Management (BSBA)

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Program Description:

The Distance Education BSBA Management program delivers upper-division coursework entirely online to students who have completed required lower-division coursework.  Appalachian faculty will deliver approximately 52 semester hours of program courses in areas such as management, marketing, and computer information systems.

The BSBA Management major is intended for students seeking to prepare for managerial and leadership responsibilities in a technologically-oriented, diverse, dynamic, and global environment. The management major is designed to provide knowledge of why people behave as they do in organizations; knowledge of the dynamics and methods that are involved in leadership, motivation, communication, and group processes; and the managerial skills necessary for effective decision making and problem solving to contribute to organizational effectiveness. Management courses emphasize human resource management, business ethics, entrepreneurship, international management, leadership, and strategic management. The core business courses provide a foundation in business and economic statistics, finance, management information systems, marketing, and production operations management.

Admission Requirements:

Step 1: Admission to the University: Appalachian State’s Undergraduate Transfer Admission Requirements

Since this is a transfer program, no test scores (ACT or SAT) are required for admission.

Step 2:   Acceptance to program: In addition to meeting the University's Admission requirements (re: Step 1), to enter this distance education transfer program, the following requirements must also be met:

  • Students must also have a minimum of 70 transfer hours. To determine if your coursework transfers to Appalachian, please visit the transfer equivalency screen.
  • The following coursework must be completed to qualify for entry:
Appalachian General Ed or NC Community College transfer AA, AS or 44 hr transfer core MUST be met prior to entry.
Note: the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet this requirement.  
Appalachian State University Course Title
NC Community College Course Title
ACC 2100 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 120
ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting II
ACC 121
LAW 2150 Legal Environment of Business
BUS 115
CIS 1026 Personal Computer Effectiveness
CIS 110
ECO 2030 Principles of Economics Price Theory
ECO 251
ECO 2040 Principles of Economics Macroeconomics
ECO 252
R C 1000 Expository Writing
ENG 111
R C 2001 Introduction to Literature
ENG 112 (For ASU Gen Ed may use ENG 114)
ECO 2100 Business & Economic Statistics I
MAT 151, MAT 155 or MAT 152
MAT 1035 Business Mathematics with Calculus
MAT 263 or MAT 271 can substitute

 *Applicants who plan to complete general education and/or pre-requisite courses during the semester before the term of entry should be aware that admission is provisional until official transcripts for all "in progress" coursework are received by Appalachian State University. The deadline for receipt of official transcripts for "in progress" coursework is the last business day before classes begin. Students who are provisionally admitted (due to outstanding coursework) and whose transcripts are not received by the deadline will not be allowed to register for courses.

A great resource for locating online Community College courses is the Search engine for online NC Community College courses.

Application Deadlines for the BSBA Management Program:

The application for admission must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received) and ready for review by the applicable deadline. Please continue to log into your application to check for missing items until you receive notice that you have been admitted to Appalachian State University.

Fall Enrollment

  • April 1 Completed* application due date for priority admission (Fall enrollment)
  • April 2-July 1  Completed* applications received by July 1 may be considered for Fall enrollment as seats are available

Spring Enrollment

  • September 1 Completed* application due date for priority admission (Spring enrollment)
  • September 2 – October 1  Completed* applications received by October 1 may be considered for Spring enrollment as seats are available

*Completed application consists of application, fee, transcripts and all other materials as required

Information for Main Campus students wishing to be considered for the online BSBA program.

Program Structure:

The BSBA Management major is an online program and offers students the option of either a full-time or part-time format. The program begins each fall and spring. Students must carefully plan their course of study with the academic coordinator and should note that any deviation from the decided course of study will affect time to completion.

Full-time, Online Program Structure:

The full-time option (typically 4 courses a semester) generally requires 4 semesters (2 years).

Part-time, Online Program Structure:

The part-time option (typically 2 courses a semester) generally requires 9 semesters (4 years + 1 semester). 

Additional information for Prospective Distance Education BSBA Management Students

BSBA Management checksheet (select your catalog year for correct program of study)

Admission to the Walker College of Business (COB):

Acceptance into a distance education program is not the same as admission to the Walker College of Business.  Visit the College of Business website to review COB admission requirements as well as other policies that affect students in distance education BSBA programs. Note: students who do not have General Education complete must work closely with the department as specific courses are required prior to admission to COB.

Distance Education Program Delivery Information:

The distance education program is delivered completely online.  All students must have reliable access to the internet, and a high-speed/broadband access (cable or DSL) is strongly recommended.  Some courses may require proctored exams.
State regulations may require all institutions of higher education (including Appalachian State University) that deliver online instruction to students located within their borders to have written authorization to do so.  If you reside outside North Carolina and intend to apply to one of Appalachian's ONLINE distance education programs, please notify the program manager.

Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel the start of any Distance Education program due to the lack of sufficient, sustainable enrollment (typically 15 for Graduate programs and 18 for Undergraduate programs).  In the event of a cancellation for insufficient enrollment, application fees will be refunded.  Refunds will also be issued for any tuition and fees paid by applicants.  These refund policies apply ONLY to canceled programs.   When program starts are delayed, students may opt for a refund or apply their application to the new semester.

Career Possibilities:

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