Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Sciences (BBAIS)

 

 

Program Objectives:

The objective of the BBAIS program is to help students bridge the intersection where business, technology, and people come together. With a balanced mixture of business knowledge and information science students will be able to holistically blend modern management principles, best professional practices, data management techniques, business analytics, and computer scripting to address the needs of business in the age of ubiquitous data, ecommerce, and automation.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students graduating with a BBAIS degree are expected to demonstrate the following program learning outcomes -

 

  • Written Communication - Use written language that communicates complex business concepts and enabling technology approaches.
  • Oral Communication - Orally explain to one's peers complex business and supporting technology concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Apply (computer and non-computer assisted) quantitative methods in a comprehensive manner in a business setting.
  • Information Literacy - Access, review and then meaningfully apply information in business and management decision making
  • Critical Thinking - Analyze business issues and recommend solutions which apply business concepts and technology practices
  • Specialized Knowledge - Apply business concepts in the areas of management, finance, accounting, marketing, and information technology to various business scenarios. Evaluate and propose information technology solutions to improve an organization's operational efficiency.

Graduation requirements:

A minimum of 121 units are required for graduation. They include the following:

  1. 36 units of general education courses including 12 units in English and communications, 6 units in humanities, 9 units in mathematics and natural sciences, and 9 units in social sciences,
  2. 61 units of major courses, and
  3. 24 units of electives.

BBAIS Curriculum(Total of 121 Units)

1. General Education (minimum 36 units)

The purpose of general education is to give breadth to the student’s education. With a general background in English and communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and the social sciences, the student will be prepared for his/her roles both in society and at work. Students who have not completed the general education requirements upon entering a degree program at NPU are required to observe the following curriculum to meet the general education requirements.

(a) English and Communications (12 units)

(ENGL101, ENGL115, AND ENGL425 are required courses. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.)

ENGL101 Expository Writing (3)
ENGL102 Critical Thinking (3)
ENGL115 Public Speaking (3)
ENGL220 Small Group Communication (3)
ENGL420 Intercultural Communication (3)
ENGL425 Modern American Literature (3)

(b) Humanities (6 units)

(The students can select any 6 units from the following suggested subjects.)

HU210 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
HU230 Art Appreciation (3)
HU240 Music Appreciation (3)
HU250 News Reading (3)
HU280 Principles of Ethics (3)

(c) Mathematics and Natural Sciences(9 units)

(MATH208 and PHYS101 are required courses. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.)

PHYS101 Introduction to Physical Sciences (3)
PHYS201 Physics –I (3)
PHYS201(L) Physics Lab –I (3)
PHYS202 Physics –II (3)
PHYS202(L) Physics Lab –II (3)
PHYS301 Introduction to Device Physics (3)
MATH201 Calculus – I (3)
MATH202 Calculus – II (3)
MATH203 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH205 Differential Equations (3)
MATH208 Statistics (3)

(d) Social Sciences (9 units)

(SOC450 is a required course. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.)

SOC201 California History (3)
SOC215 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC235 Multiculturalism in the United States (3)
SOC245 Health Psychology (3)
SOC250 Public Administration (3)
SOC260 Civilization and Urbanization (3)
SOC275 The American Experience (3)
SOC400 Early American History (3)
SOC450 Emotional Intelligence (3)

2. Major Requirements (minimum 61 units)

(Business administration and information technology courses and a professional career development course)

ACC201 Principles of Accounting – I (3)
ACC201L Basic Accounting Lab – I (1)
ACC202 Principles of Accounting – II (3)
BAN199 Excel for Finance, Accounting & Analytics (3)
BAN470 Introduction to Machine Learning Based Prediction Modeling and Forecasting (3)
BLAW310 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BUS400 Professional & Technical Writing (3)
ECON201 Macroeconomics (3)
ECON202 Microeconomics (3)
FIN310 Fundamentals of Finance (3)
IT221 HTML & CSS Web Page Construction (3)
IT223 SQL & Relational Databases (3)
IT335 Introduction to Python for Commerce (3)
IT337 JavaScript: Client and Server Sides (3)
MGT310 Principles of Management (3)
MGT450 Organizational Behavior and Management (3)
MGT451 Agile Project Management (3)
MGT460 Production and Operations Management (3)
MGT480 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKT310 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKT450 Marketing Management (3)
P450 Career Development (1)

3. Electives (minimum 24 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisites requirements must be met when taking any course.

BBAIS students who are more interested in business administration may select courses in any field from the School of Business to fulfill this requirement and are encouraged to take management and marketing courses

BBAIS students who are more interested in Information Science are encouraged to take Computer Science courses from the School of Engineering. They are also encouraged to take BLAW482 Information Policy, Governance, and Compliance, IT459 Server-Side Infrastructure Using Python/PHP, and IT461 Interaction Design (IxD).

BBAIS students who are considering a future career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) should; seek additional advising, study the California Board of Accountancy's (CBA – www.dca.ca.gov/cba/) numerous requirements, and from the start of their studies focus where possible all electives and General Education choices towards meeting the CBA's numerous academic requirements. The CBA requires substantial additional academic education and professional training outside the scope of the BBAIS program.

When applicable, the student may take Curricular Practicum Training (CPT) courses and engage in practical training to work on company projects that are directly related to the student’s course of study. The student must observe the rules required for taking the practicum courses.