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Professional Studies: Business

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The major in business with a concentration in organizational management seeks to develop leaders who can think critically, communicate effectively, respond ethically, and lead confidently in a global marketplace. The program helps students increase their effectiveness as business professionals and provides excellent preparation for career advancement and the pursuit of a graduate degree.


Business: Organizational Management (B.A.)

The B.A. program provides students with a solid foundation in topics such as management, marketing, organizational behavior, and communication.

Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

A Sampling of Professional Studies: Business Courses

BUOM 372

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

Study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are handled by groups and individuals. (Formerly BUOM 371 Group and Organizational Behavior)

BUOM 456

Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Prerequisite: All major requirements completed. Designed to allow the student the opportunity of integrating the knowledge obtained from accounting, economics, marketing, and organizational management into coherent analytical skills on case studies approximating real world business situations. (Formerly BUOM 455 Business Policy and Strategy)

BUOM 477

Managing the Nonprofit Organization

Managing the Nonprofit Organization

Prerequisites: BUOM 377 and BUOM 378. This course explores the special challenges of management of a nonprofit organization. Through cases, description, and theoretical analysis, students learn about the defining characteristics of the nonprofit sector, major differences between nonprofit and profit-making organizations, and government and business involvement with the nonprofit sector. Students acquire skills focused on governance, financing, and management of nonprofit organizations.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Gregory Austring, PhD

Gregory Austring, PhD

Professor of Religion & Intercultural Studies, Chair of General Education, School for Professional Studies
Patricia Fisher, MBA

Patricia Fisher, MBA

Professor of Marketing, Chair of Business, School of Professional Studies
Geoffrey Friederich

Geoffrey Friederich

Michael Moodian

Michael Moodian

Karen Nishie, MA

Karen Nishie, MA

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Doug Petersen, PhD

Doug Petersen, PhD

Co-Director
Tracy Riggs

Tracy Riggs

Assistant Professor of Business and Management

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