A successful career in business leadership and management requires a sound understanding of the marketplace. This program is designed for those who seek a broad spectrum of business courses with an understanding of the cultural and sociological forces that shape business success. It also develops competence in conceptual, interpersonal, and technical skills. The acquired skills and knowledge are applicable in both public and private enterprises.


Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a broad foundation in general education fields of study and demonstrate a growing engagement with critical thinking.
  2. Acquire a broad foundation in the business field and demonstrate a growing application of this knowledge to a global contemporary business environment.
  3. Demonstrate growing written and oral communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate a growing ability to integrate learning across disciplines and experience.
  5. Demonstrate a growing understanding of ethical reasoning with regard to how Christian teachings, ethical principles, and core personal values are involved in business decision-making.


    Methods of instruction vary depending on the nature of the course. In general, courses will be experiential and practical, emphasizing real-life business practices.


    The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Administration will be awarded to the student upon successful completion of 120 semester credits, of which at least 42 semester credits are general education courses, at least 72 semester credits are core courses, and at least 6 semester credits are elective courses, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00.


    Academic work is established by semester credit hours. One (1) semester credit hour equals forty-five (45) units comprised of the following academic activities:

    One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units

    One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units

    One clock hour of externship = 1 unit

    One clock hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment, or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 unit

    One (1) clock hour equals a minimum instruction time of fifty (50) minutes of supervised or directed instruction and appropriate break(s).