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ODP.BSBA - BS Business Administration (online)

Program Code

ODP.BSBA

Program Title

BS Business Administration

Program Description

The online B.S. in Business Administration provides a broad foundation in the major facets of business, including organizational leadership, management, planning, communication, marketing, finance, law, and ethics. It is designed to give students the business acumen and personal capabilities necessary to succeed both personally and professionally. Applied learning is crucial, and class projects frequently involve solving real-world problems for local companies. Graduates are prepared to assume a variety of positions in corporate, private, government, and nonprofit organizations. They are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees in business, such as the Master of Management, M.B.A., M.S. in Human Resource Management, or M.P.A. in Public Administration.

Modality. Point University offers the B.S. in Business Administration in fully-online format. Point Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

Learning Outcomes

Program Purpose and Student Learning Objectives

Purpose. The Business Administration Major prepares students to glorify God through Christ-centered leadership and vocational excellence in business professions.

The Business Administration Major builds on Point University’s mission, values, and Core Curriculum (General Studies and Character Core) to accomplish the following student learning objectives:

Business communication

Objective 1:   Graduates practice self-reflection, contemplation, prayer, and discernment to facilitate self-awareness and become more authentic leaders.

Objective 2:  Graduates recognize, appreciate, and cultivate God-honoring diversity in their cultural contexts.

Objective 3:  Graduates engage constructively and collaboratively with others.

Objective 4:  Graduates communicate effectively across modes and platforms, including letters, reports, emails, speeches, and presentations.

Management of human, financial, and physical resources

Objective 5:   Graduates demonstrate a biblical approach to stewardship and responsibility with regard to organizational practices.

Objective 6:  Graduates employ critical thinking, analysis, and decision making to evaluate qualitative and quantitative information to assess organizational performance.

Objective 7:   Graduates develop, implement, and follow policies and procedures that inform and guide operations to manage cost and organizational risk while promoting ethical practices.

Objective 8:  Graduates manage people, time, and resources by effectively communicating and utilizing judicious employment practices, encouraging team building, and mentoring junior members of the staff.

Objective 9:  Graduates demonstrate understanding of fundamental microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and how they relate to business performance and societal well-being.

Accounting, finance, and marketing principles and applications

Objective 10: Graduates apply sound accounting and financial principles.

Objective 11: Graduates demonstrate the capacity to develop, communicate, and execute an integrated marketing plan for an organization.

Objective 12: Graduates understand the interplay and integration of business functions, including management.

Ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations

Objective 13: Graduates integrate biblical ethical principles into the conduct of their business activities.

Objective 14: Graduates critically examine the values, assumptions, biases, cultural norms, and worldviews of themselves and others in order to work and lead effectively in multicultural environments.

Objective 15: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of business law and key regulations that impact the conduct of business.

Computer technology and mathematical, economic, and statistical concepts

Objective 16: Graduates demonstrate proficiency with hardware and software utilized in current business practice.

Objective 17: Graduates understand principles of statistics and probability, and can apply them to make business decisions.

Objective 18: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of the sources and ethical uses of business data across business functions.

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Choosing a Character Core Track. Students who complete all courses in the Theological Track graduate with a Biblical Studies Minor. If students want to combine elements of both tracks while meeting the program learning objectives, they must complete one course in each numbered category in sequence. In other words, they must complete one course labeled [1], and then one course labeled [2], and then one course labeled [3], and then one course labeled [4], and then one course labeled [5]. For details, see the “Character Core” described under the “Biblical Studies Department.”

Recommended Course Sequence. As online students prepare to enter their program, academic advisors prepare a customized course schedule, or “plan of study,” mapping out which courses students should complete in which sessions from start to graduation. These customized plans take into account degree requirements, transfer credits, pace of study, and other factors toward the goal of speeding students to the finish line in the shortest time possible.