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Business Administration: Professional Studies Program (Evening)

Lillian Barden, Ph.D.
Program Director

(650) 508-3683
Completing your Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is made possible by offering seven-week upper-division accelerated courses that meet in the evening and on weekends. The program is open to adult students who are 25 years of age or older, have three years of full-time work or volunteer experience, and have a minimum of 45 transferable semester units. Students work closely with their academic advisors to use both NDNU and other resources to minimize cost and time to completion.


The School of Business and Management approaches education as a team effort with our faculty and staff working with students to prepare them to excel in their chosen professional business and management occupations. Course work incorporates hands-on projects and practical knowledge applicable to contemporary work challenges. Degree completion program students have access to all of our outstanding student support services, including tutoring, career development services, and more.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will acquire and demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills within various disciplines of business—accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
  • Students will learn to describe, discuss, and analyze current events in American business with attention to the global, social, and ethical dimensions of events.
  • Students will acquire the communication, research, and technological skills needed to analyze a business situation (problem and/or opportunity) and prepare and present a management report.
  • Students will develop critical thinking abilities and a foundation of ethical principles that allows them to work effectively, respectfully, ethically, and professionally with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender, and other backgrounds.

Articulation Agreement
Undergraduate Business Administration programs have an articulation agreement with graduate programs in the School of Business and Management. Qualified students are able to apply in advance of the last semester of undergraduate work to enroll in up to 6 units of selected graduate courses that count toward undergraduate units while also counting toward the master's degree.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Evening)


Prerequisites:                                                                                                           Units
BUS1100                     Macroeconomics                                                                      3

BUS1108                     Microeconomics                                                                      3

BUS1224                     Financial Accounting                                                               3

MTH2502                   Statistics                                                                                  3

Total Prerequisites:                                                                                                 12


Major Requirements:                                                                                                          Units

BUS2000                     Management Principles and Organizational Behavior              3
BUS2006                     Contemporary Professional Writing                                         3

BUS2008                     Legal Environment of Business                                               3

BUS2010                     Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility                          3

BUS2224                     Corporate Finance                                                                   3

BUS2300                     Marketing Principles                                                                3

BUS2335                     International Business  (CDiv)                                                 3

BUS2600                     Operations and Information Technology Systems                    3

BUS2980                     Business Policy (Capstone)                                                      3

Upper-division electives in the major                                                                          9

Total Major Requirements                                                                                     36

Other Degree Requirements* and Electives                                                                76

*Other degree requirements include General Education Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g., U.S. History).


Total Unit Requirement                                                                                         124


Areas of Concentration

Students may select one specialized area of courses as their concentration, or they may take any 9 discrete units of Business Electives for a General degree. Concentration(s) available for selection are:


Accounting: Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire competency in the more advanced phases of analysis of financial statements, investments and fixed assests; depreciation and depletion; intangible assests; current and long-term liabilities and stockholders equity.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in advanced accounting areas e.g. tax, cost, auditing to enhance their financial decision making.

BUS2202                     Intermediate Accounting I (15-week)

BUS2204                     Intermediate Accounting II (15-week)
BUS2210                     Federal Income Tax

BUS2218                Auditing (15 week)


Entrepreneurship: Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a framework for evaluating business opportunites, understanding the special operational, marketing and financial issues of startups.
  • They will be able to identify the challenges and evaluate their own abilities and goals in regard to managing the startup organization as well as develop plans for investor information.

BUS2012                     Business Leadership

BUS2040                 Women in Management

BUS2048                     Human Resource Management

BUS2340                     Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing

BUS2348                     Finance and Marketing for a New Business Venture

BUS2616                     Project Management


Management: Learning Outcomes

  • Building on a foundation of the historic management principles and activites of planning, organizing, leading and controlling, students will understand and apply diverse aspects of the managers role in the contemporary business environment to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed for success.

BUS2012                     Business Leadership

BUS2016                     Change and Conflict Management: Theory and Practice (CDiv)

BUS2040                     Women in Management (CDiv)

BUS2048                     Human Resource Management

BUS2340                     Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing

BUS2616                     Project Management

HSP2239                     Human Relations in Organizations

HSP2248                     Managing Cultural Diversity (CDiv)

HSP2254                     Stress in the Workplace


Marketing: Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain expertise in specific areas of marketing, including public relations, communication, research, analysis, evaluation, and applicaton of the tools, methods, and practices of markeing in non-profit, for-profit, domestic and global environments.


BUS2340                     Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing

BUS2348                     Finance and Marketing for a New Business Venture

BUS2364                     Advertising

COM2001                Public Relations

HSP2227         Marketing for Nonprofits