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 as they start and work 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 worked professionally 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 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 business and may choose an emphasis in management or in ministry and social enterprise management. 

All students in the business program must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills.

Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by any of the following:                                               

  • ACT math score of 22 or higher
  • Successful college-level CLEP exam
  • Successful completion of MA 117 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 CS 112 or other college-level computer skills course
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
Elective Courses
Select one emphasis from the following or at least 12 hours of business courses with at least 9-hours at 300-level or above.12
Total Hours49

Management Emphasis

BUS 115Human Resources Management3
BUS 346Organizational Behavior3
Select two of the following:6
Personal Finance
Nonprofit Management
Interpersonal Communication
Conflict Management
Total Hours12

Ministry and Social Enterprise Management Emphasis

BUS 372XNonprofit Management3
or
Social Entrepreneurship
BUS 373XNonprofit Financial Management3
or
Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
Select two of the following:6
Human Resources Management
Personal Finance
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Principles of Ministry Programming
Relational Skills for Ministry
Interpersonal Communication
Conflict Management
Total Hours12