Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Business Department (Non-Traditional)

Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Business Programs, Kevin E. Hughes

Faculty

Ronald K. Bolender, EdD

Timothy G. Chesnut, MBA, CPA

Michael L. Crawford, MBA

James D. Dalton, EdD, CPA

Daryl L. Gruver, MA

H. James Harriman, MBA

Teresa G. Haverstock, MBA

Kevin E. Hughes, PhD

Judy R. Madtes, MBA

Chris E. Neuenschwander, DBA, CMA, CPA

James R. Parks, Jr., MBA

Philip K. Rickard, MBA

Jill R. Risner, DBA

Robert H. Roller, PhD

Kelly R. Rush, MBA

Mark A. Shoaf, PhD

David L. Skinner, PhD

Melanie A. Timmerman, JD. MBA

Wayne A. Yerxa, MBA

Associate in Applied Science in Business Program Objectives

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

  • The ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and logically through effective communication skills
  • The ability to effectively use office computer applications
  • The ability to reflect upon and clarify personal and professional values systems, applying biblical and ethical principles to organizational decision-making
  • A basic understanding of the functional areas of business as applied to a small business organization

Admission Requirements for the AAS in Business

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

  • submit transcripts of all previous 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 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.

Graduation Requirements for the AAS in Business

The student must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours (with a minimum cumulative GPA 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 Associate in Applied Science in Business 25 hour major requirements.

Associate in Applied Science in Business

Required Courses

ABT2023 Introduction to Business Communication

3

ABT2043 Computer Applications

3

BSS2003 Introduction to Business Practices

3

BSS2023 Business Math

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

FIN2003 Personal Finance

3

MAN2013 Introduction to Business Ethics

3

MAN2034 Managing Small Businesses

4

Total

25 Hours

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.

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

Admission Requirements for the BBA

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;
    • credits must be from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning
    • credits must have a grade of C- or better
    • students with less than 73 credit hours are permitted to test out of some general education elective courses. Students may earn a maximum of 60 total semester hours for all demonstrated prior learning. This prior learning limit of 60 hours includes all credit earned from CLEP and DANTES tests and professional'/corporate training. Additionally, a maximum of 30 semester hours from standardized proficiency examinations (such as CLEP and DANTES) may be applied toward the BBA degree. Also, a student may earn up to, but not more than, 40 semester credits through professional training, seminars, workshops, licenses, certificates, etc. In other words, the total prior learning hours (combination of proficiency examinations and professional/corporate training) may not exceed 60 credits, with no more than 30 hours from CLEP/DANTES tests and no more than 40 hours from prior learning credit.
  • have two (2) years of full-time work experience;
  • complete a Preliminary Graduation Plan;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English; and
  • earn an overall 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;

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 550 or above on the TOEFL test, or scoring 20 or above on the ESL proficiency Examination.

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 Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs in Business.

Graduation Requirements for the BBA

The student must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours (with a minimum cumulative GPA 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 GPA of 2.50. A student who receives a grade below C- in any BBA course (including BBA concentration courses) 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, BBA concentration courses, and elective courses.  Note: The Bachelor of Business Administration degree-completion program does not provide the option of a minor of any type, but does provide for optional BBA concentrations.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Required Core Business Courses

MAN3053 Personal Development and Research Skills

3

MAN3073 Management and Leadership Techniques

3

ECO3003 Microeconomics

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 Business Administration may choose one of the following concentrations:

Executive Management Concentration

ACC3093 Accounting for Managers

3

BSS3083 Business Statistics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aMAN4023 Operations Management

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

aIBS3063 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

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

aCOM3013g Organizational Communication

3

MAN4023 Operations Management

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Marketing Concentration

MAR3053 Marketing Management

3

aMAR3063 Personal Selling

3

aMAR3073 Advertising and Promotion

3

MAR4073 Marketing Strategy

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15