Business Administration and Psychology, BS

This combined major educates students in business and psychology and the interface between the two disciplines. The scope and sequence of psychology courses provide students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including statistics and research, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, and personality. Business courses provide a foundation in accounting, innovation, marketing, management, and organizational behavior, with the opportunity to concentrate in a specific area of business. Students completing this program should be able to understand the relationships between these fields that pertain to explaining and addressing human behavior and business practices.

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.

Business Requirements

Required Courses
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
INTB 1203International Business and Global Social Responsibility4
MISM 2301Management Information Systems4
or SCHM 2301 Supply Chain and Operations Management
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
STRT 4501Strategy in Action4
Supporting Courses for Business
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4

Business Concentration

Complete one of the following concentrations. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Psychology Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
or MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
PSYC 3402Social Psychology4
PSYC 3466Cognition4
PSYC 3400Personality4
PSYC 3404Developmental Psychology4
Required Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Clinical Case Study
Seminar in Behavioral Modification
Seminar in Biological Psychology
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Personality
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Seminar in Sensation and Perception
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Seminar in Social and Affective Neuroscience
Required Lab
Complete one of the following:4
Laboratory in Research Design
Laboratory in Biological Psychology
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Personality
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Affective Science
Laboratory in Life-Span Emotional Development
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Psychology Electives
Complete two PSYC courses not used to fulfill the requirements above:8
PSYC 1001 to PSYC 5999

Supporting Courses

Introduction to College
BUSN 1102Personal Skill Development for Business1
or PSYC 1000 Psychology at Northeastern
Co-op Preparation
Complete one of the following:1-5
Introduction to Business
and Professional Development for Business Co-op
Professional Development for Co-op

Integrative Course

ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4

Business GPA Requirement

A minimum 2.000 GPA in business courses is required.

Psychology GPA Requirement

A minimum 2.000 GPA in psychology courses is required.

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Business Concentration

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Complete two of the following:8
Accounting Information Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning


Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
ENTR 3318
ENTR 3328
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
ENTR 3346
Management Consulting Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Note: Only one non-ENTR course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Innovation! (if not used as introductory course)
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling (if not used for introductory course)
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Global Entrepreneurship
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business


Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Portfolio Management
Behavioral Finance
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity


Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4501Skills for Managerial Success4
Note: Only one non-MGMT course may be used as an elective.
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Managing Organizational Change and Disruption
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing Healthcare Organizations: Critical Challenges and New Approaches
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Law and the Legal Process
Managing Human Capital
Managing Global Teams Virtually and Locally
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances


Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Fundamentals of Information Analytics
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards
Information Visualization for Business
Data Mining for Business
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics


Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
or MKTG 4506 Consumer Behavior
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Management (if not selected as a required course)
Marketing Analytics
Marketing in Asia
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior (if not selected as a required course)
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing


Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management