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Courses | B.S. in Business Management


Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. 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 catalog for details.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.

Major Courses

Note: A Biola education is biblically centered and theologically integrated. Because we desire to equip you for your vocation and deepen your faith, we’ve specifically designed BMNG 318, 319, 375, 421 and 478 with professors from Biola’s Talbot School of Theology.

Micro and macro economic theory with an emphasis on the application of this theory to current economic issues, including the study of those who developed the theory and their predecessors. Issues involving trade and finance among nations and their comparative economic systems will also be examined. Grade Mode: A.
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. Grade Mode: A.
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. Grade Mode: A.

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. Grade Mode: A.

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. Notes: This course is intended for students that do not have marketing or marketing management as a concentration. Grade Mode: A.
A study of the relevant ideas and developments in the field of human resource management that permit organizations of all types to improve productivity, quality and service. EEO, staffing, training, compensation and labor relations are all emphasized. Grade Mode: A.
The foundations and theories of ethics as related to the Bible, the market place, and the modern corporation. Case studies in modern ethics are discussed with a view to raising the moral consciousness of business professionals. Notes: This course does not meet Core Curriculum requirements. Grade Mode: A.
Students will be introduced to the concepts of business analytics. Topics will include business modeling, optimization techniques, advanced spreadsheet techniques, and data visualization. Grade Mode: A.
Understanding the dynamics of human interactions and developing effective problem solving through sound communications; leadership, management or conflict, change and innovation; business ethics and societal relationships. Notes: Business Administration minors should see Crowell School of Business to add the course. Grade Mode: A.
This course introduces the student to the various dimensions of the world economy and to the characteristics of foreign countries that are important for economic activity. Topics covered in the course include: 1) the fundamentals of international trade and finance; 2) the role of culture, religion and politics in international business; and 3) the role of multinational corporations in the world economy. Grade Mode: A.

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. Grade Mode: A.

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. Grade Mode: A.

This course is an examination of the emerging role of business in missions. The general themes covered in this course include: 1) the theology of business as missions; 2) practical issues related to using business as a vehicle for cross-cultural missions, and 3) specific for-profit business models and case studies. By the end of the course the student will have a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating business and missions. Notes: Business Administration minors should see Crowell School of Business to add the course. Grade Mode: A.

An examination and evaluation of personal and organizational leadership principles with practical application in contemporary leadership and management settings. Students will develop their ability to lead change productively. Students will study servant leadership, modeled by Jesus and learn how to apply servant leadership within organizational functions and environments. Grade Mode: A.

As the capstone course for students in the BS, Business Management program, this course willexplore advanced and current topics in management. Societal and biblical understandings of work and ofhuman nature as it relates to work; the role of the Christian in the workplace. Students will complete aproject related to career planning. Notes: No substitutions or transfers will be allowed in place of this course.Grade Mode: A.

Biblical Studies Courses

Equipping to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual transformation and character formation. Notes: Must be completed during the first year. Grade Mode: A.

Introduction to theology with special emphasis on learning to do theology, understand the doctrine of Scripture, introduce the integration of various fields of knowledge with the Bible, and see the importance and development of a Christian worldview. Grade Mode: A.

An overview of the Old Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events, and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.

An overview of the New Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events; and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.

The biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things with reference to the history and development of Christian theology.

Core Curriculum Requirement

A culmination of writing experiences and practices throughout the Core, this course uses discipline-specific texts and contexts for reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing. Students will compare and critically analyze academic writing created by themselves and by experts; research and discover customs, values, and hallmarks of writing in their disciplines; use effective invention, drafting, revising, and proofreading methods for written work; learn to find, synthesize, and cite discipline-specific sources; and prepare essays and multi-genre artifacts useful in both academic and professional settings. 16-24 pages of polished prose, or its equivalent required. Notes: Required and Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. A grade of C+ or better will fulfill the Writing Competency Requirement unless otherwise noted by the individual department. Grade Mode: A.

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. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Grade Mode: A.

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