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You see yourself impacting the business world, and you want exposure to the best theory and practice. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration gives you important perspectives and skills you'll need to become an effective manager and succeed in the global marketplace.
What you'll study
Gain a strong foundation with the core coursework for the B.S. in Business Administration. Progress onwards to advanced topics in strategy and management during your business administration major coursework, where you'll develop real-world knowledge and empower your potential as an effective decision maker, manager, and leader.
How you'll learn more
Having "entrepreneurship" in our name, NSU' H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship has a distinct advantage for attracting forward-thinking talent. Add value to your business administration degree through an internship with local experts. Benefit from exceptional resources, such as the mentoring opportunities available through our Executives and Entrepreneurs in Residence. Want more? You can progress toward your M.B.A. or other graduate business degree at NSU after you complete your undergraduate degree.
Where it can take you
Apply your knowledge in administration by working directly in the public and private sectors, or continue your studies at the graduate levels in areas like international business, management, public administration, or human resources. With the bachelor of business administration degree, you'll have the foundation to create your own niche in the world of business.
This curriculum is for new B.S. in Business Administration students starting in the fall of 2014. If you began the B.S. in Business Administration program prior to the fall of 2014 please contact the Office of Academic Advising and set up an appointment with your advisor.
Total credits: 120
|Business Core (39 Credits)|
|ACT 2200||Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACT 2300||Managerial Accounting||3 credits|
|FIN 3010||Corporation Finance||3 credits|
|INB 3550||International Business||3 credits|
|ISM 3660||Management Information Systems||3 credits|
|MGT 2050||Principles of Management||3 credits|
|MGT 2150||Business Law I||3 credits|
|MGT 4100||Business Ethics||3 credits|
|MGT 4170||Organizational Behavior||3 credits|
|MGT 4880||Business Strategy and Policy||3 credits|
|MKT 3050||Marketing Principles and Application||3 credits|
|OPS 3880||Operations Management||3 credits|
|TECH 1110||Tech In Information Age||3 credits|
|Business Administration Major Courses (24 credits)|
|Select one course from each of the following areas (15 credits)|
|HRM||Human Resources Management||MKT||Marketing|
|Select three upper-level courses from any of the following areas (9 credits):|
|HRM||Human Resource Management|
Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
ACT 2200 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
Provides an introduction to financial accounting and its decision-making elements. Areas covered are the conceptual frameworks of accounting, financial statements and their components, and advance manufacturing environments. Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or higher.
ACT 2300 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
Integrates the accounting process with the planning, coordinating, and control functions of the business organization. Topics include strategic planning, tactical and operational decision making, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or higher
FIN 3010 Corporation Finance (3 cr.)
Applies financial management to organizations. Topics include ratio analysis, leverage, cash budgeting, and capital structure. Prerequisites: ACT 2200, ECN 2020, AND MATH 2020
INB 3550 International Business (3 cr.)
Surveys the legal and cultural environment of international business; the international financial system; management of international operations; personnel and labor relations; international marketing; international economics, trade, and finance; multinational enterprise; and international accounting. Prerequisite: ECN 2025
ISM 3660 Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
Discusses the use of computers in business, as well as database management and information system fundamentals. Prerequisites: TECH 1110, MGT 2050, and MKT 3050.
MGT 2050 Principles of Management (3 cr.)
Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.
MGT 2150 Business Law I (3 cr.)
Sets forth, explains, illustrates, and applies fundamental principles of business law to modern day business problems. Important subject matters covered are introduction to the legal system, constitutional law as applied to business, contract law and sales law, agency and employment law, types of business organizations, and torts and products liability law. Credit cannot be obtained for both this course and LEGS 3400.
MGT 4100 Business Ethics (3 cr.)
Examines the nature of morality and theories of normative ethics. Identifies a variety of ethical issues and moral challenges involving consumers, the environment, the professions, and the role of the corporation in our society. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate. Prerequisite: MGT 2050.
MGT 4880 Business Strategy and Policy (3 cr.)
Business Strategy and Policy is an integrative senior course in strategic management building on functional area learning in management, accounting, finance, operations and marketing. The course focuses on the solution of specific business problems utilizing a corporate simulation which requires students to develop a strategy to lead their own company and implement the strategy through tactics for operations, management, marketing, and finance. Students are measured by a balanced scorecard estimating their performance in each area and their preparation for the future. Prerequisites: FIN 3010 and Senior Standing.
MKT 3050 Marketing Principles and Application (3 cr.)
A focus on the marketing concept, and examination of a marketing oriented firm. Topics include consumer behavior, market analysis and the marketing mix. Students will produce a marketing plan.
OPS 3880 Operations Management (3 cr.)
This course approaches Operations Management from the ?inside-out.? It develops the student?s personal understanding of processes, process capabilities and results and then transfers those into the business environment. The course builds on an understanding of applied statistics to develop an understanding of the planning and the processes involved in the creation of value both through provision of services and manufacture of goods. Topics include process flow and capability, operations strategy, total quality management (TQM), supply chain and capacity management, process improvement, project management. Prerequisites: Math 3020 or Math 3020H, or Math 2020, or Math 2020H.
TECH 1110 Technology In Information Age (3 cr.)
In this course, students work for mastery of basic computer application skills in file management, word processing, spreadsheet, charting, database, Internet research, and web authoring/publishing. In addition, students acquire a deeper understanding of technology as used by professionals in all information technology fields, current trends, ethical use of technology, and technology management. A challenge exam (passing score = 75 percent) is available for those students who believe they already possess these skills.
The four-year plan of study, provided here, is intended to assist students in planning their schedule for their four years at NSU. This document presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career and are intended for use with academic advising services.Plan of Study
Minors and concentrations are intended to allow you to pursue an area of study in greater depth. All students are encouraged to complete one or more minors to prepare them for careers or graduate studies. Your mastery of the subject matter will provide you the competitive advantage you need in your career or graduate study.