Majors in business administration are built upon a strong liberal arts basis and are recommended for students who are interested in careers in a wide variety of occupations or who plan to attend graduate school in business. You'll benefit from highly credentialed faculty who will mentor you and prepare you to live out your faith in the business world. As a department, we recommend experience in the field through credited internships.
BUS 415 -
(4 credits) This course is designed to assist students in applying what
they have learned in other courses to the international business
environment. An emphasis on culture and the interconnections of
management functions in global commerce provide an integrated approach to
international management decision-making, using all of the functional
areas of business. Prerequisites: junior or senior class standing.
BUS 418 -
(4 credits may apply toward the major)
ECO 333 -
This course is a study of the theory and practice of international trade, international economic and monetary activity, balance of trade international payment mechanisms, exchange rate systems, functions of the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Prerequisites: ECO213 and 214. (4 credits)
Choose two courses:
BUS 350 -
Topics in International Business
(3-5 credits; non-yearly, consult department) This is an upper-level course
that will involve an international trip. Students will observe business
principles as practiced in other countries. It will explore concepts from
management, marketing, finance, and accounting, as well as economic
implications. Tours of businesses in other countries will play a prominent
role in this course. Note: This course will not meet the NWCore requirements for Cross-Cultural
Engagement. Prerequisites: Approved application and sophomore standing.
PSC 130SS -
(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course investigates
war and terrorism in a globalized world. We will examine possible causes of
international conflict and the obstacles to peaceful solutions, as well as
studying the various aspects of globalization (political, economic, social,
etc.) as the context in which these issues take place.
PSC 235CC -
A survey of the politics of several countries from different continents.
Special attention is paid to historical development and ideological,
religious, and cultural factors affecting a country's politics. (4
credits) (NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement)
PSC 260CC -
(4 credits)(NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) This course
introduces the study of political, physical and cultural features of
space and place around the world. Familiarity with major physical and
political features of the world's regions will be stressed. In addition, the
course will raise various
issues connected with the cultural aspect of geography, e.g., perceptions
of place, changes in space over time, the interactions of human
communities, the natural environment and patterns of human presence on
PSY 250CC -
(4 credits)(IGE option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) As human beings we live our lives within the context of culture. Although
many aspects of human life are similar across cultures, differences are also
evident in a variety of dimensions. In this course we examine the ways
humans differ across cultures and how culture impacts the way humans think
and feel, as well as the way culture changes how we understand ourselves and
our stories. Christian faith requires love and respect for others in the
midst of the challenges culture can present. Ways Christians can learn from
and love others will be discussed.
Courses included with semester abroad (4 credits) (Must be pre-approved by the business department)
Business Administration core requirements
ACC 215 -
Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
ACC 216 -
Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3 credits) This course covers the basic concepts, principles and practice in managerial accounting, including the use of accounting in management decision- making. Prerequisite: ACC215.
BUS 200 -
Principles of Marketing
This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements necessary in moving a product, service or idea from concept to market sales; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at an entry level.
BUS 201 -
Principles of Management
(2 credits) This course introduces the student to the basic principles of
management. It includes the understanding of manager's actions in the
work place, on the organization and employees. It includes the study of
basic management tools and techniques.
BUS 221 -
Introduction to Legal Environment
(2 credits) The goal of this course is to provide the student with an
introduction to the American legal system from a Christian perspective.
Emphasis is placed on those topics which are particularly relevant to
business and business transactions.
BUS 300 -
Principles of Finance *
(2 credits) This course covers the basic principles, theory and techniques of financial decision-making in the structure of a corporation. Prerequisites: ACC215 and 216 and MAT117.
BUS 403SR -
Strategic and Ethical Management
(4 credits) This capstone management major course is designed to assist students in
analyzing and synthesizing the material covered in other courses throughout
their studies along with integrating their faith with that of their business
education. It focuses on an integrated approach to management
decision-making using all of the functional areas of business with an
emphasis on strategic thinking. Prerequisites: Completion of business core
and senior class standing.
Choose one course:
AGR 310WI -
(2 credits) (Writing intensive) Agribusiness Writing is an interdisciplinary writing course focused on the
study and practice of written communication essential to success in the
professional world. The course explores techniques and strategies specific
to agribusiness writing through lectures, exercises, collaborative projects,
and individual writing assignments.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and two ACC, AGR, BUS, or ECO courses.
BUS 315WI -
(2 credits)(Writing intensive) Business Writing is an interdisciplinary
course designed to provide instruction on writing skills relevant to the
workplace. The course focuses on the practice and study of methods of
written communication that are utilized in the professional world. This
course explores techniques and strategies specific to business writing
through in-class lectures and exercises, a group project, and individual
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and two business classes.
Choose one course:
BUS 205 -
(2 credits) This course is an introduction to the field of project management. The main
objective is to gain a basic overview of how project management is an art, a
science, and a practice. Students will gain technical skills but even more
importantly soft skills. Projects are about people, working with people,
using skills like communication, working effectively in teams, interpersonal
skills, time management, critical thinking, and organizational skills that
are all highly valued by employers. The course will emphasize experiential
learning and collaborative learning. Prerequisites: BUS200 or BUS201.
BUS 210 -
New Venture Innovation
(2 credits) This course is a foundational course designed to inspire and engage students
in dimensions that drive new ideas as well as the methods and tools to
develop innovation and problem solving. Students will address practical
problems associated with starting a business, including a feasibility
analysis. The focus is to empower learning through entrepreneurial thinking
and immerse students in experiences that will develop skills for new
ventures. This course will be of value to students of all majors and
requires no specialized knowledge.
CSC 120 -
Business Data Analysis using Spreadsheets
This course teaches students to use spreadsheets to organize, calculate, analyze, and report on business data. Topics include using built-in statistical, logical, lookup, and financial functions, writing custom formulas and conditional formulas, using built-in data analysis tools, presenting information with charts and graphs, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, exporting and importing data to and from other applications, sharing data on the World Wide Web, and using macros to automate tasks. The course will culminate by developing key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards. (2 credits)
ECO 213 -
Principles of Microeconomics
Microeconomics deals with price determination and how the price system functions. Supply and demand, output, competition, monopoly, resource pricing, international trade and finance will be studied. (4 credits)
ECO 214 -
Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics concerns itself with economic aggregates such as inflation, unemployment, recessions, national debt, and international trades. Macroeconomic models will be introduced. These models will be used to understand the application of monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisite: ECO213. (4 credits)
MAT 117QR -
Applied Statistics for Management
(3 credits)(NWCore option under Quantitative Reasoning) The course is
designed to study statistical methodology commonly used in
business including descriptive statistics (the nature of data and how to
summarize it), basic probability concepts, and inferential statistics
(making claims or decisions from one or more sets of data using
confidence intervals and multiple types of hypothesis testing).
Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT
116QR, MAT 117QR and MAT 208.
Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above
(SAT 510 or above), a passing score on the basic algebra placement exam,
or permission of instructor.
Total credits required: 50-54