Business Administration

All Majors


Overview


Business is everywhere and touches all of our lives and every discipline. 
 
Our flagship major in Business Administration (BS) is intended for students interested primarily in entering and competing in the field of business. In business you must understand a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, business law, and quantitative analysis. This major does all of that. It is the recognized major that will prepare you for careers in areas ranging from traditional for-profit business including corporate leadership, small business enterprise, manufacturing, marketing, banking, retailing, and accounting, to non-profit organizations. With this major you will choose one or more options in Economics & Finance, Management, and Marketing.
 
While each of our options in the Business Administration major offers a complete and practical understanding of important and marketable aspects of business, the business faculty emphasizes the interrelated dynamic of business knowledge for success. Therefore we strongly recommend that our students take two options together in their business program to better prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive market environment. We suggest the following combinations within the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration:
  • The Economics & Finance Option with the Management Option
  • The Economics & Finance Option with the Marketing Option
  • The Management Option with the Marketing Option
While our more specialized majors in Economics & Finance, Management, and Marketing, which lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree, may certainly serve as primary, stand-alone majors; they are designed to complement another major. These are small, focused, majors that are intended to combine with majors such as Politics and Government, Mathematics, Philosophy & Culture, Music, EHS, Psychology, History, Pre-Professional Programs, Spanish, Theatre, and Communication Studies. As such, they will enable students to prepare for business related careers in non-business fields. An example would be museum management for History majors with a Bachelor of Arts major in either Economics & Finance, Management, or Marketing. These majors also provide greater knowledge to enable the graduate to be more competent professionally, as would be the case, for example, with a combination of our Bachelor of Arts major in Economics & Finance with a Politics and Government major.
 
Our business alumni are serving as corporate CEOs and managers, accountants, entrepreneurs and small business owners, military officers, educators, pastors, directors of Christian or other non-profit organizations, and working in business organizations in countries where missionaries are not welcomed in order to spread the Gospel.

If you want an education that can open doors throughout the world even in a tough economy, consider a Bryan Business major.

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Our Commitment to You

We commit to provide you with a thorough understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of business. We believe that business is a calling of God, and that as believer-priests, we can effectively serve Him in business as full-time Christian service. As such, we are willing to help you decide if business is your calling. 
 
If it is, our objective is for you to acquire a knowledge of the concepts of business, a proficiency in the use of the analytical tools of business, and a vision of business through the lens of Scripture, which will enable you to make wise and ethical decisions in a society that challenges our ability to do both. 
 
We will show you that a free market, with a minimal degree of government involvement, produces freedom and a prosperity that enables God’s people to bring glory to Him in a multitude of ways. We will also do everything we can to prepare you to be able to function wisely in a market that is increasingly “unfree,” highly regulated, and politicized. 
 
We will challenge your heart, mind, and soul with the goal of preparing you to carry out God’s will for your life, wherever it may lead.

Click for the Four-Year Plan for Each Option

The Major in Business Administration (BS):
  • The Economics & Finance provides practical training for the financial management of the business or organization. We consider the ideal to be the free market system, but focus on how to function in the actual mixed market of today. The option presents a balanced combination of economics and finance to prepare the graduate to understand and manage the firm’s costs, cash flow, and profitability, within the broader context of our economy.
  • The Management enables the graduate to be able to accomplish the goals of the organization through the direction of people within the firm. This option provides a skill-set that prepares the student to plan, organize, lead, and control people in the production operation.
  • The Marketing prepares the graduate to manage the various aspects of marketing, offering an effective product, presented at the right price, properly promoted to the relevant market, and distributed effectively. This option is built on developing the research tools necessary to properly focus the essential components of marketing.
The Bachelor of Arts Degrees:

The Major in Economics & Finance (BA) (see the above option for overview) provides specific foundational and intermediate level coursework in economics, finance, and quantitative methods.
 
The Major in Management (BA) (see above option for overview) provides specific foundational and intermediate level coursework in management and quantitative methods.
 
The Major in Marketing (BA) (see above option for overview) provides specific foundational and intermediate level coursework in management and quantitative methods.

Potential Jobs

  • Bank Manager
  • Corporate Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Production Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Recruiter
  • Sales Representative/Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • More »

Graduate Schools

  • Auburn University
  • Anderson University
  • University of Tennessee
  • The Graduate School of Banking at the Louisiana State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Minors

Sampling of Classes

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Capitalism
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Intermediate Finance
  • Leadership and Managing Change
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Research and Decision Making
  • New Venture Studies
  • Principles of Investing

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor

  • Mrs. Anita Joy Hostetler