Curriculum for B.S. in Business Administration

The B.S.B.A. curriculum is based on which of the following options you wish to pursue:
  • Organizational Management   - 13 courses (37 hours)
  • Healthcare Management  - 13 courses in the Organizational Management major plus 4 additional courses, for a total of 17 courses (49 hours)
  • Human Resource Management   - 13 courses in the Organizational Management major plus 4 additional courses, for a total of 17 courses (49 hours)
  • Leadership  - 13 courses in the Organizational Management major plus 4 additional courses, for a total of 17 courses (49 hours)

Organizational Management Courses

ACTA 337: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
An introduction to the concepts and principles involved in the preparation of financial reports including accrual accounting, customer receivables, inventories, plant assets, debt, equity and cash flow. The course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of basic financial accounting concepts and an understanding of the economic events represented by the accounting process and financial statements.

BUSA 311: GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
Study of group and organizational behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision-making and resolving conflict among groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive organizational management and determine which tasks should be handled by groups and which by individuals.

BUSA 414: MANAGERIAL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
Concepts of effective marketing and advertising are studied as they impact the manager. Involves a study from the conception of the idea of a good or service to its utilization by the consumer with emphasis on the major decision areas (product, place, promotion, and price).

BUSA 420: MANAGERIAL FINANCE (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
Introductory managerial finance course presenting an introduction to managerial finance and basic financial concepts. The course introduces the scope of managerial finance, financial institutions and markets, financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows), the analysis of financial statements, the time value of money, risk and return, and valuation.

BUSA 426: LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR MANAGERS - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
A practical study of business law as it relates to the organization and managers. The American court system, legal rules applying to business transactions (contracts, agency, corporations, and partnerships), and regulations relating to employment are emphasized.

ECNA 439: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
An introductory course in macroeconomics as it relates to managerial decision-making. It focuses on national income accounting, the determination of national output and employment levels, stabilization policy, the banking system, and monetary theory. Inflation, unemployment, lagging productivity, economic growth, and the public debt are considered. This course also allows the student to begin to integrate Scriptural principles concerning economics and money into personal experience.

MGTA 321: MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
An examination of management concepts, resulting in an understanding of the role of professional management, the function of managing, and the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of people in supervisory and managerial positions. Students will utilize case studies and essays to provide insights into the issues, problems, and opportunities affecting management.

MGTA 340: BUSINESS ETHICS - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings and discussion, especially as they relate to cultural organizations. Emphasis is given to the development of a personal ethic for decision-making in the workplace.

MGTA 435: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
This course focuses on the strategic role HRM plays in creating an organization’s competitive advantage through people. Students will explore the internal and external issues that influence an organization’s decisions and policies affecting its human resources. They will learn about critical HR functions such as job analysis, recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and employee rights and discipline.

MGTA 449: STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL DECISION-MAKING - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
This is the capstone course of the organizational management program, developing a comprehensive management perspective, emphasizing a strategic organizational decision-making approach to handling multifunctional business problems, and integrating this discipline with a Christian business ethic.

MGTA 491: ORGANIZATIONAL AND APPLIED RESEARCH I - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
Students will study issues of problem definition in doing organizational research and will complete the Introduction/Problem Definition, Literature Review, and Design portions of the research project prior to Part II of the project.

MGTA 492: ORGANIZATIONAL AND APPLIED RESEARCH II - 1 CREDIT, 1 WEEK
This course focuses on data collection.  Students will execute a plan for collecting the data necessary for the applied research project.  Part I is the prerequisite required before Part II can begin.

PHILA 321: PHILOSOPHY OF CULTURE - 3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS
A survey of the comprehensive worldviews that are present in humanity. The emphasis is upon the universal nature of a worldview and the types of beliefs which are the result of worldviews, including ethical practices. 

Additional Courses for Healthcare Management Option 

PSY 330: LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
This course is designed to provide a general overview of the developmental process in humans from conception through death. Included is attention to examination of the major theoretical perspectives related to the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual/moral, social, and vocational development in people over the lifespan.

MGTA 430: HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
Techniques of management and leadership are examined. Emphasis is given to an overview of healthcare management and administration in day-to-day public and private sector healthcare systems.

MGTA 432: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
This is a comprehensive course to allow synthesis and application of concepts to a variety of healthcare topics related to organization and administration in health services. This is a comprehensive course to allow synthesis and application of concepts to a variety of healthcare topics related to organization and administration in health services.

PHILA 314: HEALTHCARE ETHICS (3 CREDITS, 5 WEEKS)
Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings and discussion, especially as they relate to healthcare organizations. Emphasis is given to the development of a personal ethic for decision-making in the healthcare environment.

Additional Courses for Human Resource Management Option

BUSA 341 Employee Selection (3 credits)
Development and implementation of effective employee selection programs is a critical component in an organization’s success. As part of the process of selection this course will examine the differences between staffing and selection, recruitment, predictors of job performance, and measurements.  

BUSA 342 Employee Benefits (3 credits)
An understanding of employee benefits programs and how they relate to human resource management and total rewards is important for managers who deal with human resource issues on a daily basis. This course will seek to strike a balance between academic thought and practical benefit administration examples providing students with a solid foundation for dealing with employee benefit issues and laws affecting benefits.  

BUSA 343 Performance Management (3 credits)
In today’s organization it is essential to establish systems and measures that develop motivated and productive employees. This course will explore how to get top employee performance by working toward a cooperative work environment and through goals-focused planning and appraisals. 

BUSA 344 Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining (3 credits)
The relationship between management and labor unions has historically played a major role, and continues to do so, in today’s business environment. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of this relationship. Topics covered will include labor agreements, collective bargaining, arbitration, and the rights and responsibilities of unions and management.

Additional Courses for Leadership Option


MGT 441 Leadership and Managing Change
This course explores leadership traits, styles, roles and responsibilities of successful leaders over time. This course seeks to determine the students’ individual leadership style and to promote the development of the servant leadership approach modeled by Christ. The course also deals with the practical issues of leading organizations through change and managing the day-to-day aspects of organizational change. Prerequisite: HRM 327

BUS 310 Team Management
Selected readings will offer students the opportunity to examine current topics and thought related to managing teams in the work environment. 

BUSA 345 Principles of Leadership
The course will prepare students for leadership roles in business, the community and in their professions. Students will gain knowledge about the components that make leadership successful. Theoretical and practical skills necessary for success in both personal and professional lives will be explored. It is intended for students who are interested in gaining a foundation in leadership studies and extended coursework in applied aspects of Leadership.

BUSA 440 Strategic Organizational Leadership
This course will provide students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills as they apply to a variety of business settings. Emphasis will be placed on synthesis, analysis, and application of leadership theories in a variety of simulations and cases as encountered by leaders in today’s organizations.