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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, BA


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College Business
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Todd Nelson
CIP Code 52.0201

The major in Business Administration is an all-purpose general business degree designed to prepare individuals to perform managerial functions in the public and private sectors. Like other majors in the College of Business, students take a series of core courses in the fundamentals of economics, accounting, management, marketing and finance. Students then balance the rest of their major with advanced courses in management, marketing, finance and accounting. The curriculum provides an educational experience for leadership positions in the business and professional world, and in various business ministries within the church-related, service-oriented institutions. The Christian value system and perspective, particularly as it relates to the modern business environment, will be integrated throughout the academic program.

Graduates with a degree in Business Administration are able to:

  1. Apply business concepts and theories to solve business challenges.
  2. Write a realistic entrepreneurial business plan.
  3. Explain how economic, political, legal and financial environments affect international business operations.
  4. Evaluate ethical dilemmas and other issues in business from a Christian faith perspective.
  5. Prepare and deliver a professional sales presentation.
  6. Recommend a business strategy based on organizational data in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.
  7. Develop a career strategy in the Business Administration field.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 5


Core Electives: 9


Any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 9


Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

Social Sciences: 3


Major Requirements: 53


Business Administration Major Course Requirements: 21


  • BACT/BFIN xxx3 - 3000/4000 Accounting/Finance Elective 3 credits
  • BMGT xxx3 - 3000/4000 Management Elective 3 credits
  • BMKT xxx3 - 3000/4000 Marketing Elective 3 credits
  • 3 credits
  • BUSM xxx3 - 3000/4000 Business Elective 9 credits

General Electives: 3-12


Any college-level courses

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