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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)

BUS1100 Macroeconomics 3
BUS1108 Microeconomics 3
BUS1224 Financial Accounting 3
MTH2502 Statistics 3
Total Prerequisites:


Major Requirements:
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 assets; depreciation and depletion; intangible assets; 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 opportunities, 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 activities 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 marketing 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


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