Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, BSBA

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program integrates the theory and practice of management through active learning, problem-driven research, corporate partnerships, and experiential assignments. As part of the degree program, all students are expected to participate in the co-op program, where they participate in paid work placements related to their field of study. The BS degree can be accomplished using the four-year co-op plan or with the five-year co-op plan.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Differences and Diversity (DD), Creative Expression and Innovation (EI), and Natural and Designed World (ND) are not explicitly satisfied by required courses in the business curriculum at this time. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements, and if these are not fulfilled in required major courses, they should use general electives to do so.

Business Requirements

Accounting
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
Finance
FINA 2201Financial Management4
Marketing
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
Management Information Systems
MISM 2301Management Information Systems4
Operations Management and Supply Chain Management
SCHM 2301Supply Chain and Operations Management4
Organizational Behavior
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
Strategy in Action
STRT 4501Strategy in Action4
or STRT 4516 External Case Competition Challenge
International Business/Social Responsibility
INTB 1203International Business and Global Social Responsibility4
Statistics
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4

Concentration

Complete the required concentration appropriate to your program.  One concentration is required. A second concentration is optional. 

Supporting Courses

Mathematics
Complete one of the following:4
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2
Intensive Calculus for Engineers
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete two six-month co-op experiences.

Business GPA Requirement

A minimum 2.000 GPA in business courses is required.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Note: Plan of study will vary based upon student's academic program. The four-year plan of study will require summer courses throughout the student's academic career. Individual study plans will be created with an academic advisor. 

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BUSN 11014Business core14Vacation0Vacation0
BUSN 11021Business core14  
ENGW 1111, ECON 1116, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4ENGW 1111, ECON 1116, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4  
Take two:8Take one:4  
  
  
INTB 1203 (IC and ER)
INTB 1203 (IC and ER)
  
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Concentration course4Concentration course4Vacation0Co-op0
Business core14Business core14  
Business core 14Elective24  
ECON 1116, 1115, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4ECON 1116, 1115, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4  
BUSN 11001BUSN 11031  
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Concentration course4Elective4Co-op0
 ENGW 33044Elective4 
 ORGB 32014  
 Elective 4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Concentration course34Elective 4Co-op0
 Elective44Elective4 
 Elective44  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0STRT 4501 (WI, CE, and SI)4  
 Elective44  
 Elective44  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 131

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BUSN 11014Business core14Vacation0Vacation0
BUSN 11021Business core14  
ENGW 1111, ECON 1116, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4ENGW 1111, ECON 1116, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4  
Take two:8Take one:4  
  
  
INTB 1203 (IC and ER)
INTB 1203 (IC and ER)
  
 BUSN 11001  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Concentration course4Co-opCo-opElective24
Business core14  Elective 4
Business core 14   
ECON 1116, 1115, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4   
BUSN 11031   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Concentration course4Co-opCo-opElective4
Business core14  Elective4
ORGB 32014   
ECON 1116, 1115, or MATH 1231 (FQ)4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Concentration course34Co-opCo-opVacation
ENGW 33044   
Elective44   
Elective44   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Concentration course4STRT 4501 (WI, CE, and SI)4  
Elective44Elective4  
Elective44Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 131
1

 Business core courses as indicated in the sample study plan include Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2301), Financial Management (FINA 2201), Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 2201), Management Information Systems (MISM 2301), and Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCHM 2301).

2

 Students are strongly encouraged to complete Innovation! (ENTR 2301) to fulfill their NU Path EI requirement.

3

 One concentration course will fulfill WI.

4

 Electives may be used to complete a secondary business concentration.