Graduates of this program have excellent job placement rates.
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 at college. Plus, you can earn your business degree online through our accelerated undergraduate degrees program.
The business major has grown immensely, and to accommodate that rapid growth and interest in the program, we created a business suite on campus to give students a taste of what working the real world might be like. The business suite is complete with office-style work spaces and cubicles, meeting areas, collaborative technology and a real-time feed of the stock market showcased on LED ticker tape.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much . . . ” – Luke 16:10a
Hear from our Business faculty and students about our business program.
Martin Sauer, MBA
Assistant Professor, Chair, Business Administration DepartmentRead Bio
MBA, Louisiana State University, Finance
BS, Auburn University, Chemical Engineering
Anjanette Bender, JD
Associate Chair, Business AdministrationRead Bio
JD, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
BS, Business Management & Political Science, Albright College, Reading, PA
Adjunct FacultyRead Bio
Career Development AdvisorRead Bio
Jeremy Campbell, DBA
Associate ProfessorRead Bio
DBA, Wilmington University
MBA, Mercer University, Business Administration
BS, Messiah College, Human Resources Management,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a practical hands-on business course designed for students interested in starting their own business and/or working for a new business. The course focuses on the steps necessary to create, maintain, modify and market the new business from an entrepreneurial perspective. Students will develop a business plan, find ways to secure financing, learn the value of developing a mentoring relationship and learn marketing techniques.
Enjoy a guest lecturer in the marketing industry for one half of class, and hands on marketing expertise the other other with many in class case studies, and a group final project in which you pitch your own industry-specific marketing strategy to several judges.
Students learn from leading entrepreneurs in the Lancaster area and strike up a business idea themselves in which they form a business plan and present in front of local investors. Some projects will even have the chance for actual funding.
Course Requirements (18 credits)