Missouri Baptist University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 07, 2022  
Missouri Baptist University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business


Mission Statement: In accordance with the Missouri Baptist University mission, the School of Business provides major programs to prepare students for lifelong learning while pursuing their calling to serve in professional careers and studies. The School of Business programs promote Biblically based Christian business practices. The major programs accomplish this mission through curriculum tied to industry expectations coupled with instruction in the ethical, Biblical Christian philosophy, and diversity principles which serve as the basis of our society and economy. The pedagogical emphasis is on the application of critical thinking for identifying and solving business problems.

Admission Requirements for the programs
The School of Business requires a minimum standard of academic performance for acceptance into the School of Business for any major in business, except applied management. Specifically:

Freshmen: Student must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of 20. Transfers: Student must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

Students not meeting the admission requirement may be immediately accepted into the applied management major. Students wishing to be admitted into the other business majors will be allowed to present a written request for acceptance to the Dean of the School of Business after at least one full semester of study at MBU if the cumulative 2.5 GPA requirement has been met. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

Requirements for Second Majors Within the School of Business 
Students wishing to earn a second major or dual degree within the School of Business must complete all of the requirements for both majors and may not count elective courses toward more than one major within the School of Business. Third majors are not allowed.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS

Internship opportunities are available to School of Business majors and minors in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing. Students must have completed coursework in the internship field prior to enrolling in this course. Students will be exposed to real world experiences in a specific field of business. Variable credit may be taken in different field settings, not to exceed a combined total of six hours. See the course description under each field for more information.

Accounting

Mission Statement: In keeping with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, the accounting program prepares students for the ethical and professional practice of accounting to meet business needs. Students will learn the foundational knowledge and skills of accounting along with the current (and future) technologies that will drive the filed. Accounting students at MBU are encouraged to join the Accounting Club for networking with students, faculty, and professionals to make career choices that honor God’s calling.

Applied Management

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Applied Management discipline provides a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare students for professional careers.

Business Administration

Mission Statement: In keeping with the mission of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, the Business Administration program prepares students to identify business needs, problems, and opportunities and apply relevant solutions. Students will learn foundational business knowledge and skills in the curriculum with flexibility to specialize. Business Administration students at MBU are encouraged to engage in networking with students, faculty, and professionals to make career choices that honor God’s calling.

Data Analytics

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, the Data Analytics discipline with a business or mathematics emphasis provides a curriculum that can lead to careers in analyzing and interpreting data to make better business decisions. The role of data analytics is to generate understandings from data by correlating patterns and trends with organizational goals. While focused on business and strategy, data analytics is concerned with viewing historical data in context for developing actionable decisions or recommendations. Career paths for a Data Analytics major include Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Analyst, Technology Analyst, Requirements Analyst, and Data and Technology Consultant.

Healthcare Management

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Healthcare Management major provides a solid curriculum in management principles and concepts applicable in healthcare and healthcare industry environments and settings. The healthcare management core contains courses designed for the specialty while the major requirements allow for cross-discipline flexibility to pursue tracks of interest particular to individual students. The Healthcare Management discipline provides a curriculum that prepares students for management careers in the healthcare industry.

Information Technology

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Information Technology discipline provides a multi focus curriculum that can lead to life-long careers in Information Technology. Students are prepared by receiving a core of technical knowledge and specialization in a specific technical area. Selected courses are designed so students may obtain entry level Information Technology certifications in addition to their degree. In addition, the curriculum provides a Business Administration minor so students are equipped to provide organizations with technology solutions that are related to their mission. Ultimately, the goal is for students to be ethically and technically well rounded, a technology specialist, and a liaison between business and technology.

Management

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Management discipline provides a broad-based curriculum preparing students for professional careers in management. We prepare students to become successful managers through curriculum tied to industry expectations coupled with instruction from our faculty with real-world experience who share their faith-based knowledge and insights. The instruction we provide enable students to shine bright and make a positive impact on their world.

Marketing

Mission Statement: In keeping with the mission of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, the marketing program prepares students to explore and develop marketing competencies to meet future business challenges and opportunities in a biblical, Christ-centered context. Being a marketing student at MBU means learning vital skills for the real-world marketplace. It means understanding both the foundations of marketing practice and the current (and future) technologies that will drive the field. it means real-world research and real-world projects to grow expertise. It means networking with students and marketing faculty and professionals to make career choices that honor God’s calling.     

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