Technology and Innovation Courses

Core Requirements for online BAS concentrations

  • BAS 300 – Building Professional Competencies (3 credits)
  • BAS 490 – Research in Applied Field (3 credits)
  • BAS 491 – Final Project (3 credits)

Concentration in Technology and Innovation

All courses for this concentration are available in an online format with most offered as asynchronous delivery.

  • IT 106 – Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (3 credits)*
  • IT 213 – Multimedia and Web Design (3 credits)*
  • IT 214 – Database Fundamentals (3 credits)*
  • IT 223 –  Information Security Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IT 304 – IT in the Global Economy (3 credits)
  • MBUS 300 – Managing Financial Resources (3 credits)
  • MBUS 302 – Managing Information in a Global Environment (3 credits)
  • MBUS 303 – Marketing in a Global Economy (3 credits)
  • MBUS 305 – Managing in a Global Economy (3 credits)
  • MGMT 303 – Principles of Management (3 credits)

*Note: The IST department offers 1-credit bridge courses for a number of core/foundation courses. Each course is a self-paced, online comprehensive review, ending with an in-class final exam, intended to allow students who have taken a course at another institution to review concepts previously learned and demonstrate that their academic exposure has provided them with the skills they need to succeed in advanced courses.

Students who register for a 1-credit course and successfully pass will receive credit for the 3-credit respective course. Students who are not successful must take the respective course at GMU to meet their degree requirements.

Students transferring from NVCC should refer to the chart below to determine how to receive credit for Mason courses via Bridge Courses. Students transferring from institutions other than NVCC who are interested in Bridge Courses must contact an advisor for assistance.

NVCC Course+Bridge Course=Mason Course
ITD 256+IT 194=IT 214
ITE 170+IT 193=IT 213
ITP 120+IT 196=IT 106

Electives (variable)

All BAS students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework. Students will work with their advisor to determine how to fulfill their outstanding credit hours to ensure they have met all major and university requirements. The number of elective credits that a BAS student may have available will vary by concentration and the amount of applicable transfer coursework the student has been awarded. Please note that 45 hours of upper level coursework are required to fulfill all university  requirements.  For additional information regarding these requirements, please consult with the program’s advisor, Krystal Dains at (

See the Mason Online website for the most current list of courses being offered.


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