Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Business Department (Degree Completion)

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

Philip K. Rickard, MBA

Robert H. Roller, PhD

Kelly R. Rush, MBA

Mark A. Shoaf, PhD

Melanie A. Timmerman, JD. MBA

Wayne A. Yerxa, MBA

Associate of 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 Associate in Applied Science in Business 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 GPS General Education Core (39 hours):
    • 15 credit hours in Arts and Humanities

      (Minimum of 3 credit hours in an English composition course with a research writing component; minimum of 3 credit hours in Bible/Theology)

    • 15 credit hours in Natural and Social Sciences, and Mathematics

      (Minimum of 3 credit hours in Mathematics; minimum of 3 credit hours in Social Science; and minimum of 3 credit hours in Natural Science with laboratory)

    • 9 credit 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 of Applied Science in Business 25 hour major requirements.

Associate of 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 GPS General Education Core (39 hours):
    • 15 credit hours in Arts and Humanities

      (Minimum of 3 credit hours in an English composition course with a research writing component; minimum of 3 credit hours in Bible/Theology)

    • 15 credit hours in Natural and Social Sciences, and Mathematics

      (Minimum of 3 credit hours in Mathematics; minimum of 3 credit hours in Social Science; and minimum of 3 credit hours in Natural Science with laboratory)

    • 9 credit 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

BSS3083 Business Research Methods

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

In addition to the Bachelor of Business Administration program objectives, Executive Management Concentration students will demonstrate the ability to utilize basic operations management, accounting, statistical, and financial concepts in the process of making business decisions.

ACC3093 Accounting for Managers

3

MAN3123 Managing Human Resources

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aMAN4023 Operations Management

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Human Resource Management Concentration

In addition to the Bachelor of Business Administration program objectives, Human Resource Management Concentration students will demonstrate an understanding of how to apply human resource management principles and techniques in recruiting, hiring, training, employee development, compensation and benefits decisions, performance appraisal, and managing diversity.

MAN3123 Managing Human Resources

3

HRM3043 Training and Development

3

HRM4033 Performance and Reward Systems

3

HRM4013 Employee Relations and Services

3

HRM3053 Diversity for Organizational Performance

3

Total

15

Management Concentration

In addition to the Bachelor of Business Administration program objectives, Management Concentration students will demonstrate:

  1. how to use fundamental concepts and principles of organizational behavior to manage an organization;
  2. an understanding of fundamental concepts and principles of organization communication and how they relate to management and leadership;
  3. how to solve operational challenges with the application of appropriate process theories; and
  4. how to solve a business challenge with appropriate formal research.

MAN3063 Leadership

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

aCOM3013g Organizational Communication

3

MAN3123 Managing Human Resources

3

MAN4023 Operations Management

3

Total

15

Marketing Concentration

In addition to the Bachelor of Business Administration program objectives, Marketing Concentration students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. create a marketing plan that clearly, concisely, and logically communicates the marketing strategy of an organization; and
  2. describe the various philosophical approaches to marketing (sales, product, and market orientation) and their impact on the marketing tactics used by an organization.

MAR3053 Marketing Management

3

aMAR3063 Personal Selling

3

aMAR3073 Advertising and Promotion

3

MAR4073 Marketing Strategy

3

BSS4093 Business Research Project

3

Total

15

Dual Graduate Credit

Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree business program, and who is within the final twenty-four (24) credit hours needed to graduate, will be permitted to complete two (2) graduate courses for dual credit, totaling no more than six (6) credit hours, based upon the following criteria:

  • A student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher will receive unconditional approval to complete graduate courses for dual credit.
  • A student who has a cumulative GPA between 3.00-3.49 will be considered for approval pending review of a letter of recommendation from an undergraduate instructor. This letter should list each business course(s) taught by the recommending instructor that the student has completed to date, the student’s overall academic performance in those courses, and the instructor’s view of the student’s ability to successfully complete advance coursework at the graduate level.
  • A student with a GPA under 3.00 will not be approved to complete graduate courses for dual credit unless unforeseen or extreme, extenuating circumstances have had a significant, negative impact on the student’s overall undergraduate academic performance. In this case, the student must submit a detailed letter of explanation to the Dean of the Jetter School of Business that explains these negative effects in greater detail, and that also discusses how the student now intends to successfully complete coursework at the graduate level.

Graduate courses that an approved student may complete for dual credit include:

Note: Approval to complete Managerial Accounting or Corporate Finance may also be considered in specific cases that include an undergraduate Accounting major or minor who is within the final twenty-four (24) hours needed to graduate and who also meets the minimum GPA criteria listed above.

The following graduate courses will not, under any circumstances, be considered as options for dual credit:

  • MAN6043 Strategic Management
  • All concentration courses