Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Business


Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the School of Business 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 School of Business offers 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.

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 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.

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 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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