Bachelor of Science — Business Administration

Excel in the Workplace with a Business Administration Degree

The B.S. in Business Administration program at Mid-America Christian University prepares students for a wide array of administrative careers within various organizations and industries or to pursue graduate studies in the business field. Our business professors are seasoned professionals who incorporate Christ-based business ethics into the classroom. Whether your business career takes you to the domestic or the international marketplace, MACU's degree program will help you master skills pertinent to the field, including accounting, economics, marketing, statistics, business law and more.

With an arsenal of business knowledge and tools at your disposal, you will enter the business world with a firm grasp on leadership, management and human resources, enabling you to be the best businessperson in your chosen field. 

What Will You Learn in Our Business Administration Degree Program?

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from MACU equips you with the theoretical knowledge base and hands-on development you need to succeed in the marketplace. Our courses are uniquely designed with tools from GiANT Worldwide, a global company that promotes excellent leadership through all levels of an organization.

We'll help you become an effective, efficient and ethical manager through our comprehensive program, where you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in critical thinking and communication, gain a detailed understanding of business functions and establish the vital team-building and decision-making skills needed in today's rapidly-changing workforce. 

 

Why Choose MACU?

At Mid-America Christian University, you receive a quality education that is regionally accredited, affordable and based in biblical principles — no matter what program you choose to major in. We strive to help all of our students Dream Bigger and Do Greater by preparing them to become successful business professionals who lead with Christian values, ethics and dignity.

Our small classroom sizes ensure you will have a one-on-one experience with your professors and get to truly know your classmates as peers and as brothers and sisters in Christ, while our thriving campus community will help you grow professionally and personally as you worship in weekly chapel services and take part in campus activities, such as clubs and small groups. 

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Course List

Code Course
ACCN2103 Principles of Financial Accounting
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
ACCN2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD1103 Introduction to Business
A survey of the field of business administration. How business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled. Offered every fall semester
BUAD2103 Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD2203 Principles of Accounting II
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: BUAD 2103. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD2303 Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics principles, such as national income, production, employment, the money and banking system, the modern theory of national income, economic growth, inflation, and the problems of economic stabilization. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD2403 Microeconomics
Surveys microeconomic principles, applications to the firm, concepts of demand, supply, pricing, and resource allocation under various competitive conditions. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
BUAD2503 Business and Professional Communications
Principles of effective communication in a business environment. Practice in the preparation of letters, reports, and other forms of business writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD2603 Personal Finance
A general education course dealing with the problems of the consumer in the American economic system; sales promotion, buying habits, health and medical care, housing, government aid, income, budgeting, savings, insurance, and personal financial planning are included. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
BUAD3103 Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the marketing of goods and services in advanced market economics; study of the marketing mix, pricing, distributional activities, consumer behavior, and marketing research. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD3203 Principles of Management
Management principles with emphasis on organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
BUAD3303 Computer Application in Business
Computer Application in Business (3 cr.) Computer systems including machine functions and computer organization is included. Course examines the uses of computers in dynamic environments and business applications of the microcomputer through hands-on experience. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
BUAD3313 Fund Accounting
Exploration of the inflows and outflows of spendable resources in nonprofit settings. Studies accounting methods which cluster data into separate fund entities to account for each body of resources restricted to specially designated uses, as well as enterprise accounting systems related to auxiliary services. The course objective is to review generally accepted accounting principles as a base on which to examine the differences necessitated by fund accountability, such as fund balances, encumbrances, appropriations, and internal control of auxiliary services. Specialized accounting principles that relate to such nonprofit entities of the tax-exempt sector as religious, charitable, educational, civic, health care and governmental units and agencies will be included. Offered on demand.
BUAD3403 Business Finance
Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD3703 Introduction to Statistics
The course is a complete introduction to basic statistics as a method of analysis. Statistics is a powerful tool that is used in the business world and in the behavioral science area extensively. This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of statistical terms and formulas. The student will use Microsoft Excel as the medium technology throughout the course. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program is required for this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered every semester.
BUAD4103 Legal Environment of Business
Law and the legal system, social forces that make the law, business response to the social and legal environment; governmental regulation and federal regulatory agencies which impact business decision-making; the study of the legal concepts of torts and contracts. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD4203 Nonprofit and American Church Law
The major focus is the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of nonprofit organizations and directors, officers, employees and volunteers relevant to (1) forming a nonprofit organization and establishing and maintaining tax-exempt status; (2) designated funds, reporting requirements, fiduciary duties and responsibilities, and liability; (3) clergy-penitent privilege, child and elder abuse reporting, and confidentiality; and (4) sexual misconduct, risk management, and lawsuits between Christ-followers. Some attention will be given to alternative means of conflict resolution and selected church and clergy tax and first amendment issues. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
BUAD4303 Human Resource Administration
Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD4403 Church and Nonprofit Finances
A managerial course that includes nonprofit property and church property management with emphasis on those activities necessary to acquire, dispose, maintain, repair, and use nonprofit facilities; legal requirements; managerial policies and procedures relative to site location, building committees, inspections, and scheduling. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD4503 Small Business Management
Designed to acquaint the student with the problems encountered in a small business enterprise. Managerial functions and processes as related to the small business environment are covered. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
BUAD4603 Administrative Policy and Management
A study of administrative processes under conditions of uncertainty including integrative analysis and formulation of strategy and supporting policy at administrative/executive levels. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
BUAD4703 Business Ethics
Designed to raise the moral recognition level of students; to provide them with the apparatus to make moral decisions in a business context; to consider ethical problems in advertising, accounting, finance, marketing, and personnel as illuminated by Christian principles. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD4803 Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Basic control concepts are the same in both profit-oriented and nonprofit organizations, with a strong thrust in the latter to provide a maximum of service at an acceptable quality level, as evaluated by cost-benefit analyses. This course covers the peculiar constraints on goals and strategies, the dominance of professional personnel, and difference in governance. The objective is to define and outline performance measurement of NOP's and to explore political and constituency influence on goals and objectives. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
BUAD4901 Honor Studies
Honor Studies in business administration related topics are open to students who have demonstrated the initiative and capability to take part in individual study and research. The course(s) is/are designed to give students opportunity to do advanced work in an area of particular interest to them, under supervision of a selected member of the faculty. The instructor, the department head, and the dean must approve the offering of the course and its format. All work must be completed within one regular semester or one summer. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and school chair. Offered on demand.
MGMT2503 Professional Development Review
Professional development guides students through the process of documenting college level learning that took place outside a college setting in order to earn college credit for that learning.
MGMT3213 Applied Business Management
This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.
MGMT4103 Group and Organizational Communications
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
MGMT4413 Strategic Management
This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103
MGMT4433 Managing Change
An inherent aspect of leadership is managing change. This course will explore the various change theories and available options for designing, implementing and managing change. The students will learn how to develop their own change protocols, lead people through turbulent times including lay-offs due to downsizing and outsourcing, and be a bastion of hope and support exhibiting a Christ-like attitude to one’s employees.
MKTG3103 Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the marketing of goods and services in advanced market economics; study of the marketing mix, pricing, distributional activities, consumer behavior, and marketing research. Offered fall smester: odd numbered years.

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