Business Education

Major: Business Education

Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

ACCT 102Fundamentals of Accounting3
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
BUSN 340International Business3
BUSN 430Legal and Social Environment of Business3
CSCI 114Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)3
or MIS 116 Business Use of Computers
CSCI 122Visual BASIC (May satisfy general education category R)3
CSCI 213Modern Software Development3
CSCI 227Computing Fundamentals I3
CSCI 228Computing Fundamentals II3
CSCI 366Database Systems3
COMM 260Introduction to Web Design3
COMM 261Introduction to Web Development3
COMM 308Business and Professional Speaking3
ECON 105Elements of Economics (May satisfy general education category B & G)3
ENGL 320Business and Professional Writing (May satisfy general education category C)3
H&CE 232Philosophy and Policy3
MRKT 320Foundations of Marketing3
MGMT 320Foundations of Management3
MGMT 470Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3
Elective Business Administration Minor - choose one course from:3
Consumer Behavior
Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
Digital Marketing
Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Leadership in Organizations
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Understanding and Managing Diversity in Organizations
Managing Family Enterprises
Additional 300-400 Business Elective - choose one course from:3
Consumer Behavior
Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
Digital Marketing
Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Leadership in Organizations
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Understanding and Managing Diversity in Organizations
Managing Family Enterprises
Teaching Specialty Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I:3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Total Credits94

Degree Notes:

  • This degree plan will allow students to earn a Business Administration minor by completing the following courses totaling 24 credits: ACCT 102, ECON 105, MRKT 320, MGMT 320, MGMT 470, BUSN 340, BUSN 430, BUSN Elective.  This minor requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the courses that make up the minor. Students must officially declare this minor through the Office of Registration and Records to ensure the credential is posted to record.