BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2020-07-27T20:37:12+00:00

BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Business is more than just a way to earn a living—it’s a calling. You’ll learn to be business-savvy, because good business not only benefits you, but also honors God. Our Bachelor of Religious Business Administration will equip you with the biblical foundation you need to excel in business as you explore various topics, including how personal integrity is the root of good business and how business ethics stem from the Word of God. Our business program equips you in the basics of business theory within a biblical worldview so that you can master the concepts and practices of business. This is 3 years programs.

Admission to program:

  • An official High School Diploma or an official transcript from each college and university attended.
  • A completed Application for Admission form.
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • For international student: Proof of proficiency in the English language. Students must produce results of a TOEFL score of at least 500 paper-based (173 Computerized) (60 internet based) or pass the University’s English exam.

Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level business positions. This program integrated Biblically-centered teaching to equip and train business professional’s skill. Students are exposed to a variety of concepts in marketing, sales, accounting, communications, finance and management, and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Religious in Business Administration, students will be able to successfully:

  • That graduates demonstrate integrative in order to develop Biblically centered responses toward to business problems.
  • That graduates demonstrate ethical and legal principles related to business, management, accounting, marketing, etc.
  • That graduates can demonstrate written and organization presentation skills related to their field
  • That students can demonstrate global business perspective
  • That students achieve the planned goals and outcomes for the institution and the program

Requirement for the Bachelor of Religious in Business Administration Degree (180 Quarter units)

In order to complete an undergraduate degree, a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the required courses listed below.
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

All students are required to take the total of 180 quarter units of the courses as follows:

Program Core Course Units                                  66

General Education Course Units                         75

Elective Course Units                                             39_

Total                                       180

Core Course Requirements: Quarter Units
 
ACC 230 Financial Accounting 3 units
ACC 231 Applied Writing in Communication Studies 3 units
BUS 445 Introduction to International Development 3 units
CIS 270 Micro Issues in Relief Development 3 units
CIS 370 Business Entrepreneurship 3 units
ECO 201 Race, Racism, and Human Variation 3 units
ECO 202 Latino Communities in U.S. Society 3 units
FIN 360 Achieving Intercultural Proficiency in Urban Com… 3 units
HRM 313 Serving Diverse Communities 3 units
LAW 240 Communication and Diversity 3 units
MGT 310 Community Development Models and Strategy 3 units
MGT 312 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 units
MGT 412 Multicultural Education 3 units
MGT 418     Business Ethics 3 units
MGT 490 Leadership 3 units
MKT 350 Issue in Cultural Health 3 units
MKT 355 Health Assessment 3 units
MKT 358 Aging and Health 3 units
MKT 454 Information Technology: Applications in Health Care 3 units
OMG 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 units
OMG 321 Business Statistics 3 units
OMG 322 Operations Management 3 units

In addition to the required core courses, students must choose seven elective courses.

Elective Courses: Quarter Units
 
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting 3 units
ACC 337 Cost Accounting 3 units
CIS 272 Business Programming 3 units
CIS 275 Internet Literacy 3 units
FIN 485 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 units
HRM 318 Training and Development 3 units
LAW 340 Law of Business Organizations 3 units
MGT 416 Leadership 3 units
OMG 428 Purchasing Management 3 units
OMG 430 ERP and SCM Cases 3 units
POL 335 International Politics 3 units
ICS 345 Introduction to International Development 3 units
ICS 347 Micro Issues in Relief Development 3 units
ICS 351 Business Entrepreneurship 3 units
ICS 380 Intercultural Business Communication 3 units
ICS 412 Serving Diverse Communities 3 units
BUS 214 Business Ethics 3 units

General Education Requirements (75 units)

See the “General Education” requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

Core Description:

ACCT 230:  Financial Accounting

A survey of financial statements under existing generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasis is on underlying concepts, principles, and mechanics to make the statements meaningful to users.

ACCT 231:  Managerial Accounting

Accounting for planning and control. Topics include objectives, terminology, concepts, product costing, cost patterns, cost-volume-profit analysis, contribution margin, profit planning, standard costs, flexible budgets, decentralized operations, relevant costs and uses of accounting data for managerial decision making.

ACCT 330:  Intermediate Accounting

Professional level accounting, conceptual framework, balance sheet, income statement, compound interest, cash, receivables, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, depreciation, current and contingent liabilities.

ACCT 337:  Cost Accounting

The nature, objectives, and procedure of cost accounting and control; job costing and process costing; joint product costing; standard costs; theories of cost allocation and absorption; uses of cost accounting data for management decision making.

BUS 445:  International Business

An introduction to international business with an emphasis on the additional risks, uncertainties and difficulties of business conducted across national boundaries; examines the financial, management, legal accounting and marketing areas.

CIS 270:  Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals

Provides an introduction to information technology, systems concepts, and application software. Covers system components and relationships, cost/value and quality of information, and package software solutions. Includes basic skills related to operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet software, and the Internet. 

CIS 272:  Business Programming

Provides an understanding of algorithm development, programming, computer concepts and the design and application of data and file structure. Topics include file processing, data analysis, form design, and report generation.

CIS 275:  Internet Literacy

Digital skills and concepts needed for success in the Internet era as a student, professional, and lifelong learner. Concepts pertaining to Internet technology and applications, their implications for key relationships of humankind to the social and physical environment. Skills using and developing Internet applications in everyday life.

CIS 370:  Information Systems Theory and Practice

Provides an introduction to organizational systems, planning, and decision process, and how information is used for decision support in organization. Covers the concepts of information systems for competitive advantage, data as a resource, quality control and reengineering, management and development of systems, and end-user computing.

ECO 201:  Principles of Economics I: Microeconomic

Basic concepts and tools of economic analysis; prices and outputs, marketing structures, wages and profits; international trade and effects of tariffs.

ECO 202:  Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomic

Concepts and tools of aggregate economic analysis; inflation, unemployment, balance of payments, national income; determinants of the level of economic activity; money and banking; the role of government.

FIN 360:  Business Finance

A survey of the decision framework for financial management; forecasting and planning, major investment and financing decisions, control and interaction with capital markets.

FIN 485:  Entrepreneurial Finance

This course focuses on the unique financing issues as they relate to starting and managing a new business venture or a small business. The course covers topics such as sources of capital for start-ups, financial planning for growing businesses, venture capital, and Initial Public Offerings.

HRM 313:  Human Resources Management

Current theory and practice of the personnel function in organizations. Includes job analysis, recruiting, selection, training and development, compensation, performance evaluation and contemporary quality of work life issues and job redesign; uses case analysis, lecture and role-playing.

HRM 318:  Training and Development

Practical skills needed to design and facilitate effective training programs in organizations. This highly interactive course focuses on strategies for assessing, designing, and implementing training and development efforts that positively impact the performance of the individual and the work group.

ICS 345:  Introduction to International Development         

Key theories, models and macro concerns in development, and historic overview of the practice of relief and development. Exploration of topics such as poverty, gender, human rights, debt, nationalism and economic development, globalization, and transformational/holistic development. Provides a broad survey of development concepts, trends, and challenges

ICS 347:  Micro Issues in Relief Development

This course deals with micro issues in relief and development such as sustainable agriculture, HIV/AIDS and other health issues, literacy, the environment, food security, micro-enterprise development, gender, migration issues, internally displaced persons (IDP’s), refugee response and the role of NGO’s and faith-based organizations/agencies in working with complex humanitarian emergencies

ICS 351:  Business Entrepreneurship

This course addresses how missions and entrepreneurship are coming together to form what is being called, “Perhaps the major mission movement of the 21st century.” The student will explore the burgeoning fields of Business as Mission, Marketplace Ministries, Social Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Development

ICS 380: Intercultural Business Communication

Analytical approach to understanding cultures in order to do business effectively. Steps in achieving intercultural communication competence, framework for understanding cultures, nonverbal communication, document organization from cultural priorities, and negotiation

ICS 412:  Serving Diverse Communities        

Hands-on experience in a multicultural setting in a nonprofit or governmental service agency; service-learning focus that provides opportunities to reflect on practicum experiences in order to enhance understandings of theory

LAW 240:  Legal Environment of Business

Analysis of the legal process; functions and operations within a federal system; contracts; sales; tort liability as it impacts business; government regulation of business.

LAW 340:  Law of Business Organizations

Legal consequences of selection of one form of business organization over another; analysis of the law of corporations, partnerships, and agencies; law of the workplace; corporate ethics and social responsibilities.

MGT 310:  Management Theory

Focuses on the management processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; includes discussions of social and ethical issues in business; case studies and written reports.

MGT 312:  Organizational Behavior

Causes and consequences of individual and group behavior in business, organizational communications, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution; cases and role-playing.

MGT 412:  Small Business Management

Role of small business in America; project- oriented activities include establishing, financing and operating independent businesses; designed to develop entrepreneurial skills and insights into managing a small business.

MGT 416:  Leadership                   

An in-depth analysis of theories and practice of leadership. Course is designed to give the student an understanding of the leadership skills, styles, and behavior in a variety of managerial roles.

MGT 418:  International Management         

Study of management processes such as planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling under conditions other than those found today in the United States. Countries studied vary from year to year; case analysis and class projects. Three hour of seminar per week.

MGT 490:  Strategic Management Seminar                 

An integrating capstone course dealing with problems of business management; uses actual business cases for analysis and decision-making.

MKT 350:  Principles of Marketing                 

Survey of the marketing function, including the marketing environment and target markets; marketing strategy with emphasis on the marketing mix; social and ethical responsibilities of marketing.

MKT 355:  Consumer Behavior                         

Consumer buying patterns, motivation, and search behavior; consumer decision-making process; interdisciplinary concepts from economics, sociology, psychology, cultural anthropology, and mass communications; case analysis and research projects.

MKT 358:  International Marketing                    

Analysis of international marketing problems including economic, social, cultural, technological, political, geographic and competitive forces; cases and projects.

MKT 454:  Marketing Research                        

The marketing research process with an emphasis on cost versus value of information for decision-making: problem formulation, research design, sources of research data, measurement techniques and data collection, sampling techniques, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting; term research projects.

OMG 230:  Introduction to Supply Chain Management                 

This course is an overview of the entire supply chain and its key elements. It covers basic concepts and terminology used in demand planning, inventory planning, material planning, distribution planning, fulfillment planning, and related components of a supply chain.

OMG 321:  Business Statistics                            

Topics include inferential statistics, analysis of variance, multiple regression, time series forecasting and their application in business decision making process. Excel and/or a statistical software will be used throughout the course.

OMG 322:  Operations Management                    

Analysis of the management function in the production area with emphasis on computer applications and practical problem-solving. Includes international developments.

OMG 428:  Purchasing Management

Examines activities directed to securing the materials, supplies, equipment and services required for the proper and efficient functioning of a business, including related planning and policy issues.

OMG 430:  ERP and SCM Cases                               

Dedicated to introducing key concepts of supply chain management (SCM) and real-world SCM cases, helping students interpret the happenings in the world from a supply chain’s perspective. This course will provide students with hands-on experience with the SAP ERP solution in use by major corporations to manage and improve the efficiency of their supply chains.

POL 335:  International Politics                                         

Study of basic international political theories, principles, and practices including the examination of international system characteristics, foreign policy decision-making, nationalism, security and defense, alliances, law and organization, and war.

BUS 214: Business Ethics

The course objective is to learn basic ethical theory and develop practical tools for business ethics, with particular attention throughout the course to the role of religion and spirituality in ethical formation, frameworks, and decision making. This will be applied to contemporary business ethics case studies and situations drawing on real-time news stories.