Business Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Education

Your Bachelor of Arts in Business Education degree from Ashford University will empower you in your professional career as a business educator or corporate trainer. Enjoy the breadth of knowledge and expertise that comes from taking quality courses in both education and business fields. This degree provides you with all the necessary skills in sound teaching methodology and instructional strategies. In addition to meeting all the course requirements, you will also satisfy requirements for admission to the College of Education's Practitioner Preparation Program and successfully complete all other requirements for licensure.

Program Outcomes
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts in Business Education program will be able to:

  • Exhibit evidence of a high level of academic preparedness;
  • Demonstrate skills in sound teaching methodology and instructional strategies;
  • Create a classroom environment where students experience mutual respect and appreciation for diversity;
  • Respect privacy, possess knowledge of mandatory reporting, and exhibit professional behaviors such as promptness, preparedness, adhering to contractual issues, and participating in on-going professional development;
  • Meet the needs of diverse learners in a variety of settings;
  • Utilize a variety of assessments and use assessment data to drive instruction;
  • Acknowledge the important role of reflection in an educator's ability to self-evaluate and modify actions in the learning community, actively seeking input for professional development opportunities;
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of modalities including technological, verbal, nonverbal, and written; and
  • Implement teaching strategies that promote the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of learners.

Program Requirements

  • Total Minimum Credits Required: 126 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 49 credits
  • Business Course Requirements: 30 credits
  • Education Course Requirements: 47 credits

Business Course Requirements (30 credits):
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)

Choose 6 credits from the following:
BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 350 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BUS 317 Introduction to Advertising (3 credits)

Choose 3 credits from the following:
INF 231 Programming Concepts (3 credits)
INF 242 Spreadsheet & Database Analysis (3 credits)

Choose 6 credits from the following:
ECO 100 Survey of Contemporary Economic Issues (3 credits)
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

Choose 3 credits from the following:
INF 240 Visual & Verbal Presentations (3 credits)
ENG 315 Business & Professional Writing (3 credits)
SPE 315 Business & Professional Speaking (3 credits)

Additional Endorsement Requirement (47 credits):
EDU 200 Introduction to Education and Field Experience I (1 credit)
EDU 215 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
EDU 250 Foundations of American Education (2 credits)
EDU 270 Principles of Education and Field Experience II (2 credits)
EDU 310 Integrating Technology in the Classroom (2 credits)
EDU 330 General Methods of Secondary Education (3 credits)
EDU 331 Practicum: Secondary Education (1 credits)
EDU 340 Business Specific Methods (3 credits)
EDU 341 Practicum Secondary Business (1 credit)
EDU 370 Human Relations Skills for Educators (1 credit)
EDU 466 Student Teaching Business Education in the Secondary School (7 credits)
EDU 467 Student Teaching Business Education in the Secondary School (8 credits)
EDU 458 Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)
ERE 312 Reading in Secondary Education Content Areas (3 credits)
PSY 104 Child and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
PSY / ESE 315 Survey Exceptional Students (3 credits)
ESE 325 Behavioral Management in the Classroom (3 credits)

In addition to meeting the requirements enumerated above, students in this endorsement must also satisfy requirements for admission to the College of Education's Practitioner Preparation Program and successfully complete all other requirements for licensure.

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Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation

Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation


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