Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Bachelor of Business Administration (accelerated degree-completion programs for working adults)

Department Chair, James D. Dalton

Faculty

Ronald K. Bolender, EdD

Timothy G. Chesnut, MBA, CPA

Michael L. Crawford, MBA

James D. Dalton, EdD, CPA

Willie C. Dishon, DMin

Daryl L. Gruver, MA

H. James Harriman, MBA

Teresa G. Haverstock, MBA

Kevin E. Hughes, PhD

Judy R. Madtes, MBA

Chris E. Neuenschwander, MBA, CMA, CPA

James R. Parks, Jr., MBA

Philip K. Rickard, MBA

Jill R. Risner, MBA

Robert H. Roller, PhD

Kelly R. Rush, MBA

Mark A. Shoaf, PhD

David L. Skinner, PhD

Melanie A. Timmerman, JD

Wayne A. Yerxa, MBA

Bachelor of Business Administration Program Objectives

Upon completing their undergraduate degree program, adult students will demonstrate:

  • The ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and logically through effective communication skills
  • The ability to reflect upon and clarify personal and professional values systems, applying biblical and ethical principles to organizational decision-making
  • An understanding of the functional areas of business and their interrelationships with organizations
  • An understanding of global issues in business
  • Effective critical thinking skills

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion Program

The primary focus of the Bachelor of Business Administration program (BBA) is to meet the educational needs of adults working in the business environment. Primary candidates for the BBA program are individuals who have completed some college work but because of the circumstances of their lives, have been unable to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree. The program allows individuals who have completed approximately two or more years of college to attend class one evening a week for four hours, and complete the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in as little as fifteen months. The program is offered on the campus in Mount Vernon and at satellite sites in Polaris, Gahanna, Newark, Mansfield, Grove City, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Board of Regents this program will also be available online.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program requires the student to:

  • submit transcript(s) with a minimum of 56 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from college or university courses;
  • have two (2) years of full-time work experience;
  • complete a Preliminary Graduation Plan;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English; and
  • earn an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all previous college course work for regular admittance status. An applicant with a GPA of less than 2.00 may apply for probationary admittance.

Transfer Credit

The Bachelor of Business Administration Core is a highly integrated program. Therefore, while transfer courses will be applied to the hours required for the degree, transfer credit will not normally be applied to the 33 credit-hour core. Transfer credit is granted only if acceptable grades were obtained. Equivalence of course content and transfer credit is determined by the chair of the Bachelor of Business Administration Department.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours (with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00) including:

  1. Successful completion of the following 39 semester-hour General Education Core requirement;
    • 6 semester hours in English composition or the completion of the English composition capstone course;
    • 3 semester hours in mathematics;
    • 9 semester hours in the arts and humanities;
    • 6 semester hours in the social and behavioral sciences;
    • 6 semester hours in the natural sciences; and
    • 9 semester hours in liberal arts electives.
  2. No course used to meet general education requirements is permitted to satisfy a major requirement in any program within the School of Business.
  3. Successful completion of the requirements for the major with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. A student who receives a grade below C- in any BBA course will be required to repeat that course until a grade of C- or above is earned. All repeated course work to replace a grade of D, F, W, or X is at student’s expense; and
  4. Successful completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of college course work, or its equivalent, including general education, the BBA business core and elective courses.

Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration

Required Core Business Courses

MAN3053 Personal Development and Research Skills

3

MAN3073 Management and Leadership Techniques

3

ECO3003 Business Economics

3

ACC3013 Business Accounting

3

MAR3043 Business Marketing

3

MAN3123 Managing Human Resources

3

FIN3013 Business Finance

3

IBS3013 Global Perspectives in Business

3

MAN4043 Business Ethics and Law

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

Required Cognate Course

BIB3033 Foundations of a Biblical Worldview

3

Total

33 Hours

Candidates for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management may choose one of the following concentrations:

Executive Management Concentration

ACC3093 Accounting for Managers

3

BSS3083 Business Statistics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

MIS3023 Management Information Systems

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Human Resource Management Concentration

HRM3043 Training and Development

3

HRM4033 Performance and Reward Systems

3

HRM4013 Employee Relations and Services

3

HRM3053 Diversity for Organizational Performance

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

International Business Concentration

IBS3063 Global Marketing

3

IBS3053 Comparative Economic Systems

3

IBS3073 International Trade and Finance

3

IBS3083 Global Business Strategy

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Management Concentration

MAN3063 Leadership

3

MAN3083 Organizational Behavior

3

COM3013 Organizational Communication

3

MAN4023 Operations Management

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Marketing Concentration

MAR3053 Marketing Management

3

MAR3063 Personal Selling

3

MAR3073 Advertising and Promotion

3

MAR4073 Marketing Strategy

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15