Bachelor of Business
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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree prepares you for career opportunities and advancement in business, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit organizations. By successfully completing NU’s lower- and upper-division BBA requirements, you’ll comprehend the importance of and relationships between marketing, accounting, quantitative theory, economic principles, and the management of finances, personnel, and organizations.
The Accounting specialization is designed for those who wish to learn the financial language of business. Understanding and applying intermediate-level accounting principles and practices prepares you to become a valuable member of any business, nonprofit, or government entity. To maximize your opportunities in the field, we encourage you to seek a nationally recognized accounting designation, such as CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or CFM (Certified in Financial Management). Those considering a CPA designation (Certified Public Accountant) should enroll in our B.S. in Accounting program.
In preparation for your Bachelor of Business Administration studies, you’re required to complete the following courses or equivalents:
- MNS 205 – Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- MTH 215 – College Algebra and Trigonometry
- MTH 220 – Calculus I
- MTH 210 – Probability and Statistics
- ECO 203 – Principles of Microeconomics
- ECO 204 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- ACC 201 – Financial Accounting Fundamentals
- ACC 202 – Managerial Accounting Fundamentals
- LAW 204 – Legal Aspects of Business I
In addition to the academic outcomes for all Bachelor of Business Administration graduates, students completing the Accounting specialization will learn to:
- Use information technologies and computerized accounting software for financial accounting and tax reporting
- Apply generally accepted accounting principles to measure and report information related to accounting for assets, liabilities, and equities, revenue and expenses, and cash flows of business enterprises and governmental and nonprofit entities
- Interpret cost data and prepare managerial accounting reports
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