Welcome to Associate of Arts in Business!

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Program Objectives

Upon graduation from the Business programs, students will be able to

  1. Explain, integrate, and apply foundational business knowledge in a work environment

  2. Exhibit proficiency in critical thinking and decision making by applying appropriate solutions to strategic and organizational challenges

  3. Communicate effectively by producing appropriate, professional-quality business document and delivering oral and written presentations and reports using appropriate technologies

  4. Demonstrate effective collaborative skills, both as leader and team member, exhibiting strong interpersonal relationship abilities and an understanding of group and individual dynamics within a business setting

  5. Apply appropriate leadership principles while working with people and processes within profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Course Requirements:

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Bible and Theology Courses: 12 hours

Old Testament Survey (3 hours) 
New Testament Survey (3 hours)
Bible Study Methods (3 hours) – Bible Elective 
Theology of Holiness (3 hours) – Theology Elective

General Studies Course Descriptions: 30 hours

Technology and Information for College (3 hours) 
English Composition I (3 hours)
English Composition II (3 hours) Speech (3 hours)
General Psychology (3 hours)
Principles of Sociology (3 hours) – Behavioral Science Elective 
Exploring God’s World (3 hours) – Math/Science Elective 
World Civilizations to 1700 (3 hours) – Humanities Elective
Cultural Diversity (3 hours) – Humanities or Behavioral Science Elective

Professional Studies Course Descriptions: 24 Hours

Introduction to Leadership (3 hours) 
Personal Finance (3 hours) Fundamentals of Business (3 hours) 
Introduction to Finance (3 hours) Accounting Methods (3 hours) Fundamentals of Business Law (3 hours) 
Global Issues in Business (3 hours) Business Case Study (3 hours)

Program Total: 66 Hours

Bible and Theology Courses: 12 hours

Old Testament Survey (3 hours)

This course is a survey of Old Testament literature in its historical setting. Attention is given to outstanding persons, events, and theological emphases. The aim of this course is to give direction for developing a biblical lifestyle based upon the revelation of God in the Old Testament. (3 hours)

New Testament Survey (3 hours)

This course is a survey of the background and content of the New Testament with an emphasis on learning to ask questions that will give the student a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. In this course the student will examine the historical, literary and theological significance of New Testament content with an emphasis upon the practical application of this information. (3 hours)

Bible Study Methods (3 hours) – Bible Elective

This course explores and practices the basic principles of general hermeneutics (principles of interpretation). Learners will focus on learning and performing the guiding principles that lead to correctly understanding the Bible.

Theology of Holiness (3 hours) – Theology Elective

The basics of the doctrine of entire sanctification as taught by the Wesleyan theologians. Scriptural and theological statements are integrated with experiential insights for the purpose of clarification.

General Studies Course Descriptions: 30 hours

Technology and Information for College (3 hours)

This course introduces the adult student to necessary concepts, skills, priorities, and relationships that enable professional, spiritual, and academic development. this course provides the foundation for the development of the student’s philosophy of life and ministry that enable successful adult education.

English Composition I (3 hours)

A concentrated review of English grammar, with a focus on developing competence through expressive and explanatory writing of non-fiction prose, primarily within the context of the student’s experiences. Provides experience in a variety of writing tasks, and includes strategies for discovering ideas, gathering information, planning and organizing, drafting, revising and editing.

English Composition II (3 hours)

A focus on the development of competency in expository, evaluative, and persuasive essays, as well as in comprehending, evaluating and synthesizing information from various sources for research writing.

Speech (3 hours)

A study of the principles and types of speech designed to develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills through outlining and delivering speeches in class. (3 hours)

General Psychology (3 hours)

A study of biological aspects of behavior, the brain, learning and memory consciousness, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, health, stress, coping, mental health, personality, and social behavior. Attention will be given to the relationship between Psychology and Christianity with selected application for life and ministry. 3 hours

Principles of Sociology (3 hours) – Behavioral Science Elective

An introduction to the systematic study of society in terms of social organization, processes, institutions, and relationships among individuals and groups. This course examines methods of research in sociology, and describes the basic concepts and theories.

Exploring God’s World (3 hours) – Math/Science Elective

This course is designed to provide a general overview of environmental science, with an emphasis on sound science, stewardship, and sustainability. Topics include basic concepts of environmental science, relationships between living and nonliving things, human impact upon the environment, and care of earth’s resources to support future generations of living things. Critical thinking skills will be utilized throughout this course, as these skills underlie one’s ability to carefully consider scientific concepts and their effects upon human interactions. The study of environmental science is approached with an understanding of the grave responsibilities of human beings to practice wise stewardship of God’s creation.

World Civilizations to 1700 (3 hours) – Humanities Elective

This course will provide students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding and factual knowledge spanning from the dawn of civilization to 1700. Emphasis is placed on the origins and achievements of the core civilizations of Asia, Africa, America, and Greco-Roman civilizations. In addition, Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures will be studied. The ultimate focus will be to provide students with a historical, factual, cultural, and geographical knowledge of ancient history and its relationship to the Bible. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments up to the early modern world civilizations within the interrelations of societies and cultures.

Cultural Diversity (3 hours) – Humanities or Behavioral Science Elective

This course is an exploration of cultural diversity and multiculturalism from a Christian faith perspective. This course provides a process to understand and practice cultural diversity competence. It is designed to initiate and provide ongoing preparation for effective interaction with everyone in our culturally diverse world. Growth in these skills equips individuals with the social graces needed to form bonds of mutual trust that will bridge the differences that ordinarily divide people.

Professional Studies Course Descriptions: 24 Hours

Introduction to Leadership (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the basics of leadership with application in both a personal and organizational context. Creating and communicating the vision, empowering others and recognizing their contributions, challenging the status quo and leading change, and celebrating team and organizational success are all key ideas addressed in this course. Moreover, students will be asked to evaluate their own personal leadership practices according to these concepts. (3 hours)

Personal Finance (3 hours)

This course will provide a practical introduction to personal finance management and assist the student in being a good steward of God-given resources. It addresses realistic ways to manage personal assets effectively. Topics include the development of personal financial goals, planning and budgeting; avoiding fraud and swindles; buying, insuring and financing major assets; consumer credit; banking services; investments; insurance; retirement and estate planning; and income tax. (3 hours)

Fundamentals of Business (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the fundamental practices and issues involved in managing and operating a business in today’s marketplace. Areas of business explored in this course include various management theories, economic concepts, management and organization, human resources, sales and marketing, and operations. The course also examines the challenges of operating in both domestic and global markets, business ethics and business strategy.

Introduction to Finance (3 hours)

This course will provide opportunity to learn basic finance principles linking financial markets, institutions and investors. An overview of the flow of capital will be explored from the corporate perspective, including topics such as interest rates, stocks, bonds, risk and return, the time value of money, and the cost of capital.

Accounting Methods (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the field of accounting and the role that accounting plays in business. Students will be introduced to journals, ledgers, postings, and adjusting/closing of the books. The course emphasis is on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

Fundamentals of Business Law (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the law as it pertains to business organizations. It will introduce the student to the legal system in its various forms and its impact on the legal environment of business.

Topics include the Constitution and its historical foundation, ethics, business decision-making, alternative dispute resolution, torts, intellectual property, criminal law and cybercrimes, contracts, sales and lease, and employment law.

Global Issues in Business (3 hours)

This course familiarizes students with important considerations in conducting business in an increasingly global economy. It will help prepare students for positions in organizations engaged in global business. Students will be exposed to some of the issues encountered in global business. Key topics will include cultural issues, ethical issues, and political and economic issues.

Business Case Study (3 hours)

This course requires the student to utilize much of what he or she has already learned in previous courses and gives them the opportunity to apply that knowledge to the solution of an actual business issue in an organization of his or her choice. The student will identify a significant business problem or issue in an organization that they know well. The student will examine the issue using the knowledge they gained in previous courses and examine the related business literature to identify and make appropriate recommendations to address the problem or issue. This course will culminate in a written case study exploring the identified problem, the relevant literature, and the proposed recommendations.

Program Total: 66 Hours