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Business Administration (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)



Business Administration Department Overview

The vision of the Business Administration Department is to provide Southwestern Pennsylvania with a Christian business school that is widely recognized for delivering practical and engaging degree programs and learning opportunities that enhance the practice of business in our community, our state, our region, and our world.

The mission of the Business Administration Department is to deliver high-quality business programs that emphasize leadership development, foster global and multicultural awareness and build upon a foundation in the liberal arts and humanities. We will create and disseminate applied business knowledge that contributes to the advancement of business education and practice. Our graduates will possess functional business competencies, integrity, and the ability to:

  • Communicate;
  • Utilize relevant business technologies;
  • Think strategically;
  • Work independently and in teams;
  • Solve business problems and identify business opportunities; and
  • Ethically lead themselves and others.

We will continuously seek to improve our educational programs, develop our students and faculty, and serve our community.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Overview

All students who study in the Business Administration Department need a fundamental understanding of the principles of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics. These are the “core courses” from which students build their own specialized area of education in the department. Students can major in one of the following areas: accounting, forensic accounting, finance, business management, entrepreneurship, marketing, or sports management.

The Accounting Program is designed to give students the necessary skills to succeed in the accounting field after graduation. The forensic accounting major was developed to provide students with the ability to investigate fraudulent financial activities of companies. An accounting major, public accounting major or forensic accounting major has the opportunity to participate in an internship with the cooperation of a number of public and private accounting firms located in the surrounding areas, including the “Big 4” firms in Pittsburgh. Participating students receive valuable on-the-job experience and college credit is given upon satisfactory completion of the internship.

Students in the finance major will use their skills in the areas of investments, banking and other types of financial institutions that control the financial markets of the world. Management majors deal with general management principles and the relationship of human resources in the workplace. Entrepreneurship teaches students how to manage all aspects of a business enterprise. The marketing major is designed to educate students in the workings of the market place including marketing management, retailing, sales and advertising. The sports management major is designed to provide opportunities for students to succeed in a variety of vocational options: high school/college coach, athletic director, health club manager, manager of professional sports teams, positions within personnel/human resources departments (particularly as managers of corporate wellness programs) and an array of marketing functions including advertising and corporate public relations in sports. Completion of this curriculum would also provide an excellent preparation for graduate study in sports management that includes a graduate assistant coaching position. Graduates are frequently employed in governmental agencies or go on to law, or other graduate education.

Internships are available to all students in the Business Administration Department and the faculty feels this is an excellent means to gain the advantage necessary to secure valuable experience as well as career opportunities.


Students must achieve a C or better for all 300- and 400-level major requirements. For 300- and 400-level courses
where a student receives a grade of C- or lower the course will not count towards fulfillment of major or minor requirements.