Dec 16, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business


Accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Dean: Mark Hyder

Faculty: Michael Cafferky, H. Robert Gadd, Mark Guild, Julie Hyde, Mark Hyder, Lisa Kuhlman, Luceta McRoy, Robert Montague, Braam Oberholster, Cliff Olson, Stephanie Sheehan, Dennis Steele, Dale Walters, Leon Weeks, John Youngberg

Adjunct Faculty: Elisa Adeogun, Scott Edens, Doug Frood, Greg Mitchell, John Stover, Mark Waldrop, Robert Young

Program Coordinators:

  • Accounting, Julie Hyde
  • Auto Service Management, Dale Walters
  • Business Administration, Michael Cafferky
  • Business Administration and Public Relations, Mark Hyder and Linda Crumley
  • Computer Information Systems, Mark Hyder and Rick Halterman
  • Construction Management, John Youngberg
  • Finance, Dennis Steele
  • Long Term Care Administration, Lisa Kuhlman
  • Management, Braam Oberholster
  • Marketing, Cliff Olson

Graduate Studies Coordinator: Nelly Montoya
Institute for Ethical Leadership: Stephanie Sheehan
Enactus: Stephanie Sheehan
Business Advisory Board: James Catanzaro, Ken DeFoor, Franklin Farrow, Walt Fennel, Danny Garcia, Josef Ghosn, Mark Guild, David Jimenez, Steve Johnson, Michael Kaiser, Warren Logan, Linda White, David Ruhling, John Satelmajer, John Sterner, Mark Waldrop

Advisory Councils:

Long Term Care Administration: Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Jo Edwards, Michelle Givens, Shari McQuistan, David Rodman, Mark Waldrop, Robert Young 

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business lies within the mission of Southern Adventist University. The mission of the School of Business is the pursuit of excellence in Christ-centered business education. 

Objectives

The courses and programs offered by the School of Business 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:

  1. Students will understand the free enterprise system within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines.
  2. Students will develop a sound Christian philosophy toward our current economic environment and understand the various environmental factors that affect business.
  3. Students will develop the basic business skills required for initial job placement.
  4. Students will develop a commitment to excellence and a concept of service in the workplace and to community.
  5. Students will attain the necessary academic background for entrance into graduate degree programs in business.

Admission Requirements for School of Business

Those pursuing a degree program in the School of Business 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 School of Business immediately upon completion of 9 semester hours of business courses in residence at Southern. The 30 semester business hour maximum is waived.
  1. General education and cognate courses
    These three courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
  2. 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.
  3. Application for admission to the School of Business
    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 School of Business may not count toward business degree graduation requirements.

Applications are available at the office of the School of Business.

Accreditation

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

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.
  • 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. 

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the major.
  2. Courses with grades lower than “C” (2.00) in the major studies and cognates must be repeated.
  3. 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.)
  4. The following residency requirements and courses MUST BE TAKEN in residence at Southern Adventist University in various School of Business majors:

School of Business Majors


Total 7 Hours


Computer Information Systems Major - Residency Requirements


  •  Nine hours in major  9 hours

Financial Management Major - Residency Requirements


Accounting Concentration


  •  Nine upper division hours in concentration (in consultation with adviser) 9 hours

Total 9 hours


Finance Concentration


  •  Nine upper division hours in concentration (in consultation with adviser) 9 hours

Total 9 hours


Management Major - Residency Requirements


Entrepreneurship Concentration


Total 9 hours


General Management Concentration


Total 9 hours


Human Resource Management Concentration


Total 9 hours


International Business Concentration


Total 9 hours


Marketing Major - Residency Requirements


Total 9 hours


Total 16-20 hours


Assessment

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:

  1. Participate in the university-wide testing program in general education.
  2. 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.
  3. Complete teacher evaluations for courses taken each semester.
  4. Complete the Senior Exit Survey interview with the Dean prior to graduation.

Programs

The School offers the following degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) with majors in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management and Marketing.
    Within one of these majors, the student may choose a concentration:

Management major:

 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business 
  1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with majors in Business Administration, Long Term Care Administration, and Business Administration and Public Relations
  2. Associate of Science degree (A.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, and Personal Selling
  3. A BBA/MBA concentration for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in a five year period.