BSBA Curriculum

Create Your Own Path We give students the flexibility to create their own path by seeking out additional concentrations, 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.

Curriculum Details

The detailed curriculum below is accurate for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Please refer to the BSBA program information in the Registrar's Undergraduate Catalog for the curriculum of past academic years. Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

Northeastern University Core Requirements

  • Many overlap with BSBA degree requirements
  • Can be fulfilled with courses outside of the major
  • View specific courses and more details on the NU Core website

General Course Requirements for Business

  • ACCT 1201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2301 Managerial Accounting
  • BUSN 1101 Experiential Entrepreneurship* 
  • BUSN 1102 Personal Skill Development for Business (1 credit)
  • ECON 1115 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENGW 1111 or 1102 First-Year Writing
  • ENGW 3304 or ENGW 3315: Advanced Writing for the Disciplines
  • FINA 2201 Financial Management
  • INTB 1203 International Business and Global Responsibility
  • MATH 1231 Calculus for Business and Economics
  • MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
  • MISM 2301 Management Information Systems
  • MKTG 2201 Introduction to Marketing
  • ORGB 3201 Organizational Behavior
  • SCHM 2301 Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • STRT 4501 Strategy in Action

* Only students who matriculate to the D'Amore-McKim School of Business as freshmen will take BUSN 1101. Internal and external transfers will replace this course with a business elective.

Business Concentration Requirements

  • Choose at least one concentration within business
  • Each concentration requires four courses

Open Electives

  • The number of electives that students take is dependent on the amount of transfer, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit they have.
  • Open electives provide the option to add a second concentration, a combined major, a minor, or any course or set of courses of interest.

Experiential Learning

  • BUSN 1100 Planning for Business Co-op and Careers
  • BUSN 1103 Professional Development for Co-op
  • Completion of 2 six-month co-op experiences

Northeastern's focus of experiential learning is augmented by the Integrated Student Learning Experience (ISLE). This program allows students to map their experiences in and outside of the classroom to a set of competencies, skills and abilities.