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.
A minimum of 121 units are required for graduation. They include the following:
- 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,
- 61 units of major courses, and
- 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.)
|ENGL220||Small Group 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)|
|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(L)||Physics Lab –I||(3)|
|PHYS202(L)||Physics Lab –II||(3)|
|PHYS301||Introduction to Device Physics||(3)|
|MATH201||Calculus – I||(3)|
|MATH202||Calculus – II||(3)|
(d) Social Sciences (9 units)
(SOC450 is a required course. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.)
|SOC215||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
|SOC235||Multiculturalism in the United States||(3)|
|SOC260||Civilization and Urbanization||(3)|
|SOC275||The American Experience||(3)|
|SOC400||Early American History||(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)|
|FIN310||Fundamentals of Finance||(3)|
|IT221||HTML & CSS Web Page Construction||(3)|
|IT223||SQL & Relational Databases||(3)|
|IT335||Introduction to Python for Commerce||(3)|
|MGT310||Principles of Management||(3)|
|MGT450||Organizational Behavior and Management||(3)|
|MGT451||Agile Project Management||(3)|
|MGT460||Production and Operations Management||(3)|
|MKT310||Principles of Marketing||(3)|
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.