bachelor of science in Business

Overview of Business

The Bachelor of Science in Business will prepare you with the tools necessary to thrive and serve in the business world. Students will gain a biblical perspective of the challenges in the world of business and the skills required to be successful in a business environment.

Four specific tracks are available in order for you to focus your Business Degree on the area that best suits your career goals:

  • General Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
Who Should Apply

Motivated individuals with an interest in business, and those who value an education rooted in a biblical worldview.

Career Paths

This degree will assist your entry into the workforce. Graduates of business programs often seek employment in administration, managerial, marketing, and entry level corporate environments. This degree can also assist you in developing your very own business idea into a viable plan that leads to running your own business. Virtually every organization (even your local church) has a need for the skills that you will learn.

Required Credits

120 credits required including: Business (38), Biblical Studies (30), General Education (30), Christian Ministry (12), Free and/or Emphasis Electives (10). 


Each academic program of the college provides the context for whole life transformation through biblical life preparation. Students come to learn, learn to serve, and serve to change lives. Through the courses offered in each program, students will develop a Christ-centered worldview and be prepared to make a difference in the world through their lives, work and service to others.

The courses of study in each degree proceed from foundational to exploratory to immersion courses. Areas of study for each degree will include general education, biblical studies, Christian ministry and service, and core courses in the major.

Students will be challenged to grow in their knowledge of self, others, the world and the Bible. They will be challenged to grow in their critical
thinking, development of a biblical worldview and the integration of their faith and learning.

Foundational courses – 44 credits

General Education – 11 Credits
  • College Writing I (3 credits)
  • College Writing II (3 credits)
  • Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
  • Personal Finance (2 credits)
biblical studies – 12 Credits
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Interpretation of Biblical Literature (3 credits)
  • Christian Faith (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 9 Credits
  • Spiritual Formation I (3 credit)
  • Spiritual Formation II (3 credits)
  • Outreach (2 credits)
  • Intercultural Outreach (1 credit)
Business – 12 Credits
  • Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • Accounting Essentials (3 credits)
  • Computer Applications in Business (3 credits)
  • Principles of Management (3 credits)

exploration courses – 48 credits

General Education – 16 Credits
  • Worldviews (3 credits)
  • History Elective (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics (3 credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits)
  • Math/Science Elective (4 credits)
Biblical Studies – 6 Credits
  • Old Testament Elective (3 credits, Upper Level)
  • New Testament Elective (3 credits, Upper Level)
Christian ministry – 3 Credits
  • Outreach (2 credits, 1 Upper Level)
  • Intercultural Outreach (1 credit, Upper Level)
business – 23 Credits
  • Marketing/Business Communications (3 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • Integration of Business and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Electives in Major (8 credits)

immersion courses – 18 credits

General Education – 3 Credits
  • Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Biblical Studies – 12 Credits
  • Bible Electives (12 credits)
business – 3 Credits
  • Business Seminar (3 credits)

free and/or Emphasis electives – 10 Credits, 2 Upper Level

dana schnortz

Director of business

Department Chair: General Education 
Program Director: Business 
Instructor: Business

B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis on Finance 
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 
Professional Business Consultant 
Northwest Small Business Development Center, Bemidji, MN 
OHCC since 2009

Dana Schnortz