LBC | Business Administration

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


Graduates of this program have an 85% job placement rate

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 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. 

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.
  • Get practical, hands-on experience in real-world businesses with internships.
  • 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

A Closer Look: Business Administration

LBC | Alumna Lindsey Blest

Featured Alumna: Lindsey Blest

Lindsey Blest, a recent graduate of the Arts & Sciences department, now works as a reporter at Lancaster Newspapers.

Meet The Faculty

Mr. Martin Sauer

Business Program Director

"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

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Mrs. Jessica Geist

Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department

"I believe people should never limit God; the journey that he designs is far beyond what we can orchestrate on our own." — Mrs. Geist

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Mrs. Anjanette Bender

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

"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

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Mr. Quintin Frey

Adjunct Professor of Business

"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

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Careers and Jobs 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

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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