Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Business Administration is a four-year program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and of current business principles, preparing them to operate effectively as business leaders in either commercial or non-profit settings. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/Theology, general education, and business.

Program Director: Dr. Kim S. Parcher

Student Learning Goals

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will:

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of fundamental business principles.
  2. Acquire the skills and dispositions needed to enable sound business practices.
  3. Develop awareness of current business issues and trends and how to effectively operate in a global and changing environment.
  4. Develop a philosophy of business that incorporates a biblical worldview.
  5. Evidence the ability to operate as business professionals in a variety of settings—commercial, non-profit ministry, and cross-cultural.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge in functional areas of business.
  2. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team situation.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills in a professional context.
  4. Demonstrate use of critical thinking skills in a business and organizational context.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to integrate biblical concepts with business knowledge and practice.
Program Admission Requirements
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Declare a major in Bible/Theology and Business Administration.
  3. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Business Administration program. The process includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, it will be reviewed by the Business faculty. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  4. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
  5. The Business department will consider up to 18 transfer credits in business, subject to review of grades and course descriptions.
    The following courses must be taken at Emmaus:
    • Business Ethics (BUS 210)
    • Principles of Management and Leadership (BUS 330)
    • Organizational Behavior (BUS 401)
    • Business Policy and Strategy (BUS 410)
    • Business Internship (BUS 485) 
Business Administration Degree Requirements:
  1. Complete a minimum of 126 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. A minimum of 60 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
    • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
    • Biblical Theology Elective
    • Bible/Theology Electives* (6 credits)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
    • Teaching Bible** (EM 321) or Homiletics 1 ** (BT 322)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1** (ICS 104)
  • Business Administration (45 credits)
    • Financial Accounting (ACC 110)
    • Managerial Accounting (ACC 210)
    • Global Business (BUS 102)
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems (BUS 240)
    • Business Ethics (BUS 201)
    • Principles of Finance (BUS 310)
    • Principles of Global Marketing (BUS 321)
    • Principles of Management and Leadership (BUS 330)
    • Organizational Behavior (BUS 401)
    • Business Policy and Strategy (BUS 410)
    • Business Law (BUS 420)
    • Business Internship (BUS 485)
    • Business Electives (9 credits)
  • General Studies (36 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Business Communication (COM 230)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • Macroeconomics (ECN 201)
    • Microeconomics (ECN 205)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
    • Introduction to Statistics (MAT 160)
    • Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245) or Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)

*at least one book study required
*meets Bible-Related requirement

Award: Bachelor of Science

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