TCC to NSU Broken Arrow: International Business


TCC Associate of Science in International Business to NSU Broken Arrow Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU International Business, B.B.A.:  The International Business major has been developed for students who are actively seeking to focus their education on the global dimensions of business. The International Business major has the objective of providing students with a solid basic business education and knowledge of the international dimensions of business. In addition to IBUS courses, students also choose an area of specialization to obtain depth in a field of business (e.g., marketing, finance, management, etc.) that will complement the international training and assist them in obtaining a first job.

It is recommended that students in the International Business major select their elective courses from the following areas:

  • Foreign Languages (3000-4000 level)
  • University credits resulting from study abroad (requires prior approval of university)
  • International Business Internship (maximum of 6 hours requires prior approval).
  • Additional upper division courses in any of the functional areas available for specialization, namely: Accounting, Marketing, Management, Finance, IS, HTM and Economics.

Major guidelines / regulations:

  • For admission to the BBA Program, students must have completed (30) credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Included in these 30 hours must be ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213, and MATH 1513 with a grade of “C” or better as well as completing all required business courses with a “C” or better.
  • Satisfactory completion of CSCI 1203 is also required.
  • Students failing to meet these admission requirements will be limited in the business classes they may take until all requirements are completed.
  • Students in all College of Business and Technology (CBT) programs must read and sign the CBT Standards of Professional Behavior.

What it takes to complete a B.B.A. from NSU. If you don’t complete your AA or AS at TCC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a bachelor’s degree. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. You must also be both English and computer proficient. This means that you must pass English Composition I & II with a “C” or better and demonstrate computer proficiency (high school or college course work / test). Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

General FAQs

Transferring to NSU is a seamless process.  Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an AA or AS from TCC.  This milestone will also meet your general education requirements at NSU (unless it is a specific NSU requirement for you to graduate.  Within you’re A.S. degree, make sure you complete the required general education courses at TCC including ENG 1113, ENG 1213, MATH 1513, plus CHEM 1315 and CHEM 1415.

How do my Tulsa Community Colleges classes transfer to NSU?  Every class you take at TCC will transfer to NSU.  Each class will count in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor’s degree: general education, major, minor or free elective.  You probably already know about general education and major classes but minors and free electives are unique to bachelor’s degrees.  A minor is 18 hours from an academic area of your choice and it is designed to complement your major.  Your NSU advisor will help you determine your minor and the classes you will take to complete it.  Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area.  They allow you to explore your academic interests outside of your major while counting those hours toward the 124 hours you need to graduate.  Most degree programs at NSU allow for some free electives.  If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in this category, up to the first 64 hours.  If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only 64 hours will apply to your degree because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

When can you start taking NSU classes?  You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your AA or AS at TCC.  This is called dual enrollment; many students do this each semester.  Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you.