Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    24 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 24
  • Accreditation


Almost every career field is connected in some way to the business world. That means no matter which profession you plan to enter — from health care to public relations to politics and more — the odds are high that you’ll benefit from gaining strong business skills and knowledge.

Biola’s business administration minor prepares students in non-business majors for this reality, offering you a broad introduction to key business principles, including economics, management, marketing and finance. In addition, the minor is specifically designed to meet the prerequisites for the MBA program at Biola’s Crowell School of Business, allowing you to move directly into a graduate program in business without needing to take additional leveling courses.


Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

Macroeconomics: supply and demand analysis, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, international trade and the balance of payments.

Financial accounting concepts and techniques essential for all business majors and those seeking to learn the language of business; analyzing and recording transactions; preparation of financial statements; valuation and allocation procedures.

Financial accounting for corporations; analysis of financial statements; international accounting issues; introduction to managerial accounting; product costing and cost allocation procedures; budgetary control and responsibility accounting; analysis and techniques for planning and managerial decision making.

Students will study Information systems, their design, implementation and contribution to management planning, decision-making and control. The impact of information systems on the personal and spiritual lives of students as well as their impact on broader society will also be covered. Students will learn relevant business software applications through hands-on lab assignments.

Introduction to the basic elements of modern marketing including the study of the marketing environment framework, target market, market segmentation, marketing ethics, and the marketing mix variables of product, promotion, price, public relations, and place/distribution.

The legal and regulatory environment of business including a survey of the legal system, torts, contracts, employment and labor law, business organizations, administrative law and the regulatory process.

An examination and evaluation of financial decision making in the Corporate environment valuing future cash flows, characterizing risk and return and evaluating options available to firms to finance their operations or fund growth opportunities. Students will learn how to analyze financial data to provide information to management on how to improve the financial performance of their firm.

Collection and presentation of business data, central tendency and dispersion measures for business analysis, sampling and inference for confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, business forecasting with simple and multiple regression, index numbers.