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Organizational Administration Major BAS

This BAS program is designed to build on specific, related, AAS programs offered primarily by technical colleges. Therefore this AAS is only available to students who have completed specific related AAS programs approved by an official articulation agreement between Metropolitan State and the college offering the AAS degree.

The goal of this program is to educate and to train prospective and current employees who wish to build upon the technical strength of their associate degree training in order to take on greater responsibilities and seek advancement beyond their technical training.

Metropolitan State University organizational administration graduates can expect a dynamic and challenging career in ever-changing economic and global conditions. They can expect to be better positioned for employment opportunities and for promotions. They can expect to acquire the organizational, communication and critical thinking skills necessary for anyone accepting management positions in technical and non-technical fields. Graduating students are prepared for positions such as supervisor, department manager and agency director in business, business owner, nonprofit organizations and government.

This program can be completed on campus, online, or by combining on campus and online courses. Program requirements are the same, regardless of the delivery mode.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Organizational Administration major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • The approved AAS degree specified in the approved articulation agreement
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in AAS
  • COM Foundation Courses with a grade of C-, S or better (see below)

The COM Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.


The degree requirements have five components:

  1. General Education and Liberal Studies

    Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University. Completion of an AAS does not satisfy MnTC or Metropolitan State University's General Education Liberal Studies Requirement.

  2. Foundation Courses (22 credits)

    To complete this BAS in 120 credits, you must successfully complete the first three courses (MIS 100, MATH 115, and STAT 201) or equivalent courses as part of your AAS degree.

  3. Business Core Courses (12 credits)

  4. Capstone (choose one of the following)

  5. Elective Courses (4 upper-division credits from College of Management curriculum or equivalent)
* Free waiver examinations are available for "testing out" of these courses. Contact your advisor or the College of Management Advising Center for information.

Course Prerequisites

Many College of Management courses are sequenced and build on previous learning. It is the student's responsibility to complete course prerequisites before registering for a course which requires prerequisites. In addition, students must complete 30 credits of coursework, including introductory and intermediate writing before they can register for College of Management upper division courses (those numbered 300 and above). MGMT 499 Case Studies in Strategic Management is a capstone class which should be taken during the last semester of the student's program.

Credit and Residency Requirements

Students in each of the College of Management bachelor of applied science major programs must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours of their major requirements and/or major electives at Metropolitan State University. In addition, students must complete at least 30 credits at Metropolitan State University in order to graduate.

College of Management Double Major Policy

Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.