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Department of Business Administration

Dr. Kevin M. Hill, Chairperson

Business Administration is a profession practiced by managers who solve problems and make decisions in the process

of leading and guiding an organizational unit in its efforts to achieve some inherent goal or objective. Organizational

activities are measured for their effectiveness (the degree to which organizational goals are accomplished) and for their

efficiency (the cost in resources used to achieve these goals). In the Business Department, studies develop from a

common viewpoint that all truth is of God. Therefore, as led by the Spirit, the student will search for truth to be applied

with wisdom to the glory and honor of God.

Every Business student completes the basic core of business courses, and then takes additional courses in at least one

of the nine Business emphases: Accounting, Christian Ministries Administration, Finance, International Business,

Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Pre-law, or Public Relations.

OBJECTIVES

Students with a major in Business Administration will study the fundamentals of management theory together with the

“tools” used by modern management practitioners; will explore modern theories, concepts, and principles of

management and administration; will apply the lessons learned to contemporary management situations; and will be

encouraged to develop an appetite for contemporary literature in the dynamic field of business administration.

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT COURSE TRANSFER POLICY

The Master’s University Department of Business Administration seeks to insure the quality of its curriculum as reflected

in its graduates. One way this quality is safeguarded is through limiting the coursework which may be transferred into

the program. With this in mind, the following protocol has been adopted by the business faculty:

1.

Only the equivalents of MA090, ECN200, and ECN210 will be accepted for TMU business courses in transfer

from a two-year college. No other courses will be accepted by TMU’s Business Department from a two-year

college.

2.

Lower-division courses are not accepted in transfer for upper-division Business Department requirements.

3.

The Business Department reserves the right to assess the student’s prior coursework in the relevant subject

area before accepting a course in transfer.

4.

Once a student has declared a TMU Business major, all remaining business courses must be completed at TMU.

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT DIRECTED STUDY COURSE POLICY

There will be no Business Department courses offered as Directed Study other than internship courses. A student may

appeal this policy if:

1.

The student is entering his or her final semester and there is a course conflict. An appeal on these grounds will

not be considered if the course conflict involves courses to complete more than the one required emphasis.

2.

The student needs to retake one course and cannot return to campus to complete his or her degree.

Note about computers

: Business majors are encouraged but not required to use a computing device that operates on a “PC”

platform. In several courses, it is necessary to use functions in Microsoft Excel that are not available in the Apple version

of Excel. Some higher level Accounting courses also use software that is not compatible with Apple devices.

EMPHASES

Accounting

Students with a program emphasis in accounting will study basic accounting theories and principles as recognized and

practiced by the accounting profession. Graduates may enter public accounting (CPA) or management accounting

(CMA) careers.