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Earn An Accredited Business Degree Online Or In Person

Northern Arizona University’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program combines the high-quality rigor of a traditional college business degree with faculty and curriculum focused on current, real-world skills and experiences. You will earn a business degree that is ACBSP accredited and meets criteria for many prominent MBA programs. You can complete this program entirely online or at select NAU statewide campuses.

Tailor Your Business Degree to Match Your Career Goals

The business administration bachelor’s degree program offers five unique emphases that allow you to customize your business degree to match your interests and goals.

Choose from:

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
  • Global Business
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

After completing your business degree, continue with an MBA, a Master of Administration or another master’s degree, or enter such business positions as:

  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Logistician
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Business Administration - Minor

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Blended
MINR
18 units
Maximum Transfer Units
18
18

University Requirements

University Requirements
  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

  • Fieldwork is required for some emphasis areas. 

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Details

Minor Requirements
  • This minor is not available for students with the following majors:
    • Business Administration
    • Administration
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Technology Management
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

Business Administration

Emphasis Select from 8 Emphasis:

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BBA
120 units
Maximum Transfer Units
64
120
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • At least 36 units of BBA core requirements
  • At least 23 units of emphasis requirements

  • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements

  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Mathematics Required MAT 131
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Optional
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Study Abroad Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required
Progression Plan Link View Progression Plan

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.

  • Prerequisites for Admission to the Professional Program
    You must meet the following requirements to enter our professional program with a grade of "C" or better in each course:
Associate Degree Transfer Block
    • Students transferring into the program may meet admission requirements by completing an ABUS degree from an Arizona Community College. The ABUS includes the AGEC-B, which satisfies the Northern Arizona University liberal studies requirement.
    • Students transferring into the program from California may meet the Northern Arizona University liberal studies requirement by completing an IGETC at a California community college.
    • All students must complete the Northern Arizona University ethnic and global diversity requirements. These requirements may be met by completing courses at Northern Arizona University or at other institutions.
Major Requirements
    • Global Business Emphasis (23-33 units)
      For this emphasis, students select one region of the world to use as a focus for all projects and like-kind assignments across the curriculum.
      • BBA 400, BBA 410, BBA 420, BBA 471C (12 units)
      • Language - Two semesters of a foreign language or study abroad, recommended courses are listed below (8-15 units)
      • One or two electives, with a regional international focus are recommended. Courses used to satisfy the foreign language requirement may not be used to satisfy this recommendation. This requirement may also be satisfied by a study abroad (3-6 units)
      • BBA 303 is not permitted.
  • *Students who are unable to complete an internship due to work/life circumstances may do an intensive guided study project on a specific industry and region under the guidance of a faculty member. A proposal for the project must be approved in advance by a B.B.A. full-time faculty member.

    The foreign language requirement may be met by successfully completing a CLEP test for the appropriate number of units.

General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

Global Business Administration

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MGBA
30 units
Maximum Transfer Units
0
30
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application

University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ethical Business Practices – Develop ethical and sound business practices based on leading industry standards in marketing, accounting and finance, management, operations, and supply chain management.
  • Business Problem Solving – Evaluate business problems, formulate and then apply solutions based on financial and strategic information including the global business environment.
  • Business Communication – Apply effective written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills in a cross-cultural business environment.
  • Business Teams and Leadership – Build multi-cultural teams and evaluate multi-cultural leadership in contemporary business environments including virtual contexts.  

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • Leveling Courses* (for applicants with a Bachelor degree in a subject area other than business)
      • BBA 290 (with additional project)
      • BBA 291 (with additional project)                      
       *If Bachelor's degree is in Business, then no leveling courses needed

    • Resume demonstrating 3 years professional work experience
    • Statement of professional experience
    • 2 Essays
      • Essay #1: How this degree will enhance your professional goals (500 words)
      • Essay #2: Global-based case study analysis essay (500 words)
      See Guidelines for the essay and resume for additional information. 
    • TOEFL (Conditionally)
    • 3 letters of recommendation
Master's Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
Additional Information
  • PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $6000 has been approved for this program. A $1500 fee is applied to the following courses - MGBA 520, MGBA 650, MGBA 680, and MGBA 690.
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