Feb 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Professions


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Chan Shun Hall, Room #201
269-471-3632; FAX: 269-471-6158
sba-info@andrews.edu
www.andrews.edu/SBA

Ralph Trecartin, Dean

College of Professions Structure

The College of Professions, formed in 2019, is comprised of the following school and departments:

School of Business Administration

Ralph Trecartin, Dean
Jerry Chi, Assistant Dean

Mission

The School of Business Administration offers high quality education in business at the bachelor’s and master’s levels to all who qualify, both church members and others of goodwill. We emphasize excellence in teaching in our disciplines,  challenging students to search for knowledge and for that wisdom illumined by Christian insight in preparation for service to the world.

History

The school traces its origin to 1908 with the establishment of the Commercial Department of Emmanuel Missionary College. In 1952 all business instruction was organized into the Department of Business Administration. MBA candidates were admitted to the graduate program in 1964.

In July 1980, the School of Business Administration was organized, becoming the third professional school of the university. The school is housed in Chan Shun Hall.

Ethics Oath

The School of Business Administration is committed to promoting a higher ethical standard for its graduating students. Ethics is learned in various classes throughout the course of study, with an ethics oath taken at the end of their program. This oath is available to graduating students wishing to participate in a higher ethical standard of professional conduct.

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)

  • Students will be able to identify the major theory and concepts of business across business functional areas.
  • Students will be able to incorporate relevant quantitative and qualitative data in the analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify relevant business theories in analyzing business issues and apply appropriate theories in addressing business problems.
  • Students will be able to deliver oral presentations clearly, confidently, and in an organized format, and present their written thoughts in a coherent narrative to articulate complex ideas.
  • Students will be able to identify Christian perspectives when approaching business issues and understand the Judea-Christian foundation of personal and professional integrity, accountability, and experience positive spiritual growth.

Master of Business Administration

  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in each of the functional areas of business.
  • Students will be able to integrate the core business concepts and the use of effective management skills.
  • Students will be able to apply professional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their technological, quantitative and computer skills in analyzing and resolving business problems.
  • Students will be able to articulate a manager’s ethical and diversity responsibilities with a Christian viewpoint to its stakeholders.

Master of Science Administration (Organizational Management)

  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in the application of business principles and practices to the administration of church and church-related organizations.
  • Students will be able to apply professional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their technological, quantitative and computer skills in analyzing and resolving administrative problems.
  • Students will be able to articulate an administrator’s ethical and diversity responsibilities with a Christian viewpoint to its stakeholders.

Accreditation and Memberships

Andrews University has received accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Majors in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

College of Professions Programs

School of Business Administration

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Business Administration

  Minors

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science Administration

Department of Aviation

Associate of Technology

Bachelor of Technology

Certificates

Minors

Department of Computing

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Minors

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