Offered entirely online, this program is designed to help adult learners build upon the skills and knowledge acquired through their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree through the development of knowledge and professional competencies needed to serve effectively in managerial and supervisory roles. Candidates for this program include those seeking to advance their careers in a wide variety of fields such as marketing, administration/management, human resources, communications, production, finance/accounting, and customer support in either for-profit or non-profit organizations.
Graduates of this program will:
Admissions RequirementsStudents entering the program must have:
This manageable course sequence offers approximately two courses each semester, with a total of 60 units of credit. Complete this program entirely at a distance through a combination of interactive video conferencing and Blackboard, a dynamic platform that will enhance the learning experience and build a sense of community with fellow classmates.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
BAS students are permitted to transfer in courses equivalent to Categories 1A (writing), 1B (speaking), and 1C (math). No other classes can be applied to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core portion of the BAS degree.
Students who have not taken a course equivalent for Categories 1A, 1B, and 1C must satisfy these categories prior to graduating from UNI with a BAS degree.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 319-273-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its establishment in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School, the University of Northern Iowa has maintained its affirmed commitment to the support of excellence in teacher education. That commitment remains strong as the university continues to prepare students to become teachers, as well as provide opportunities for career advancement in the field of education. In addition to a commitment to teaching, our faculty members are engaged in research, writing and professional development. View UNI's national rankings and honors.
Research findings demonstrate that students of all types of learning styles can succeed in a distance environment. View our tips for being a successful distance learner.
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-7206, 800-648-3864 or email@example.com with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
See the "Next Steps" tab above for information. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator(s) and/or enrollment contact below or contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at ContinuingEd@uni.edu.
When you have completed the steps to admission and have been accepted into the program, we will send you details and information about how to enroll in the first course. After you participate in the first term of courses in the cohort sequence, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education will notify you with enrollment details for the next term of courses as they become available. You are required to enroll in your courses each semester.
The program is planned so that students move through the sequence of courses as a cohort group. The first course forms a foundation for the program and includes an introduction unit describing the program goals, sequence of courses, standards, rubrics and academic expectations. For that reason, it is important that you enroll and complete the courses in the same sequence. Program faculty expect that students have a growing knowledge of concepts built upon a prescribed sequence of courses. In addition, program faculty work to build an online community as students move through the course sequence together.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
UNI strives to make an undergraduate education an affordable investment.
Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is $320 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees for 2020-21 may be adjusted by the Iowa Board of Regents.
For more information, visit distance.uni.edu/tuition.
You will work with the program advisor when communicating about the program of study, and who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
Please complete the online interest form on the right to express your interest in joining a Managing Business & Organizations BAS cohort. The next cohort program is scheduled to begin Fall 2020. We will use the information you provide to send you program updates, including important information about application deadlines.
Please note: Students are expected to have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at an accredited institution and should provide written documentation of two years of relevant work experience (at a minimum).
We encourage you to apply for admission to the University of Northern Iowa as soon as possible. We are currently accepting applications for students wishing to join the new cohort beginning Fall 2020.
Contact us at 800-648-3864 or Distance@uni.edu for assistance.
Within one week of submitting your complete application, you will be notified by UNI Admissions staff of your official acceptance to the university. Once you have been admitted to UNI, the Office of Continuing & Distance Education will notify you of your admission status to the Managing Business and Organizations BAS program. Once admitted to both UNI and the program, we will contact you with specific details and enrollment information.
Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.