BACHELORS OF ARTS IN BUSINESS
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
The Bachelor of Arts in Business (BAB) curriculum provides the basic skills and foundation for a student to function as a business administrator, be it in a faith-based, not-for-profit, or secular business setting. The curriculum provides for both academic review and practical application to facilitate the student’s program experience, with an emphasis to prepare the student for work in the world of business both within the United States and internationally. The BAB is offered entirely online although some courses may be fulfilled in resident study. The program requires courses in the following areas: Orientation, General Education, Bible and Theology, Business, and electives which may be used to establish an emphasis (minimum 25 hours) in an area such as Sports Ministry, Counseling, or Church/Nonprofit Administration. The program is for the following:
- Christian workers in positions where an undergraduate business degree will allow entrance into a marketplace vocation or lay ministry which would not otherwise be possible;
- Those who wish to gain further knowledge in the areas of business, and biblical/theological studies, and;
- Those who desire to apply for future admission to a graduate program.
The degree calls for students who demonstrate a potential for ministry, a faithful commitment to the Word of God, a heart for Christian service, and the personal discipline necessary to complete degree requirements. The academic prerequisite for this program is a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must sign that they have read and are in agreement with the Doctrinal Statement and will uphold it, and that they will abide by the Biblical Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Honor, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Payment Policy, and all other academic and financial policies. Additional requirements can be found on the Application for Admission or beginning on page 55.
- Understand and apply the fundamentals of business practice such as economics, accounting, finance, and management;
- Effectively analyze business markets and develop and implement new business ideas, ventures, and/or ministries based on market analysis;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the critical issues related to corporate structure, operations, taxes, and laws as they pertain to both for-profit and nonprofit entities;
- Demonstrate competency in the execution of complex tasks through effective project management; and
- Exhibit confidence and skill in communicating complex business ideas, analysis, and strategies through the use of various media.