Bachelor of Business Administration
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The BBA in Management furthers your understanding of modern theory and practice in the key areas of human resources, operations, marketing and finance. Learning from your professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you explore how to assign and use resources within these functional areas and assess the productivity of an organization. In your final course, you will demonstrate this understanding by completing a final written research project that focuses on identifying a workplace problem and justifying recommendation for preventative action.

General Degree Requirements


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

 *A minimum of 60 semester transfer credits or a conferred Associate’s degree are required.


  • Grade Point Average of "C", 2.0, or higher.

  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.

  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: high school transcript or GED.

  • All financial obligations to the University paid in full.


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


  • General Education - 39 credit hours

  • Required Foundational Courses - 33 credit hours

  • Specialization Electives - 18 credit hours

  • Open Electives – 27 credit hours*

  • Required Business Capstone Course - 3 credit hours


Total - 120 credit hours


*Students may select any undergraduate Northcentral courses to fulfill this requirement. Your Academic Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals

**Electives selected on the initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic Advisor.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

Course Code


Course Description


Essentials of Human Resources Management

The single most important resource in any organization is the people: the human resource (HR). This course focuses on the understanding and management of human behavior to assist the Learner in understanding the principles, policies, and practices related to the procurement, development, maintenance, and, utilization of human resources. The Learner will examine environmental planning influences, legislation influencing human resource management (HRM), job specification methods, and recruiting policies.


Supervisory Management

Supervision differs from management, which may be several levels of organization removed from the day-to-day task being done. Supervision is the one-on-one interaction between the supervisor who is directing the activity and the one who is responsible for doing the activity. Supervision is the art of getting things done by working with and through people at the level of specific tasks. This course provides knowledge on supervisory managerial skills, leadership qualities, communication, employee motivation, recruitment, and employee performance maximization.


Career Management and Personal Marketing

This course covers career planning, self-assessment, career exploration, and career decision-making as well as resume and cover letter preparation. The job search process is viewed from the perspective of determining the job market and researching prospective employers. The concepts of building a system that works, developing a sound strategy, creating effective collateral, and using targeted methods and tools to get the interview are introduced using a job manual to build accretive demand for the Learner's skills and abilities.


Administrative Office Management

The functions and roles of how the organization conducts business within itself will be examined. Topics to be explored and developed are communications, office automation, security, emergency procedures, and supervision of administrative staff.


Manufacturing Systems

A major portion of organized human effort is devoted to transforming material into useful products through systems of manufacturing. This course examines how manufacturing and the production of goods is accomplished.


Professional Studies Application Project

This course examines a topic chosen by the student in order to develop and broaden professional or personal skills and knowledge, especially in applying skills learned in course work to a specific business or industry. Note: Since this is a project course, students will be required to present their own topics and proposals for developing the project. To meet the course requirements the proposal shall be submitted for prior approval of the instructor and shall contain a model for the study such as that outlined. Studies can be in actual organizations such as at work, or through library research on organizations, management, or a topic of interest related to business. This professional development course will define the scope of research and inquiry, develop a formal proposal, create a sound research plan and outline, develop a meaningful methodology and bibliography, write a comprehensive manuscript, create an abstract, and professionally present a compendium of findings and supported research recommendations.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your BBA program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s BBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $432
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,296
  • Program cost: $26,270
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of program is determined on the program and track student enters, transfer credits if any and other unique student factors.  For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.

To learn more, request information or call 1-866-776-0331 to speak with an enrollment advisor today. We offer new courses every Monday of the year so you can get started when it’s best for you.