Office Management

Managing an organization

Organizations need order to run well—and a good office manager provides it. Whether you want to serve in a fast-paced business office or faith-based nonprofit organization, the Office Management major will equip you to organize, manage, and distribute information with confidence and care. You’ll receive practical knowledge in office technology and methods as well as studying management of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. You’ll also develop expertise in software applications. Since Maranatha is a certified testing center for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Tests, you will have the opportunity to become MOS certified in Word, Excel, and Access. The ministry-oriented academic environment prepares students for a balanced professional and spiritual life.

“The many opportunities [Maranatha] gave me to work on projects in a team atmosphere, have helped prepare me for these types of projects.” – Luke Musgrave ('09)

In the real world

Luke Musgrave ('09) is a "landman" for Denver-based High West Resources. His duties include researching lease and title files and mineral rights ownership for clients preparing to make large land sales and purchases. "The extensive training Maranatha gave me in writing, and the many opportunities they gave me to work on projects in a team atmosphere, have helped prepare me for these types of projects," Musgrave said.


Our faculty knows business

Dr. Cory Pfaffe has served as the Dean of Maranatha’s School of Business since 1989. He also chairs the College Finance committee. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 25 years of professional experience, he regularly consults with churches, Christian ministries and small businesses.

Read more about our Business faculty.

Your potential career

  • Office manager
  • Administrative services manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Human resources manager
  • Medical transcription
  • Desktop publisher
  • Marketing coordinator

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Business & Management2Introduction to Information Systems2
Computer Applications Seminar1MS Word2
Basic Keyboarding (proficiency)0New Testament Survey2
Christian Life 11English Composition 23
Old Testament Survey2Science Elective3
English Composition 13Concentration4
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
The Modern World3
Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Principles of Accounting 14Principles of Accounting 24
Principles of Marketing3Microsoft Access1
Macroeconomics3Business Communication3
Microsoft Excel1Baptist Heritage3
Christian Life 21Probability and Statistics3
Principles of Bible Study2Concentration3
Fall Spring 
Business Finance3Principles of Management3
Business Law 13Microeconomics3
Document Processing3Bible Doctrine 23
Bible Doctrine 13Bible Elective2
Open Electives3
Fall Spring 
Desktop Publishing3Business Strategy Senior Capstone3
Office Management Elective3Administrative Procedures & Technology3
Bible Elective2Office Management Elective1
Christian Life 31Bible Elective2
American Studies Elective3Concentration3
Concentration3Literature Elective3