Welcome to Bachelor 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: 30 hours

Old Testament Survey (3 hours)
New Testament Survey (3 hours) 
Theology of Holiness (3 hours) 
Marketplace Ministry (3 hours)) 
Life of Christ (3 hours)
Business Ethics (3 hours)
Biblical Theology of Leadership (3 hours) 
Knowing God (3 hours)
Bible Study Methods (3 hours) – Bible Elective 
Letters of Paul (3 hours) – Bible Elective

General Studies Course Descriptions: 30 hours

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

Professional Studies Course Descriptions: 30 Hours

Accounting Methods (3 hours) 
Organizational Leadership (3 hours) 
Working with Teams (3 hours)
International Issues in Business (3 hours)
Finance and Budgeting for Managers (3 hours)
Personnel Development (3 hours) 
Management of Information Systems (3 hours)
Operations Management (3 hours)
Strategic Management (3 hours)
Senior Portfolio: Business (3 hours)

General Electives: 30 Hours

Program Total: 120 Hours

Bible and Theology Courses: 30 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)

Theology of Holiness (3 hours)


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.

Marketplace Ministry (3 hours)


The purpose of this course is to learn and live the foundational tenets of biblical Christianity in the marketplace of life; at home, at work, and in the school; in short, in the public arena. Attention will be given to the lifestyle of the believer as a statement to the non-Christian, relationship building, lifestyle evangelism, spiritual conversation with the non-Christian, and the biblical elements of conversion.

Life of Christ (3 hours)


This course is the beginning of a two-part survey of the New Testament that covers the life of Christ found in the Gospels. In this course the student will examine the historical, literary, and theological significance of each of the gospel accounts of the life of Christ, with an emphasis upon the practical application of this information. (3 hours)

Business Ethics (3 hours)


This course is a study of ethical theories and how they relate to contemporary issues in business.

Special attention is given to the application of Judeo-Christian ethical principles, identifying basic beliefs, values, commitments, and ethical decision-making.

Biblical Theology of Leadership (3 hours)


This course provides a biblical, Christ-centered perspective of leadership ideas. Historical trends in the development of leadership thinking—both from a secular and Christian perspective—are discussed and evaluated in light of biblical truth, and students will be challenged to apply this truth to their own lives and their understanding of organizational behavior.

Knowing God (3 hours)


This course provides an in-depth study of Theology Proper, the study of God the Father. Included with this will be understanding the Trinity doctrine, with an emphasis on biblical, historical and theological dimensions of knowing God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The course supports not only knowing more about God, but actually knowing God better through the application of Christian doctrine to life, worship and mission.

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.

Letters of Paul (3 hours) – Bible Elective


This course examines the background and ministry of Paul, as well as the origin and purpose of each of the Pauline epistles in the context of the development of his ministry. The study will include an analysis and synthesis of major Pauline themes, including the Pauline concept of the church and its mission.

General Studies Course Descriptions: 30 hours

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

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.

Personal and Social Ethics (3 hours) – Humanities Elective


This course lays the foundation for a Christian response to ethical issues arising in 21st Century Western culture. Attention is given to the biblical foundation of Christian personal and social ethics, the history of ethics, ethical decision-making, and personal character development. Application of these topics will be made to a range of contemporary issues.

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.

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.

Cultural Diversity (3 hours) – 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.

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.

Professional Studies Course Descriptions: 30 Hours

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.

Organizational Leadership (3 hours)


This course will provide an understanding of organizational leadership from a biblical, theoretical and practical point of view. The topic of leadership will be discussed in four contexts that include intrapersonal, interpersonal relationships, organizational structure and processes, and organizational culture. The biblical approach of the covenant will be used as a unifying theme for leadership best practices within each of these contexts.

Working with Teams (3 hours)


This course emphasizes the importance of teamwork in organizational or professional settings. In addition to reviewing the components of effective teams, the dysfunctions of teams, accountability within teams, and values will also be discussed. Success in organizations is largely dependent on teamwork. Students will become more effective team members as well as equipping them to improve team relationships. Characteristics of dynamic and thriving teams will be explored, with a special emphasis on the common dysfunctions of teams and how to avoid them.

International Issues in Business (3 hours)


This course provides a context for understanding the global context for businesses seeking to grow internationally. Issues related to ethical and cultural differences among various countries are discussed, as well as strategies for entering the global market and competing successfully. Further, a biblical perspective on international business will be introduced.

Finance and Budgeting for Managers (3 hours)


This course will build upon basic finance concepts involving financial markets. An in-depth review of the function and use of financial statements in capital markets will be surveyed. Managerial planning and decision-making roles will be explored in topics such as capital budgeting, capital structure, leverage, and cash flow analysis.

Personnel Development (3 hours)


This course will prepare the student to integrate the various theories of learning, leadership, and motivation into a practical application of different methodologies, including needs assessment, development, and execution. Other important aspects covered include job design, coaching, mentoring, and performance management techniques.

Management of Information Systems (3 hours)


This course is an introduction to the design and use of management information systems for the business student. It presents the significant components and technologies employed in information systems, their impact on business processes, and the contribution they make to competitive advantage. Special attention is paid to the role of information systems in global, multinational businesses.

Important topics reviewed include the management of information systems infrastructure and services, enhancing organizational collaboration through the use of information technology, the use of information systems to improve and manage supply chains, the development, acquisition, and securing of information systems, and ethical questions related to the use of information systems.

Operations Management (3 hours)


This course is designed to provide an understanding of the foundations of the operations function from both manufacturing and services perspectives. The course will analyze operations from both the strategic and operational perspectives and highlight the competitive advantages that operations can provide for the organization. We will cover topics in the areas of process analysis, materials management, production scheduling, quality improvement, and product design.

Strategic Management (3 hours)


This course examines the art and science of formulating, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve its objectives. The course focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, research and development, and information systems to accomplish organizational success in a rapidly changing global economy.

Senior Portfolio: Business (3 hours)


This course serves as a capstone to previous business courses. It details the processes of internal and external business analysis, and then focuses on the processes for developing strategies for growth, diversification, and globalization. Finally, it provides students with biblical and business guidelines for implementation of these strategies in terms of organizational design and behavior, corporate governance, leadership and ethics.

General Electives: 30 Hours


In addition to the above degree requirements, students must complete 30 additional hours non- remedial academic coursework from KCC or another accredited institution. Students who complete the related associates degree program will have fulfilled the general electives requirements.

Program Total: 120 Hours