NSU Catalog 2019-2020 
    Jun 12, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (BS)

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In addition to being offered on Northern State University’s main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online.

The Business Administration major at NSU provides a comprehensive exploration of all business disciplines. This generalized business major is designed to complement the studies of those students with diverse majors in the liberal or fine arts or education, or for those students seeking flexibility in completion of a business degree.

In this broad-based business major at NSU, students learn about the fundamentals of accounting, business law, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. Students gain a basic understanding of how organizations work, as well as how to make them successful. The flexibility of the Business Administration program allows students to tailor their program to their needs and interests through the use of electives in the major and the opportunity for internships to gain practical experience.

A Business Administration major will help prepare the student for a career in business, government, in public or social service organizations, or provide an essential business background for those students wishing to pursue an additional (double) major outside the realm of business.


Exit Requirements for Business Majors

In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Program Requirements

Total: 24 credits

General Education Requirements

Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)

Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)

Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits)

Total Degree: 120 Credits

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