Business Administration

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Administration provides students a solid grounding in essential principles and practices in business. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a Business Administration Major, and ultimately a Master of Arts in Business Administration (MBA).

Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in essential business skills
  • Devise a personal philosophy of business
  • Understand biblical-based Christian worldview that can be used in business settings

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum 60 total semester hours of credit
  • A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 9 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least one additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course
  • Completion of the 15 hour Business Administration concentration
Locations Offered
Online
Curriculum
60 credit hours

Because the Associate of Arts degree also includes core academic courses in General Education, it lays the foundation for a bachelor’s degree or advancement in a variety of professional fields or ministry.

Bible/Theology/Ministry (9)

  • ICS 1210 - Discovering the Mission of God Credits: 3
  • MSD 1110 - Encountering Spiritual Formation Credits: 3
  • THE 2010 - Survey of Bible Doctrine Credits: 3

General Education (36)

  • COM 1010 - Communication for Leaders Credits: 3
  • CPT 1010 - Technology for College Credits: 3
  • ENG 1010 - College Writing and Research 1 Credits: 3
  • ENG 1020 - College Writing and Research 2 Credits: 3
  • HIS 2010 - World Civilizations Credits: 3
  • MAT 2010 - Personal Financial Management Credits: 3
  • PHI 1010 - Philosophy and Worldview Credits: 3
  • PHI 3010 - Personal and Social Ethics Credits: 3
  • PSY 2010 - Organizational and Industrial Psychology Credits: 3
  • SCI 2010 - Earth Science Credits: 3
  • SOC 1010 - Succeeding at CIU Credits: 3
  • SOC 2010 - Cultural Diversity Credits: 3

Business Concentration (15)

  • BUS 1010 - Fundamentals of Business Credits: 3
  • BUS 1020 - Introduction to Finance Credits: 3
  • BUS 2020 - Principles of Accounting Credits: 3
  • BUS 2030 - Global Issues in Business Credits: 3
  • BUS 2040 - Business Case Study Credits: 3

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
  • Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)