Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Graduates of this program have an 85% job placement rate
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 program, 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.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a majors in Business Administration and Biblical Studies
Here are some examples of internships completed by students in the past:
Lindsey Blest, a recent graduate of the Arts & Sciences department, now works as a reporter at Lancaster Newspapers.
"I aspire to teach my students skills that will service them well, not only in the classroom, but also in their professional, personal and spiritual lives." — Mr. Sauer
"I believe people should never limit God; the journey that he designs is far beyond what we can orchestrate on our own." — Mrs. Geist
"My goal is not to simply provide students with information, but to help them find what it is that makes them come alive, to walk along side them as they determine what work God created them to do, and to challenge them every step of the way." — Mrs. Bender
"I believe that it will be Christians living out their faith in the workplace that will be the most fruitful ministry of the church moving into the future. Helping students to see business from a ministry frame of reference, not just as a livelihood, challenges me each class I teach." — Mr. Frey
Martin Sauer’s C-level resume includes positions as Director of Technical Operations, Supply Chain Director, VP of Procurement and Senior VP of Global Sourcing for multi-national corporations ExxonMobil, BP Castrol and Graham Packaging. His corporate experience includes fours years in Singapore as a member of Castrol’s Executive Team responsible for managing the Asia Pacific region. He’s led departments of up to 50 team members and managed ten-figure department budgets. He was one of the key drivers of an Executive Team that developed change strategies and four acquisitions growing the company from $300 million to $3+ billion. His experience includes 14 years of working for private equity, where he consistently achieved aggressive targets set by the investors. Martin has transitioned his corporate success to next generation significance by heading up LBC’s team in developing the Business Administration Program and implementing its launch. He also shares his wisdom of being a “bottom line focused, creative problem solver that consistently delivers business objectives” as an Instructor.
Jessica Geist is an alumna of Lancaster Bible College. While at the college as a student, she earned a bachelor of science in Bible with a concentration in women in Christian ministry. She then earned a master's of arts in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition from Ball State University. She has worked at LBC since 2007 in a variety of roles, including: English professor, writing center director and chair of the Arts & Sciences department. In her time as department chair at LBC, she has been excited to see both the communication and business programs begin and gain momentum, especially since she is privileged to hear these students’ share their dreams and passions for the future and is able to share in the excitement of graduates from these programs as they find their next steps in life as they let God lead them. She enjoys authentic conversations with small groups of friends, believes that life is best lived with a community of other like-minded individuals, and invests in her local church by volunteering in children's ministry. Her three most time consuming hobbies are quilting, DIY home improvement projects and reading. She especially enjoys mystery novels and is eagerly hunting down the last elusive Agatha Christie novels that she needs to complete her collection. She and her husband Mark own (or maybe are owned by) two dogs, a boxer mix named Deogi and a Great Dane named Rabbit.
Anjanette earned a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Political Science from Albright College.
As a practicing attorney, Anjanette has represented individuals, families and companies in complex situations involving business and commercial litigation, employment law and domestic matters. In addition to practicing law, Anjanette has acted as a law firm Business Manager, where she implemented sound financial management and developed a comprehensive practice approach. She was selected to complete two judicial clerkships where she focused on legal writing and research in the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania trial courts.Anjanette focuses on equipping students with practical skills that will prepare them to navigate the legal landscape of business. She coordinates the internship program for business administration students at LBC and is passionate about helping students gain experience and learn from seasoned professionals prior to graduation. Anjanette previously was an Instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College in the Paralegal and Business departments.
Anjanette and her husband have four children, including one who came to their family by way of India. In addition to her law and teaching careers, she has served as President of foreChange, a kid-run nonprofit working to eliminate hunger in Haiti, Board Member for Clare House, a shelter for women and children, and Coach for Girls on the Run. She volunteers as a buddy in her church's disability ministry program.
Quintin Frey has a B.A. in Economics from Millersville University and Master of Ministry in Leadership from LBC. He began teaching in LBC's Business major after a 35 year career with the Kroger Company, a Fortune 50 Company, where he served for 22 years as the President of Turkey Hill Dairy. Quintin brings a wealth of real world business experience to the class room along with years of leadership experience in corporate America. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for several for-profit and several non-profit businesses and organizations. Married for 36 years to his wife Cheryl, 4 married children and 9 grandchildren, he enjoys reading, gardening and hunting and spending time with family. He attends Hope Born In Christ Church in Lancaster.
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.
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.