Get the business training you'll need to enter the job market with confidence. Learn about human resources, economics, management and other key elements to business success. Do it all as a business administration major in SNHU's associate of science program. One of the most affordable business administration degrees in New England, the AS in Business Administration provides an excellent grounding in business fundamentals and a valuable first step toward a bachelor's degree in business.
SNHU's AS in Business Administration introduces you to core business disciplines such as marketing, accounting, business law and information technology.
Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is located on 300 acres along the banks of the Merrimack River in Manchester. We also have satellite campuses throughout New Hampshire - in Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua - and as far north as Brunswick, Maine.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your associate degree in business administration at SNHU include:
As a business administration major in SNHU's associate degree program, you'll receive a solid foundation in business principles and practices to prepare you for entry-level positions.
An associate degree can make a big difference in your life. According to a study performed by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, associate degree holders typically earn over $400,000 more than those with just a high school education over their lifetimes.
SNHU's Associate in Business Administration is a 60-credit-hour program, with 13 courses covering a range of subjects from financial accounting to human resource management, including two organizational leadership electives and one general education course.
This course examines the role of economic systems in allocating scarce resources to satisfy the needs and wants of individual members of a society. After a brief exposure to alternative economic systems, the focus becomes the nature and performance of American capitalism. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of models that explain the behavior of consumers, producers and resource suppliers in various market structures.
This course explores the manner in which the overall levels of output, income, employment and prices are determined in a capitalist economy. The focus is on the forces that act to shape these factors and determine their fluctuations. The role of government fiscal and monetary policy in influencing the level of economic activity is also a major area of study. The impact of international transactions on the domestic economy also is discussed.
ENG-120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques, library research and MLA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit.
This is a theme-based seminar that builds on the skills learned in SNHU-101 and ENG-120, focusing on information literacy (the ability to locate and evaluate information) as well as written and oral communication skills. The theme of the course will vary according to the instructor, but in all sections, students will conduct extensive research on the topic and communicate their knowledge in a variety of oral presentations and writing assignments that will culminate in a research paper. To be taken during the student's sophomore year.
This is the fundamental computer fluency course. It is designed to promote a working knowledge and understanding of computer information technology concepts, skills and capabilities that support academic and professionally related goals and requirements. Students learn about the application and science of information technology. Concepts to master include the fundamentals of computer information technologies along with issues that affect people today such as : Internet and other network technologies, web publishing, digital media, hardware, software, file and database management, information security, viruses, and spyware, social impact, as well as algorithmic thinking and the limits of computation. Students develop capabilities such a managing complexity, assessing the quality of information, collaborating and communicating using IT, anticipating technological change and thinking abstractly and critically about IT. Students develop computer-related skills in support of their college studies and career goals. This is accomplished, in part, by the mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
This is a fundamental course in the application of statistics. In this course, students will learn to apply statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences. Students will learn how to solve statistical problems by hand and through the use of computer software. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.
Financial Accounting establishes the rules and regulations for preparing accounting information used by internal and external sources to evaluate the financial health of an organization. This course will develop the student's ability to interpret financial accounting information, to communicate this information and to understand the accounting system that produces this information.
Managerial Accounting will explore the financial impact of alternative business decisions and the financial benefits of new business practices. After completing this course, the student will understand how accounting and other productivity information can be used to assess the past and improve the future performance of a business by giving managers essential information they need to make more informed decisions.
The background, foundation and ethical aspects of the United States' legal system are examined. Torts, product liability, criminal law, contracts, sales, business organizations, and agency and cyber law also are explored.
This course examines the organization's functions for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers. These functions, designed to meet customers' needs and organizational goals, include marketing research, environmental monitoring, target market selection, product selection, promotion, distribution and pricing.
The human relations skills that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and stress and time management. Students learn techniques for becoming more effective managers, subordinates, peers and persons. Students are introduced to the international aspects of human relations.
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management.
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Writing Intensive Course.
OL ELE - Students may select two (2) Organizational Leadership electives
One General Education Course - Fine Arts and Humanities (EFAH)
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SNHU 101: First-Year Seminar is a discussion based course designed to challenge and support you and your classmates as you explore identities, values, ideas, and positions relevant not only to college, but also to informed citizenship. With the help of every students' full participation, our First-Year Seminar will teach you how to understand and value the perspectives and stories of others, as foundations for continuous personal and professional growth. *This course provides important foundations in your General Education requirements and should be taken during the first semester of your first-year at SNHU.
SNHU 202: Transition to SNHU will help transfer students make the most successful, least stressful transition possible. This is a course in the 3-course sequence of SNHU Experience courses (SNHU-101/202, 303, 404) designed to support your academic, personal, and professional development. The goal of class discussions and outside work for SNHU-202 will be to help you develop and refine the knowledge and skills you will need to manage and get the most out of academic and personal opportunities, as well as integrate them with your previous and future academic and personal experiences. Remember that these opportunities may be challenging, but challenges allow us all to grow and change.
We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That's why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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