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BS in Business Administration Program Overview
At Northeastern, a business education integrates the theory and practice of management through active learning, problem-driven research, corporate partnerships, and experiential assignments. As part of the degree program, all students are expected to participate in the co-op program, where they participate in paid work placements related to their field of study.
- Become global with life-changing learning opportunities worldwide.
- Become more professional on co-op and in the classroom. The BS in Business Administration degree can be accomplished using either the four- or five-year co-op plan.
- Become innovative and study business where the entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving.
Rigorous Academics + Experiential Learning
We give students the flexibility to create their own path by seeking out additional concentrations, combined majors, business minors, minors outside of business, and opportunities for study and co-op abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors early to plan their individual action plan.
Business Administration Combined Majors
D'Amore-McKim partners with schools across Northeastern to offer combined majors. This offers students a chance to study and get co-ops in business administration and an array of other options.
BS in Business Administration Curriculum
The curriculum below is an abbreviated sample of the courses you would take towards the BS in Business Administration degree. Please refer to the program information in the Registrar's Undergraduate Catalog for the full curriculum appropriate to your class year. Course numbers and titles are subject to change.
ACCT 1201. Financial Accounting and Reporting. 4 Hours.
Covers the basic concepts underlying financial statements and the accounting principles followed in the preparation of the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with accounting terminology and methods designed to enable them to interpret, analyze, and evaluate published corporate financial reports. Wherever appropriate, the course relates current economic, business, and global events to accounting issues. Analyzes how financial reporting concepts affect the behavior of investors, creditors, and other external users. Emphasizes the importance of ethics in financial reporting. Requires second-semester-freshman standing or above.
ACCT 2301. Managerial Accounting. 4 Hours.
Focuses on the development and use of information—especially financial information—for managerial decisions within the firm. Introduces managerial accounting concepts, analyses, and practices that support business decisions through class discussions, exercises, and case analysis. Topics include budgeting, cost management and behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costs for decision making, cost allocation issues, and performance evaluation. Emphasizes the importance of ethics.
FINA 2201. Financial Management. 4 Hours.
Designed to develop the financial skills and logical thought processes necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Specific objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money; using financial statements in decision making; and understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, capital markets, and multinational financial management. Addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes. Requires a financial calculator and provides an opportunity to develop computer spreadsheet skills.
MKTG 2201. Introduction to Marketing. 4 Hours.
Provides an overview of the role of marketing in business and society. Considers the planning, implementation, and evaluation of marketing efforts in consumer and business-to-business companies, in service and goods companies, and in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Also examines contemporary issues in marketing that can affect organizational success. A term project is used to enable students to apply their learning about the fundamentals of marketing.
MISM 2301. Management Information Systems. 4 Hours.
Explores how a wide range of enterprises around the world use information and information technology to create better-managed, more innovative, and successful organizations. The twenty-first-century enterprise runs on information, and every part of the business has been transformed by the use of information technology. Today's business leaders, therefore, must have ready access to timely, accurate, and relevant information to manage effectively in the global economy.
SCHM 2301. Supply Chain and Operations Management. 4 Hours.
Focuses on the integrative management of business activities intrinsic to the smooth flow of goods or services, information, and financial transactions across firms from raw materials to the end customer. This collaborative approach creates competitive advantages for all members of a supply chain. Emphasizes the responsibilities of managers regarding decisions concerning the design, operation, and control of supply chains and operations. Considers customers, globalization, corporate strategy, resources, sustainability, ethics, and diversity. Topics covered include customer-centric management; supply chain and operations strategies; process structure and control; and supply, inventory, and quality management. Emphasizes the key role of information technology, logistics network design, supply chain relationships, and process evolution.
ORGB 3201. Organizational Behavior. 4 Hours.
Provides an overview of the actions and behaviors of people in organizations. Uses case studies, videos, experiential exercises, lectures, and discussions to explore the effects of individual, interpersonal, group, organizational, and cross-cultural factors on human behavior. Topics include groups and teams, motivation, leadership, organizational change, organizational culture, structure, conflict resolution, and communication. Both the underlying theories and principles of these topics, as well as their practical applications and implications for organizations, are covered.
STRT 4501. Strategy in Action. 4 Hours.
Provides for the integration and application of administrative theory, knowledge, skills, and experiences for effective strategic performance in an organization. Offers students an opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the relevance and limitations of business and management concepts and techniques when making and implementing strategic decisions.
INTB 1203. International Business and Global Social Responsibility. 4 Hours.
Introduces the student to forces and issues confronted in our era of rapid globalization. Managers must understand forces from interconnected social, political, and economic national environments that affect their company's operations. At the same time they need to draw on their ethical foundations to address and act on social responsibility imperatives across national borders.
MGSC 2301. Business Statistics. 4 Hours.
Offers students an opportunity to obtain the necessary skills to collect, summarize, analyze, and interpret business-related data. Covers descriptive statistics, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference, relationships between variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, and regression analysis in the context of business. Use of the SPSS statistical programming package is an integral part of the course.
Choose a Concentration
You are required to complete one concentration. A second concentration is optional.
Possessing a knowledge of how people, firms, and institutions interact across borders provides International Business concentrators with a competitive edge.