Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Nov 30, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Business Administration Major

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration is designed for students seeking breadth of business training and careers involving the various aspects of business and organizational effort. The courses offered in this degree train the student in foundational areas with a measured depth of integrated understanding in all aspects of business.

Business administration students pursuing the dual degree option or who choose graduate courses in either the Required Electives Core requirements or one of the Optional Emphases can earn up to 12 credit hours toward their CCU Master of Business Administration  degree while finishing their undergraduate business administration degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major may apply for the Dual Degree Program , earning both their Business Administration major and courses that can be applied toward the Master of Business Administration  in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Additional information on the Business Administration Dual Degree program is below.

The Business Administration Major requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Business Core (34 credit hours)
Required Electives (12 credit hours)
General Electives (26 credit hours)

Business and Leadership General Education Core (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Business Administration Major (46 credit hours)

Required Electives Core (12 credit hours)

Students may choose one of the School of Business and Leadership emphases equal to 12 credit hours. Elective credits can also be completed by taking one or more of the following courses and/or any course with a prefix from the School of Business and Leadership (ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, ENT, FIN, LAW, LED, MGT, MKT, OUL), for a total of 12 credit hours. At least three credits in the required electives core must be upper-level, i.e. 300, 400, or 500-level. In addition, the required elective core can be replaced by fulfilling the requirements of an SBL minor, emphasis or SBL second major.

Dual Degree Track in Business Administration

Students accepted in the Dual Degree program complete their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, then complete their Master of Business Administration degree through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Included in the bachelor’s degree course requirements are 12 master’s level credit hours that satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements, as well as an additional 3 graduate credits that are built into the Business Core.

To satisfy CCU graduate program course requirements, students must earn a letter grade of B- or better in the master’s level courses taken in their undergraduate degree. (Cum GPA and letter grade requirements for the undergraduate degree remain the same.) All admissions requirements of the Master of Business Administration must be fulfilled. Information on admission can be found on the CAGS admissions page .

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Dual Degree major requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Business Core (34 credit hours)
Dual Degree MBA Core (12 credit hours)
General Electives (26 credit hours)

The Master of Business Administration requires completion of an additional 27 credit hours.

Business Administration Dual Degree Required Courses

In addition to the Business core, students in the Dual Degree Business Administration track take the following Dual Degree MBA courses.

Optional Business Administration Emphases

Elective requirements can be satisfied by completing one of the Business Administration Emphases listed below.

Accounting Emphasis (12 credit hours)

An emphasis in accounting provides graduates a strong basis to understanding how to use and interpret financial information in organizations. The use of financial information is a key source of strategic actions and decisions in organizations. Graduates who possess such skills and knowledge will find it very conducive to another selected business or non-business emphasis.

Computer Information Systems Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The emphasis in Computer Information Systems is designed for business administration major students seeking careers related to the field of information systems. The CIS emphasis can significantly increase marketability for business majors. Proficient usage of computers in day-to-day business functions is now viewed as a critical skill for success in any business environment. Having a CIS emphasis adds skills and abilities employers need, and it can differentiate graduates from those without it.

Economics Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The Economics emphasis builds on the foundation of the core economics course and provides in-depth study of economics. The study of economics provides students with the knowledge required to be competent citizens who actively participate in economics affairs and decision-making.

Finance Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The emphasis in finance provides students the essential knowledge and practice-oriented skills associated with financial management. Courses in the specialization focus on investments, markets, and small business finance through the applications of financial analysis, capital management, and cash management. Financial analysis will cover the skills and techniques for organizations and market institutions. Capital and cash management will focus on the application of strategies and models for capital acquisitions and cash flows.

International Business Emphasis (12 credit hours)

Because business is increasingly conducted across international borders, graduates with an understanding of different cultures, markets, and international business practices, are in demand.  Obtaining an International Business Emphasis will give you an understanding of the economic, financial, and cultural differences across countries.  It can also provide a broad background in international management and marketing. 

Management Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The management emphasis for business majors program builds on the foundation of the business core courses and then provides in-depth study of management and leadership concepts (International Business, Managerial and Corporate Communication, Organizational Behavior, Managing and Marketing of Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership Communication, etc.).

Marketing Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The Marketing Emphasis program builds on the foundation of the business core courses and then provides in-depth study of marketing concepts, advertising theory, consumer behavior, public relations and publicity, market research, strategic marketing management, Internet marketing, and e-commerce.

Pre-Law Studies Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The Pre-Law Studies Emphasis helps students to determine if they have an aptitude and interest in law and provides a background for law school coursework.  This emphasis helps students build a strong liberal arts education with challenging courses that require them to analyze and evaluate conflicting ideas and to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  The Pre-Law Studies Emphasis is designed to complement Accounting and Business Administration majors and to help students determine if they should invest in further education in law school.

Required Electives (6 credit hours)

Choose 6 credit hours from the following:

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Business Administration to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for all Business Administration major program courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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