Business Administration

Business Administration Department

Houston, the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the U.S., is also a global hub for many companies and businesses that operate in various active industries from energy to space science to health care services. That makes our communities strong economically, socially, politically, and culturally. These business organizations, both large and small, profit and nonprofit, need ethical managers who have integrity, good judgment, and civic mindedness. The Business Administration bachelor degree program at NAU, guided by the mission of the department, integrates these virtues throughout the program of study.
The 4-year Business Administration bachelor degree program provides our students with a high-quality education and prepares them to become proficient and responsible managers which today’s business environment needs the most. Our graduates are acquainted with information related to the legal framework of the business world, and are well prepared for a changing business environment with a global perspective.

Goals

The goals of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are to enable students to
1. Gain business knowledge and problem-solving skills.
2. Enhance Collaboration skills and business communication skills.
3. Explore global, ethical, and business information systems topics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will
1. Acquire knowledge about and understanding of fundamental theories in business;
2. Analyze business problems, formulate relevant solutions and assess possible outcomes;
3. Demonstrate efficient oral and written business communication skills;
4. Demonstrate ability to make reasoned ethical and legal judgments related to business profession;
5. Develop effective team-working skills;
6. Demonstrate knowledge of business information systems and integrate it into business problem solving; and
7. Acquire knowledge about and understanding of fundamental theories in concentration area and apply them to contemporary business environments.

Degree Requirements

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, students must complete 120 semester credit hours: 36 credits of general education, 42 credits of business core, 18 credits of concentration and 24 credits of unrestricted elective courses. 91 The Business Administration program focuses on three areas of business specialization, including finance, management, and international business

The Business Administration program focuses on three areas of business specialization, including finance, management, and international business.
General education requirements are outlined in the general education section of the academic catalog. Specific general education courses required for the program are outlined below.

  • ACCT 2311  Fundamental of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2312  Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • BUSI 2311   Business Statistics
  • BUSI 2312   Mathematical Applications in Business
  • BUSI 3313   Business Information Management
  • BUSI 3314   Business Ethics
  • BUSI 3315   Business Law
  • BUSI 4317   Business Policy and Strategy
  • COMM 2312  Business Communication
  • ECON 2312  Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINA 1311    Personal Finance
  • FINA 3312    Business Finance
  • MNGT 2311  Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MRKT 2311  Principles of Marketing

Each student has an opportunity to specialize in an area of concentration. A student who wants to specialize in a concentration needs to select four courses from the corresponding concentration area courses.

  • FINA 3313  Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FINA 3314 Personal Financial Planning
  • FINA 4314  Investments
  • FINA 4315  Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • FINA 4316  International Finance
  • FINA 4319  Financial Management
  • MNGT 4319 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
  • BUSI 4316 International Business
  • ECON 3313 Global Economics
  • FINA 4316  International Finance
  • MNGT 4318 Project Management
  • MNGT 4320 Global Supply Chain Management
  • MRKT 4312  International Marketing
  • MNGT 4314  Small Business Management
  • MNGT 4315 Leadership in Organizations
  • MNGT 4316 Human Resource Management
  • MNGT 4318  Project Management
  • MNGT 4319 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
  • MNGT 4320 Global Supply Chain Management

Minor Degree Requirements

A Minor in Business Administration can be earned in conjunction with any major at NAU. Students must complete the following courses to earn a Minor in Business Administration.

The following courses are required:

ACCT 2311 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
FINA 3312 Business Finance
MNGT 2311 Management and Organizational Behavior
MRKT 2311 Principles of Marketing

One course from the following needs to be taken by the student:

BUSI 3313 Business Information Management
BUSI 3314 Business Ethics
BUSI 3315 Business Law

Degree Plan

Concentration Course Sequences
Finance
Management
Int’l Business

Objectives

  • Prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills for a changing business environment and for contemporary business information systems
  • Provide students with analytic thinking skills and knowledge pertaining to global business environment

  • Provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real life business cases
  • Equip students with good oral and written communication skills that enable them to express themselves and present their materials well
  • Provide students with an awareness of legal framework and ethical principles