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, Maranatha’s Baptist office management degree 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 & Management3Microsoft Word1
Computer Applications Seminar1Microsoft Excel1
Basic Keyboarding (proficiency)0Old or New Testament Survey3
Old or New Testament Survey3English Composition 23
English Composition 13Science Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Music Elective2
The Modern World3Open Elective3
Fall Spring 
Principles of Accounting 14Principles of Accounting 24
Principles of Marketing3Microsoft Access1
Document Processing3Business Communication3
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3Baptist Heritage3
Concentration/Minor3Probability and Statistics3
Fall Spring 
Business Law 13Principles of Management3
Office Management Elective3Office Management Elective3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Open Elective2
Fall Spring 
Business Finance3Business Strategy Capstone3
Desktop Publishing3Administrative Procedures and Technology3
Office Management Elective3Office Management Elective2
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
American Studies Elective3Literature Elective3
Open Elective3