Nexus University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

BSBA Program

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Offered Only in Spanish)*

Nexus University’s Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Program (BSBA) is designed to prepare graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to effectively function as an effective and ethical business leader through the application of business best practices, research and technological tools. The BSBA foundation is designed to cover the applicability of theories to the real-world in areas of finance, marketing, information systems, research methodologies, economics, business law, management, and accounting.

Program Objectives

Upon completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a student should have certain competencies or have met the learning objectives. The learning objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:
Students through the application of business skills will:
  1. Students through the application of analytical skills will solve business issues.
  2. Students will create strategies through the application of research that will enable an organization to achieve its mission and vision in a dynamic business environment.
  3. Students through the application of leadership skills will encourage innovation and organizational change in a dynamic business environment.
  4. Students will evaluate the impact that a changing external environmental will have upon the organizations’ available options within a dynamic global business environment.
  5. Students through the practical application of interdisciplinary skills address business issues found throughout the BS program:
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Information Systems
    • Research Methodologies
    • Economics
    • Business Law
    • Management
    • Accounting
    • Logistics
    • International Business
    • Human Resources

Admission Requirements and Process

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduation from an institution that holds state approval to confer high school diplomas or are accredited or a candidate for accreditation at the time the student attended by an approved USDOE accrediting body, or GED certificate.
  • Applicants with a foreign earned HS diploma or transferring credits from a foreign institution of higher education must have their credential and or courses validated, translated and certified by a NACES approved agency.

Admission Process

  1. Complete the Nexus University application and submit with application fee.
  2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previous education institutions.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 60 lower division credits, which include 42 general education credits, plus 60 upper division credits for a total of 1 credits to be conferred with this degree.
* Full-time study is completed in 10 sequential semesters including the fall semester. Students take 12 credits each semester. There is no winter semester.

Curriculum Plans for Each Concentration

Marketing Concentration - Required courses

Semester
16 Wks
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IMAT 111College Algebra3
ENG 112English Composition I3
ART 113Art Appreciation3
BUS 214Introduction to Business3
IISTA 121Statistics3
ENG 122English Composition II3
ACC 223Accounting I3
BIS 124Computer and Internet Literacy3
IIISTA 231Business Statistics3
ACC 332Accounting II3
BIS 133Introduction to Information Systems3
PSY 134Psychology3
IVBUS 341Business Law3
HRM 342Human Resource Management3
FIN 243Finance3
BIO 144Biology3
VMGT 351Project Management3
ECO 352Microeconomics3
SPC 153Speech3
DAT 343Introduction to Business Analysis3
VIMGT 361International Business3
ECO 362Macroeconomics3
HLP 163Total Wellness2
SCI 164Earth Science3
SCI 164LEarth Science Lab1
VIIMKT 404Marketing3
MGT 372Operations Management3
PHI 173Introduction to Logic3
ETH 274Business Ethics3
VIIIMGT 381Innovation Management3
MGT 282Organizational Behavior for Managers3
SOC 183Sociology3
MKT 491Social Media Marketing3
IXMKT 492Consumer Behavior3
MKT 493eMarketing3
COM 493Business Communication3
PHI 494Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business3
XMKT 494Market Analysis3
MKT 495Sales3
MKT 496Marketing Services3
BUS 499Capstone Course3
TOTAL120

Management Concentration - Required courses

Semester
16 Wks
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IMAT 111College Algebra3
ENG 112English Composition I3
ART 113Art Appreciation3
BUS 214Introduction to Business3
IISTA 121Statistics3
ENG 122English Composition II3
ACC 223Accounting I3
BIS 124Computer and Internet Literacy3
IIISTA 231Business Statistics3
ACC 332Accounting II3
BIS 133Introduction to Information Systems3
PSY 134Psychology3
IVBUS 341Business Law3
HRM 342Human Resource Management3
FIN 243Finance3
BIO 144Biology3
VMGT 351Project Management3
ECO 352Microeconomics3
SPC 153Speech3
DAT 343Introduction to Business Analysis3
VIMGT 361International Business3
ECO 362Macroeconomics3
HLP 163Total Wellness2
SCI 164Earth Science3
SCI 164LEarth Science Lab1
VIIMKT 404Marketing3
MGT 372Operations Management3
PHI 173Introduction to Logic3
ETH 274Business Ethics3
VIIIMGT 381Innovation Management3
MGT 282Organizational Behavior for Managers3
SOC 183Sociology3
MGT 491Small Business Management3
IXMKT 491Social Media Marketing3
MKT 492Consumer Behavior3
COM 493Business Communication3
PHI 494Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business3
XHRM 493Labor Relations3
MGT 495Sales Management3
HRM 491Recruiting and Staffing3
BUS 499Capstone Course3
TOTAL120

Business Administration Course Descriptions

ACC 223 Accounting I (3 credits)

This course explores the role of accounting in providing financial information about an enterprise to decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding financial accounting from a user perspective. Course covers the reporting of financial position including coverage of assets, liabilities, equity accounts, the results of operations and cash flows.
Prerequisite: MAT 111

ACC 332 Accounting II (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to managerial accounting. Topics include various products costing techniques, analysis of cost behavior patterns, budgeting, and the use of accounting information to solve problems. The course is taught from a managerial perspective.
Prerequisite: ACC 223

ART 113 Art Appreciation (3 credits)

Art Appreciation is a course for non-art majors that introduces a chronological history of art including style, form, media, and meaning. This is a writing credit course with international/intercultural content.

BIO 144 Biology (3 credits)

This course explores the basics of nerve cells, nerve impulse transmission, the connections between nerve cells and the main neurotransmitters involved in these connections. Also discussed are the different parts of the central nervous system and their respective roles and how they work collectively to get these sensations, and motor command to produce the higher brain functions like memory.

BIS 133 Introduction to Information Systems (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and their use of personal productivity software. Students will demonstrate tasks in common application software to include word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management, and presentation graphics.

BIS 124 Computer and Internet Literacy (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in basic computer and internet use. It covers computer hardware and software fundamentals (including the use of Windows), key productivity applications (including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation systems), and living in an online world (including network fundamentals, e-mails, and the effective use of the Internet as a communication tool and information resource). Students will develop basic computer skills to aid them with college studies and workforce readiness. Hands-on use of a personal computer is required.

BUS 214 Introduction to Business (3 credits)

Introduction to business, including business functions and management. Consideration of the free enterprise system forms of business ownership and the role of business in society.

BUS 341 Business Law (3 credits)

Introduction to law and legal procedure. Topics include contracts (nature and, requisites, formation, operations, interpretation, discharge, and remedies) and sales (Uniform Commercial Code, transfer of title, warranties, rights, and remedies of buyer and seller).

BUS 499 Capstone Course (3 credits)

This course is designed to integrate the knowledge and skills learned in the program. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the core program learning outcomes through the completion of a Capstone Project. Students must be in their last semester when enrolling.

COM 493 Business Communication (3 credits)

Introduces students to the expectations of writing in the workplace and explores the ways in which technology and media help shape professional communication. Students will hone their writing skills and study audience analysis, persuasion strategies, ethics, and working collaboratively. While students will practice communicating using traditional business genres such as memos, employment correspondence, reports, and proposals, they will also develop skills in document design, effective use of graphics, and oral presentation. Assignments topics are based on the students’ major, career goals, and interests.

DAT 343 Introduction to Business Analytics (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to data discovery, data analytics, and data visualization with contemporary business tools. Students will learn to differentiate data analytics from statistical analysis and use the power of informatics in shaping decision-making in the modern business context. The course will address analytics as a tool for business process-improvement and present data acquisition and formatting, metric creation, data discovery, and data visualization with real-world examples and exercises for students to work through in class.
Prerequisite: STA 121

ECO 352 Microeconomics (3 credits)

Foundation course devoted to the development and application of basic analytical tools and principles required for an understanding of major economic problems and policy alternatives leading toward solutions. Emphasis is placed on microeconomics analysis. Students will study markets under varying degrees of competition; which include market deficiencies, pollution, distribution of income, and international economics relations.
Prerequisite: MAT 111.

ECO 362 Macroeconomics (3 credits)

This course emphasis is placed on macroeconomic analysis. Areas covered include national income and employment analysis, money and banking, economic growth, and comparison different economic systems, both within developing and developed world economies.
Prerequisite: ECO 352.

ENG 112 English Composition I (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the writing, reading, and thinking skills necessary for success at the college level.

ENG 122 English Composition II (3 credits)

This course is a writing intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students develop strategies for turning their experience, observations, and analyses into evidence suitable for writing in a variety of academic disciplines.
Prerequisite: ENG 112.

ETH 274 Business Ethics (3 credits)

The course of business ethics presents several concepts and studies that allow the student to discern which practices are best for the performance of an entire group and organization in a business setting.

FIN 243 Finance (3 credits)

Serves as a foundation course in business finance. Provides a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and introduces tools and techniques of finance including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
Prerequisite: ACC 223.

HRM 342 Human Resource Management (3 credits)

The study of theory and practice of human resource management and its relation to other management functions in business. Attention is focused on the needs of the need of the line managers as well as those in staff positions.
Prerequisite: BUS 341.

HRM 491 Recruiting and Staffing (3 credits)

This course will provide an overview of the Human Resource Manager’s role in initial staffing for organizations. Topics discussed include the legal implications of equal opportunity standards, determining recruiting needs, identifying selection criteria, internal and external sourcing, evaluating recruiting effectiveness, application review, interviewing and selection procedures.
Prerequisites: BUS 341, HRM 342.

HRM 493 Labor Relations (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the historical, legal, social, and economic framework of labor relations. The theories and practices of collective bargaining will be studied so that the students will develop a better understanding of contemporary issues in labor relation's management.
Prerequisites: BUS 341, HRM 342.

HRM 494 Employment Law (3 credits)

An examination of current employment law and issues/trends in the legal environment impacting human resource management systems design, HRM policy, and employee relations.
Prerequisites: BUS 341, HRM 342.

HRM 495 Training and Development (3 credits)

In this course, students will explore the forces shaping corporate learning functions, learnings perspectives and theories, i.e., how adults learn.
Prerequisites: BUS 341, HRM 342.

HLP 163 Total Wellness (2 credits)

Total Wellness emphasizes the importance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to personal wellness. It is a course designed to expose students to a broad range of issues and information relating to the various aspects of personal wellness including physical, social emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental wellness. This course integrates personal wellness and fitness in a classroom environment. Evolving current topics such as nutrition, disease prevention, stress reduction, exercise prescription, and environmental responsibility are integrated to enable the student to understand the lifelong effects of healthy lifestyle choices.

MAT 111 College Algebra (3 credits)

This course contains topics such as solving and graphing linear, absolute value and quadratic inequalities; properties of exponents and logarithms; solving radical, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic equations; properties and graphs of quadratic, absolute value, square root, cubic, and cube root functions; and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Applications appear throughout the course.

MKT 491 Social Media Marketing (3 credits)

Examines how social media marketing is used to build relationships with customers, enhance company branding, and increase sales. Topics include social networks, blogs, microblogging, and other social media technologies.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MKT 492 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)

The study of behavioral science research findings, principles, and theories, especially those from psychology and sociology, as they relate to the determinants of consumer buying behavior, The case approach is utilized to stimulate the development of creative marketing strategy.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MKT 493 eMarketing (3 credits)

Some of the topics are e-marketing business models, internet history and statistics, banner advertising strategies, banner advertising design, e-mail techniques and strategies, e-mail problems and challenges, writing tyles for e-mail, use HTML, and text in email, ethics in e-mail marketing, mailing list criteria for e-mail marketing, integration of online and conventional marketing, e-marketing definitions and terms, permission marketing models, legal implications of e-mail marketing, and other e-marketing techniques.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MKT 494 Market Analysis (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and tools to students that will allow them to successfully identify and analyze market data specific to certain organizations. Students will be able to read specific information to later translate into informed business and sales decisions.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MKT 495 Sales (3 credits)

Study of various aspects of the sales person job, including fundamental process, principles for communicating effectively, adapting the needs and unique style of each customer, prospecting, planning, discovering needs, using visual aids, conducting effective demonstrations, responding to objections, obtaining commitment and providing excellent after sales service.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MKT 496 Marketing Services (3 credits)

As the retail environment changes, marketing people can rely less on the traditional tools of print and broadcast media. Marketing strategists need to learn how to create a brand identity for their products and services and how to use that brand to support sales.
Prerequisite: MKT 404.

MGT 282 Organizational Behavior for Managers (3 credits)

This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.

MGT 351 Project Management (3 credits)

This course examines methodologies for evaluating large-scale, long-term projects involving numerous economic, financial, social, and environmental factors. Topics covered include: basic net present value analysis, life cycle costing, cost-benefit analysis, and other approaches to project evaluation.
Prerequisites: ACC 223, ACC 332, FIN 243.

MGT 361 International Business (3 credits)

Introduction to theories relevant to conducting business internationally. The course includes an overview of current business patterns and their historical origins; analysis of different social systems as they affect the conduct of business from one country to another; basic assessment of international activities that fall within functional disciplines; and the analysis of alternative ways in which international business may evolve in the future.

MGT 372 Operations Management (3 credits)

The study of the problems and methods in planning the efficient utilization of capital, labor, equipment, and materials. Sales forecasting, production planning, production control, scheduling, routing, dispatching, expediting, materials planning, inventory control, capital budgets, and costing are discussed. The application of quantitative techniques in problem solving and decision-making and used to solve case studies.

MGT 381 Innovation Management (3 credits)

The emphasis of this course is to give the student a modern perspective to new styles of management. This course tries to nurture a systematic practice in an organization to find and, apply creativity; knowledge, and technology when it comes to managing an organization's resources.

MGT 491 Small Business Management (3 credits)

Provides the basic principles of operating and managing a small business. Topics include buying, merchandising, pricing, promotions, inventory management, customer service, location decisions, and planning. Reviews strategic planning considerations relative to operating a small business.
Prerequisite: BUS 214.

MGT 495 Sales Management (3 credits)

This course is an introduction that presents the student with the basic concepts and knowledge that shape the practice of managing sales efforts. The student will be able to explore how sales shape the organization of a business and its established goals.

MKT 404 Marketing (3 credits)

Understanding and satisfying consumer needs through product planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students identify and analyze marketing problems. Discovery and application of marketing skills are developed by marketing planning assignments, computer simulation, and case analysis.

PHI 173 Introduction to Logic (3 credits)

The principles and evaluation of critical thinking including identification and analysis of fallacious, as well as valid reasoning. Traditional and symbolic logic will be considered and foundations will be laid for further study in each area. This is a writing credit course.

PHI 494 Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business (3 credits)

This course addresses foundational skills in the analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of critical thinking and decision making in business environments. Emphasis is placed on thinking critically, creatively, and ethically, and decision-making outcomes.

PSY 134 Psychology (3 credits)

This course employs a scientific approach to the basic principles of human behavior, focusing on learning, motivation, perception, feeling emotion, intelligence, personality formation, and social interaction.

SCI 164 Earth Science (3 credits)

An integration of the three classic disciplines of the earth sciences, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Course will focus on the basic principles governing these disciplines, and the effect of each on man.
Co-requisite: SCI 164L.

SCI 164L Earth Science Lab (1 credit)

This course will have experiments and exercises that will be investigating the hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere of earth. The earth will also be mapped and investigated as an object in space. At least 3 of the following five units will be covered:(1) Introduction to Laboratory Study, (2) The Solid Earth, (3) Earth's Waters, (4) Earth's atmospheres and (5) Mapping.
Co-requisite: SCI 164.

SOC 183 Sociology (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic terminology, theories, research and topics studied by sociologists. More specifically, students will be introduced to the relationship between the individual and society; how social structures, such as organizations, family, the mass media, etc., shape views, perceptions, and behaviors; and to society's issues and problems. This is a writing credit course with International/Intercultural content. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing.

SPC 153 Speech (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental training and practical experience for speaking in public, business, and professional situations. Topics include: audience analysis, speech anxiety, critical listening, and preparation and delivery of speeches in various cultural contexts. Students will also learn to effectively incorporate audio and visual aids/ technologies for effective speeches.

STA 121 Statistics (3 credits)

A first course in statistical methods including such topics as collecting, grouping, and presenting data; measures of central tendency, position, and variation; theoretical distributions; probability; test of hypotheses; estimation of parameters; and regression and correlation. Use of statistical computer software will be required.
Prerequisite: MAT 111.

STA 231 Business Statistics (3 credits)

This course introduces the techniques used for the visualization of numerical data and descriptive statistics in business. After completion of this course, students will be able to explain how to obtain a suitable sample of business data and evaluate its validity and reliability for statistical inferences, produce tables and charts to organize and display qualitative and quantitative business data, interpret numerical business data using measures of central tendency and dispersion, apply fundamental concepts probability theory for inferential decision making for business, and perform a linear regression for trend analysis.
Prerequisites: MAT 111, STA 121.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Having a financial plan is very important for the success of the student. Though Nexus University does not participate in the Federal tuition plan there are several avenues that students can use to pay for school. The school encourages students to explore their options. For ease of payment the University allows students to pay for 1 class at a time.
The tuition is calculated on a semester credit basis. Each course is three semester credits. The costs for Academic Year 2018–2019 are listed below.

Tuition for 2018-2019

Tuition Per CreditTotal Program Tuition
$200.00$24,000.00
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may change without notice.

Fees and other costs

Application Fee$25.00
Technology Fee$100.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Returned Check Fee$40.00
Late Add$25.00
Transcript$15.00 (Each copy)*
*First transcript is provided free of charge.

Application Fee

The Application Fee is paid at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Technology Fees

This fee is payable per semester/session at the time the tuition is paid. This fee is generally non-refundable. The resource fee provides unlimited access to electronic resources including but not limited to LMS (CANVAS), online library, Plagiarism Checker and MyNexus.

Transcript Fee

Transcript Fee is only for official transcripts. A student may print an unofficial copy from MyNexus at no charge. The transcript can be requested electronically or in hard copy. The fee should be paid at the time the request is made. If on responding to the request for transcript the University realizes that the student is not eligible to receive an official transcript, the student will be informed but the fee not refunded. Please note that a second diploma cannot be provided.

Graduation Fee

Graduation fee is payable at the time a student completes his/her program and submits an application for degree conferment. A degree audit is then completed, and the student confirmed of eligibility for graduation or otherwise. Once completed the student will be mailed their original diploma and one official transcript. The fee does not cover any of the cost for participating in commencement services/activities.

Return Check Fee

The University charges a $40.00 fee for all checks that are returned by any financial institution. Students are encouraged to ensure that checks are correctly filled out and that that they can be honored. A student may also lose the privilege of paying by checks if they tender a dishonorable check to the University. The University is not accountable for any additional fee that some financial institutions may charge.

Late Add/Drop Fee

Any request for dropping and adding a class after the deadline is considered late add/drop. The fee of $20.00 is charged when this happens. This fee is non-refundable once the process is undertaken.

NOTICE

Students who do not honor the terms of their financial agreement by paying fees and tuition in accordance may be reported to credit bureaus. Issues such as missed payment, late payments, and/or other defaults may be sent reflected in a credit report. A student may also be withdrawn from the University, barred from using its resources and or have official transcripts withheld.
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may be changed without notice.

Note

* COMPLETING A COURSE OR PROGRAM IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH MAY REDUCE EMPLOYABILITY WHERE ENGLISH IS REQUIRED.