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Our Associate of Science degree gives you the option to major in business and leadership or create an individualized major. Both options will upgrade your career skills and prepare you for further education.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

12-26 months


  • Introduction to Business (BUSN104)

    Introduction to business and business strategy within the global economic environment. Identification of business structures, market strategies, and the concepts of leadership and management. Exploration of key business functions, typical roles, entry points, and career paths. Application of business evaluation and problem-solving within a Christian worldview.

    3 credits

  • Personal Financial Literacy (BUSN115)

    Explores fundamental personal financial management topics. Enables learners to make values-based financial decisions. Uses a variety of tools to evaluate risk and make choices regarding debt management, savings, budgeting, investing, and long-range personal financial planning.

    3 credits

  • Business Problem Solving (BUSN200)

    Builds a foundation for understanding and solving business problems. Introduces business concepts and terminology, along with skills needed to solve common business problems. Emphasizes how to identify problems and the application of tools and techniques in solving these problems. Encourages the development of critical-thinking and decision-making skills needed for success in business.

    3 credits

  • Workplace Communication (BUSN210)

    Examines principles of communication in the workplace. Introduces common workplace communication formats such as memos, letters, email, reports, presentations, and social media. Explores techniques for communication, including informational, persuasive, and employment messages. Introduces strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis, verbal and nonverbal cues, and personal communication skills.

    3 credits

  • Information and Organizations (BUSN285)

    Examination of both information and information systems including their use in making knowledge based decisions and analyzing strategic organizational goals. Identification of quality information that is required for organizations, as well as applicable ways to store, organize, and retrieve this information in a secure way. Consideration and discussion around the ethical issues and policies organizations face.

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Spiritual Quest (CHMN140)

    An exploration of the spiritual dimension of human life. Assessment of spirituality and application of personal spiritual development through vocational productivity, relationships and success. The role of spirituality and personal wellbeing in goal setting.

    3 credits

  • Basic Communication Skills (COMM160)

    An examination of the fundamentals of the human communication process. Emphasis on communication in these areas: interpersonal, small group, public speaking and computer mediated. Concentration on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within personal, professional, and global contexts.

    3 credits

  • Successful Writing (ENGL130)

    Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback).

    3 credits

  • Academic Research and Writing (ENGL225R)

    Development of core academic skills in research and writing. Critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions, testing theses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources. SP: Must be at a sophomore standing or above.

    3 credits

  • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present (HIST250)

    Examination of selected historical events using both primary and secondary sources. Development of connections between historical events with larger social, economical, and political trends and developments. Recognition of multiple perspectives when investigating historical questions as well as the influence these viewpoints have on both current developments and future challenges. Consideration of personal faith while exploring history’s significance.

    3 credits

  • Theories of Organizations and Leadership (ORGL330)

    Evaluation of leadership theories. Exploration of organizational behavior and leadership models and their distinguishing attitudes, values and cultural dimensions. Analysis of individual/organizational factors that stimulate behavior. Analysis of common characteristics contributing to building and sustaining organizational culture. Identification of how faith and worldviews affect leadership theory and practice.

    3 credits

  • Leading in the Digital Age (ORGL370)

    Introduction to major technology developments and their impact on people and organizations. Evaluation of technology, benefits and consequences of technology, and technology change in the organizational context. Analysis of personal and organizational issues related to technology in light of ethical and/or moral reasoning and relevant organizational and/or personal characteristics.

    3 credits

  • Succeeding in College (SOCS110)

    Introduction to Bethel's Christian liberal arts education, institutional tools and resources, core strategies and techniques for effective studying and writing. Balance between personal, professional, and spiritual well-being.

    3 credits

  • Conflict Management and the Social Scientific Perspective (SOCS170)

    Applies samples of social scientific reasoning and research in psychology, sociology and social work to the challenges of conflict management, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Students reflect on the relevance of social scientific models to their own lives and consider applications in their workplaces, families, and social spheres.

    3 credits