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Pursue your calling to be an equipped business leader with a Christian worldview.

Description:

 

The Bachelor of Science in Business has a focus on business and management. Students will learn to apply practical business principles to any organizational setting, and integrate Christian principles into one’s personal and professional life. Students engage with each other and experienced faculty to develop practical and relevant business skills. Students learn from a Christian Worldview that prepares them to be morally and ethically grounded.

 

Career Opportunities:

 

This degree is applicable for a variety of positions in business and management. It is especially designed for positions in organizations that focus on customer service, administration, supervision, and business leadership.

Core Classes

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Semester 1

GEN 322 - Research and Concept Development Skills

This course will help students develop the skills and strategies to be successful as an adult learner.  Focus is on the topics of adult learning, time management skills, and research. The American Psychological Association (APA) formatting guidelines for academic writing, understanding personal learning styles and personality types, and personal goal setting is included in these broader topics.

Credits: 3

LEA 374 - Working with Teams

This course emphasizes the importance of teamwork in organizational or professional settings. In addition to reviewing the components of effective teams, the dysfunctions of teams, accountability within teams, and values will also be discussed. Success in organizations is largely dependent on teamwork. Students will become more effective team members as well as equipping them to improve team relationships. Characteristics of dynamic and thriving teams will be explored, with a special emphasis on the common dysfunctions of teams and how to avoid them.

Credits: 3

BIB 342 - Life of Christ

This course is a journey in the steps of Christ to experience authentic and transformative Christian living, which prepares students to follow the steps of Christ and serve the Church and society. Students will explore context, life examples, teachings, and theology inherent in the life of Christ in order to develop a personal theology. The four Gospels serve as the knowledge base.

Credits: 3

LEA 372 - Organizational Leadership

This course will provide an understanding of organizational leadership from a biblical, theoretical and practical point of view.  The topic of leadership will be discussed in four contexts that include intrapersonal, interpersonal relationships, organizational structure and processes, and organizational culture.  A biblical approach will be used as a unifying theme for leadership best practices within each of these contexts.

Credits: 3

Semester 2

MIN 362 - Marketplace Ministry

The purpose of this course is to learn and live the foundational tenets of biblical Christianity in the marketplace of life; at home, at work, and in the school; in short, in the public arena.  Attention will be given to the lifestyle of the believer as a statement to the non-Christian, relationship building, lifestyle evangelism, spiritual conversation with the non-Christian, and the biblical elements of conversion.

Credits: 3

THE 454 - Knowing God

This course provides an in-depth study of Theology Proper, the study of God the Father.  Included with this will be understanding the Trinity doctrine, with an emphasis on biblical, historical and theological dimensions of knowing God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The course supports not only knowing more about God, but actually knowing God better through the application of Christian doctrine to life, worship and mission.

Credits: 3

HUM 332 - Personal and Social Ethics

This course lays the foundation for a Christian response to ethical issues arising in 21st Century Western culture. Attention is given to the biblical foundation of Christian personal and social ethics, the history of ethics, ethical decision-making, and personal character development. Application of these topics will be made to a range of contemporary issues.

Credits: 3

THE 352 - Theology of Leadership

This course provides a biblical, Christ-centered perspective of leadership ideas.  Historical trends in the development of leadership thinking—both from a secular and Christian perspective—are discussed and evaluated in light of biblical truth, and students will be challenged to apply this truth to their own lives and their understanding of organizational behavior.

Credits: 3

Semester 3

BUS 430 - Management of Marketing

This course examines various aspects of the discipline of marketing as they relate to today’s domestic and global marketplaces. Multiple marketing strategies will be analyzed and the behavior of consumers in various target markets will be explored.  Information related to understanding and making advantageous marketing decisions related to product and service offerings, distribution, promotion, and pricing will also be examined.

Credits: 3

BUS 465 - Finance and Budgeting for Managers

This course will build upon basic finance concepts involving financial markets. An in depth review of the function and use of financial statements in capital markets will be surveyed. Managerial planning and decision making roles will be explored in topics such as capital budgeting, capital structure, leverage, and cash flow analysis.

Credits: 3

BUS 470 - Personnel Development

This course will prepare the student to integrate the various theories of learning, leadership, and motivation into a practical application of different methodologies, including needs assessment, development, and execution. Other important aspects covered include job design, coaching, mentoring, and performance management techniques.

Credits: 3

ECO 305 Introduction to Economics

This course is an introduction to the study of economics and its impact upon society. Key historical economic theories are introduced along with fundamental economic concepts. Key microeconomics topics covered include the concept of scarcity, supply and demand function, production, monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and perfect competition market structures. Macroeconomic topics include classical macroeconomic theories, basic fiscal and monetary policy and the instruments used to implement them, the economic cycle, inflation, and unemployment.

Credits: 3

Semester 4

BUS 445 - Accounting II

Accounting Methods will provide learners the opportunity to learn basic managerial accounting processes such as product and service costing, profit planning, capital investment analysis, flexible budgeting and financial statement analysis. Special attention will be given to the use of computer applications to perform analysis and make decisions.

Credits: 3

BUS 475 - Operations Management

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the foundations of the operations function from both manufacturing and services perspectives. The course will analyze operations from both the strategic and operational perspectives and highlight the competitive advantages that operations can provide for the organization.  We will cover topics in the areas of process analysis, materials management, production scheduling, quality improvement, and product design.

Credits: 3

BUS 485 - Strategic Management

This course examines the art and science of formulating, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve its objectives. The course focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, research and development, and information systems to accomplish organizational success in a rapidly changing global economy.

Credits: 3

BUS 495 - Business Portfolio

This course introduces the student to strategic management and thus serves as a capstone to previous business courses.  It details the processes of internal and external business analysis, and then focuses on the processes for developing strategies for growth, diversification, and globalization.  Finally, it provides students with biblical and business guidelines for implementation of these strategies in terms of organizational design and behavior, corporate governance, leadership and ethics.

Credits: 3

Total Credits: 48

What Students Love

  • Experienced and highly rated faculty
  • A stimulating academic environment
  • Cohort groups with an average of 14 students provide maximum interaction and support from instructors
  • Cohorts meet online in an efficient, accelerated program
  • Students from a variety of cultures and ministry backgrounds

 

Admission Requirements:

 

  • Admissions Application free to apply
  • Official Transcripts from all prior colleges where the student wishes to transfer college credits.

 

Length

  • Varies depending on transfer credits.  Roughly 24 months to complete bachelor credits (48 core, 12 concentration).

 

Credits

  • 60 bachelor credits (48 core, 12 concentration), 120 total credits required to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.