Northrise Business School

The Northrise Business School is one of two schools in the Northrise Faculty of Business and Law

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The Northrise Business School exists to help future leaders in business, community development, church and parachurch ministry, and other organizations meet their God-given potential as they move on to both influence and improve the world around them. Our classrooms and curricula come alive with practical, real-world experience flowing from a faculty composed of full-time working professionals who integrate business theory with tangible goals and practices. Each of our business graduates is equipped with the knowledge and skills as well as the moral, ethical, and biblical principles needed to go into the communities into which they have been called and bring about positive, enduring change.

Undergraduate Programs

BBA Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a four-year degree which provides broad-based knowledge that prepares students for a wide range of careers in a global economy. Students apply essential competencies such as business law, management theories, problem solving, decision-making, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, global business issues, and leadership.

BBA Program Objectives

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, processes and procedures relevant to public and private organizations.
  2. Identify and evaluate the environments within which business is conducted.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of accounting, economics, quantitative methods, and information systems.
  4. Relate organizational theory and behavior to a business enterprise.
  5. Identify, analyze and solve business problems.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of high ethical standards in business decision-making.
  8. Gain knowledge that will prepare them for further studies in various disciplines related to business administration.

Program Major

The Major for the BBA degree is Business Administration.

Program Minors

Students who study the BBA have the following options for Minors:

  • Accounting: The Accounting Minor equips prospective business executives with tools for intelligent analysis, planning, control, and decision making. In addition, emphasis is placed on the processes for analyzing and reporting the economic activities of organizations and communicating that information to decision makers.
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship

Please check courses associated with the above Minors under the section “NBS Undergraduate Minor Course List) or other University documentation. Please note that program Minors are subject to change for each academic year.

BFA Program Overview

This degree provides students with knowledge of financial environments and modern analytical techniques. Students learn to understand a broad range of finance areas including business finance, accounting, investment management, international financial management, and financial economics. Graduates will be equipped for a career in stock brokering, financial services, and business.

Upon successful completion, the students will have a variety of career options to select ranging from financial services, banker, insurance, financial planner, financial adviser, funds manager, financial analyst, industrial analyst, investment analyst, investment banker, security analyst, underwriter, options/future trader, treasury, foreign exchange trader/officer, share trader, lending officer, finance officer, corporate or policy adviser, business consultant, research officer, business economist and so on.

BFA Program Objectives

At the completion of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate strong communication skills.
  2. Identify, analyze and solve problems in different decision contexts.
  3. Think constructively and logically.
  4. Make effective and creative use of modern technologies.
  5. Acquire specific knowledge and skills relevant to their major study areas.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting, finance, economics, and business law.
  7. Satisfy educational entrance requirement of relevant professional bodies such as the Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants (ZICA).

Program Major

Students who embark on this major will have knowledge and skills in both Finance and Accounting thus this program does not provide for minors.

Program Minors

There are no Minors for the BFA program.

BFA Program Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of the degree Bachelor of Finance and Accounting (BFA) students must meet the following requirements.

  1. Completion of the following six (6) Foundation courses
    • Business Statistics
    • Marketing
    • Macroeconomics for Business & Finance
    • Economics
    • Managing Organizations
    • Introduction to Law
  2. Completion of the following eight (8) Accounting Major courses:
    • Taxation II
    • Taxation I
    • Financial Reporting or Auditing II
    • Auditing I
    • Financial Accounting II
    • Financial Accounting I
    • Management Accounting
    • Cost Accounting
  3. Completion of the following eight (8) Finance Major courses:
    • Financial Markets
    • Business Finance
    • Credit analysis & Lending Management
    • Finance Theory & Applications
    • Money & Capital Markets
    • Risk Management
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  4. Completion of Leadership or Business Strategy
  5. Completion of Business Research Concepts
  6. Completion of one (1) Research Project
  7. Completion of six (6) Bridging courses
  8. Completion of four (4) Christian Thought and Practice
  9. Not less than seventy (70) percent Chapel Attendance
  10. Attend an Introduction to University Studies Seminar
  11. Attend an HIV/AIDS Seminar
  12. Complete a Community Development Seminar
  13. Complete a Career Development Seminar
  14. Complete (4) Service Learning participations

BHRM Program Overview

Human Resources Management covers the strategies for managing people in the workplace via the theory and practice of human resource management. It outlines key issues in the management of people as key resources in the organization and the development of organizational strategies, policies, and processes relating to their use. The programme prepares students to function as human resource practitioners in recruitment and selection, training and development, interpretation of labour laws and industrial relations, occupational health and safety. The program is targeted at anyone who seeks to gain skill and competence in Human Resource Management or for anyone likely to be involved in managing people within an organization.

BFA Program Objectives

The objectives of this program include to:

  1. Introduce organizational behavior and the fundamentals of human resource management
  2. Introduce Zambian labor laws and any other laws applicable to human resource management practice
  3. Introduce theories and models applicable to human resource management
  4. Consider strategies for employee recruitment, development, assessment, and performance management
  5. Consider change management strategies
  6. Develop human resource management and research skills and equip learners for intermediate human resource management practice
  7. Prepare students for employment and the pursuit of further education in the field of human resource management

Program Major

The Major for the BHRM degree is Human Resource Management

Program Minors

Students who study the BHRM have the following options for Minors:

  1. Business:
    • Business Logistics
    • Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Business Strategy
    • E-Commerce
  2. Finance:
    • Financial Accounting I
    • Financial Accounting II
    • Business Credit Management
    • Money and Capital Markets

BHRM Program Graduation Requirements

BHRM Award Eligibility
To be eligible for the award of the degree Human Resource Management, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Completion of the seven (7) Foundation courses as stipulated annually in this handbook or other University documentation:
    • Microeconomics
    • Management Principles and Practice
    • Business Law
    • Introduction to Law
    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Intermediate Algebra
  2. Completion of the following thirteen (13) Major courses:
    • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Employee Health and Safety
    • Managerial Decision-Making
    • Employee Relations
    • Employee Development
    • Performance Management
    • Employee Recruitment and Selection
    • Zambian Labour Laws
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Quality Management
    • Change Management
    • Leadership
  3. Completion of minor courses, Christian Though and Practices courses, and other program requirements as prescribed in other university documentation.

Graduate Programs

EMBA Program Overview

The Northrise University MBA program is designed for individuals who seek to advance their careers and enter leadership positions in their organization and community. Reaching the top levels of global business today demands excellence, critical thinking, exceptional knowledge, communication skills, and cultural awareness. All of which the Northrise MBA program is designed to nurture.

BBA Program Objectives

Course participants who successfully complete the MBA program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to identify and solve organizational problems using a systematic decision-making approach.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs in a global business environment.
  • Apply critical analysis of alternatives under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Develop awareness of their own values and the effect of those values on organizational decision-making.
  • Assess whether an organization’s plans and actions align with its values.
  • Comprehend the application of a significant amount of business administration knowledge within the domains of the set courses.

EMBA Program Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of the degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) students must meet the following requirements.

  1. Completion of the following nine (9) courses:
    • Communication Strategies
    • Management Theory & Practice
    • Human Capital Management
    • Managerial Economics
    • Marketing
    • Business Law
    • Corporate Finance
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Strategic Planning & Implementation

Note: Students wishing to take the EMBA must have done fundamentals of business at undergraduate level (or equivalent) as it will be assumed that they have basic knowledge of business administration. If not, they will be required to do a management course at undergraduate level.

  1. Completion of Business Ethics
  2. Completion of Business Research Concepts
  3. Completion of the MBA Research Project
  4. Attend an Introduction to the Postgraduate program Seminar
  5. Satisfactory attendance at Learning Team sessions

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