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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Business


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

Dean: Mark Hyder

Faculty: Michelle Doucoumes, Sunia Fukofuka, Lisa Gano, Lisa Mark Guild, Julie Hyde, Mark Hyder, Lisa Kuhlman, Luceta McRoy, Braam Oberholster, Stephanie Sheehan, Dennis Steele, Dale Walters, Leon Weeks, John Youngberg

Adjunct Faculty: Elisa Adeogun, John Cosgrove, Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Doug Frood, Patrick Lucas, Greg Mitchell, Robert Montague, John Nunes, Cliff Olson, John Stover, Mark Waldrop, Jon Wentworth, Robert Young

Program Coordinators:

  • Accounting, Julie Hyde
  • Auto Service Management, Dale Walters
  • Business Administration, Leon Weeks
  • Business Administration and Public Relations, Mark Hyder and Pamela Maize Harris
  • Computer Information Systems, Leon Weeks and Rick Halterman
  • Construction Management, John Youngberg
  • Finance, Dennis Steele
  • Long Term Care Administration, Lisa Kuhlman
  • Management, Braam Oberholster
  • Marketing, Mark Guild

Graduate Studies Coordinator: Teshia N. Price
Institute for Ethical Leadership: Michelle Doucoumus
Enactus: Michelle Doucoumes
Business Advisory Board: James Catanzaro, Ken DeFoor, Franklin Farrow, Walt Fennel, Danny Garcia, Josef Ghosn, David Jimenez, Steve Johnson, Warren Logan, Nathan McKee, Harry Miller, Linda White, David Ruhling, John Satelmajer, John Sterner, Mark Waldrop

Advisory Councils:

Long Term Care Administration: Scott Edens, Tish Erdmann, Jo Edwards, Kelly Falcon, 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 be able to describe the principle concepts, theories, and practices in and the interrelationship between the functional areas of business within the context of the free enterprise system.
  2. Students will be able to describe the global environment of business.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate legal and ethical principles of business within a context of Christian Biblical Foundations and apply them to organizational decision-making.
  4. Students will be able to apply decision support tools to business decision-making.
  5. Students will be able to construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  6. Students will be able to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in a strategic and integrated manner.

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.

 

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