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BA in Business Administration & Management

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Management

Course Delivery

On Campus / Online

Total Credits

120

Tuition Per Year

$18,600

Duration

4 years

Program Overview

The mission of this program is to prepare career-focused students with comprehensive knowledge of business principles through teaching in key content areas of management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and law; in addition to exposure to how technology, ethical decision-making and other business elements are transforming workplaces locally and globally.

Learning Goals

    • Understand fundamental concepts that influence the business world.
    • Practice awareness of sound ethical values in various cultural and social environments.
    • Recognize the role of technology and information systems in data collection and quantitative analysis for business processes.
    • Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to conduct business research that informs decision-making.
    • Demonstrate the integration of knowledge and professional skills across functional areas.
    • Demonstrate professional business communication skills for a global business environment.
    • Analyze internal business functions and capacity to determine appropriate growth and management strategies.

Who is the Ideal Student for this program?

As one of the many roles of a manager in the business world is to supervise and lead a company’s operations and employees, it is therefore important that the candidates of this program have a strong sense of leadership and are prepared to perform a range of tasks to ensure company productivity and efficiency. Some of these tasks include implementing business strategies, evaluating company performances, and supervising employees. Superb interpersonal and leadership skills are vital for this role, as good teamwork is important for business success. They should also be excellent communicators, and possess the ability to identify opportunities for growth.

All courses are conducted on campus. To succeed in this program, students should be self-disciplined, self-directed, and comfortable scheduling their own coursework.

Career Outlook

The undergraduate program provides a comprehensive education in business administration to further develop the knowledge and skills to prepare students for roles in business administration.

Students will qualify for jobs such as. Advertising Director, Advertising Manager, Classified Advertising Manager, Promotion Manager, Promotions Director, Budget Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Budget Examiner, Budget Officer, Cost Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Management Analyst, Business Process Consultant, Clerical Methods Analyst, Commercial Specialist, Industrial Analyst, Management Analyst, and Management Consultant.

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Meet the Department Chair

Perliter Walters-Gilliam

[email protected]

Perliter Walters-Gilliam, is the Chair of the Business Department at BAU. Ms. Perliter Walters-Gilliam, an accreditation professional who has conducted over 300 visits to 13 countries and more than 30 states. Ms. Gilliam has been leading, conducting, guiding, and evaluating institutions on the core requirements of seeking and maintaining institutional accreditation. She has met and counseled with various ministries of education in different educational systems expanding her repertoire of quality assurance nuances and processes across the globe. Her scope of expertise includes training and development, accreditation compliance, Standards review for accrediting agencies, and recognition applications.

Specialties: Higher education accreditation compliance; organizational strategy; institutional development and growth; training; international education and quality assurance; federal regulations for accrediting agencies; accreditation standards review.

Courses

Students must earn a total of 120 college credit hours to receive this degree. Of these credit hours, 60 credits are core courses, 42 general education credits, and 18 elective credits. Students must meet their core requirements as well as their general education requirements.

 

In addition, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the BA degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
    • The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the bachelor’s program is 180 credit hours.
    • An undergraduate student may transfer up to 90 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
    • No degree credit is received by an undergraduate for any failing grade (a grade less than D, or 1.00 out of 4.00 grade points).
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CORE REQUIREMENTS (20 Courses)
ACCT 112
Introduction to Financial Accounting
3 Credits
The most important sources of information for analyzing an organization’s financial health are the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. This course examines each of these documents in order to determine the operational, financial, and investment decisions that the firm has made and evaluates their outcomes.
ACCT 114
Managerial Accounting
3 Credits
The finances within an organization must first be understood to gain a better understanding of the business as a whole. Managerial accounting focuses on providing information to managers for use within the organization. This course will help to understand the essential financial components of businesses that are important for decision-making.
BUSN 101
Introduction to Business
3 Credits
This course introduces the foundations of the forces within the business environment including the key functional areas within an organization.
BUSN 210
Business Law
3 Credits
This course provides the student with an introduction to the legal framework within which formal business organizations must operate. The course is a survey of the American legal system designed to develop a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business law including topics in the nature of law, courses and court procedures, crimes and torts, contracts, sales, and negotiable instruments.
BUSN 375
Entrepreneurship
3 Credits
Entrepreneurship is a mindset—a way of looking at things that is opportunity-focused and creative, while adding value for customers, investors, stakeholders, and society. This course introduces the fundamentals of entrepreneurship as a mindset that is practice- driven. Whether you already have an idea and are eager to start your own business, or simply want to learn more about what an entrepreneurial career would be like, this course exposes you to the challenges of entrepreneurship—from conceptualizing new ventures to developing and managing them.
CAPS 623
Internship
3 Credits
The Internship is a capstone course that is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills from a planned work experience in the student’s program of study. The internship will provide graduate-level, career-related experience, and workplace competencies that employer’s value when hiring new employees. The purpose of the Internship course is to provide each student with practical experience in a standard work environment.
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
3 Credits
Microeconomics deals with the behavior of companies and individuals that determines the choices they make in the allocation of resources. This course examines the concepts of supply, demand, market equilibrium, and competition and the impact that external forces such as taxation, government policy, and globalization have on them.
ECON 111
Introduction to Macroeconomics
3 Credits
Macroeconomics deals with the total of all economic activity within a nation. This course examines such issues as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, savings, and investment to understand how these factors interact to impact the business cycle and overall national income.
ECON 353
Globalization & the World Economy
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: ECON 101 & ECON 111 This course seeks to examine the historic development of globalization and the many contemporary understandings of what exactly globalization means for the world, with a focus on economic development. The concept of globalization is a contested one, and in this course, students will learn about the different ideas and conceptualizations of globalization. The course will address the major debates relating to economic interdependence, development and growth, the patterns of international trade and investment, global financial markets, and the role of major multilateral political and economic institutions such as the UN, the World Bank and IMF in promoting globalization.
FINC 221
Introduction to Financial Management
3 Credits
In order to maximize future profits, firms need to make a number of interrelated strategic financial decisions. This course examines the impact of decisions in corporate capitalization (debt vs. equity), operations (fixed-asset investments vs. outsourcing), budgeting of financial resources, and monitoring of assets and liabilities on the profitability of the firm.
FINC 455
International Finance
3 credits
PREREQUISITE: FINC 221
INTL 220
International Human Resources Management
3 Credits
This course surveys the principles and methods of effectively managing people in a work environment. It includes the recruitment, selection, development, utilization of, and accommodation of people by organizations. Employee motivation and contemporary personnel management issues are examined in terms of the impact they have on organization effectiveness, goal attainment, health and viability, and overall performance.
MATH 110
Introduction to Statistics
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MATH104 This is an introductory statistics course that presents basic statistical concepts and methods in a manner that emphasizes understanding the principles of data collection and analysis rather than theory. Much of the course will be devoted to how statistics affect the business world.
MGMT 200
Introduction to Project Management
3 Credits
Introduction to Project Management utilizes a simulated team project to manage a project’s life cycle. Emphasis is placed on activity networks, managing resources, and creating control mechanisms that minimize risk. Project leadership is explored in the context of building effective project teams and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
MGMT 201
Leadership
3 Credits
A recent management theory suggests that leadership consists of three overarching functions -- vision, communication, and implementation--under which all other functions can be slotted. This course will examine the nature of these three functions in today’s business and use Abraham Zaleznik’s classic paper to distinguish between the roles of leaderships and managers. Following the dictum that studying leaders illustrates leadership, the course will analyze the characteristics of many leaders from different fields-- business, government, politics, society, and religion-- to distill the essence of leadership.
MGMT 301
Organizational Behavior
3 Credits
This course introduces basic organizational behavior concepts and their application in contemporary organizations. The course will include conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities. Topics include diversity in organizations, attitudes and job satisfaction, emotions and moods, personality and values, the structure and culture of organizations, and organizational change.
MGMT 325
Operations Management
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MATH110
MGMT 337
Strategic Management
3 Credits
The modern theory of strategic management involves the creation of a competitive advantage over competitors; this means uniquely creating value for a customer in a way that competitors cannot. The course creates a fusion between the two major competitive advantage theories: the external theory of Michael Porter and the internal theory of Jay Barney - leading to a holistic understanding of strategic management.
MGMT 453
Cross-Cultural Management
3 Credits
Every day a manager will be called upon to solve a difficult problem or make a significant decision. This course presents techniques for creative problem solving and structures to assist in decision making in various business environments and situations. The course will explore biases and how they can reduce the effectiveness of the decision- making process.
MKTG 201
Introduction to Marketing
3 Credits
The American Marketing Association defines marketing as: “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” This course examines many of these marketing aspects starting with the basics of the 4 Ps (Place, Price, Product, Promotion), market segmentation, and branding. The course also explores the newest aspects of internet marketing by Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
PHIL 200
Ethics
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to open awareness to the complexity of ethical decision-making and prepare students to make choices from a standpoint of ethical consciousness. Students will learn to identify ethical problems in their program of study, assess the obligations of stakeholders, formulate arguments for those obligations, and propose feasible solutions to ethical problems. Diversity competence will also be stressed. Assignments, activities, and exams will cultivate reflection, analysis, creativity, and empowerment.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ELECTIVES (6 Courses)
FINC 455
International Finance
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: FINC 221 In the age of globalization, an in-depth understanding of the international financial arena is critical to the operations of multinational corporations. This course explores various risk factors associated with foreign direct investment (FDI) activities: foreign exchange risk, political risk, and operational risk. In addition, the course examines how international capital markets, foreign government FDI regulations, international central bank policies, purchasing power parity (PPP), and Islamic banking impact FDI decisions.
MATH 335
Business Analytics
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MATH 110 Business Analytics uses data from past performance and statistical methods to inform data-driven decision making. This course explores how big data analysis and predictive modeling can drive strategic decision making for enterprise optimization and government policy decisions.
MGMT 325
Operations Management
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MATH 110 Operations Management involves those aspects of your firm that provide the goods or services in your firm’s value proposition to your targeted market. As such, operations will be decisive in determining the long-term viability of your firm’s business model. This fact has become even clearer in recent years as competition has increased with more globalization and improved information technology. By integrating operations successfully into their business models, firms such as Dell, Toyota, and Wal-Mart have shown that good operations make good business sense. The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of Operations Management and the role that it plays within an organization. By the end of the course, you should have developed an appreciation for the challenges in providing world- class products and services and the ability to use some analytical tools and conceptual frameworks to guide your thinking about operations.
MGMT 335
Project Management Knowledge Areas I
3 Credits
Building on the foundational principles in the Introduction to Project Management course, this course covers the control and tracking steps to ensure a project’s on-time completion and within budget. The course focuses on the management of project HR, communication, risk, quality, and procurement.
MGMT 336
Project Management Knowledge Areas II
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MGMT 335 This second course is a continuation of Project Management Knowledge I and addresses the scope for a project and developing a complete project overview statement. This course addresses the following areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, and Project Quality Management.
MGMT 433
Negotiation
3 Credits
Negotiation is the art and science of securing an agreement between two or more interdependent parties. This course focuses on understanding the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in the context of competitive situations. The objectives of the course are to help students to develop negotiation skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Considerable emphasis is placed on realistic negotiation exercises and role-playing. The exercises serve as catalysts for the evaluation and discussion of different types of negotiation situations. In-class discussions and lectures supplement the exercises.
MGMT 453
Cross-Cultural Management
3 Credits
Cross Cultural Management is a collaborative research seminar that examines what constitutes "effective" leadership across cultures. The underlying theme of this course is that the skills and behaviors that are perceived as effective leadership characteristics in one culture are not necessarily those that will be effective in a different culture. By exploring the ways in which specific characteristics are valued differently by different cultures, the students acquire frameworks for assessing how to approach a work assignment in a culture that is not their own. This course is collaborative because the students are expected to provide some of the content. The weekly readings target particular aspects of cultural differentiation. Working within those topics, teams of students are asked to describe aspects of leadership in particular cultures based on their research and/or personal experiences. Students use both formal presentations and informal discussions to engage each other in learning about different cultural expectations. The goal of the course is to help prepare students for business assignments outside of their native countries.
MKTG 321
Marketing Management
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MKTG 201 Marketing is broad term encompassing many facets of the practice. Therefore, the adroit management of marketing functions is a necessity in order to maximize results and control costs. This course examines the management processes to control the many autonomous aspects of marketing from discovering what the customer wants, to producing it informing the consumer of its availability, providing it at a reasonable price with convenient access.
MKTG 435
Brand Management
3 Credits
A company's brand is the most valuable asset that it owns. A recognized brand is the key to expanding sales and the product line. But brand management requires paying attention to many aspects of the product from brand recognition to brand loyalty. These various aspects add up to brand power: the ability of a company to demand and receive premium shelf space, placement in movies, and celebrity endorsements. This course examines the different brand parameters and invokes marketing concepts to build brand power.
MKTG 436
Principles of Advertising
3 Credits
This course introduces the basic principles, theories, and applications of advertising. In addition, the course covers the foundations of integrated advertising, promotion, and marketing communication emphasizing the significance of utilizing all marketing activities in one clear message and voice. Elements of direct response, promotion, Internet, and public relations are also presented. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of advertising and practice creative and decision-making skills in developing an advertising campaign plan.
GENERAL ELECTIVES: HUMANITIES
ENGL 121
English Composition 1
3 Credits
This course is required for students with moderate scores on the BAU English composition test. ENGL 121 develops the student’s ability to organize ideas and use critical thinking skills. The course will also review English grammar and writing mechanics. Students will learn to construct persuasive arguments and critical essays. They will practice personal reflection; analyze literature, film, and journalism; participate in the peer-review and editing processes; and learn about proper use of citations. Course materials may vary by professor.
ENGL 122
English Composition 2
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: ENGL 121 This course is open to students with high scores on the BAU English composition test. ENGL 122 develops the student’s ability to organize ideas and use critical thinking skills. The course will also review English grammar and writing mechanics. Students will learn to construct persuasive arguments and critical essays. They will practice personal reflection; analyze literature, film, and journalism; participate in the peer-review and editing processes; and learn about proper use of citations. Course materials may vary by professor.
ENGL 123
Academic Writing
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: ENGL 122 This course is open to students with high scores on the BAU English composition test, or students who have completed ENGL 121. Academic writing and research abilities are essential for college students and professionals. During this course, students will hone their research skills and complete a short research paper on a subject of their own choice. Throughout the course, students will participate in peer-review, learn to create research paper outlines and drafts, learn to use citations properly, and learn about research and writing resources at BAU and around D.C.
FREN 101
Elementary French 1
3 Credits
An introduction to the French language for students with no prior experience. Students will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking French. Cultural instruction on the Francophone world will also prove a foundational aspect of this course.
FREN 121
Elementary French 2
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: FREN 101 A continuation of the reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities introduced in FREN 101. Students will learn more about Francophone cultures. By the end of this course, students will be able to carry a conversation in French.
SPAN 101
Elementary Spanish 1
3 Credits
An introduction to the Spanish language for students with no prior experience. Students will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish. Cultural instruction on Spain and Latin America will also prove a foundational aspect of this course.
SPAN 121
Elementary Spanish 2
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: SPAN 101 A continuation of the reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities introduced in SPAN 101. Students will learn more about Spanish and Latin American cultures. By the end of this course, students will be able to carry a conversation in Spanish.
TURK 101
Elementary Turkish 1
3 Credits
An introduction to the Turkish language for students with no prior experience. Students will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking Turkish. Instruction on Turkish culture will also prove a foundational aspect of this course.
TURK 121
Elementary Turkish 2
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: TURK 101 A continuation of the reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities introduced in TURK 101. Students will learn more about Turkish culture. By the end of this course, students will be able to carry a basic conversation in Turkish.
GENERAL ELECTIVES: MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES
ENVS 105
Introduction to Environmental Science
3 Credits
According to the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, 2016 was the warmest year on record. According to NASA, it was the warmest year for the last 125,000 years. How has human activity affected the climate so dramatically? This and other vital questions about pollution, how the environmental system operates, and the interaction between the oceans, the atmosphere, and the land will be addressed in this course.
MATH 103
College Mathematics
3 Credits
Mathematical calculations underlie the development of theories, the evaluation of trends, and the assessment of progress in all aspects of society. It will cover linear, quadratic, and simultaneous equations and the graphing of lines, circles, exponential functions, and polynomial functions.
MATH 104
College Algebra
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: MATH103 OR 2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF C This course covers matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines. Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies systems of linear equations and the properties of matrices. The concepts of linear algebra are extremely useful in physics, economics and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Due to its broad range of applications, linear algebra is one of the most widely taught subjects in college-level mathematics (and increasingly in high school).
GENERAL ELECTIVES: SOCIAL SCIENCES
HIST 168
History of Civilizations*
3 Credits
This course develops a basic understanding of the history of major world cultures. The course provides a broad picture that deals with the nature and spread of the earliest civilizations in the Ancient Near East and the development of civilization in classical and medieval Europe, concerning their political, social, economic and religious life; focuses on the globalization process of the civilization. The course, therefore, provides an important overview of cultures and meetings between cultures and how these cultures constantly move towards an integrated society.
HIST 170
U.S. History
3 Credits
This course will explore the history of the United States from its origins in the eighteenth century to 9/11. The course will explore topics such as indigenous cultures, colonialism, slavery, and immigration; the Enlightenment and early American democracy; capitalism, plantation labor, and industrialization; abolitionism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction; the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Cold War; and, finally, the effects of 9/11 on American society. Overall, students will leave the course with a firm understanding of the complex dynamics of race, gender, migration, politics, and economics in American society. Students will learn to think critically about primary and secondary sources, including works of writing, art, music, and literature, and will conduct independent research. They will also improve their written and oral communication abilities.
PHIL 200
Ethics**
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to open awareness to the complexity of ethical decision-making and prepare students to make choices from a standpoint of ethical consciousness. Students will learn to identify ethical problems in their program of study, assess the obligations of stakeholders, formulate arguments for those obligations, and propose feasible solutions to ethical problems. Diversity competence will also be stressed. Assignments, activities, and exams will cultivate reflection, analysis, creativity, and empowerment.
COMM 250
Literacy in the Age of Fake News
3 Credits
Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms, from print to video to the Internet. This course aims at building an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self- expression necessary for citizens of a democracy. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to become competent, critical and literate in all media forms so that they control the interpretation of what they see or hear rather than letting the interpretation control them.
PSYC 101
Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits
This course will provide students with an introduction to the key theories of psychology. The course will discuss topics such as neuroscience and cognition; the processes of learning, perception, and memory; language and social behavior; intelligence, personality, and development; and psychopathology.
SOCI 101
Introduction to Sociology
3 Credits
In this introductory course, students will learn about the field of Sociology and how it helps us understand our world. We will discuss key themes of sociological study, including inequality, racism and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age stratification, and culture. Students will also learn about a variety of research methodologies.
UNIV 100
First Year Seminar*
1 Credit
UNIV 100 helps new students make a successful transition to a university campus, both academically and personally. The course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, develop critical thinking skills and help clarify purpose, meaning and direction.
UNIV 400
Senior Seminar*
2 Credits
PREREQUISITE: 90 CREDITS Senior Seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on undergraduate experiences and to explore specific post-graduation plans. This course is to help students prepare for job searches, interviews, employment, or graduate studies. Students will create a portfolio of works from their undergraduate studies and create documents for real-life scenarios. 104
Economics Concentration
ECON 221
Intermediate Microeconomics
3
Pre-requisite: ECON101
ECON 222
Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
Pre-requisite: ECON111
ECON 251
International Economics
3
Pre-requisite: ECON101, ECON111
ECON 371
The Development of Economic Thought
3
Pre-requisite: ECON101, ECON111
ECON 437
Econometrics
3
Pre-requisite: MATH110
ECON 440
Economics of International Development
3
Pre-requisite: ECON101, ECON111
Finance Concentration
FINC 224
Corporate Finance I
3
Pre-requisite: FINC221
FINC 222
Financial Markets and Institutions
3
Pre-requisite: FINC221
FINC 373
Monetary Theory and Policy
3
Pre-requisite: ECON101, ECON111
FINC 421
Investment Strategies
3
Pre-requisite: FINC221
FINC 431
Derivative Markets
3
Pre-requisite: FINC221
FINC 455
International Finance
3
Pre-requisite: FINC221
Information Systems Concentration
CMPS 211
Computer Networks
3
CMPS 318
Database Management Systems
3
CMPS 320
Computer Forensics
3
ISIT 224
Information Systems Analysis and Design
3
ISIT 226
Management Information Systems
3
Pre-requisite: ISIT 224
ISIT 401
Information Technology Audits & Controls
3
Pre-requisite: ISIT 224

To apply to Bay Atlantic University, the following documents are required:

Completed online application

Copies of high school transcripts (must be in English)

Official evaluation of high school transcript (if the transcript is from a foreign institution)

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Photocopy of government-issued ID (international students need a passport, undocumented students need proof of residency)

Additional Documents for International Students:

Bank Statement (to show proof of adequate financial resources)

*if the bank statement is not in applicant’s name a Sponsorship Letter is required
*if the applicant has any dependents Passport Copies & Additional Materials may be required

Proof of English Language Proficiency (below)

All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. This requirement is waived if the applicant has completed four years of education at an English-language secondary school. Otherwise, English language proficiency can be established by providing an official score report for one of our approved standardized English proficiency tests. Below are the tests and minimum scores accepted:

TOEFL (PBT, CBT, IBT): 525, 194, 70
IELTS: 5.5
TOEIC: 650
BAU Placement Test:70 (offered on campus)
Duolingo: 75
Pearson (PTE): 48
Mentora College Intensive English Program: Pass 400C level

For assistance or information on applying, please contact our Admission team at [email protected]

For our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://bau.edu/faq/

Graduation Requirements

The BA degree in Business Administration and Management is earned by completing the program course requirements of 120 credit hours. Of these credit hours, 63 credits are major or core courses, 42 general education credits, and 18 pure elective credits. Students must meet their core requirements as well as their general education requirements. In addition, students must meet the following criteria:

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1.  Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the BA degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
2. The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the BA program is 180 credits.
3. An undergraduate student may transfer up to 60 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
4. No degree credit is received by an undergraduate for any failing grade (a grade less than D, or 1.00 out of 4.00 grade points).

There is no fixed program cost. The Board has the authority to change tuition and fees for each academic year. Such changes are announced to students via email, on the Academic Catalog, and on the webpage.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, tuition per credit will be $620. Students pay the total of the credits they enroll in.
In the 2024-2025 academic year, tuition per credit will be $635. Students pay the total of the credits they enroll in.

Description Fee
Application/Admissions Fees
Admission Confirmation Deposit (non-refundable) $200
Deferral fee $45
Registration Deposit (non-refundable) $1500
Mandatory Semester Fees
Student activities and services fee $125
Technology fee $135
Mandatory one-time Fees
Student ID card $18
As-applicable Fees
Late registration fee $75
English Proficiency Test $35
Replacement Student ID card $18
Transcript processing fee $10 (per transcript)
Returned check fee $30
Late payment fee $25
Cancellation fee* $100
International postage of documents $130
Cap and Gown Fee $130
Diploma / Graduation fee $100
Diploma Replacement fee $100
Administrative Services Fee** $1,500

*When students cancel their enrollment within 3 business days of the beginning of a semester

**Only students who receive full tuition assistance or scholarship of any kind defined in the tuition assistance and scholarship section are required to pay.





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