Bachelor of Business Administration

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree prepares students for career opportunities and advancement in business and industry. Successful completion of lower- and upper-division BBA requirements ensures that graduates comprehend the relationships among marketing, quantitative theory, accountancy, economic principles and financial, human and organizational management. The BBA gives students an opportunity to specialize in designated fields by pursuing concentrations and minors, or to choose an individualized set of general BBA electives.

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration (BBA/MBA) Transition Program
Students must complete graduate-level coursework taken as part of the BBA degree with a grade of B or better. This coursework, which counts as electives, will not transfer as graduate-level credit to National University or any other institution as it is part of an undergraduate degree program. Grades earned in graduate level courses will be calculated as part of the student s undergraduate grade point average. Students must be within completing their last six courses in their undergraduate program and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 to be eligible. Lastly, students must apply for and begin the MBA program within six months after completing their final BBA course. Students must complete their MBA program within four years with no break exceeding 12 months.

Students in the BBA transition program may take up to three MBA classes as electives during the BBA. Students may choose from the following courses: MKT 602, MGT 605, ECO 602.

The number of courses required to earn an MBA degree for transition program students is reduced from 14 to as few as 11 courses, depending on classes selected and grades earned.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply ethical and legal principles to a business environment
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the areas of business math, economics, accounting, finance, and operations management needed to make sound business decisions
  • Apply knowledge in the fields of management, information systems, and marketing to different business environments
  • Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement
  • Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business-school graduate
  • Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures


To receive a BBA, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.

Preparation for the Major (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Requirements for the Major (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Students may choose to take one of the BBA Concentrations listed below and/or appropriate elective courses to satisfy the total units for the degree with the following prefixes: ACC , BKM, BUS, ECO, FIN, HRM, LAW, LED, MGT, MKT , ODV, or HUB.
Recommended Electives