2019-2020 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Business Studies (BA - Accelerated)

Locations:  Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Online

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business Studies

Mission: The Applied Business Studies major is designed to provide a strong biblical context while also providing hands on learning from experienced professionals to allow students to have a competitive edge compared with other candidates applying for entry-level business management positions. Men and women who have a biblical world view will be successful in the business world and provide a positive perspective in leadership. Graduates with an Applied Business Studies degree have marketable skills which will prepare them to both join the work force immediately and advance in their career.

Major Objectives - Students will:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of prioritization related to spiritual aspects of life, relational interactions and their service to the church and the world. Specific skills developed will be time management, goal setting, resource allocation, vision, organization, drive and critical thinking.
  2. Analyze and express information and ideas in a variety of appropriate means with clarity and coherence in written and spoken forms.
  3. Master the key sub-disciplines within the business realm. Specific skills developed will be subject matter expertise, applying knowledge to everyday life, decision-making, problem solving and confidence in decisions.
  4. Analyze their role in the world and work, following Jesus Christ's example as their model of leadership. Specific skills developed will be driven-ness, working with excellence, flexibility, self-motivation, and ethical actions.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence in both personal and business relationships. Some of the basic features of emotional intelligence include delegation, collaboration, motivation and candor.
  6. Apply the concept of maximizing God's gifts in our lives. Areas of emphasis will be identifying and developing gifts and talents and balancing resources.
  7. Experienced professionals will guide the students through preparation and analysis of case studies.
  8. Students will create business strategy, communication and ideas in a variety of appropriate means with clarity and coherence in written and spoken forms.
  9. Students will apply key management disciplines with an emphasis on critical thinking. Skills pursued throughout this degree include Market Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Product Management.

Major Details:

  • 36 Credits - General Education
  • 30 Credits - Applied Business Studies
  • 18 Credits - Biblical Studies
  • 36 Credits - Electives

TOTAL - 120 Credits

Curriculum Plan


General Education (36 Credits)

HUM 101 Human Thought and the Humanities

3

HUM 102 Human Thought and Math and Sciences

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (200 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

MAT 218Applied Business Mathematics

3

____ ____Human Culture Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

LAN 340Business Writing

3

Applied Business Studies (30 credits)

BUS 113Foundations of Accounting

3

BUS 201Business Ethics

3

BUS 205Finance

3

BUS 230Leadership

3

BUS 302Marketing

3

BUS 305Operations Management

3

BUS 307Business Law

3

BUS 402International Business

3

BUS 415Managerial Economics

3

BUS 425Personal Finance and Investment

3

Biblical Studies (18 Credits)

 
BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

Electives (36 credits)

Electives can possibly be filled through Life Experience Credits.