Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Course Descriptions


A presentation of the necessary elements of conducting research and writing for a college education.

Investigation into leadership theory and practice leading to the development of a biblical philosophy of leadership.  Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision, and values, charisma, and intelligence.

The course focuses on today’s business climate. It presents a thorough survey of the entire field of business and management in the free enterprise system and explores areas of specialization in the business world. Concepts of business and management functions, organizational considerations, and decision-making processes are introduced. Topics also include such areas of business as marketing, management, finance, small business, personnel and labor-management relations, globalization, business ethics, social responsibility, motivation, and many more.

A study of job-hunting skills, motivated abilities and career choices, an evaluation of the student’s educational experiences, and a survey and biblical analysis of worldview and perspectives common to various fields of study.

An introduction and integration of psychology and Christianity will be the main focus for the course. Basic knowledge and skills in counseling will be taught in the course as well.

An examination of moral and social conduct and decision making in light of biblical and theological teaching with application to Christian life and ministry. Contemporary ethical issues are addressed. This is a Bible/Theology course, therefore, major engagement with the scripture is required in this course.

This course is a survey course for the broad spectrum of world history and world civilization with an emphasis on Western development. It covers from the ancient civilizations to contemporary world developments.

An exploration of major concepts of geology, astronomy, and meteorology including the explanation of earth and space phenomena.

An introduction to the components, operation, care, and purchasing of personal computers including discussion of hardware (keyboard, screen, hard drive, motherboard, ram, MHZ) and basic software (DOS, windows, OS2, word processor).

This course introduces the origin, transmission, and translation of the Bible, including its inspiration, canonization, preservation, and textual reconstruction. This course also addresses the major historical-critical questions that relate to the Bible’s authority, and provides the student with an apologetic for the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture.

This course is designed to provide the student with introductory knowledge of the Christian faith.  Attention will be given to the understanding of the nature of God, the life of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the mission of the church.  

Introduction to e- Business explores the nature and scope of e-business. This course looks at how e-business has impacted on the world of business while exploring the future directions of e-business. Students will explore the basic principles, methods, and current trends and issues in e-business.  

The course focuses on today’s business climate. It presents a thorough survey of the entire field of business and management in the free enterprise system and explores areas of specialization in the business world. Concepts of business and management functions, organizational considerations, and decision-making processes are introduced. Topics also include such areas of business as marketing, management, finance, small business, personnel and labor-management relations, globalization, business ethics, social responsibility, motivation, and many more.

The study of accounting as an information system using double-entry accounting method. It includes the study of financial statements, accounting systems, inventories, payroll, financial statement disclosures, corporations and investment in stock.

The study of financial statement analysis and managerial accounting concepts and principles as well as manufacturing and non-manufacturing costs, materials, and labor.

This course on Principle of Microeconomics examines human economic behavior in micro point of view such as personal preference, firm behavior, market equilibrium, and government policies.

This course is an introduction to macroeconomic principles. This course will be focused on some of the key aggregate economic indicators, such as gross domestic product, the inflation rate, the unemployment rate, and long-term interest rates.

This course describes fundamentals of business organization, financial planning, and the problems of small business. Designed to give the student a practical understanding of economic and financial markets affecting everyday life and business decision making.

This course covers the main principles of marketing system as it functions within the economy.

Presents an integrated approach to the legal environment of business with a fresh up to date introduction to the American system of jurisprudence, constitutional law, the dual court system, administrative agencies, consumer protection, environmental law, Uniform Commercial Code, torts and crimes and a thorough understanding of the Law of Contracts

This course is a continuation of Business Law I, developing a basic understanding and application of the Uniform Commercial Code consisting of sales, commercial paper, Law of Agency, banking, Letter of Credit, bulk transfer, documents of title, investments and secured transactions, and a general understanding of business organizations, bankruptcy, and estates and trusts.

This course will discuss the importance of money and banking to economic activity on the national and international level. The student will learn the definition of money and about the different financial institutions that help circulate money through the system. The course also covers deposit expansion, the evolution of commercial banking, deposit creation, a brief history of the banking system in the United States prior to the creation of the Federal Reserve system and a detailed study of the Federal Reserve Banking system. The course also includes the relationship between money and banking and Macroeconomic theory and concludes with the importance of money and banking in international trade and finance.

The course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of auditing concepts, principles and practice. The main focus is on professional ethics, legal liability, audit objectives, procedures and documentation, and auditors’ reports. Training covers planning an audit, gathering evidence testing internal controls and account balances, audit sampling, creating audit work papers and audit reports. Topics on current developments in auditing will also be incorporated into the study.

The course examines various types of taxes and tax payers, conceptual basis of the U.S. Federal Income tax system, a tax planning framework, and tax research methodology. While topics concern both individuals and businesses, the emphasis is on the taxation of business entities. Income, deductions, losses, and property transactions, income inclusions and exclusions, capital gains and losses, business and personal deductions and accounting methods will be studied in detail.

This course continues the study of the federal tax laws that govern the transactions during a corporation’s life cycle. The tax effects of organizing, operating, making distributions, reorganizing, and liquidating regular and S corporations are analyzed. Issues concerning real and personal property will and trusts, SEC regulations and unfair trade activities will also be addressed..

This course provides students to explore the foundations of governmental and non-profit accounting theory. Students will analyze and apply generally accepted accounting principles established for governmental and nonprofit organizations. The student will prepare “real world” governmental accounting transactions by creating a new government. These include recording journal entries and preparing financial statements for various governmental funds using a modular approach.

This course examines the underlying dynamics of customer behavior. Drawing from the behavioral sciences, it analyzes the role of individual (e.g., perception, motivation, attitudes) and environmental (e.g., culture, social groups, the family) factors in the buying decision process. Applications of risk, adoption, diffusion, loyalty, symbolism, subliminal stimulation, and fear appeals theories are reviewed. The focus of the course is on practical implications of this knowledge for the marketer.

A capstone course which integrates the various business disciplines. Using a “big picture” perspective, the student addresses strategy formulation and implementation in a volatile business environment. The case method of instruction is actively used.

Operations Management (OM) is concerned with the management of resources and activities that produce and deliver goods and services for customers.  The course focuses on the basic concepts, issues, and techniques for efficient and effective operations.  Special emphasis is placed on process improvement and supply chain management. Topics include operations strategy, product and service design, process design and analysis, capacity planning, lean production systems, materials and inventory management, quality management and six sigma, project management, and supply chain management.

Learn the fundamentals of collective bargaining and the rights and responsibilities of employees, management, and unions in the federal labor relations process.

This course offers a descriptive statistics and probability theory that relates to the fields of business and economics. This course provides a basic knowledge of the key aspects of managing human resources in domestic and multinational organizations, including a consideration of labor relations and diversity management issues. Topics include, but are not limited to, job analysis, planning, recruiting, selection, orientation, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, dispute resolution, and legal frameworks for both the non-union and union environments. Students will develop critical skills required to manage human resources in a multitude of workplace environments.

This course is designed to increase individual skills and knowledge of good governance practices such that graduates would be seriously considered for appointment to the Board of Directors of a small not for profit organization. The course aims to increase understanding of the legal, economic, managerial and psychological issues directors confront as well as provide a better appreciation for their normal duties. Using this knowledge, students will be asked also to consider how directors should deal with a range of complex crises: the gradual decline of a company, hostile takeovers, proxy battles, changes in corporate strategy, or the faltering performance of a CEO.

Overview of the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international activities; the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment; the mechanics of importing and exporting; joint venture, franchising, and subsidiaries, international dimensions of management, marketing and accounting, international financial management; the special problems of multi-national corporations; recent problems of the international economic system; country-risk analysis; the increasing use of counter trade.

This course provides an overview of the planning and steps necessary for the startup of an

international business, including an introduction to the practices, procedures, and services used

in the U.S. to export and import merchandise. Topics include market research; identifying

buyers and suppliers; tariff classification systems; responsibilities of US Customs; trading

regulations; sales channels; financial payment methods; pricing; global logistics/transportation;

cargo insurance; export and import controls; contracts; and trade resources.