Bachelor of Business Administration & Ethics

Bachelor of Business Administration & Ethics

Business Administration Careers

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Project Management
  • Compliance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Preparation for MBA
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Data Modeler
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Project Manager

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at MACU

To succeed in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world of business, you’ll need a competitive edge. With an accredited online Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) and Ethics from Mid-America Christian University (MACU), you’ll stand out with the knowledge, practical skills and work ethic companies desire and value. The future is bright for Business Administration graduates as employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent between 2020 and 2030. The versatility of the degree translates into a lifetime of employment opportunities and the potential for high earnings.

Technical and Soft Skills Emphasized in MACU’s BBA

MACU’s BBA features a curriculum based on core business concepts that will help students develop both technical and soft skills. Students will take courses such as accounting, legal environment, software applications and marketing in order to acquire a broad understanding of the general operations of a business. Other courses will center on writing, communication and time management–making students well-rounded, versatile candidates for a variety of lucrative careers. 

When you earn your Bachelor of Business Administration at MACU, you’ll find that the focus is less on lectures and more on simulation, real-life case studies, discussion and collaboration with other students and professors who are experts in their field. 

MACU Offers Six In-demand BBA Concentrations

Increase the value of your Bachelor of Business Administration—and your career marketability—by choosing one of our six practical BBA concentrations. Most are also available as full bachelor’s degrees.

Communication ↗

Develop skills for many options open in communication, including advertising, marketing & public relations.

Data Analytics ↗

Combine business and math with information technology: data mining, optimization, simulation & more.

Digital Marketing ↗

Learn digital marketing skills plus market econ, consumer behavior, business finance, accounting & more.

Healthcare Management ↗

Master principles & application of management in day-to-day administration of healthcare organizations.

Management Information Systems ↗

Understand IT trends and implement emerging MIS technology, services, and practices to benefit and strengthen businesses.

Sports Management ↗

Turn sports passion into a career, handling media, contract & trade negotiation, promotional events & more. 

Program Information

Earn Your Business Administration Degree Online: Accelerated, Affordable & Convenient

Since 2008, MACU has offered accredited online degree programs that help busy students jumpstart their career or advance in their profession.
You can earn your Business Administration degree online, (and the optional MIS online degree emphasis) while still working and honoring family commitments. The program is designed to help adults successfully earn an accredited, accelerated, affordable online degree. Our professors and staff strive to provide a supportive learning environment and are committed to making students feel like members of the MACU community. Here are some of the ways our online management degree classes can help you save money and finish faster:

  • Just one class at a time in a consecutive order
  • Up to 30 credits (per year) for life experience (volunteering, community service, etc.) 
  • Eligible military service training can be applied as course credits 
  • Minimal upfront costs, including no initial book fees
  • Free placement testing
  • Full support–including tutoring and student services

Prep for Wide Range of Careers with On-campus BBA Degree

The demand for those who excel at business is strong. Regardless of what career path lies ahead, MACU’s BBA is a launchpad for career and personal success. The work students do on this degree is only enhanced by the social opportunities on campus, from sports to faith-based clubs and groups. Add in a caring faculty team and the scene is set for growth, both intellectual and spiritual.

Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, with its strong job market and a strong Christian community, studying at MACU gives you access to activities both on campus and in the city, including national sports teams, a vibrant downtown shopping area, restaurants, and outdoor adventures that range from hiking to whitewater rafting. 

Additional advantages of an on-campus degree program at MACU include:

  • A streamlined degree completion plan that’s affordable
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • A campus that values safety and security
  • Support services, including tutoring, so students can thrive
  • Recreational, academic, and faith-based activities and groups
  • Competitive sports and esports teams

MACU’s Bachelor’s Degree Business Majors Stand out As Professionals & People of Character

MACU believes in educating students who go on to excel as professionals and also as ethical people whose actions are based on biblical truths. The Business Administration degree program features:

  • Holistic evaluation of students
  • Christ-centered curriculum that integrates ethics into every course
  • Advisory board comprised of business leaders from around the region
  • Professors with real-life experience and expertise in their subject matter
  • Real-world case studies and concepts
  • Assessment beyond grades by considering the strengths and work ethic of a student

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Courses

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ECON1103

    Introduction to Economics

    An introduction to basic economics concepts. It will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events. This practical non-major course provides tools for economic analysis. (humanities, social/behavioral science, general education elective, elective)

  • ECON3503

    Applied Macroeconomics

    This course is an overview of the field of macroeconomics emphasizing how national income, unemployment, inflation, and economics growth are determined. Additional topics reviewed include taxation, the multiplier model, money and banking, and business cycles. The effects of government policy on the economy are also discussed. The course will also include the study of international economics and globalization. Prerequisite ECON 1103

  • ECON3603

    Applied Microeconomics

    This course is an examination of basis economic principles with application to current economic situations. Emphasis is on understanding how households and business firms make decisions in the economy. Topics include how prices are determined and how they help solve economic problems of scarcity, the distribution of income and wealth, problems of monopoly power, labor unions and labor problems, environmental and energy concerns, and how other aspects of the economy affect businesses and individuals. Prerequisite ECON 1103.

  • MGMT2103

    Business Software Applications

    Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications through weekly labs and projects.

  • 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.

  • MGMT3313

    Principles of Human Resource Administration

    This course provides an overview of the human resource management function. It includes the theories, research, and issues related to human resource management within modern organizations. The roles, responsibilities, relationships, functions, and processes of human resource management are discussed from a systems perspective. Expectations of various stakeholders such as government, employees, labor organizations, staff/line management, and executive management are explored.

  • 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.

  • MGMT4233

    Principles of Business Law

    This course provides a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.

  • MGMT4403

    Marketing Concepts and Applications

    Managers should understand the role of marketing in organizations. Emphasis will be given to the factors that affect consumer behavior, development and evaluation of an organization’s marketing strategies, and fundamental marketing variables.

  • 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.

  • MGMT4503

    Financial Analysis for Managers

    Finance is the art and science of handling money. In the modern world virtually every organization, public and private, runs on money. That includes families, businesses, governments, and nonprofit enterprises. The study of finance will be broadly divided into two areas: (1 cr.) Investments and financial markets and (2 cr.) the financial management of companies. These are separate but related. A financial system involves flows of money and paper between them.

  • 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.