Nov 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

School of Business


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Accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Dean: Stephanie Sheehan

Faculty: Michelle Doucoumes, Sunia Fukofuka, Lisa Gano, Mark Guild, Julie Hyde, Mark Hyder, Lisa Kuhlman, Braam Oberholster, Stephanie Sheehan, Dennis Steele, Dale Walters, Leon Weeks, John Youngberg

Adjunct Faculty: Elisa Adeogun, Tina Camba, Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Doug Frood, Helen Hostetler, Patrick Lucas, Greg Mitchell, John Nunes, John Stover, Mark Waldrop, Jon Wentworth, Robert Young

Program Coordinators:

  • Accounting, Julie Hyde
  • Auto Service Management, Dale Walters
  • Business Administration, Stephanie Sheehan
  • Business Administration and Public Relations, Stephanie Sheehan and Pamela Maize Harris
  • Computer Information Systems, Leon Weeks and Rick Halterman
  • Construction Management, John Youngberg
  • Finance, Dennis Steele
  • Health Services and Senior Living Administration, Lisa Kuhlman
  • Management, Leon Weeks
  • Marketing, Mark Guild

Graduate Studies Coordinator: Teshia N. Price

Institute for Ethical Leadership: Michelle Doucoumes

Enactus: Michelle Doucoumes

Business Advisory Board: Ken DeFoor, Franklin Farrow, Walt Fennel, Danny Garcia, Josef Ghosn, David Jimenez, Steve Johnson, Brittany McKee, Nathan McKee, Harry Miller, Linda White, John Satelmajer, Mark Waldrop

Advisory Councils: Health Services and Senior Living Administration: Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Jo Edwards, Kelly Falcon, Michelle Givens, Shari McQuistan, David Rodman, Mark Waldrop, Robert Young 

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business is the pursuit of excellence in Christ-centered business education.

Objectives

The courses and programs offered by the School of Business are designed to prepare students for business-related careers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and/or for further graduate education.

The objectives of the school are:

  1. Students will be able to describe the principle concepts, theories, and practices in and the interrelationship between the functional areas of business within the context of the free enterprise system.
  2. Students will be able to describe the global environment of business.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate legal and ethical principles of business within a context of Christian Biblical Foundations and apply them to organizational decision-making.
  4. Students will be able to apply decision support tools to business decision making.
  5. Students will be able to construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  6. Students will be able to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in a strategic and integrated manner.

Accreditation

Southern Adventist University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree
  • Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Corporate Community Wellness Management, Health Services and Senior Living Administration, and Sports Studies
  • Master of Business Administration

Admission Requirements for School of Business

Students wishing to major in business must apply to the School of Business by taking BUAD 201  upon completion of ACCT 222 ENGL 102 , and MATH 120  (B.B.A. degrees) or MATH 117  (B.S. degrees) (see waiver notes) with a minimum cumulative GPA in these three courses of 2.25 and no less than a C (2.00) in each course.

Residency Requirements for School of Business Degrees

  • B.B.A. Degrees - a minimum of 30 hours (21 hours core and 9 hours emphasis) of required business courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
  • B.S. Business Administration Degree and Combined Degrees - 24 hours of required business courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
  • A.S. Degrees - 15 hours of required business courses to be taken in residence.
  • Minors - 9 hours of required business courses to be taken in residence. 

B.B.A./B.S. Core: 7 Hours


Accounting BBA-Residency Requirements: 9 hours in major

Computer Information Systems BBA-Residency Requirements: 9 hours in major

Finance BBA-Residency Requirements: 9 hours in major

Health Services and Senior Living Administration BBA-Residency Requirements: 15 hours


Management BBA Emphases-Residency Requirements

Entrepreneurship: 9 hours


International Business: 9 hours


Management: 9 hours


Marketing BBA-Residency Requirements: 9 hours


Degree Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the major.

Courses with grades lower than “C” (2.00) in the major studies and cognates must be repeated.

Transfer credits at the same level (lower division/upper division) as Southern Catalog listings will be accepted from an accredited college/university. (Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.)

The following residency requirements and courses MUST BE TAKEN in residence at Southern Adventist University in various School of Business majors:

Assessment

To help the graduates in Business Administration to evaluate their academic progress and to aid the School in evaluating teaching effectiveness, students who major in business-related fields will be required to:

  1. Participate in the university-wide testing program in general education.
  2. Take the area test in business prepared by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) during the last semester of their academic program. This test may be integrated into an upper division course and may constitute part of the grade for that course.
  3. Complete teacher evaluations for courses taken each semester.
  4. Complete the Senior Exit Survey interview with the Dean prior to graduation.

Programs

The following business degrees are offered:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) with majors in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Services and Senior Living Administration, Management, and Marketing.
     

Management major emphases include:

 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management
  1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with majors in Business Administration and Business-Public Relations.
  2. Associate of Science degree (A.S.) in Accounting and Business Administration.
  3. A BBA/MBA concentration for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in a five year period.

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