Sep 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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. Compare global and domestic business issues and practices.
  4. Evaluate ethical dilemmas and other issues in business from a Christian faith perspective.
  5. Develop a career strategy in the Business field.

Business Administration Concentration

  1. Recommend a business strategy based on organizational data in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.

Information Technology Concentration

  1. Apply Information Technology strategies to address business needs.

International Business Concentration

  1. Gain an experiential understanding of the international dimensions of business functions by participating in an in-depth cultural immersion programs.

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: 6


Core Electives: 8


Any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 6


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

Social Sciences: 3


Science and Mathematics: 3


Major Requirements: 56


Concentrations: 21


Select one of the following concentrations

Business Administration Concentration: 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

International Business Concentration: 21


  • 3 credits
  • Select one of the following semester abroad experiences 18 credits
  • ​         Semester abroad must include a local internship or practicum

              Beijing Language and Culture University, China

              Latin American Studies Program (CCC)

              Soongsil University, South Korea

General Electives: 3-9


Any college-level courses

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