bachelor of business administration (Online)

Overview of Business Administration

This online program will prepare you to work with integrity in many different business settings. Students will gain an understanding of challenges in the world of business and will develop a broad range of business skills. Students will be encouraged to develop a biblical worldview and to practice servant leadership skills in their own context.

Who Should Apply

Motivated individuals with the desire to be trusted and skilled to work in business settings.

Career Paths
You will be prepared to enter the workforce in areas of business administration, accounting, marketing, and management in retail or nonprofit organizations. Students who desire to go further in their knowledge and business skills may apply this degree toward the Bachelor in Business Administration or other bachelor programs.
Required Credits

120 credits required including: Business Administration and Management (33), Biblical Studies (30), General Education (30), Christian Ministry (12), Free Electives (15). 


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 – 45 credits

General Education – 18 Credits
  • Academic Writing, Research, and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • Business Writing (3 credits)
  • Public Speaking or Communication Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Elective (6 credits)
  • Everyday Math (3 credits)
biblical studies – 12 Credits
  • Creation and Covenants or Israel’s Life and Literature (3 credits)
  • Life of Christ or Early Church (3 credits)
  • Interpreting the Bible (3 credits)
  • Christian Narrative I or II (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 6 Credits
  • Foundations of Ministry (3 credit)
  • Fundamentals of Leadership (3 credits)
Business administration – 9 Credits
  • Foundations of Accounting (3 credits)
  • Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • Finance (3 credits)

exploration courses – 42 credits

General Education – 12 Credits
  • History Elective (3 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Intro to Philosophy (3 credits)
Biblical Studies – 6 Credits
  • Bible Electives (6 credits)
Christian ministry – 3 Credits
  • Teaching Skills (3 credits)
business administration – 21 Credits
  • Leadership or Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • Marketing (3 credits)
  • Operations Management (3 credits)
  • International Business (3 credits)
  • Business Law (3 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • Marketing Elective (3 credits)

immersion courses – 18 credits

Biblical Studies – 12 Credits

  • Old Testament Elective (3 credits, UL)
  • New Testament Elective (3 credits, UL)
  • Theology of Work and Wealth (3 credits)
  • Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 3 Credits
  • Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders (3 credits)
business – 3 Credits
  • Personal Finance and Investment (3 credits)

free and/or Emphasis electives – 15 Credits (3 upper level)

Dr. Sherry Shindelar


Program Director: Online Education
Instructor: Humanities, English

Bachelors of Fine Arts: Creative and Professional Writing 
Bemidji State University
M.A. in English 
Bemidji State University
PhD in Literature and Criticism 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sue Glidden