Loyola’s online Associate of Science in Business consists of 60 credit hours, which includes:
- 24 hours of Major courses
- 36 hours of Loyola Core courses
You can also download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format.
Major Courses (24 credits)
Major Core Courses (21 credits)
BA B100: Introduction to Business (3 crs.)
The course introduces the nature of business and its complexities in the context of the environment in which it operates. Subjects covered include ownership forms, organization, management, marketing, accounting, financial institutions, labor relations, basic word processing, email, spreadsheets, databases, library resources, and small businesses.
BA B101: Business Communications (3 crs.)
This course serves to improve the student’s ability to create successful communication products – both written and oral. Topics include the process for successful communication, team communication, business writing, report writing using style guidelines, online communication, and presentation skills.
Prerequisites: BA B100, ENGL T122
ECON B100: Principles of Microeconomics (3 crs.)
This course is an introduction to economic analysis: efficiency and equity; production and exchange; costs, supply, and demand; markets, organizations, and government; competition, cooperation, and coercion; and international trade.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MATH A115
ECON B101: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 crs.)
This course is an introduction to various theories of inflation and unemployment; economic growth; money, banking, and financial intermediation; interest rates; business cycles; exchange rates, trade balances, and the balance of payments; deficits and the national debt; monetary, fiscal, exchange rate, income, and regulatory policies; and national income, product, and international payments accounting.
Prerequisite: ECON B100
ECON B202: Principles of Financial Accounting (3 crs.)
This course is designed to introduce students to accounting in a way that demonstrates the importance of accounting to society and the relevance of accounting to their future careers. The objective of the course is for students to understand the essential financial components of businesses and to realize that accounting information is imperative in the decision-making process of investors, creditors, management, and others.
Prerequisites: BA B100, MATH A092 (if required), sophomore standing
MKT B280: Principles of Marketing (3 crs.)
This course assists students in understanding the role of marketing from a managerial perspective. It examines how product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions are made to satisfy the needs of specific target markets. The impacts of political-legal, competitive, socio-cultural, technological, and economic environments on marketing are also studied.
Prerequisites: ECON B100, sophomore standing
MGT B245: Management & Organizational Behavior (3 crs.)
The course explores organizations as social units and the phenomena of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include evolution of research in organizational principles and practices; personality, perception, and attitude formation; motivation; behavior; performance; structure; groups; planning and decision making; communication; power and conflict; leadership; stress; and international issues.
Prerequisites: BA B100 & B101, sophomore standing
Major Elective Course (3 credits)
Associate of Science in Business students can choose one business elective to complete their Major coursework. Available electives include:
- Management Information Systems
- Financial Management
- Principles of Managerial Accounting
- Business Statistics
- Legal Environment of Business
Loyola Core Courses (36 credits)
The goal of the Loyola Core is to foster students’ competency in five key areas:
- Critical Thinking
- Effective Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Information Literacy
- Ethical Reasoning
To help students develop these competencies, the Loyola Core embraces an interdisciplinary approach to learning with an emphasis on balance: the spiritual and intellectual, the moral and ethical, the natural and scientific, the humanistic and artistic.
Foundation courses should be taken in your first three online sessions at Loyola and include:
- First-Year Seminar
- English – Critical Reading & Writing
- Finite Math or Calculus
- Science Process – Investigating Nature
Knowledge & Values Courses
Students complete courses in the following categories:
- Creative Arts & Cultures
- History I
- History II
- Philosophy I: Introduction to the Philosophy of Reasoning
- Philosophy II: Philosophy of Knowledge & Morality
- Religious Studies I: Christian Traditions
- Religious Studies II: World Religions
- Writing About Literature