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Bachelor of Business Administration
Matt Dwyer, M.B.A., Director
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a degree-completion program designed for working adults who possess work experience in general business/industry-related fields and an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a minimum of 60 transferable semester hours.
The program is designed for adults who seek to build upon their educational foundations and work experience to enhance their personal and professional career objectives. It provides learners with an integrated educational experience in the functional areas of business and prepares learners for graduate study in the Master of Business Administration program or the Master of Organizational Leadership program.
The core curriculum exposes students to the qualitative and quantitative aspects of business administration, including human resources, finance, economics, and marketing. Throughout the program, the learner’s experience is drawn upon to focus on issues and to integrate academic coursework and ethical values with practical applications.
Learners develop skills through a carefully designed sequence of learning experiences, including workshops and homework assignments. The program requires the development of individual and group skills, and focuses on the application of knowledge and skills in the work environment. The programs objectives are to enhance the student's ability to:
BBA 302 – Statistics for Managers
305 – International Economic Systems
311 – Interpersonal Leadership
312 – Advanced Strategies for Success
313 – Management Theory and Practice
319 – Organizational Behavior
325 – Business Law for Managers
403 – Marketing Management
405 – Corporate Finance
406 – Financial Accounting for Managers
407 – Managerial Accounting
435 – Human Resources Management
480 – Leadership and Ethics
485 – Business Policy and Strategy
BIBL 315 – Understanding the Bible
BUS 485 – Career and Portfolio Development
THEO 400 – Faith and Contemporary Issues
A student must have a GPA of 2.0 after the program's first two (2) classes (BBA 311 and BBA 312). Student's who do not have a GPA of 2.0 after these classes will be put on academic probation. Failure to raise a student's GPA to 2.0 after an additional two (2) classes will result in removal from the program. Students who have not completed the six-hour Christianity core general education requirement prior to entering the BBA program must take Olivet's BIBL 315 Understanding the Bible and THEO 400 Faith and Contemporary Issues as part of the packaged program.