Learning Objectives for BSBA and BSIB Programs

There are two degree programs in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science in International Business. Both of these programs require the same core courses. The difference in coursework occurs at the upper levels. The BSBA requires in depth courses in Business Administration either with a dual concentration or more courses in a single concentration. The BSIB degree requires courses in international business and languages.

Common learning objectives and program goals of both degrees

Graduates of the BSBA and BSIB Programs, through a combination of academic and practice-oriented experiences should be able to:

  1. communicate effectively in written and oral forms; discuss issues persuasively and effectively. (Communication skills)
  2. integrate ideas, concepts and functional areas. (Cross-functional skills)
  3. analyze and solve problems including quantitative and qualitative information; make decisions based on solid reasoning ability. (Critical and creative thinking skills)
  4. understand how a business operates, the business cycle, and the overall functions of a business; integrate each of these functions with each other. (Business functions)
  5. understand the environment in which a business operates including legal, global, social, economic, technological, and ethical issues. (Business environment)
  6. integrate the knowledge obtained in the classroom with the skills and knowledge obtained in the business world through Cooperative education. (Field application of business concepts)
  7. use technology needed for business applications, find information, and manage and interpret data in an effective manner. (Information literacy skills)
  8. work in teams so that all members are contributing and making the joint effort and result better than the individual parts. (Teamwork)
  9. lead others, make decisions, anticipate problems, and actively manage. (Leadership skills)
  10. lead strategic partnerships and alliances in a global economy and constantly changing environment; understand the international context for managing and making decisions. (International and strategic management skills)


Additional learning objectives for the BSIB degree

  1. acquire knowledge appropriate to managing in a global contect
  2. cultivate qualities of character to manage responsibly
  3. develop personal and managerial capabilities necessary to execute chosen courses of action.