Accounting Methods 3

 New concentrations are being added.  
  • Fundraising Management
  • Meeting and Event Planning
* Students are required to take the first two hybrid concentration courses in the sequence. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
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