Ivan F., Class of 2020, Military Veteran

Bachelor of Business Administration

Ivan F.
Class of 2020, Military Veteran
Ivan F., Class of 2020, Military Veteran

Concentrate Your Studies in a Key Area of Business and Industry

Do you see yourself as a budding entrepreneur? Are you interested in learning how to analyze the viability of a company’s product or services? Maybe you’d like to develop your people-managing skills? No matter why you’re looking to build or expand your business expertise, National University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree can provide you with the tools you need to define your competitive edge and succeed in today’s dynamic business world.

Our BBA program uses case studies to create real-world scenarios to help you understand everything from marketing and statistics to accounting, economics, and finance. You can also direct your studies into your specific area of interest by choosing one of ten concentrations in this program: Accounting, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or Project Management.

NU’s BBA has been selected as a preferred provider of student talent, and students in the program can qualify to apply for paid internship positions. No matter where your future in business takes you, you’ll have developed the marketable skills and expertise to manage and grow your career.

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Watch this video to hear Dr. Brian Simpson from the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics discuss the Bachelor of Business Administration program and what to expect.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you’ll be able to:

  • 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
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in the program for the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and potential improvements in a business
  • Demonstrate written, presentation, and research skills expected of a business school graduate
  • Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures

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A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree opens doors in a broad range of industries, including professional, scientific, and technical services, manufacturing, retail trade, finance and insurance, health care and social assistance, information, transportation and warehousing, wholesale trade, administrative and support, waste management, remediation services, educational service, real estate, and rental and leasing.

Employers in these areas look for job candidates with sharply honed skills in communications, management, leadership, sales, operations, customer service, research, time management, self-starter, teamwork, and Microsoft Office proficiency.

The business world is ripe with opportunities for motivated professionals with relevant, up-to-date knowledge and a desire to succeed. Between 2022 and 2031, most of the occupations listed below are expected to show double digit growth. Salary ranges for people with a BBA degree range from $35,000 to more than $100,000.*

With a bachelor’s degree from National University, you will be prepared to seek roles in the business world such as:

  • Accountants, Auditors, and External Audit Managers
  • Financial Managers, Tax Managers, Controllers, and Loan Officers
  • Management Analysts, Business Analysts, and Data Analysts
  • Operations Managers, Warehouse Managers, Logistics Managers, and Distribution Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Marketing Product Managers, Marketing Specialists, Digital Marketing Specialists, Marketing Associates, and Marketing Coordinators
  • Sales Representatives, Account Representative, Outside Sales Representative, and Business Development Specialists
  • Buyers, and Purchasing Agents
  • Human Resource Support Specialists, HR Coordinators, and Recruiters
  • Store Managers, Assistant Managers, and Management Trainees
  • Health Services Administrators
  • Construction Managers, and Construction Project Managers
  • Property Managers, Assistant Property Managers, Real Estate, and Leasing and Facility Managers

*SOURCE: Emsi Labor Analyst- Report. Emsi research company homepage at https://www.economicmodeling.com/company/ (Report viewed: April 29, 2022). DISCLAIMER: The data provided is for Informational purposes only. Emsi data and analysis utilizes government sources to provide insights on industries, demographics, employers, in-demand skills, and more to align academic programs with labor market opportunities. Cited projections may not reflect local or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Current and prospective students should use this data with other available economic data to inform their educational decisions.

National University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program can be completed online, meaning you won’t have to put your life on hold while working toward your degree. With small class sizes and faculty mentors who bring real-world experience, you’ll learn the practical skills needed to successfully navigate today’s evolving business environment.

NU also offers four-week courses, so you can focus on one subject at a time, one month at a time, and finish your degree faster. Plus, with year-round enrollment, you don’t have to wait to apply; you can begin classes as soon as next month. And, as a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon school, active-duty servicemembers and their immediate family members have access to tuition discounts.

A professionally focused BBA degree can be a sound investment in your financial future and job security. With your bachelor’s in business from NU, you’ll have what it takes to compete for entry-level positions in your chosen concentration. You’ll also have a strong foundation to advance your career into a managerial role and command a higher salary.

As with most fields, wages typically increase over time as you gain experience, and management professionals can have some of the highest wages in the business world. For example, The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that through 2024, the median annual wage for a financial manager will be about $117,990, HR managers will clock in at around $104,440, and marketing and sales managers will be earning a salary in the area of $119,280. Work your way up to the CEO’s office, and you’ll command a median annual income of $175,110.*

NU’s BBA degree empowers you to keep your options open for a variety of business-related roles. Prepare yourself to work in almost any sector, including:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Customer relations
  • Entrepreneurship

*SOURCE: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2016/article/high-paying-business-careers.htm#Management

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.

National University’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree offers the following career-relevant concentrations. View the course catalog for more information.


Designed for those majoring in business administration with its broad base of business-related disciplines, but who also wish to gain the intermediate-level accounting knowledge and skills appropriate for careers in the accounting and finance departments of a business, nonprofit, or government entity.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Designed for those majoring in business administration or management who seek entry into the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) field. The successful completion of the ADR program will provide students with the necessary skills to become effective negotiators, mediators and facilitators and to promote peace and understanding between diverse cultures.

Business Law

Designed for students undertaking the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or BA Management (BAM) degree. The concentration will provide those who have an interest in a career in law, business or government, with an understanding of the complex legal issues that exist in today’s business environment.


Designed for those interested in learning how a society makes economic decisions, the program will provide quantitative skills along with the analytical ability to understand economic data. Students will be prepared to succeed in graduate studies in all business disciplines including Finance, Management and Marketing, as well as law school or other professional training.


Designed for those seeking practical knowledge in starting, managing, or running a business. The concentration is aimed at providing students with the specialized knowledge of entrepreneurship, ebusiness, small business management, and family business. Entrepreneurship is one of the core concentrations in many schools of business.


This concentration prepares students for future managerial responsibilities with an emphasis on the financial management of organizations. Career opportunities in finance are in three interrelated areas: financial institutions; investments, including the sale of securities or security analysis; and financial management in all types of commercial and not-for-profit organizations.

Human Resource Management

This concentration provides education, knowledge and skills that apply to every level of an organization. This degree program is excellent preparation for students attracted to a career in the increasingly important field of human resource management.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This concentration prepares students for analytical and managerial roles in organizations that ship goods around town or around the world. Focus is on the growing realm of ecommerce and its complex omnichannel distribution systems.


This concentration is organized around a managerial framework that gives students an understanding of the concepts of marketing as well as the application of these concepts in making decisions and managing marketing activities. There is a wide range of opportunities in marketing, market analysis, product/branch manager, retailing, and more.

Project Management

Designed for students who seek specialized knowledge in the field of project management by preparing them for careers in industry. The undergraduate curriculum prepares people who choose a career in the discipline and elect to go on to their professional certification in Project Management and/or their MBA.

(7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)

MNS 205 must be taken if students do not have transfer credits for MNS 205, MTH 215, or MTH 220. If MTH 215 or MTH 220 are transferred then the MNS 205 prerequisite for MNS 407 is not required. For complete program information, see the National University Catalog.

  • MNS 205 Intro to Quantitative Methods*


  • MTH 215 College Algebra & Trigonometry*
    Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B, or Accuplacer test placement evaluation


  • MTH 220 Calculus I*
    Prerequisite: MTH 216B, or MTH 215, or Accuplacer test placement
Course Description
MTH 210 Probability and Statistic*Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B, or Accuplacer test placement evaluation
ECO 203 Principles of Microeconomics*
ECO 204 Principles of Macroeconomics*
ACC 201 Financial Accounting Funds
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting Funds – Prerequisite: ACC 201
LAW 204 Legal Aspects of Business I

*May be used to meet General Education requirements

Dr. Brian Simpson

Dr. Brian Simpson

Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, College of Professional Studies

“The Bachelor of Business Administration program equips students with writing skills and quantitative skills. It also improves their presentation and technical skills necessary to succeed in a business setting.”

Hope Ingle., Class of 2022

Hope Ingle

Class of 2022

“My biggest takeaway from this program is that going through the rough of the program like late nights early weekends is what made me stronger, wiser, and more ready to use all of the education and skills the program gave me. Without the grit, the program would not have been as successful for me. The program made me ready to face hard days in the workforce, and I feel ready for the challenges because of it.”

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Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.

NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements in a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.

All prospective students are advised to review employment, certification, and/or licensure requirements in their state, and to contact the certification/licensing body of the state and/or country where they intend to obtain certification/licensure to verify that these courses/programs qualify in that state/country, prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s/country’s policies and procedures relating to certification/licensure, as those policies are subject to change.

*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Depending on where you reside, many positions may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met. We encourage you to also review program-specific . Any data provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that completion of any degree program will achieve the underlying occupation or commensurate salary.

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