Adult Education

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA)

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 Christian education.

Our adult education 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, this 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 thought 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.

Adult Education

Your Journey

Program Credits: 120

Locations: Online, Lancaster, Washington DC, Philadelphia,


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (120)
Associate of Science in Business Administration (60) not available in D.C.

Accept Previously Earned Credits: Yes

Cost per credit: $440 starting fall 2019

Average course = 3 credits (average is $1,320 per course)


Bachelor (120 Credits)

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

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, courses and more.
Bachelor | Associates

Associates (60 Credits)

General Education:18 Credits
Business Administration:21 Credits
Biblical Studies:18 Credits
Electives:3 Credits

A MINOR is also available. Check out the Course Plan

Sample Course Outline

BUS 102 Introduction to Business

This introductory course investigates the role business plays in society, and the importance of integrating a career in business with ministry.  This course also examines the various functional areas of a business to enable students to understand areas of personal interest and of possible future career options.

BUS 113 Foundations of Accounting

Foundations of Accounting is used for decision making, product management and product design and pricing.  This course will outline the process used to make decisions using accounting systems data.  The viewpoint of this course is from the interpreter’s perspective rather than the one who prepares data.  Techniques studied will include budgeting, cost accounting, decision making, planning and process control.  The use of cost as a decision-maker is emphasized.

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 230 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 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 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 402  International Business

This course will provide an introduction to global markets and how global competition affects the world in which we live. Global markets can even affect businesses that operate solely in the US when those global markets begin to sell products in the US. The focus will be on globalization of cultures, economics, politics, and law as well as reviewing the risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with globalization.

BUS 415  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. (3 credits)

BUS 420  Advanced Business Concepts

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.

A Closer Look: My Accelerated Experience

Closer Look - Business Administration

Featured Alumnus: Carroll Briggs (’17)

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

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 Adult Education Course Schedule Work?

The adult program consists of THREE terms:

  • Fall: July–December
  • Spring: January–June
  • Summer: June-August

The fall and spring terms are comprised of 3 course sessions and the summer is comprised of 2 course sessions. A course session runs for SIX weeks or classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Exact dates for each term are available through the Adult Education 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, the 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 our learning management system. Learn more about studying online.

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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

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