Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

CNU’s Business Administration degree programs are modeled closely after the accreditation standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). CNU bachelor’s and master’s graduates in Business Administration are individuals equipped with the broadest range of capabilities to maximize U.S. competitiveness, effectively meeting the challenges of a changing international, economic, legal, political and technological environment.

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program Objectives:

At the undergraduate level, BSBA courses provide a broad contextual study of business administration. The BSBA program objectives are to prepare individuals with the critical, analytical and communication skills that encourage professional growth. The core curriculum includes accounting, behavioral science, economics, finance, and mathematics and statistics. A substantial roster of elective courses provide students with the opportunity to pursue an in-depth study in a specific area of relevance or pursue a more comprehensive study of the field.

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BSBA Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in the management of businesses.
  2. An ability to design, develop and implement strategic and operational plans in businesses in the context of market competition, social, legal, financial, technological and ecological environments.
  3. An ability to design, develop and implement strategies related to the marketing of products and services.
  4. An ability to design and apply knowledge of financial and managerial accounting such as preparation and analysis of financial statements and cost accounting used in businesses.
  5. An ability to identify and apply legal concepts such as torts and contracts, and laws of agency, partnerships, and corporations in today’s litigious business environment.
  6. An ability to identify and analyze managerial and organizational informational needs, and to apply informational technologies in business decision making.
  7. An understanding and appreciation of statistical techniques and procedures and its application to business problems.
  8. An understanding and appreciation of micro and macro economics including sources of market inefficiencies, government policies and regulations, impact of inflation, interest rates, international trade, and competition.
  9. An understanding and appreciation of financial decision-making including security analysis, financial institutions, money markets and financial forecasting.
  10. An understanding and appreciation of behavioral issues found in organizations, including motivation, cultural diversity, and personality.
  11. An understanding and appreciation of human resource management including issues of recruiting, selecting, training, developing employees, wage administration and union relations.
  12. An understanding and appreciation of the multi-faceted legal, political, governmental, financial and cultural issues related to the international business environment and the development of strategies to address them.
  13. An ability to communicate effectively.


High school diploma or GED equivalent is required for admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program. A degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 120 units of academic work with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the following areas:

Business Administration

General Education 30 units
Lower-Division Core 15 units
Upper-Division Core 36 units
Electives (Must include 1 Practicum) 36 units
Capstone 3 units
Total  120 units

Courses will be offered in a systematic manner, i.e., where applicable, prerequisites must be completed before the student can enroll in subsequent high-level offerings. Click here for the course listings for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. General Education and Elective Requirements are described in the following paragraphs.

General Education (30 units)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete a breadth requirement of 30 General Education units. The Business Administration area requires that students select at least one course from among the disciplines listed below. Students may elect to take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams to meet this requirement instead or in combination with courses. Credit given for General Education courses taken through CLEP exams is based on passing scores as determined according to the range of acceptable scores established by the American Council on Education (ACE).

  • Communications (written/oral)
  • Computation (quantitative reasoning/concepts)
  • Social Science (history, sociology, economics, and politics)
  • Computer Technology & Practice
  • Humanities (literature, philosophy, language, culture, the arts)
  • Life/Physical Sciences


In addition to completing General Education Requirements and a lower and upper division Core, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students are expected to complete an elective program by selecting 36 units from among the disciplines listed below. Students may choose electives in either a breadth format or a specific area or areas of concentration. Courses should be selected with the approval of the Business Administration Faculty and/or Dean.

Elective Areas: