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Welcome to the School of Business & Economics

Do you have what it takes to excel in the fast-paced world of business?  Successful professionals in today’s complex job market need sharply honed leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills.  If you have your sights set on a career in business or economics, you’ll be wise to amass specialized knowledge and skills in the field of your choice.

National University offers rigorous, market-driven degree programs and professional certificates designed to meet the growing needs of modern society. NU’s School of Business and Economics offers a wide range of career-focused programs in a broad scope of disciplines, from accounting, economics and finance to marketing, HR management, public administration, and organizational leadership.

Our School of Business and Economics are committed to providing lifelong learners with valuable credentials at every stage of their educational journey, from associate degrees and professional certificates to doctoral degrees.

At NU, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and faculty mentors who bring real-world experience into their curriculums. You’ll learn the practical skills needed to successfully navigate today’s evolving business environments. You’ll also have the advantage of taking one 4- or 8-week class at a time, empowering you to efficiently complete your degree on your own terms and in conjunction with your current schedule. Plus, with year-round enrollment, you don’t have to wait to apply; you can begin classes as soon as next month. 

National University is committed to our Whole Human Education™ approach to your success. You’ll have the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to stay on track and finish faster – so you’ll be on your way to achieving your personal and professional goals. We also subscribe to the tenets of Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (S-JEDI) to guide our collective actions that successfully build and sustain an exceptional culture. 

Eric A. Roe, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business & Economics

 


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IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement

Per IACBE requirements, below are Student Achievement figures for National University’s IACBE accredited programs. These figures apply only to NU’s class-based, IACBE-accredited programs (represented in the chart below).

PROGRAM MEASURE TARGET RESULT 
Associate of Science in Business One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 67.60% 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 79.10% 
BBA, Concentration in Accounting One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BBA, Concentration in Business Analytics One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BBA, Concentration in Economics One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BBA, Concentration in Entrepreneurship One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 81.50% 
BBA, Concentration in Finance One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 66.70% 
BBA, Concentration in Human Resource Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 81.00% 
BBA, Concentration in Logistics & Supply Chain Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 62.50% 
BBA, Concentration in Marketing One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 71.40% 
BBA, Concentration in Project Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 87.00% 
Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 66.70% 
Bachelor of Arts in Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 86.70% 
BAM, Concentration in Economics  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BAM, Concentration in Entrepreneurship  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BAM, Concentration in Human Resource Management  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BAM, Concentration in Marketing  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% N/A* 
BAM, Concentration in Project Management  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 100.00% 
Bachelor of Science in Accounting One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 83.80% 
Bachelor of Science in Financial Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 81.60% 
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 62% 71.10% 
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 81.20% 
Specialization in Organizational Leadership One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 80.00% 
Master of Accountancy One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 87.30% 
Master of Business Administration (MBA) One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 84.20% 
MBA, Specialization in Financial Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 74.20% 
MBA, Specialization in Human Resource Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 87.00% 
MBA, Specialization in International Business One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% N/A* 
MBA, Specialization in Marketing One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% N/A* 
MBA, Specialization in Organizational Leadership One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 95.10% 
MBA, Specialization in Supply Chain Management One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 81.00% 
Master of Science in Leadership Studies  (formerly Master of Science in Organizational Leadership)  One-Year Retention Rate (FY22) 74% 75.00% 
*not reported because total number of students was less than 10 

Calculations for Measures 

MEASURE DESCRIPTION AND HOW IT WAS CALCULATED 
Retention Rate One-year retention rates were calculated by following a group of entering students in a given fiscal year (FY) and seeing who was still active the next FY. We cannot calculate the retention rates for FY23 until FY24 has passed. Percentages based on small numbers of students may explain the variation over time.