Missouri Baptist University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Business


Faculty:

Brenda D. Bradford, M.A., Associate Professor of Business Administration; Dean – Business Division; Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Lisa Bushur, CPA, M.Acc., Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Brian Jackson, M.B.A, Instructor of Business Administration

Karen Kannenberg, D.Mgt., Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration; Director of MBA Program

Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration

Annette Slack, R.N., J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Healthcare Management

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the Business Division seeks to provide a personalized academic program, based on a Christian, liberal arts, worldview that is applicable to the business world of today. The program is designed to produce motivated graduates equipped with practical, ethical, current business skills, and social attitudes and ideals based on Christian precepts.

The Business Division offer majors and minors in Accounting, Applied Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing. A minor is also offered in Entrepreneurship for students in any discipline. A concentration in Entrepreneurship is offered for students majoring in Management.

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

SIFE

All students, especially Business Division majors are encouraged to participate in “Students In Free Enterprise” (SIFE), the established business organization open to students from all disciplines and geared to specifically enhance the learning and practical experiences gained in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to take SIFE for credit, or be a non-credit member of SIFE. (See “Student Organizations” for more details about SIFE, also known as ENACTUS.)

BUSINESS DIVISION INTERNSHIPS

Internship opportunities are available to Business Division 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 accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Accounting discipline provides curriculum appropriate for a major field of study preparing students for the professional and ethical practice of Accounting.

Business Administration

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

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.

Marketing

Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Marketing discipline provides a broad-based curriculum, preparing students for professional careers in marketing.

 

Programs of Study

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