LBC | Business Administration


Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Graduates of this program have an 100% job placement rate in 2015

Study Business Administration at LBC 

Integrating Faith into the Workplace 

The business world needs Christian leaders. Be one of them. Whether you're an aspiring business mogul, want to run your own startup, work at a Fortune 500 company, or consider yourself more of the entrepreneurial type, get the training you need to succeed. 

Through our business administration major, you'll receive a blend of both Bible and business classes, equipping you spiritually and academically to effectively serve in your professional and personal life. Our hands-on learning and practical business training puts our graduating students on equal footing with other candidates applying for entry-level business positions. Our business administration program is truly singular and offers students a unique chance to learn how to integrate their faith into the workplace through a Christian education.

Our accelerated program offers undergraduate degrees to adult learners in a fast-paced, flexible format! While our traditional undergraduate programs are geared toward 18 to 22 year olds, the accelerated program is designed to meet the needs of adults who juggle their education around an already full schedule. Typical undergraduate students spend 45 hours per week for nine months to earn 30 credits. Through our accelerated program, we cut that weekly time commitment more than in half – thereby, helping you to achieve your goals even faster than you though possible.

Why Study Business Administration at LBC?

  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one 6 week course at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Earn Your Degree Your Way: Study completely online, only in class or even do a combination of both!
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from our experienced faculty who have worked at and with world-leading companies, including ExxonMobil, Turkey Hill, Cargill and Armstrong World Industries.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your business skills and acumen.

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much . . . " - Luke 16:10a

Curriculum Plan

Business Administration (120 Credits)

Business Administration Major: 36 Credits
Biblical Studies Major: 18 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Electives: 24 Credits


Minor Course Plan

Course Requirements (18 credits)

  • MAT 113 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BUS 102 Introduction to Business (3)
  • BUS 205 Finance (3)
  • BUS 302 Marketing (3)
  • BUS 307 Business Law (3)
  • BUS ___ Business Elective*(3)
    *Choose from: BUS 201, BUS 204, BUS 305, BUS 403, or BUS 404

Sample Course Outline

BUS 102 - Introduction to Business

This introductory course will investigate the role business plays in society and will discuss using a career in business as an area of ministry. Through an examination of the major functional areas of a business, students will be better able to determine the use of business as a career and ministry path. The biblical character of Nehemiah will be used as a case study to help students consider the necessary skills and perspective Christians need to be successful in life and the business world.

BUS 221 - Business Workshop I

The business workshop experience will help students develop and utilize critical and reflective thinking abilities and explore effective communication skills. Particular emphasis will be on creating interactive experiences that help students understand and utilize their individual leaderships styles in various situations, demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork, and display the ability to interrelate and establish meaningful relationships with others. Business Workshop I begins the sequence of workshop experiences by helping students discover their leadership style and develop a process for assessing situations by finding facts and interpreting them appropriately.

MAT 218 - Applied Business Mathematics

This course will have a business focus making use of quantitative analysis to analyze real-world problems with a biblical worldview integrated throughout. Business leaders must have an understanding of mathematics to collect, organize, and analyze critical data. This course applies students’ interpretation of mathematical concepts to common business usage covering such topics as percentages, interest, trade, bank and cash discounts, payroll, time value of money, and business loans.

BUS 205 - Finance

This course will examine how an organization operates financially, how money flows through an organization and how to develop successful financial business strategies. How to use financial statements to make business decisions will be presented. This course is business-oriented with a particular emphasis on practical applications and problem-solving techniques.

BUS 222 - Business Workshop II

The business workshop experience will help students develop and utilize critical and reflective thinking abilities and explore effective communication skills. Particular emphasis will be on creating interactive experiences that help students understand and utilize their individual leaderships styles in various situations, demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork, and display the ability to interrelate and establish meaningful relationships with others.

BUS 404 - Leadership

The purpose of this course is to help the students advance in their leadership journey and the incorporation of biblical principles and business practice. Through lectures, readings and outside speakers, the course is intended to illuminate the paths that others have taken and to provide a spark for the student’s own leadership development. Students will explore new ways of leading today’s younger generation.

BUS 302 - Marketing

This course is an introduction to marketing and the role marketing has in a business. The components of the marketing mix and marketing environment will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on marketing strategies, market segmentation, packaging and labeling, promotion, pricing decisions, and regulatory and competitive forces. Students will develop a marketing plan for an organization.

BUS 307 - Business Law

This course is conducted using case law and hypothetical business scenarios in order to observe the application of legal concepts in a business environment. The student will gain an understanding of the legal framework in which a business must operate. Subjects studied will include contracts, torts, uniform commercial code, ethical and criminal components of business decisions, and organization of business entities. Students will apply a biblical worldview and appropriate business ethics when considering and applying law to business.

BUS 305 - Operations Management

This course will focus on operations in an actual business setting. Topics discussed will include strategy, process flow, forecasting, scheduling and planning, and inventory management. At the end of the course the student will be able to understand execution of an operations strategy and be able to create a plan to organize and improve operations within a company.

BUS 403 - Negotiations

The purpose of this course is to understand the process of negotiation, a skill that is improved upon throughout one’s career. Through in-class practice negotiation exercises, students will learn how to formulate effective strategies utilizing different theories and styles of negotiations. In addition to learning different techniques, students will gain much practical experience that will serve them well in their careers.

BUS 420 - Advanced Business Topics

This course will address a broad range of topics focused on both business and personal financial decision-making and planning. It will allow students to prepare further for a career in business by applying already acquired business knowledge and experience to new and more complex topics including general business management, taxation, personal finance and risk management.

BUS 204 - Managerial Economics

This course will focus on the application of economic and accounting information to a business setting. The ultimate goal will be to teach the students to use data to increase profitability. The focus will be microeconomic theory in a practical setting and will include forecasting of demand, supply, and production. Students will learn how to develop costs and utilize them in making pricing and production decisions.

BUS ___ - Business Elective*

*Choose from: BUS 201, BUS 204, BUS 305, BUS 403, or BUS 404

Jobs and Careers in Business Administration

  • Accountant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Agency Underwriter
  • Banker
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Risk Consultant
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Non-profit Management
  • Senior Management
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Business Management

How Does the Accelerated Course Schedule Work?

The Accelerated program consists of TWO terms:

  1. Fall: July–December
  2. Spring: January–June

Each term is comprised of FOUR course sessions. A course session runs for SIX classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Due to holidays and breaks, a course session may vary between 6-8 weeks. Exact dates for each term are available through the Accelerated Office.

Students may choose to take their courses either in class, online, or both.

  • In class
    Students taking on-site classes come once a week for five weeks per course. Our courses typically meet on Tuesday* nights from 6 to 10 PM. During the sixth week of the course, class does not meet so that  students can complete their course work.
    (*Philadelphia classes meets Monday through Thursday.)
  • Online classes
    Students taking online courses are not required to attend class at any time. Instead, they engage in collaborative learning through eCampus (Schoology), our learning management system. Learn more about studying online.

Determining What Courses To Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan above gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible and Theology requirements, and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready. LBC has 8 entry points per year meaning you are only ever a few weeks away till the next course starts.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process. Learn more

A Closer Look: Accelerated Program

Featured Alumnus: Carroll Briggs ('17)

Hear from Carroll Briggs about his experience earning his degree online through LBC's accelerated undergraduate degrees program.

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