General Description and Program Objective
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in business and administration. The program includes general education, technology related electives, and major courses. Major courses include but are not limited to study in accounting, business law, public policy, finance, business ethics, human resource management, international business, strategic and organizational management, statistical analysis, etc. As with our other programs, there is a strong emphasis on Biblical values and Theological education, as well as General Education. Courses in the Business major will be taught through the lenses of Christian principles.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Apply ethical and legal principles to a business environment
- Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
- Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business-school graduate
- Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures
- Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement
The criteria for entrance to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration are:
1. Completion of Application Form for Admission.
2. Letter of recommendation from faculty and/or employer
3. Possession of or candidacy for a high school diploma or GED.
4. A mission statement agreement form
5. One recent photograph.
6. Official transcripts from all schools attended including high school.
7. Evaluation of personal interview with a team of faculty members.
8. TOEFL Score or ESL completion at AEU
9. Payment of $50.00 application fee.
The Bachelor Degree in Business Administration requires that a minimum of 36 course credits be earned in General Education courses. General Education courses include courses in religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other fields. In the current program, one course from the standard General Education curriculum (LA 202 Understanding of Economics) is replaced by ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics.
Method of Instruction
Classes incorporate lectures, instructional work in class, demonstrations, one-on-one tutorials, library research, and comprehensive examinations within each course. Except for internships and field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.
Graduation Requirements (128 credit requirement)
The Bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration requires the completion of a minimum of 128 semester credits of credit and the passage of a comprehensive exam. The credits can be a combination of transfer credits and completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0). At least 25 percent of the completed work must be in general education. As much as 75 percent of the 128 semester credits (or 96 semester credits) may be satisfied through transfer credit. A minimum of 25 percent of the credits must be completed at America Evangelical University.
Students are also required to fulfill one credit of Student Ministry—four quarter credits over the course of four semesters—and one credit of Internship—two half credits over the course of two semesters. These are detailed elsewhere in the catalog.
In addition to the course work, to graduate, the student must be examined on his/her knowledge of the Bible by a written examination. To pass, a student must correctly answer a minimum of 100 out of 150 questions (75 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament).
The student will secure the request form to take the examination and the request shall be submitted 10 days prior to the date of the examination. The examination shall be taken at any regularly scheduled testing period. The student will be allowed to retake the examination as many times as the student wishes.
Course Titles and Level
All courses are at the Bachelor degree level. Courses are numbered 100 through 499. Course descriptions are provided separately.
Length: Approximately 8 Semesters
General Education Course Requirements: 36 credits (1 course additionally satisfies
Business major requirements)
Bible and Theology Requirements: 30 credits
Business Administration Requirement: 63 credits (1 GE course qualifies for the
Student Ministry Requirement: 1 credit
Internship Requirement: 1 credit
Total Graduation Requirement Credits: 128 credits
General Studies—36 Credits
___ LA101 Intro to Philosophy
___ LA102 Intro to Psychology
___ LA103 Introduction to Sociology
___ LA106 Introduction to Education
___ LA108 Research & Writing
___ LA203 World Civilizations
___ LA105 Fundamentals of Religions
___ LA104 Cultural Anthropology
___ LA206 Philosophy of Science
___ LA210 Health Care
___ ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics (substitutes for LA202 Understanding of Economics, from the standard GE curriculum; counts toward Business major as well)
___ GGI455 Senior Integration Seminar
Bible and Theology—30 credits:
___ BS205 Pentateuch
___ BS217 Prophets
___ BS207 Wisdom Literature
___ BS206 Gospels
___ BS211 Pauline Epistles
___ BT302 Introduction to Old Testament
___ BT303 Introduction to New Testament
___ Th301 Systematic Theology I
___ Th302 Systematic Theology II
___ BT402 History of Christianity
Student Ministry (4 sem @ ¼ credit each – 2 hr/wk)
Internship (2 semesters, ½ credit each – 8 hr/wk)
CORE BUSINESS COURSES—Complete TWENTY-ONE courses (63 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
Introduces the basic concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle and accounting for a personal service business, the accounting cycle and accounting for a merchandising enterprise, and cash control. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
This course covers a substantial portion of the U.S. accounting standards known as G.A.A.P. (generally accepted accounting principles). In particular, it entails a detailed study of the principal financial statements, accounting concepts, revenue and expense recognition, accounting for cash, receivables, and inventories.
BUS 299 Introduction to Business (3 units)
An introductory study of the functional areas of business to help students realize the integral role business plays in the economy and our lifestyles. Topics include the major elements in the business environment, forms of business ownership, competition in the domestic and international market, management of human and financial resources, marketing, business technology and information management, accounting, and business and personal finance.
BUS 240 Business Law (3 credits)
This course is a study of fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions. The course specifically relates to the areas of legal environment of business, contracts, and sales contracts.
BUS 250 Business Ethics (3 credits)
The course includes a study of ethics in business and work. The topics include: recognizing and analyzing ethical issues in business; promoting ethical behavior in corporations and institutions; the social responsibilities of business; the role of business in a free market economy; ethics in the global economy; the role of the professions in contemporary American society. The principles espoused in this course are guided by, and rooted in, a Christian Biblical ethical system.
ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
This course deals with the price system, market structures, and consumer theory. Topics covered include supply and demand, price controls, public policy, the theory of the firm, cost and revenue concepts, forms of competition, elasticity, and efficient resource allocation, etc.
ECON 130 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
This course provides an examination of aggregate economic activity. It includes a study of aggregate supply and demand, the monetary and banking systems, aggregate economic accounting, inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, macroeconomic policy, and economic progress and stability, among other things.
FIN 120 Business Finance (3 credits)
This course deals with a survey of the basic principles and concepts used in the financial management of a business enterprise addressed from both theoretical and practical standpoint. Topics include money and capital markets, financial management of working capital, capital budgeting and fixed asset management, cost of capital, and short-term and long-term financing by means of debt and equity capital.
FIN 201 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
It is a study of how corporations raise and manage capital. Topics include modern financial principles, methods, policies, and institutions. It is to focus on corporate organization, creation and organization.
HRMN 101 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Introductory overview of basic human resource management activities. Various functions of human resource management are explored including planning, staffing, training, compensation, motivation, employee development, benefits, performance evaluation, discipline, health and safety issues, employer-employee relationships, and compliance with employment laws.
LEDR 311 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
An exploration of leadership as a critical skill for the 21st century, when change occurs rapidly and consistently. The objective is to be able to use leadership theory and assessment tools to evaluate one’s own leadership skills. Focus is on the leadership skills needed to develop committed and productive individuals and high-performing organizations (Prerequisite: BUS 1309 Management and Organization Theory)
MGMT 308 Principles of Management (3 credits)
This course is a survey of the five basic functions included in the practice of management. Management in organizations’ theories, techniques, and concepts will be presented. The role of the manager in a technologically-oriented society will also be discussed.
MGMT 309 Management and Organization Theory (3 units)
This course distinguishes the fundamental practices of sound management functions to the understanding of effective leadership. Organizations need both leadership and management understanding to function effectively in creating the learning organization. Students will learn to analyze and create plans for strategic management, and apply leadership concepts and approaches.
MGMT 410 International Management (3 credits)
A study of the accelerating internationalization of all business, this course introduces upper-division undergraduate students to all facets of international business within three broad subject areas: (1) the economic framework of international business, (2) the operating frameworks of multinational corporations, and (3) a framework for global strategic management. It uses case studies to illustrate concepts and methods.
MGMT 420 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
A study of entrepreneurship with particular reference to creating and starting a new venture. Emphasis on historical development of entrepreneurship, risk taking and entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing the plan, financial plan, organizational plan, going public, and legal issues for the entrepreneur.
MGMT 430 Operations Management (3 credits)
This course is a survey of the fundamental concepts of production and operations management. The course covers the use of quantitative methods and statistical techniques for forecasting, resource allocation, decision theory, capacity planning, project management, inventory management, and quality assurance.
MGMT 450 Strategic Management (3 credits)
A study of strategic management that focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, services, research and development, and information systems functions to achieve organizational success. The aim is to apply integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking to the conceptual foundation gained through previous study and personal experience. Emphasis is on developing an organizational vision and mission, developing and implementing strategic plans, and evaluating outcomes.
MKTG 289 Marketing Fundamentals (3 credits)
An introductory course will study the functions of marketing in for profit service and product organization. The course will show how businesses and organizations use marketing techniques to create and promote image, develop product offerings, create banding, customer service and relations, consumer tracking, market research, vertical and horizontal integration, sales techniques, and sales management, and pricing strategies for positioning within the marketplace.
MNSC 301 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
A survey of the fundamentals of management science. This course emphasizes the concepts and algorithmic techniques utilized in business and finance contexts in order to optimize the desired business outcomes.
OBHV 110 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
An introduction to the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organizations effectiveness. The course will focus on work-related behavior with an emphasis on individual and group performance as it relates to organizational productivity and processes. A central theme will be the development of "people" skills to help all employees- staff, front-line supervision, and management- improve their effectiveness.
MGMT 250 Business Plan (3 credits)
The capstone course is designed to be the culminating work for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. It is an industry-sponsored, real-world project. This course is an interface between university- and work- environments. It is meant to prepare students to use the knowledge they gained during their academic studies and apply it in professional life. Through on-site work, each group of students will develop and provide a plan of action for the business they select. The plan must include: organizational culture, organizational structure, financial statements, marketing plans, operations objectives, marketing plans, advertising strategies, and human resource base, among other requirements, to plan a successful operation of a business. The projects will pertain to a business in any domain. In the process of completing the business plan, students will gain practical skills in group dynamics, public presentation skills, project management, and business behavior. A professional presentation of 15-20 minutes of the student's project is required at the end of the course.