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Bachelor of Science in Business

The Adult Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business degree program will give you a broad understanding of business concepts and practices. The core foundation of business administration is planning, leading, organizing, and controlling the aspects of a small or worldwide business. 

The objective of the business degree program is to provide students with a solid grounding in business administration and accounting in sufficient depth to achieve a professional position in a variety of industries.


Required Courses 36 hours
Bachelor of Science in Business
BUS 001 Accounting 1 3 hours
BUS 002 Accounting 2 3 hours
BUS 010 Macroeconomics 3 hours
BUS 011 Microeconomics 3 hours
BUS 105 Management 3 hours
BUS 106 Statistics for Business 3 hours
BUS 107 Marketing 3 hours
BUS 240 Finance 3 hours
BUS 251 Business Law 1 3 hours
BUS 280 Business Strategy 3 hours
COMM 003 Introduction to Professional and Academic Communication 3 hours
Select one of the following:
BUS 152 Money and Banking 3 hours
BUS 260 Operations Management 3 hours
BUS 265 Behavior in Organizations 3 hours
BUS 270 Human Resources/Personnel 3 hours

Twelve hours of the above requirements must be upper level courses from NWU. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C-.

Business Administration majors must also complete a departmentally approved math course (college algebra or above) and demonstrate computer spreadsheet proficiency by completing or testing out of BUS 103 Spreadsheet Applications or taking a computer science course (CS 10 or higher).

General Education Requirements (39-45 hours)
Requirement Hours
English and Communication 6-9
Developing Foundations 8-9
Global Perspectives 6-8
Western Intellectual and Religious Traditions 3
U.S. Culture and Society 6
Fine Arts 3
Scientific Inquiry 7

Supporting Program (24 hours)

The 24 hours of support courses should consist of 12 hours in each of two supporting areas or departments. Acceptable courses must count toward a major or minor. (At least 12 hours of supporting program coursework must be completed at NWU).