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, Ellen Hostetler, John Nunes, Mark Waldrop, Jon Wentworth, Robert Young
- 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, Braam Oberholster
- 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, Brittany East, Franklin Farrow, Walt Fennel, Josef Ghosn, Steve Johnson, Nathan McKee, Harry Miller, Brian Paradis, John Satelmajer, Mark Waldrop, Heather Yamada
Advisory Councils: Health Services and Senior Living Administration: Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Jo Edwards, Kelley Falcon, Michelle Givens, Steve Martin, Shari McQuistan, Mark Waldrop, Courtney Washington, Robert Young
The mission of the School of Business is the pursuit of excellence in Christ-centered business education.
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:
- 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.
- Students will be able to describe the global environment of business.
- 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.
- Students will be able to apply decision support tools to business decision making.
- Students will be able to construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
- Students will be able to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in a strategic and integrated manner.
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
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:
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:
- Participate in the university-wide testing program in general education.
- 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.
- Complete teacher evaluations for courses taken each semester.
- Complete the Senior Exit Survey interview with the Dean prior to graduation.
The following business degrees are offered:
- 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:
- International Business
- Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with majors in Business Administration and Business-Public Relations.
- Associate of Science degree (A.S.) in Accounting and Business Administration.
- A BBA/MBA concentration for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in a five year period.