The online degree program in Business is designed to prepare leaders of integrity who hold fast to the word of God. Based in the liberal arts tradition, the major is designed to help students develop skills applicable throughout their lives by starting and working in many different types of organizations, including large and small businesses, nonprofits, and ministries.

Trinity’s Business curriculum has a bias toward practical application. This allows working students to immediately use course concepts on the job. Because most of the program’s professors have had careers in their area of expertise, students gain a “real world” perspective on course topics. All faculty are committed Christians who will challenge students to understand how their faith can help them navigate the complexities of organizational life while honoring God and serving people.

In addition to the Trinity College general education courses, students in the major take a core of 37 hours of Business classes. These are designed to equip them with the foundational skills necessary for leading and managing in dynamic environments. Students also take 12 additional hours in one of three emphases: Management, Ministry and Nonprofit Management, or Social Entrepreneurship. Emphases are specifically designed to help students gain administrative skills to serve others and make a difference in the world.

All students in the Business program must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills. Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by a Math ACT score of 18 or higher, successful completion of a college-level algebra course, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in College Algebra. Computer Skills proficiency may be demonstrated by a high school or college transcript documenting the successful completion of a computer skills course, completion of CIS 110 or other college-level computer skills course while enrolled in the program, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in Information Systems and Computer Applications.

Required Courses
BUS 103Introduction to Economics3
BUS 111Principles of Management3
BUS 113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 181Survey of International Business3
BUS 201Introduction to Business Law3
BUS 221Principles of Accounting I3
BUS 223Managerial Accounting and Analysis3
ENG 210XBusiness Communication3
MA 285XStatistics 14
BUS 411Financial Management 23
BUS 440Seminar in Management Policy3
BUS 490Seminar in Business and Management Ethics3
Emphases
Select one of the following emphases12
Total Hours49
1

MA 120 required prerequisite if Algebra proficiency not met

2

CIS 110 required prerequisite if Computer Skills proficiency not met

Management Emphasis

BUS 115Human Resources Management3
BUS 310Personal Finance3
BUS 346Organizational Behavior3
COM 332Interpersonal Communication3
Total Hours12

Ministry and Nonprofit Management Emphasis

BUS 372XNonprofit Management3
BUS 373XNonprofit Financial Management3
Select two of the following:6
Human Resources Management
Organizational Behavior
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Principles of Ministry Programming
Total Hours12

Social Entrepreneurship Emphasis

BUS 391Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance3
or BUS 373X Nonprofit Financial Management
BUS 392Social Entrepreneurship3
Select at least two from the following, depending upon your area of social interest: 16
Introduction to Bioethics
Seminar in Discipleship and Justice (with permission)
Organizational Behavior
Nonprofit Management
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Ministry
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Principles of Family Ministry (with permission)
Principles of Ministry Programming (with permission)
Relational Skills for Ministry (with permission)
Management of Sport and Wellness
Law, Justice and Culture
Methods and Theory of Music Drama Production
Choral Conducting Methods and Literature (with permission)
Music in Worship (with permission)
Sport and Wellness Psychology
Introduction to Social Work
Marriage and the Family
Criminology
Total Hours12
1

Note: While all of these courses are acceptable options, not all are currently available online. Students should consult with their academic advisor for further information.