LBC | Business Administration

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Graduates of this program had 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 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. 

Why Study Business Administration at LBC?

  • Learn from our experienced faculty who have worked at and with world-leading companies, including ExxonMobil, Turkey Hill, Cargill and Armstrong World Industries.
  • Earn your online business administration degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Get practical, hands-on experience in real-world businesses with internships.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your business skills and acumen.
  • Earn your business administration degree online through our accelerated undergraduate degrees program.

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

A Closer Look: Business

LBC | Business Administration

Featured Alumnus: Josiah

Josiah is currently working full time for the company he co-founded: Groff's Quality Housing LLC. Groff's Quality Housing works with investors to purchase and renovate homes to be resold or rented. The company also helps to design creative housing solutions for senior citizens facing the prospect of being unable to pay for their current mortgage or a nursing home after retirement. Josiah resides in Lititz with his wife Casi.

Meet The Faculty

Mr. Martin Sauer

Chair, Business Administration Department

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Dr. Anjanette Bender

Business Program Instructor

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Ms. Keli Gentzler

Business Program Instructor

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Mr. Larry Rohrer

Business Program Instructor

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Mr. Ted Mavraganis

Career Development Advisor

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Mr. Brian Conroy

Business Program Instructor

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Mr. Todd Shertzer

Business Program Instructor

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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

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 306 - Entrepreneurship

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.

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