A.S., Business Administration B.S., Business Administration: Management Option

What it takes to complete a degree in Business Administration from RSU.

  • If you do not complete your Associate in Arts or Associate in Science at NEO, you will need to meet RSU’s specific general education requirements.
  • You must complete at least 124 credit hours to earn your degree. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior or senior (3000/4000) level, half of the hours in your major must be completed through RSU, and half of the upper division hours in your major must be completed through RSU.
  • You must meet the computer science proficiency requirement by taking MIS 2103 Computer Applications at NEO, CS 1113 Microcomputer Applications at RSU or passing an institutional computer science proficiency exam at RSU.
  • Therefore, when you transfer to RSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your four year degree.

How do my NEO A & M classes transfer to RSU?

  • Every class that you have completed at NEO will transfer to RSU. Each class will count as either general education, major, minor, or free elective credit.
  • A minor is 18 hours from an academic area of your choice and it is designed to compliment your major. Your advisor will help you determine your minor and the classes required to complete it.
  • Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area. They allow you to explore your academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate. Most degree programs at RSU allow for some free electives.
  • Any class completed at NEO that does not count toward general education, major or minor credit will qualify as free elective credit, up to 64 hours. If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to RSU, but only 64 hours will apply to your degree. This is because you must complete 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.
  • In addition, students may transfer a 1000/2000 level course into a 3000/4000 level course. However, the transfer will count for the content of the course only and will not count toward the 40 hour requirement of 3000/4000 level courses. For example, a student may transfer BADM 2113 Business Communications from NEO as BADM 3113 Business Communications at RSU. The transfer covers the content of the course, but will not deduct hours from the 3000/4000 level requirement. Students must actually take 3000/4000 level courses to count toward that requirement.
Freshman Year at NEO
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I 3 ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II 3
HIST 1483/
American History 3 POLS 1113 American Government 3
MIS 2103 Computer Applications 3     Physical Science 4
FYE 1011 Freshman Year Experience 1 PSYC or
1113 Psychology -OR-
MATH 1513 College Algebra 3   Humanities 3
Any Course to Use as RSU Selected Elective (excluding Physical Activity courses) 3      
Total Hours 16 Total Hours   16
Sophomore Year at NEO
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACCT 2103 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 2203 Managerial Accounting 3
    Life Science 4 ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3
SPCH 2713 Introduction to Speech Communications 3 STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business & Economics 3
ECON 2013 Macroeconomics 3     Humanities 3
BADM 2113 Business Communications 3     Business Elective 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours   15
Junior Year at RSU
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BADM 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3 BADM 3333 Business & Professional Ethics 3
ECON 3003 International Economics Issues & Policies 3 TECH 3013 Leadership and Decision Making 3
MGMT 3423 Principles of Management 3 MGMT 3303 Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 3113 Principles of Marketing 3 MGMT 3423 Management Information Systems 3
ACCT 3133 Cost Accounting 3 FINA 3503 Principles of Finance 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours   15
Senior Year at RSU
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MGMT 3413 Production & Operations Management 3 MGMT 4813 Strategies & Policies 3
MGMT 4033 Entrepreneurship 3 Upper Level Management Option Electives (3000-4000) 3
MGMT 3313 Human Resource Management 3 Upper Level Management Option Electives (3000-4000) 3
MGMT 4413 Quantitative Methods 3 Upper Level Selected Electives (3000-4000) 3
Upper Level Business Elective (3000-4000) 3 Selected Elective Any Level 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours   16

Total hours at NEO = 63
Total hours at RSU = 61
Total hours = 124