Feb 01, 2023
The BBA in Management degree is a broad-based discipline which integrates knowledge and skills in the areas of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to enhance organizational performance and sustainability. It provides students an opportunity to gain experience by applying the latest management theory to real-world problems both inside and outside the classroom and to prepare them to work with people in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program endeavors to promote intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development built upon a solid foundation of ethics and cross-cultural understanding. Its strong emphasis on ethical and moral development based on the teachings of the Bible differentiates this program from those offered by other secular tertiary academic institutions.
The management curriculum is broad enough to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. Many management graduates enter into an internship or training program where they can integrate their general business skills with specific job opportunities. The program provides a background of professional education for general management or human resources careers in retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, public service, and other fields where sound management skills are needed. Some examples of entry-level jobs available for management graduates are management trainee, program analyst, project manager, data analyst, business analyst, business operations associate, and human resource officer. Moreover, the program provides graduates with the necessary tools to pursue graduate-level studies in management and other business-related fields.
Choose a minimum of 6 credits of electives as follows:
Group A electives
Choose between 3 and 6 credits of BSAD courses not previously applied.
Group B electives
Up to 3 credits of Electives may be selected from ACCT, ECON, FNCE, INFS or MKTG courses.
Students must complete the business core courses (39 credits) and the major required and elective courses (24 credits) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.33. However, students must receive a minimum of a “C-” grade in each course. Courses where a grade less than a “C-” is received will not apply towards the business core or major requirements.
All management majors must obtain a C (2.00) minimum grade in BSAD 355 .
The School of Business Administration does not accept 100-200 level courses (i.e., lower division) as transfer work to replace 300-400 level courses (i.e., upper division).
Students must complete in residence in the School of Business Administration at Andrews University a minimum of 50% (31.5 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (63 credits = 39 credits in the BBA core + 24 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).
Student Learning Outcomes
- 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.
- Students will be able to explain how the required and elective Management major courses integrated with the other functional areas of business.
- Students will be able to explain the major concepts, theory, and practice of their required Management major courses: Business & Society, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneuring, Motivation and Work Behavior, International Management, and Quality Management.
- Students in Management will be able to articulate that their understanding of Christian principles and ethics related positively to their professional careers.
- Students will be able to explain that the rigor and content of their Management major courses adequately prepared them for their careers in Management.