Applied Computer Science
The Applied Computer Science specialization is designed to prepare you for professional careers in the areas of software and network administration. In this specialization, you will explore design methods for solving problems using computers, programming, operating systems, networks and compilers. You will also learn to use software engineering tools to design, test and document large programs. At the end of the Applied Computer Science specialization, you will complete a final written research project that demonstrates your ability to identify, critique and recommend a solution for a related workplace problem.
General Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requires 120 semester credit hours.
Grade Point Average of "C", 2.0, or higher.
Official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.
Official documents on file for basis of admission: high school transcript or GED.
All financial obligations to the University paid in full.
The University may accept a maximum of 90 semester credit hours in transfer toward the bachelor's degree for coursework completed at an accredited or approved college or university with a grade of "C" or better.
Credit Hour Requirements
General Education - 39 credit hours
Required Foundational Courses - 33 credit hours
Specialization Electives - 18 credit hours
Open Electives – 27 credit hours*
Required Business Capstone Course - 3 credit hours
Total - 120 credit hours
*Students may select any undergraduate Northcentral courses to fulfill this requirement. Your Academic Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals
**Electives selected on the initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic Advisor.
This course is an orientation to Northcentral University and to the essential skills needed to pursue an undergraduate degree. Academic skills, such as academic integrity, time management, and effective use of the Northcentral Library are introduced. Students will develop the ability to locate, evaluate, use information in the context of academic and professional activities, and use APA form and style in professional communication. This course highlights personal goals, strengths, and overcoming challenges, and provides a roadmap for students to navigate their way towards completion of their educational aspirations.
Ethics in Business
Ethics and social responsibility are terms frequently applied to business practices that deal with all enterprise stakeholders' moral behavior. This course explores the responsibilities of a business, and the individuals within the business and their ethical responsibilities. The course reviews ethical business issues as applied to global, governmental, environmental, and personal rights. Ethics in Business investigates how business ethics affect the employee, firm, consumer, and society.
This course explores the nature of managerial accounting as it relates to decision-making. Concepts and systems are analyzed, including cost-volume-profit analysis, analysis of reporting and financial statements, performance evaluation, differential analysis and product pricing, capital investment analysis, budgeting, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.
Basic Business Law
This course will familiarize students with basic legal principles that affect the everyday procedures in business. The student will understand legal principles in everyday life by utilizing the practical knowledge learned. The student will be introduced to the laws of contracts as the foundation for the legal regulation of business.
Computer Information Systems
This course provides an overview of the scope and capabilities of computer information systems in today's digital environment. Upon completion of this course students will have gained a thorough understanding of the various hardware, software, and data communication components, including terminology, applied function, and performance aspects of information technology. This course also explores the various security, ethical and legal considerations of the electronic environment as well as providing an understanding of the future directions and advancements involving information technology.
To understand business functions, it is important to understand the micro-economic organization (the business) operating within a larger macro-economic system (the economy). This course examines economic theory as it relates to pricing and supply and demand. Also, the course covers money and banking as well as production, income, and employment.
Essentials of Marketing
This course explores the latest thinking in areas of relationship marketing, communication technologies, value-delivery networks, global marketing, marketing ethics, and environmentalism. The marketing process is explored and this course shows ways to improve sales and develop new markets for products and services.
Small Business Management
This course introduces small business management and the multitudes of management skills required for successful operation. Small businesses are unique because they contain most of the elements found in large corporations, yet they have additional characteristics and peculiarities, advantages and disadvantages. Over 80% of all businesses are classified as small businesses. Small business management requires a person who is a generalist and a specialist, an innovator and a stabilizer. The small business manager can be expected to have knowledge of all aspects – internal and external – of the business.
Money, Banking, and Business Finance
This course examines one of the five "M's" critical to business organizations: Money. Business finance focuses on how to borrow, earn, control, spend, save, manage, distribute, and employ money to generate additional funds.
The Dimensions of Global Business
This course involves the study of international commerce, trade and worldwide cultural and economic influences. Students will delve into the many facets of the international business environment. The concepts pursued in the course will be the foundation for understanding business in the global marketplace. Course concepts will cover global strategy, comparative country selection, operations, finance, trade, marketing, supply chain management and new global challenges.
Introduction to Business Statistical Analysis
This undergraduate level course addresses statistical techniques that may be useful for analyzing quantitative data in business practice. Students will also become familiar with setting up and using technology tools to conduct statistical analysis. Topics include Descriptive Statistics, one and two sample Hypothesis Testing, Probability, Correlation and Regression, and Nonparametric Techniques.
Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
This course serves as an introduction to computers as well as how computers are utilized in the business context. Topics include understanding hardware and software, networking, emerging computing environments, data base management, networking technologies, e-commerce, decision support, systems analysis, web technologies, and using technology for a competitive advantage.
Computer Operating Systems
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts underlying the architecture and usage of modern operating systems, including MS-DOS, Windows, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 98, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Understanding the Windows GUI, managing the local security in windows, Macintosh OS9 and OS X, and network server operating systems.
Professional and Technical Writing
This course is designed to help students develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. They will learn about audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more. A variety of media and formats will be studied, including websites, emails, proposals, memos, and instructions.
This course examines computer networking and the Internet from a non-technical perspective. It explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet offers in professional and personal settings.
Inside LAN Networks
This course explores the interworking of the local area network with emphasis on the lower layers including hardware and software. Personal computer components, various types of networks, analog and digital transmission rates, Token Ring, and the Fiber Distributed Data Interface will be introduced and examined.
In this course students will develop an overall ability to analyze different types of networks with an emphasis on IPV6 implementation on new or existing networks. Core elements, operations, services, and modifications for an IPV6 implementation will be discussed. The course will conclude by proposing an implementation of IPV6 on a new or existing network infrastructure.
This undergraduate level course provides students with information needed to build skills in developing professional presentations, including presentation graphics. Microsoft PowerPoint allows one to make electronic slide show presentations. Becoming familiar with this software will enable students to create and provide presentations to groups using the electronic slide feature.
Web Technology and Development
Computer Systems Architecture
This course is an introduction to computer system concepts architecture including both hardware and software considerations. Topics include number systems, data formats and representations, instruction cycles, CPU, memory, buses, I/O systems, peripherals, networks, communication channel technology, clusters, and operating systems.
Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies Capstone*
Students will identify, recognize, and develop executive level knowledge in eleven concept areas necessary to solve a wide variety of business related situations. This course focuses on demonstrating core proficiencies in the following business areas: Management, Business Ethics, Information Systems, Marketing, Global Dimensions of Business, Accounting Corporate Finance, Economics, Business Law, Business Math and Statistics, and Business Policy. The intent of this course is not to introduce these business concepts, but verify bachelor's of business administration threshold competency in these eleven areas of business. SKS4000 includes a capstone case study that will empower the student to demonstrate their competency in the eleven core proficiency areas. SKS4000 uses a variety of teaching media such as DVDs; courseware packages designed for Computer Assisted Instruction, and focused Internet research assignments. The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) require all BBA students successfully complete the Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies course.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your BBA program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s BBA costs below:
- Per credit cost: $417
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,250
- Program cost: $25,000
- Average book cost per course: $150
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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