The Business major is designed to equip students with practical skills based on a strong academic foundation for success in business and other organizations. The major prepares graduates for administrative careers in businesses or nonprofit organizations, as well as for potential graduate work. Emphases include accounting, entrepreneurship, general business, human resources, management, marketing, ministry and nonprofit management, organizational leadership, and social entrepreneurship.

Requirements total 58 hours for the Accounting, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Nonprofit and Ministry management, and General Business emphases, and 60 hours for the Organizational Leadership emphasis. Of the above totals, 46 hours are a Business Core (required courses). All Business majors must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and in general computer skills, spreadsheet and word processing applications.

In addition to the Business Core, students must choose at least one area of emphasis. Additional areas of emphasis may be added if the courses in each of the additional areas represent at least 9 hours of coursework beyond the original area of emphasis.

Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by

  • ACT Math Score of 18 or higher
  • Successful college-level CLEP exam
  • Successful completion of MA 120 or other college-level algebra course

Computer skills proficiency may be demonstrated by

  • Successful college-level CLEP exam
  • High school transcript documenting successful completion of a computer skills course
  • Completion of college-level computer skills course
Business Core
BUS 111Principles of Management3
BUS 113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 115Human Resources Management3
BUS 181Survey of International Business3
BUS 201Introduction to Business Law3
BUS 207Microeconomics3
BUS 208Macroeconomics3
BUS 221Principles of Accounting I3
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Accounting II
Managerial Accounting and Analysis (recommended for non-accounting students)
BUS 411Financial Management 13
BUS 440Seminar in Management Policy3
BUS 445Management Internship3
BUS 490Seminar in Business and Management Ethics3
ENG 210XBusiness Communication3
MA 285XStatistics 24
Emphasis
Select one emphasis from the following.12-14
Total Hours58-60
1

MA 120 is a required prerequisite if algebra proficiency not met. 

2

MA 285X may be used for general education credit in Mathematics with an ACT of 22 or greater (520 on SAT). Student must have a C- or better for this course to count toward a Business major.

Accounting Emphasis

Required Course for Business Core
BUS 222Principles of Accounting II3
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321Financial Reporting I3
BUS 322Financial Reporting II3
BUS 323Individual Income Taxation3
BUS 326Cost Accounting3
BUS 423Management Information Systems3
Total Hours18

Accounting Emphasis with CPA Readiness Track

Required Course for Business Core
BUS 222Principles of Accounting II3
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321Financial Reporting I3
BUS 322Financial Reporting II3
BUS 323Individual Income Taxation3
BUS 326Cost Accounting3
BUS 423Management Information Systems3
Additional Requirements for Students Completing the CPA Readiness Track
BUS 327Theory and Practice of Auditing3
BUS 425Accounting Research and Analysis2
Select 4 credit hours from the following:4
Accounting for Business Combinations and Consolidations
Corporation Taxation
Not-for-Profit Accounting
Highly Recommended (for students preparing for the CPA exam):
Accounting for Business Combinations and Consolidations
Theory and Practice of Auditing
Corporation Taxation
Not-for-Profit Accounting
Total Hours27

Entrepreneurship Emphasis

BUS 390Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation3
BUS 391Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance3
Select two of the following:6
Personal Finance
Individual Income Taxation
Sales Principles and Practices
Management Information Systems
Total Hours12

General Business Emphasis

BUS 310Personal Finance3
Select three other upper-division business courses (BUS 3xx or BUS 4xx)9
Total Hours12

Human Resources Emphasis

BUS 346Organizational Behavior3
BUS 352Compensation and Benefits3
Select at least two of the following:6
Management of Change
Organizational Psychology
Group Dynamics
Interpersonal Skills Training
Interpersonal Communication
Total Hours12

Management Emphasis

BUS 346Organizational Behavior3
BUS 353Management of Change3
Select at least two of the following:6
Emerging Leadership I
and Emerging Leadership II
Personal Finance
Investments
Sales Principles and Practices
Advertising
Management Information Systems
Marketing Strategy
Servant Leadership
Interpersonal Skills Training
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Psychology
Total Hours12

Marketing Emphasis

BUS 433Marketing Strategy3
Select at least three of the following:9
Consumer Behavior
Sales Principles and Practices
Advertising
Digital Analytics
Introduction to Public Relations
Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Group and Organizational Communication
Introduction to Web Design
Total Hours12

Nonprofit Management Emphasis

(for students preparing for management within nonprofit social services or church-related organizations)

BUS 372XNonprofit Management3
BUS 373XNonprofit Financial Management3
Select at least two of the following:6
Sales Principles and Practices
Organizational Behavior
Management of Change
Management Information Systems
Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Introduction to Ministry
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Total Hours12

Social Entrepreneurship Emphasis

BUS 373XNonprofit Financial Management3
or BUS 391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
BUS 392Social Entrepreneurship3
Select at least two of the following depending upon your area of social interest:6
Sales Principles and Practices
Management of Change
Nonprofit Management
Management Information Systems
Introduction to Ministry
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Relational Skills for Ministry
Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Total Hours12