NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    Dec 08, 2021  
NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, General Business Specialization, BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

Description of Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program provides a broad academic degree based on significant undergraduate-level exploration into the skills and knowledge you will need for analyzing problems and devising solutions. You will learn about sustainable business management, ethical leadership, operating in diverse cultures and markets and the impact of evolving technology and innovation. This program will prepare you to move directly into select NCU Masters-level programs of study or for employment in fields supported by specialization courses.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the impact of technology on current and future business operations.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written business communications.
  • Apply key business concepts to decision-making in diverse business environments.
  • Relate ethical leadership principles to sustainable and socially responsible business practices in global environments.
  • Explore problem-solving processes to enhance key business strategies.
  • Discuss self-awareness surrounding global perspectives and varying cultural frameworks.
  • Apply variable ethical perspectives, recognizing the importance of differing views in evaluating ethically based scenarios.

Basis for Admissions

Admission to a Bachelor’s degree program requires the following documentation: 

Does student have an Associate’s Degree or 60 Transferable Credits?
If Yes,  If No, 

Official transcript from a conferred Associate’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


An official transcript with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.


Official  transcript(s), with a minimum of 24 transferable semester credit hours completed at a regionally, or nationally, accredited academic institution or ACE-approved course credit equivalencies.

And one of the following:
A copy of a high school diploma
A copy of a final, official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded
A copy of a General Education Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript that indicates the student passed the exam
Certification of a passing score on a test that the student’s state authorizes and recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma
A copy of the “secondary school leaving certificate” or similar document from the proper government for students who complete secondary school in a foreign country
A copy of a secondary school completion credential for homeschool if state law requires homeschooled students to obtain that credential
A transcript or the equivalent, signed by a parent or guardian of the homeschooled student, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting

Note: All undergraduate degree-seeking students must meet the General Education Requirements of 48 semester credits

Note: To be considered for transfer credit, the courses must be completed at the associate and bachelor degree levels; remedial and developmental courses cannot be accepted as transfer credit. Courses must also be completed at a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. For more information on transfer credit, please visit the 


Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requires 120 semester credit hours.

  • A Grade Point Average of 2.0 (letter grade of “C”), or higher is required to remain in academic good standing and to be eligible for graduation.
  • Official transcripts are required to be on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.
  • All financial obligations must be met before the student will be issued their diploma and/or degree posted transcript. 
  • Official documents must be on file demonstrating all requirements of basis for admissions have been met.

The University may accept a minimum of 24 semester credits and a maximum of 90 semester credit hours in transfer toward the bachelor’s degree for coursework completed at an accredited or approved college or university with a grade of “C” or better.

Credit Hour Requirements

The Bachelors of Business Administration requires 120 semester credit hours for graduation which must be aligned with the following credit hour categories;

48 – Credit Hours from the General Education Courses

12 – Credit Hours of Business Foundations Courses 

33 – Credit Hours of Core Courses

12 – Credit Hours of FastForward Courses or Specialization Courses

12 – Credit Hours of upper Bachelor’s Electives Courses

3 – Credit Hours for Business Capstone Course

Total - 120 Credit Hours

Note: Students are required to satisfy the General Education requirements and the Business Foundation requirements before they may begin on the Bachelor of Business Administration Core courses.

Time to Completion

NCU allows 180 attempted credit hours to complete all 120 credit bachelor programs.

Estimated time to completion for this program is 47 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, may be able to finish in as little as 30 months.

General Education Requirement - 48 Credit Hours

The General Education sequence is comprised of 48 semester credit hours (16 courses) aligned with five general education areas of study. Students may fulfill the required 48 credit hours by either; transferring course credits from other accredited institutions, submitting evidence of ACE approved comparable coursework or by completing NCU General Education courses.

The General Education requirements and available courses are listed on the following page:    


Business Foundation Requirement - 12 Credit Hours

Prior to beginning the BBA Core courses students must have successfully completed the following four Foundations courses.

Business Core Requirement - 33 Credit Hours

Undergraduate Elective Requirement - 12 Credit Hours

Students may select any undergraduate NCU course to fulfill this requirement, other than those stipulated in a specialization program of study. Your Academic and Finance Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals.

Open Electives selected on the student’s initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic and Finance Advisor.

Specialization Course Requirement

The Bachelors in Business Administration provides students the ability to complete 12 credit hours of non-core semester credits with a mixture of upper-level and lower-level business courses. Students will need to seek prior approval from the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies to use non-business courses or graduate-level courses.

Business Capstone Requirement - 3 Credit Hours

BBA-4950 is the last course students take within the BBA.

General Business Specialization

The Bachelors in Business Administration - General Business specialization provides students the ability to complete 24 credit hours of non-core semester credits with a mixture of upper-level and lower-level business courses. Students will need to seek prior approval from the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies to use non-business courses or graduate-level courses.


Recommended courses for the general business specialization are listed above. Courses listed are examples and upon acceptance to the program, the initial degree plan will include these courses. However, students are encouraged to choose their elective courses based on personal and professional goals, and to work with their Academic and Finance Advisor to revise their degree plan.