Business Course List


Old Testament

Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from Genesis through the book of Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.

Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from the time of Samuel through the Post-Exilic era. The prophetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.

Old Testament Electives  3 credits (upper division)

New Testament

New Testament History and Literature (BNT 1000)  3 credits
Overview of the New Testament giving special attention to the history, background, content, and main message of the individual New Testament books and the New Testament as a whole.

Synoptic Gospels (BNT 3008)  3 credits
Comparison of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, emphasizing Christ’s earthly mission. Attention given to the social, cultural, and political background of these books.

Biblical Studies Approach

Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002)  3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.

Advanced Hermeneutics (BSA 3019)  3 credits
Study of various interpretive issues including the canon, translation issues, text criticism, and contemporary methods of interpretation.

Bible Electives

Bible Electives  5 credits (3 upper division)


Christian Faith (TH 2005)  4 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.

Contemporary Issues in American Society (TH 2222)  2 credits
This class will examine topics in American society which are currently under debate, such as homosexuality and the origins of the universe. The course will examine these topics by looking at the various positions evidenced in current American society. These positions will then be examined in relation to the biblical text.

Biblical Theology (TH 4005)  3 credits
Study of the major biblical themes in the Old and New Testaments including the kingdom of God, covenants, temple, law, and people of God. Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program.

General Education


College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0099
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.

College Writing II (ENG 1001)  3 credits
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.

Marketing/Business Communication (SBA 3003)  3 credits
The purpose of this class is the study of both marketing and business communication functions. Topics include business communication applica- tions, promotional strategies, role and limitations of advertising and promotion, preparing and delivering messages in a variety of situations.


Freshman Seminar (HUM 1002)  1 credit
Introduction of collegiate level study skills and other disciplines necessary for success at the undergraduate level. Includes an overview of the philosophy and community dynamics which defines the OHCC experience.

Worldviews (HUM 2007)  3 credits
Examination of the theoretical and practical expressions of various worldviews. Designed to help students realize that all thinking and writing has a starting point in a world view.

Humanities Elective  2 credits

Senior Seminar (HUM 4001)  2 credits
Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Course features reflection on one’s college experience, practical preparation for the next steps beyond college, and integration of faith and theology with contemporary issues.

Social Science

World History (HI 2003)  3 credits
A study of the ancient Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European roots of modern Western civilization through the Renaissance/Reformation era.

Church History I (HI 3150)  3 credits
Prerequisite: HI 2003

Study of the history of the Christian church from its founding to the pres - ent. Special emphasis on the people, events, and doctrinal controversies significant in the growth of Christianity. Includes exploration of the inter - play of Christianity with politics, the great church councils, the crises that emerge, divisions and alliances, and confluence of forces that determine the complexity of the Christian church today.


Science/Math 4 credits


Introduction to Business (SBA 1002)  3 credits
Introduction to the fundamentals of business including business organization, business environment, management, marketing, finance, mission, business ethics, and social responsibility.

Personal Finance (SBA 1001)  2 credits
Study of business and consumer financial matters. Topics include financial planning, preparing budgets, managing liquid and plant assets, use of debt, charitable giving, developing investment portfolios, insurance planning, retirement and estate planning, and consumer credit.

General Education Electives  4 credits

Christian Ministry

Spiritual Formation I (CM 1001) 3 credits
Course focuses on developing a Christ-centered life and awareness of ministry avenues. Special emphases on spiritual gifts, missions, and submitting each area of life to God.

Spiritual Formation II (CM 1002)  3 credits
Course introduces the basic concepts and skills needed for evangelism and discipleship. Emphases include understanding the world around us while communicating one’s faith, exploring one’s role as a disciple, and effective ways to disciple other followers of Christ.

Student Outreach (CM 1200, 2200, 3200)  6 credits
Includes weekly volunteer experiences under the direction of the Student Outreach Director. Ministry areas include evangelism, discipleship, and social concern. Students’ experiences are facilitated by qualified supervisors who provide accountability and feedback. Outreach must complement the student’s major during the junior year.

Small Business Administration

Accounting Essentials (SBA 2003)  3 credits
Basic accounting course emphasizes double entry bookkeeping. By building practical accounting skills and developing an understanding of concepts, students will be prepared for success in a small office or business.

Introduction to Economics (SBA 2012)  3 credits
Covers the basics of both micro and macroeconomics: circular flow model, demand and supply, various market structures, money, Federal Reserve, income expenditure model, classical economics, economic policies, international trade, and political factors in economic policy.

Computer Applications in Business (SBA 2005)  3 credits
Study of creating and manipulating Excel spreadsheets. Introduction to the basic concepts and terminology of database software, and using data for relevant small business reports.

Principles of Management (SBA 2009)  3 credits
Introductory course covering the basic theory and practice of management, including planning, organizing, controlling, staffing, motivating, and leading.

Principles of Marketing (SBA 3002)  3 credits
Fundamental principles concerning marketing management. Topics include market analysis, market strategy, and the basic functions of the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and ultimate consumer. Students will develop a marketing plan.

Principles of Finance (SBA 3004)  3 credits
Introduction to financial concepts and issues within the context of the small business. Topics include analysis of financial statements, budgeting leverage, working capital management, time value of money, capital budgeting, and other topics relating to overall financial policy.

Entrepreneurship (SBA 3005)  3 credits
Prerequisites: SBA-2003

Examination of required skills, resources, and techniques which transform an idea into a viable business. Idea generation and conception, opportunity analysis, marshaling of resources, implementation of plans, management of ongoing operations, and providing for growth will be stressed. Students will develop a small business plan.

Integration of Business and Ministry (SBA 2011)  3 credits
Consideration of the positive impacts business has on and in ministry. Students will examine biblical perspectives on wealth creation, business practices, and strategies for using business as ministry in cross-cultural and local contexts. Case studies of successful business ministries will be examined. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to studying the fundamental principles of non ? profit management.

Business Law/Ethics (SBA 2010)  3 credits
Introduction to the legal and regulatory process in which business decisions are made. Application of legal constraints to management and associated management activities examined, as well as broad applications of regulatory law. Students will also gain an understanding of personal and corporate integrity from a biblical perspective and its impact on resolving ethical dilemmas.

Business Elective  2 credits

Business Seminar (SBA 4002)  3 credits
Designed to be taken the final year of the bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Students will examine case studies of both small and non ? profit business with regard to finance, management, marketing, and leadership. Includes involvement with a local small or non ? profit business.

Free Electives

Free Electives 11 credits


Biblical Studies 35 credits

General Education 36 credits

Christian Ministry 12 credits

Small Business Administration 32 credits

Free Electives 11 credits

Total 126 credits