Business Administration, B.A.

This program, offered in face-to-face, blended (a combination of face-to-face and online) and online-only formats, is designed for students new to the business field.  Students have the opportunity to develop a broad range of business skills built upon a solid liberal arts foundation. Students gain experience in accounting, finance, computer information systems, marketing, and management, equipping students for a wide variety of career options and preparing students for graduate study.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

PLO1. Identify, collect, and analyze financial, economic, market, and operational data, and present recommendations for managerial action.

PLO2. Recognize, assess, and propose solutions to legal, social, and ethical issues in the business environment.

PLO3. Identify and analyze global environments and diverse teams within a business and the opportunities associated with them.

PLO4. Devise strategic, innovative solutions for organizational challenges to include leveraging company operations in a market-driven economy.

PLO5. Identify and apply management and leadership theories to real-world settings.

PLO6. Identify and create tools needed for successful job searching and career advancement.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH including 60 QH of General Education for completion
  • Credit for Prior Learning is accepted for general education and elective credit
  • Students may complete any minor or concentration that is not in the same area of study as their program major. Students must consult with their Academic Advisor to select a minor or concentration that best fits their career and personal goals. 

Required Courses

Research Methods

RES 200Research, Writing, and Analysis

1

Note: RES 200 is required for students completing a fully-online program. 

Communications - 15QH

ENG 101Beginning English Composition

5

ENG 201Intermediate English Composition

5

ENG 203Effective Speaking for the Undergraduate

5

Humanities and Fine Arts - 15QH

ART 101Basic Art Appreciation

5

HIS 103History Across the Globe

5

PHI 107Ethics, Logic and Critical Inquiry

5

Note: Students transferring credit from other institutions or applying coursework previously completed at NLU may use any general education course in humanities or fine arts.

Quantitative Reasoning - 5QH

MTH 101Introduction to Mathematical Concepts

5

Note: Students transferring credit from other institutions or applying coursework previously completed at NLU may use any college-level mathematics. 

Physical and Life Sciences - 10QH

One course must have a lab:

SCI 101Physical Science

5

and

SCI 102Survey of Biological Science with Lab

5

or

SCI 225Human Impact on Environment

5

Note: Students transferring credit from other institutions or applying coursework previously completed at NLU may use one course in any physical science and one course in any life science.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 15QH

ECO 200Macroeconomics for Today’s Professional

5

and

HIS 102Introduction to Political Science

5

or

SOC 101Foundational Sociology

5

or

SOC 222Culture and Identity

5

and

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

5

Note: Students transferring credit from other institutions or applying coursework previously completed at NLU may use one economics course substantially equivalent to the NLUs course, one course in any social sciences, and one course in any behavioral sciences. 

Additional General Education Requirements

Students must complete GEN 103 and MTH 102 as well as one of the following course options:

Pathways Students

BRV 200Braven Leadership and Career Accelerator

5

or

CAR 214Creating and Communicating the Professional Brand

5

and

BRV 201Braven Leadership and Career Accelerator: Capstone Challenge

2

or

CAR 217Workplace Leadership

2

Transfer Students

CAR 202Creating Professional Identity

2

CAR 203You The Professional

0 TO 2

Note: GEN 103 may be waived for on-campus students who (1) enter NLU with an associate’s degree or 90 or more quarter credit hours of transfer credit; and (2) have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or above in their previous undergraduate studies.

Business Administration Core - 79 QH

BUS 101Principles of Business

5

BUS 430Management and Leadership

5

BUS 431Professional Communication for Managers

5

BUS 452Legal and Corporate Governance Issues in Management

2

INT 315Global Perspectives

5

MKT 300Principles of Marketing

5

BUS 450Data Analysis for Managers

5

BUS 453Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility in Management

2

BUS 400Operations and Strategic Management

5

ACC 201Principles of Financial Accounting

5

ACC 202Principles of Managerial Accounting

5

MIS 103Introduction to Software Applications

5

MIS 436Technology Applications in Management

5

FIN 444Finance and Accounting Concepts for Managers

5

HRM 400Human Resource Management

5

PJM 454Project Management

5

BUS 490Internship in Business

2 TO 5

Note: BUS 490 must be taken for 5 quarter hours. 

Electives

Choose additional courses to total 180 QH. These hours may be satisfied by completing any minor or concentration in consultation with your Academic Advisor. 

 

For more information about this program, visit  http://www.nl.edu/academics/businessbachelors/babusinessadministration/