Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for working adults

Curriculum

TERM ONE

CIS 275B. Computer Applications
- A study of the Windows environment and current Windows applications. “Hands-on” experience with word processing, spreadsheet, relational database, and presentation software emphasizes their utilization in a business environment. A student portfolio consisting of documents produced in each application is a significant course project. Offered Term One. Four semester hours.

MATH 213B. Business Statistics - A study of data analysis and statistical inference as well as various statistical methods applied to topics in business administration. Emphasis is placed upon the use of statistical inference to reduce the impact of limited information from which business people must draw conclusions and make decisions. Topics include descriptive statistical measures, probability, random samples, skewness, random variables, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. Twelve certifications in statistical exercises and a group project assist students in achieving course objectives. Offered Term One. Four semester hours.

BADM 363B. Organizational Leadership - This course is an introduction to leadership in both public sector and non-profit organizational settings with a focus on developing skills for effective leadership.  This course will examine the behaviors of leaders in today’s organizations by studying the concept of servant leadership, as well as current leadership theories.  Course components emphasize analysis, critical thinking, skill development, and application of leadership principles, which will help students formulate how they may apply the various leadership theories in their personal and professional lives.  Students will use readings, behavior modeling, experiential exercises, self-reflection, and interviews with existing leaders in the workplace to optimize their own leadership capabilities in handling real world, day-to-day leadership functions.  Offered Term One. Four semester hours.

TERM TWO

ECON 200B. Principles of Economics - A study of resource allocation that focuses on optimal decision making by the consumer and the firm. This study is facilitated by analytical tools that include the theories of supply and demand, market structure, and business cycles. The intervention of the government sector into the private sector will also be included. Offered Term Two. Four semester hours.

ACCT 320B. Accounting for Managerial Decision Making - A focus on the meaningful comprehension of accounting fundamentals through an analysis of the relationships between accounting events and financial statements. Topics include: cash flows, financial statement analysis, budgeting, and standards. Offered Term Two. Four semester hours.

BADM 401B. Principles of Management  - An introductory course examining the role of the manager in modern business. This course examines the changing paradigm of managing people in today’s diverse environment. Among the topics discussed are the evolution of management thought, paradigm shifts required in today’s business, environment, factors affecting decision-making, ethics/social responsibility, and the functions of management. This course will focus on applying management concepts to a variety of management situations. Offered Term Two. Four semester hours.

TERM THREE

BADM 315B. Principles of Marketing - A survey of marketing principles and problems and a detailed analysis of markets, market prices, and marketing agents. Consideration is given to the struggle among the various agencies for the control of the market. In addition, students will explore the ethical dimensions of marketing from a Christian perspective as well as reflect on the impact of this course to their work experiences. Offered Term Three. Four semester hours.

ECON 301B. Corporate Finance - A study of the basic financial structure of the corporate type of business enterprise. Emphasis is given to the various methods of financing and to the role that management plays in determining financial policy. Prerequisite: ACCT 320. Offered Term Three. Four semester hours.

BADM 323B. Business Law - A study of the legal system with an introduction to legal concepts as they relate to commercial transactions and the student’s own work experiences. . The course also includes an examination of different business organizations and legislation that regulates and affects such businesses. In addition, students will explore the ethical dimensions of business from a Christian perspective. Offered Term Three. Four semester hours.

TERM FOUR

BIBL 471B. Christ and Culture - A study of the impact of the Christian faith as found in the New Testament upon contemporary Western culture. Some attention is given to conflicting ideologies expressed in literature, art, music, and media in the light of a biblical world. Prerequisites: BIBL 123 and 124. Offered Term Four. Three semester hours.

 ECON 340B. International Business and Economics - A study of the resource allocation that focuses explicitly on transactions conducted across international borders. This study is facilitated by analytical tools that include theories establishing the basis for international trade and behavior of exchange rates. Protectionist policies of government include quotas, tariffs and excise taxes are also reviewed. Offered Term Four. Four semester hours.

BADM 470B. Business Strategy - An integrated study of the functional areas of finance, marketing, and management through a series of readings, lectures, and case analyses. This study of corporate and business level policy and strategy making is developed using a top management perspective. A comprehensive final project requiring significant research and case analysis is presented at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisites: BADM 315B, 401B, and ECON 301B. It is strongly suggested that students complete all other courses in the major prior to Business Strategy as this capstone course integrates the entire curriculum. Offered Term Four. Four semester hours.

BADM 420B. Cases in Business Ethics - Using case studies and online discussions, this course emphasizes both the philosophical foundations of ethical conduct and the practical problems encountered in the day-to-day conduct of business affairs. Offered Term Four. One semester hour.