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Business Administration, Technology Management Specialization, BBA

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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 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

Basis for Admissions

As of 3/1/2023 the Basis for Admissions Policy has been updated. Student enrolling prior to March 1st, can contact the Registrar for the previous policy. 

Admission to a Bachelor’s degree program requires one of the following documents: 

Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited high school, high school level proficiency test, or have documented home school completion. N/A
Unofficial Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution posted transcript that can be degree-verified through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Except where prohibited by accreditation. If an unofficial is unable to be verified through NSC, an official Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution is required. Students that hold an non AA or AS degree will need to be evaluated in order to be approved. 
A signed attestation of associate degree conferral and an unofficial transcript that can be degree-verified through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)* N/A

* Note: Students who provide an attestation of conferral for a degree conferral date that has not yet occurred are not permitted to attend courses until official documentation is received. Degree conferral dates must be within six months from the date of application to NU.

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 complimentary diploma
  • Official documents must be on file demonstrating all requirements of basis for admissions have been met

The University may accept 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

The University 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 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 may be able to finish in as little as 31 months if transferring in 60 credits, and finish in as little as 49 months if transferring in 24 credits.

Course Sequence

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 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 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.

FastForward Track

The BBA degree is primarily designed as a FastForward Track to the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science in Information Technology or Masters in Health Services Administration if students decide to pursue a graduate degree.

Students who do not want to enter into a FastForward program have the option to select the General Business specialization. 

Note: Graduate-level coursework completed in the BBA program must be completed with a grade of “B” or better to meet eligibility requirements to be applied to the applicable Master’s degree program.

Note: Enrollment in the BBA does not guarantee admission into a graduate program. Students must meet required Basis for Admissions (BFA) requirements as outlined in the University Catalog for specific master’s degree programs.

Business Capstone Requirement - 3 Credit Hours

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

Technology Management Specialization

The Bachelors in Technology Management degree specialization allows students to study cutting-edge technologies and put those technologies to work in their organizations. Students may select any electives they wish from those listed, but if a specific master’s degree is desired, students should contact their advisors to select electives that will work with the desired master’s program.

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