Graduate division of National Paralegal College
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Bachelor
of Business
Administration

In addition to the Paralegal Certificate Program, Associate's Degree Program and the Bachelor's Degree Program in legal studies, National Paralegal College offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The goal of the National Paralegal College BBA program is to prepare students for careers in business administration by providing a solid foundation of theory and practical knowledge in business management. Students will learn how organizations function as well as how to lead, grow and manage businesses. The program teaches fundamentals, techniques, processes and skills in the areas of analysis, leadership, communication, problem solving and decision-making that are necessary for successful business administration. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to contribute to the administration of businesses, government agencies and organizations in a socially responsible and ethical manner.

The approximate amount of time required to complete this bachelor's degree program varies with student course load, as illustrated below.

Time required to complete the bachelor's degree program

  • For students taking 3 courses at a time:
  • under 3 years
  • For students taking 2 courses at a time:
  • under 4 years
  • For students taking 1 courses at a time:
  • under 7 years

Students using transfer credit to fulfill some program requirements will be able to finish more quickly.

To earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a student must earn a total of 120 credits, as follows:

    Eight Business Administration Core Courses (24 credits):
    At least 8 courses (24 credits) of additional business administration elective courses, at least 3 courses (9 credits) of which must be from upper level (“300” or “400” level courses):

The student must earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher in the 48 credits that constitute his or her core and elective business administration courses.

The remaining 72 credits may come from any course offered by NPC, subject to the following general education requirements:

All students must earn at least 30 general education credits (i.e., credits that are not business administration courses). Of these 30 credits, the following minimum discipline requirements apply:

    Complete at least 2 courses (6 credits) in English Writing. NPC Courses that satisfy this requirement are:
    Complete at least 2 courses (6 credits) in Mathematics. NPC Courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    Complete at least 2 courses (6 credits) in Natural Science. NPC Courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    Complete at least 2 courses (6 credits) in Social Science. NPC Courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

The concentration in Human Resources Management, in addition to the above, prepares students to contribute to the management of human resources in complex organizations by teaching students human resources procedures and strategies and about the environment of business human resources departments. Students will also gain insights into a variety of other human resources management areas such as compensation, employee benefits, labor relations, performance appraisal, recruitment and training (depending on the chosen elective courses).

The student must take:

    In addition, the student must take five courses (15 credits) from the following Human Resources Management concentration courses:

Human Resources Management Concentration Courses

** These courses have required prerequisites.
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    BUSINESS LAW CONCENTRATION

The concentration in Business Law provides the student with the context of the legal environment in which businesses operate to assist them in their roles as business administrators. Students will be prepared to consider the legal ramifications of many aspects of business administration, including business formation, finance, business agreements, contracts and employment law. Students will also choose elective courses that expose them to further areas of business law of their choosing.

    The student must take:

Business Law Concentration Obligatory Courses

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    In addition, the student must take three courses (9 credits) from the following Business Law concentration upper level courses:

Business Law Concentration Upper Level Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s in Business Administration program, students will be able to:

  • Apply principles of marketing and management to everyday business processes and decision-making.
  • Apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques (including using principles of accounting and statistics) to solving business problems.
  • Differentiate various roles and tasks of different types of business leaders and professionals in industry and organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment.
  • Identify and analyze ethical conflicts and social responsibility issues that involve business decisions, especially with regard to ethical issues that result from competing interests among business stakeholders, their consumers and society.
  • Use analytical and reflective thinking techniques to identify and analyze problems, develop viable alternatives, and make effective decisions.

In addition, those students who complete the Bachelor’s in Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resources Management will be able to:

  • Contribute to the management of human resources in complex organizations.
  • Identify and analyze problems, develop viable alternatives, and make effective decisions with regards to human resources management issues.
  • Assist with the development of various human resources-related initiatives, such as compensation plans, training and development and achieving and creating a positive environment for diversity in the workplace.

In addition, those students who complete the Bachelor’s in Business Administration program with a concentration in Business Law will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze legal issues that arise in business practices and institutions and assist in ensuring compliance with applicable law in a business environment.
  • Research a variety of legal issues that are relevant to the business environment.
  • Effectively draft legal essays and memoranda that are relevant to the functioning of a business environment.