Accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Dean: Mark Hyder, Interim Dean
Faculty: Michael Cafferky, Richard Erickson, H. Robert Gadd, Lisa S. Goolsby, Julie Hyde, Mark Hyder, Robert Montague, Braam Oberholster, Cliff Olson, Verlyne Starr, Dennis Steele, Leon Weeks, Jon Wentworth
Adjunct Faculty: Elisa Adeogun, Scott Edens, Doug Frood, Jennie McClaren Hobbs, Bill Richards, Mark Waldrop, Robert Young
- Business Administration, Richard Erickson
- Long-Term Care Administration, Verlyne Starr
- Nonprofit Management, Robert Montague
- Computer Information Systems, (SBM Dean) and Rick Halterman
- Financial Management, Jon Wentworth
- Management, Braam Oberholster
- Marketing, Cliff Olson
- Accounting A.S. Jon Wentworth
- Business Administration A.S., Richard Erickson
- Business Administration and Public Relations, (SBM Dean) and Greg Rumsey
- Business Administration and Auto Service, (SBM Dean) and Dale Walters
Institute for Ethical Leadership: Stephanie Sheehan
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): Stephanie Sheehan
Business Advisory Board: Joseph Decosimo, Franklin Farrow, Russell Friberg, Mark Guild, Bill McGinnis, Chris McKee
Long-Term Care Administration: Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Jo Edwards, Michelle Givens, Jennie McClaren Hobbs, Shari McQuistan, David Rodman, Mark Waldrop, Robert Young
The mission of the School of Business and Management lies within the mission of Southern Adventist University. The mission of the School of Business and Management is to develop Christ-centered business leaders who integrate knowledge and application with high moral values.
The courses and programs offered by the School of Business and Management are designed to prepare students for business-related careers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and/or for further graduate education.
The objectives of the school are:
- To give the student a broad background of knowledge of the free enterprise system within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines.
- To assist the student in developing a sound Christian philosophy toward our current economic environment and the ever-changing business world of the future.
- To provide the student with a quality academic program with basic business skills required for initial job placement.
- To encourage Seventh-day Adventist students to serve as workers and in positions of business leadership with organizations sponsored by this denomination when opportunities are available.
- To foster within all students a commitment to excellence and a concept of service in the workplace and to community.
- To provide the necessary academic background for entrance into graduate degree programs in business.
Admission Requirements for School of Business & Management
Those pursuing a degree program in the School of Business and Management must complete a Student Statement of Intent upon enrollment their freshman/transfer year. This form is available from your adviser. For admission, the following steps must be completed:
- Incoming freshmen, change of majors, and transfer students with less than 30 semester hours in business must complete steps 1, 2, and 3 listed below.
- Students transferring with more than 30 semester hours in business who have completed steps 1 and 2 must apply for admission into the SBM immediately upon completion of 9 semester hours of business courses in residence at Southern. The 30 semester business hour maximum is waived.
- General education and cognate courses
These three courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
- Business core and major courses
Any four of these six courses must be completed with a four-course GPA of 2.50 and a minimum grade of C in all business courses.
- Application for admission to the School of Business and Management
Application for admission must be made on or before completing 30 semester hours of business courses. Students must apply for admission to the SBM after completing steps 1 and 2. Business courses taken in excess of 30 semester hours before acceptance in the SBM may not count toward business degree graduation requirements.
Applications are available at the office of the School of Business and Management.
Southern Adventist University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE:
- Bachelor of Business Administration degree
- Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Corporate Community Wellness Management, Long-Term Care Administration, and Sports Studies
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Financial Management
- Master of Science in Administration
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the major.
- Courses with grades lower than “C” (2.00) in the major studies and cognates must be repeated.
- Transfer credits at the same level (lower division/upper division) as Southern Catalog listings will be accepted from an accredited college/university. (Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.)
- The following residency requirements and courses MUST BE TAKEN in residence at Southern Adventist University in various School of Business and Management majors:
School of Business and Management Majors
B.B.A./B.S. Core - Residency Requirements (all majors)
Computer Information Systems Major - Residency Requirements
- Nine hours in major 9 hours
Financial Management Major - Residency Requirements
- Nine upper division hours in concentration (in consultation with adviser) 9 hours
- Nine upper division hours in concentration (in consultation with adviser) 9 hours
Management Major - Residency Requirements
General Management Concentration
Human Resource Management Concentration
International Business Concentration
Marketing Major - Residency Requirements
Nonprofit Management Major - Residency Requirements
LTCA Major - Residency Requirements
- B.B.A. Degrees - 30 hours (21 hours core and 9 hours emphasis) of required business courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
- B.S. Business Administration Degree and Combined Degrees - 24 hours of required business courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
- B.S. Business Administration LTC Degree - 30 hours of required business courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
- B.S. Business Administration Nonprofit Degree - 30 hours (21 hours core business courses and 9 hours emphasis) of required courses (not including required cognates) to be taken in residence.
- A.S. Degrees - 15 hours of required business courses to be taken in residence.
- Minors - 9 hours of required business courses to be taken in residence.
To help the graduates in Business Administration to evaluate their academic progress and to aid the School in evaluating teaching effectiveness, students who major in business-related fields will be required to:
- Participate in the university-wide testing program in general education.
- Take the area test in business prepared by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) during the last semester of their academic program. This test may be integrated into an upper division course and may constitute part of the grade for that course.
- Complete teacher evaluations for courses taken each semester.
- Complete the Senior Exit Survey interview with the Dean prior to graduation.
The School offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) with majors in Financial Management, Computer Information Systems, Management and Marketing.
Within two of these majors, the student may choose a concentration:
Financial Management major:
- General Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with majors in Business Administration, Long-Term Care Administration, and Nonprofit Management.
- Associate of Science degree in Accounting.
- Associate of Science degree in Business Administration.
- A BBA/MBA concentration for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the Master of Business Administration degree or the Master of Financial Management degree in a five year period.
Business Administration, A.S.
Business Administration, B.S.
Computer Information Systems, B.B.A.
Financial Management, B.B.A.
Long-Term Care Administration, B.S.
Nonprofit Management, B.S.
Personal Selling, A.S.