NCU Catalog - April 2018 
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NCU Catalog - April 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business

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Mission, Vision, Pillars and Objectives

NCU’s online BBA, MBA, MSOL, DBA, PHD-BA, PHD-OL, and Certificate programs are accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition to regional accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), NCU’s BBA, MBA, DBA, and PhD-BA degree programs in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Mission Statement

The School of Business is committed to preparing its students to make ethical and professional contributions in their chosen fields of study. While under the guidance of highly credentialed faculty, students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of a global community.

Vision Statement

The School of Business strives to achieve online academic excellence by providing innovative educational opportunities and professional solutions in the changing world of management, leadership, and service.


These three pillars support all Business degree programs and courses:

  • Effective Leadership - knowledge, skill sets, and competencies
  • Reflective Practitioner - critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation
  • Effective Communication Skills - oral, written, computer, and interpersonal


  • Create a collaborative learning environment
  • Assess progress and mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies
  • Serve students well
  • Offer effective advising and student services
  • Deliver personalized instruction in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral specializations
  • Help students to bridge the gap between academic theory and real-life practice in organizations
  • Ensure that graduates have addressed the 11 Common Professional Components (CPCs), as appropriate, in order to make business education more practical and multidisciplinary, including the following common professional components: marketing, finance, economics, ethics, accounting, management, legal environment, statistics, global dimensions, information systems, and business policies of comprehension
  • Facilitate cognitive and effective learning - knowledge, skills, and values - and a commitment to the common public good
  • Promote innovative learning methods


    Bachelor of Business AdministrationPost-Baccalaureate CertificateMaster of Business AdministrationMaster of Science in Organizational LeadershipMaster of Legal StudiesMaster of Science in AccountingPost-Master’s CertificateDoctor of Criminal JusticeDoctor of Business AdministrationDoctor of Philosophy in Business AdministrationDoctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership

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