Business Administration

Overview

The B.A. in Business Administration degree combines general business study with two years of language study. Business Administration majors are well equipped to begin management training careers. For students wanting to enter graduate school, a B.S. in Business Administration that is slightly more quantitative requiring courses in statistics is also offered.

Students wishing for a broad background in business are well prepared to enter general business employment and/or management employment after completing the Business Administration degree. Students complete courses in management, accounting, economics, research methods, marketing, finance, and technology. The Business Administration degree may be combined with degrees in Accounting, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Sport Management, and Management of Information Systems or may be taken along with a minor from another department at Grace College.

Grace College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. Business Administration Course Requirements for Business Administration Minor

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

BUS223 Economics

The role of Christians in the marketplace is discussed with consideration of economic reasoning and methodology through examination of fundamental concepts in micro- and macroeconomics and through extension and applications of economic theory.

BUS243 Principles of Management

Surveys the four major managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within a biblical framework examines developments from scientific management to ethics, diversity, social responsibility and globalization.

BUS424 Human Resource Management

An examination of the personnel functions in the business organization, particularly job analysis, recruitment and hiring, training, performance appraisal, compensation, the psychological forces motivating workers, discipline, and morale within a heightened awareness of legislative and regulatory oversight.

FIN324 Corporate Finance

The study of such topics as capital budgeting, cost of funds, stock and bond valuations, and capital structure. A theoretical as well as a practical approach to the discipline.

MKT215 Marketing Principles

This course provides a decision-oriented overview of marketing management in modern organizations. The objectives of the course are to provide a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision making. 

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