Business Administration, BS

The business administration bachelor’s degree program is designed to convey to students the knowledge base and strategic mind-set that is requisite for career success in the field of business. Graduates of this program will be qualified for a wide range of career opportunities in for-profit and nonprofit business organizations and governmental institutions. This program is also an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a business-related graduate degree.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Specialties

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration also offers specialties in Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Financial Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; MIS; Supply Chain Management; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Organizational Culture, Change, and Conflict; and Security Management. A specialty is a grouping of electives that focus on particular interests and career paths.

Specialty in Accounting

  • AC3050 Intermediate Accounting I

  • AC3100 Intermediate Accounting II

  • AC3150 Intermediate Accounting III

  • AC3400 Federal Income Tax I

  • AC3450 Federal Income Tax II

  • AC3560 Accounting Information Systems

Specialty in Entrepreneurship

  • MT3550 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

  • MT3600 Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • MT3650 Business Plan Development

  • MT4140 Innovation, Creativity, & New Product Development

  • MT4240 International Entrepreneurship

Specialty in Financial Management (Students choose five courses from the list below; the two courses in bold type – FN3010 and FN4500 – are required.)

  • FN3010 Business Finance II

  • FN3050 Investments and Portfolio Management

  • FN3060 Corporate Investment Decisions

  • FN3100 Risk Management and Insurance

  • FN3200 Financial Statement Analysis

  • FN3600 International Financial Management

  • FN4055 Financial Institutions and Markets

  • FN4500 Financial Case Analysis

  • FN4800 Finance Internship

Specialty in International Business

  • EC3100 International Economics

  • FN3600 International Financial Management

  • MG3300 International Marketing

  • MT3000 International Business

  • MT3200 International Management

Specialty in Management

  • MT3230 Employment Law

  • MT4300 Management Across Cultures

  • MT3000+ Management Elective (4.5 credits)

  • MT3000+ Management Elective (4.5 credits)

  • MT3000+ Management Elective (4.5 credits)

Specialty in Marketing

  • MG3050 Marketing Management

  • MG3350 Social Media Marketing

  • MG3500 Consumer Behavior

  • MG4150 Marketing Research

  • MG3000+ Marketing Elective (4.5 credits)

Specialty in MIS (Students choose six courses from the list below; the five courses in bold type – CI1320, CI1420, CI2011, CI4220, and CI4221 – are required.)

  • CI1420 Principles of Programming

  • CI2011 Introduction to Database

  • CI2040 C# Programming

  • CI2211 Internetworking Fundamentals

  • CI3010 Website and Web App Design

  • CI3091 Database Design and Management

  • CI4220 Project Management

  • CI4221 Systems Analysis and Design

Specialty in Supply Chain Management

  • OM3025D Logistics and Transportation Management

  • OM3050D Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

  • OM3200D Marketing and Distribution Channels
  • OM3400D Manufacturing Planning and Control

  • OM4100D Quality Management in the Supply Chain

  • OM4500D Strategic Supply Chain Management

Specialty in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • TM3000 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

  • TM3100 Event and Convention Management

  • TM3300 Destination Tourism

  • TM3400 Food Service and Lodging Management

  • TM4300 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing

  • TM4500 Tourism and Hospitality Management Internship

Specialty in Organizational Culture, Change, and Conflict

  • OL4100 Organizational Culture and Leadership
  • OL4300 Organizational Development and Change
  • PRO380 Conflict Resolution

Specialty in Security Management

  • PRO380 Conflict Resolution
  • PRO405 Consequence Management
  • SEC366 Managing the Security Organization

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Critically analyze concepts in the principal areas of business to guide organizational decision-making.
  • Leverage current business technologies in support of organizational continuity.
  • Demonstrate the leadership skills required to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Demonstrate appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Proficiently communicate across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Productively collaborate with multiple stakeholder groups.

Business Administration: Bachelor of Science Requirements

180 Credits

Business Administration Major Core (64.5)

AC1060Principles of Accounting I

4.5

AC1160Principles of Accounting II

4.5

AC1260Principles of Accounting III

4.5

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

 

FN6350DCFinancial Management

4.5

OR

FN3000Business Finance I

4.5

 

MG6500DCMarketing Administration

4.5

OR

MG3000Marketing

4.5

 

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

MT3050Human Resource Management

4.5

MT3500Managing Information Systems

4.5

 

MT6255DCIntroduction to Leadership and Quality

4.5

OR

MT4200Business Ethics

4.5

 

MT4441Business Review Lab

1.5

MT4450Strategic Management

4.5

OM3000Operations Management

4.5

MG6500DC, MT6255DC: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

MT4450: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU

Business Option Core (27)

Courses must be coded AC, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL or OM courses.

3000+Elective

27

Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, option core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Open Electives (22.5)

General Education Core (66)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Science

SCScience Electives

9

Humanities

HU2000Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

HUHumanities Elective

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

9

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communications

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Business Administration Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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