Extended Campuses

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Entrepreneurship and Small Business - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Chandler-Gilbert
  • East Valley
  • Mesa
  • Online
  • Paradise Valley
  • Signal Peak
  • Tucson
  • Tucson North
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT119 Finite Mathematics 3
Description: Concepts, techniques and applications of systems of linear equations, geometric linear programming, mathematics of finance, combinatorics and probability. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
5. ECO284 Principles Of Economics: Micro 3
Description: Overview of a market economy; analysis of supply and demand; using graphical techniques; consumer behavior; production and costs; determination of prices in various product and resource markets; causes and consequences of income distribution, international economics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT131 Topics In Calculus 3
Description: Introductory topics in differential and integral calculus with applications. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 or MAT 119 with grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 60+; MATHC 60+; PLACE 65+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
2. ECO201 Intro To Business Statistics 3
Description: Basic business statistics including a review of descriptive measures, selected discrete probability distributions, selected continuous probability distributions, and statistical inference; statistical decision making, correlation, and regression. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 119 w/ grade of C or better AND Pre- or Corequisite: CIS 120 or CIS 120H
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. ACC255 Principles Of Acct: Financial 3
Description: Introduces theory and practice in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of general purpose financial statements for external users. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Eligible to take MAT 114 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 35+; PLACE 43+) and 26 units of coursework completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. ACC205 Legal Environment Of Business 3
Description: Basic coverage of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
2. ECO285 Principles Of Economics: Macro 3
Description: Measurement of national economic variables; determination of output, income, employment, and price levels through aggregate supply and demand analysis and related graphical techniques; business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, global implications of international trade and production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. ACC256 Principles Of Acct: Managerial 3
Description: Introduces the development and analysis of accounting information for managerial planning and control. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CIS 120 and ACC 255 w/ grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Admission to Program required prior to 3rd year

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BBA300 Principles Of Management 3
Description: The environment of organizations, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and reviewing processes and systems, including strategic planning, teamwork, and process design. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (Full or Conditional Admission to the BBA Professional Program) or ((Administration or LSCM or Industrial Tech Management students) and (BBA 290 and BBA 291 with grades of C or better))
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. BBA305W Business Communications 3
Description: Written and oral communication in organizations. Emphasis on writing letters, memos, and reports; speaking and listening skills; nonverbal communication; communication theory; precise word usage; common communication pitfalls; interpersonal communication and human relation skills; and cross-cultural communication. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 and Junior status
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BBA310 Principles Of Marketing 3
Description: An orientation to basic marketing concepts and practices. Topics include the impact of external forces on marketing decisions; marketing strategies, marketing aspects of business ethics and social responsibility. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Full Admission to BBA Professional Program or (Conditional Admission to BBA Professional Program and ENG 105, BBA 255, MAT 110 or higher, and BBA 284)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BBA405 Entrepr & Small Business Mgt 3
Description: Concepts and techniques of organizing and managing small enterprises. Emphasis on practical problems, especially the analysis of practical business case studies and interviews with local and regional businesses that will help the student identify the key steps in successfully managing an ongoing business for profitability and long term enterprise survival. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300 and BBA 305W
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BBA320 Managerial Finance 3
Description: Survey of the major areas of financial operations in business and their relationship to other business functions; internal financial activities, sources of funds, and the firm's involvement with money and capital markets; basic techniques of financial analysis and their application to financial decision making; development of an understanding of the financial system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Full Admission to the BBA Professional Program or (Conditional Admission to the BBA Professional Program and BBA 255, BBA 256, and MAT 110 or higher)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. BBA330 Supply Chain & Operations Mgmt 3
Description: Covers management of operations, the activities utilized to produce the products and/or services sold by the firm. Emphasizes process design and improvement, including the inter-firm processes that manage the twin flows of inventory and information between supply chain members. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Full Admission to the BBA Program or (Conditional Admission to the BBA Program and BBA 255, BBA 201, and MAT 110 or higher) or ((LSCM or Industrial Tech Management students) and (BBA 290, BBA 291, and BBA 292 with grades of C or better))
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BBA340 Management Info Systems 3
Description: This course presents information systems used by organizations and work groups with an emphasis on system development, management and effective use. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 293 or CIS 120 or Admission to Tech Management program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BBA415 Entrepre & Sm Business Mktg 3
Description: Marketing opportunities and strategies for small firms. Special attention given to planning and implementing marketing mix variables in small business settings. Within this context, this course will emphasize all the environmental factors that make small business marketing more interesting and challenging than for larger competitors. Consideration will be given to the impact of the marketing task for small businesses also operating in the global context. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 305W and BBA 310
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students should see an academic advisor before enrolling in the next term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BBA360 Teams And Project Management 3
Description: Effective meetings; interpersonal and group processes; development of effectively functioning project teams, empowered teams and total quality management (TQM); and effective project management. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300 or BBA 303
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. BBA440 Human Resource Management 3
Description: Principles, functions, and practices relating to managing human resources in organizations. Describes the basic human resources management processes of selection, training, appraisal, compensation, labor relations, and legal compliance. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300 and BBA 305W
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BBA425 Entrepre & Small Bus Finance 3
Description: Analysis of financial statements for decision making. Management of current assets and liabilities emphasizing entrepreneurial and small business application. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 305W and BBA 320
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BBA450 Leadership 3
Description: Effective leadership; traits, behaviors, including power and influence; effect of situations and contingencies; leader styles; transformational and charismatic leadership; socio-cultural issues; and ethical behavior. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300 and BBA 305W
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit internship materials this term.
Submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BBA480 Business Plan Development 3
Description: Design, development, and evaluation of a business plan for existing and new businesses. Includes consideration of marketing, industry, financial, management, competitive, and strategic issues relating to the feasibility and operation of new and ongoing businesses. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300, 305W, 310, 320, 330, 340, and Senior status
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. BBA490C Strategic Management 3
Description: The role of the general manager in dealing with strategic business challenges and providing leadership to the organization; integration of functional areas, policy formulation and implementation, multinational and ethical issues. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BBA 300, 305W, 310, 320, 330, 340, and Senior status
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BBA408 Fieldwork Experience 3
Description: The role of the general manager in dealing with strategic business challenges and providing leadership to the organization; integration of functional areas, policy formulation and implementation, multinational and ethical issues. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: BBA 300, 305W, 310, 320, 330, 340, and Senior status
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CIS 120 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

*Admission requires separate application and completion of required pre-requisites.
For more information, please contact an advisor.
Advising Contact:
Extended Campuses Student Service Center
1-800-426-8315

Online.advising@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.