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Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Management

Overview | Business Management 

Competing in a global market requires strong servant-leaders who competently organize corporate resources, mobilize personnel, and resolve problems in a professional and godly manner.  Maranatha’s Business Management degree arms you with crucial skills in human resource management, operations management, managerial decision-making, and international business.  The dedicated business faculty at Maranatha bring to the classroom their combined years of real-world experience and their passion for Christ, making this unique program a top choice for future business managers.

Program Outcomes

  • Knowledge of business terminology and concepts
  • Ability to solve business problems
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Expertise in using technology
  •  Demonstrate Christian character and application of biblical principles
  • Ability to gain employment or pursue graduate education in business or a related field

Bachelor’s to Master’s Pathway

Continue your studies with the Master’s in Organizational Leadership program, or one of our other online graduate degrees. Some undergraduate courses may count towards your master’s program. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Intro to Business & Management (3)
Computer Applications (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Science Elective (3)
Music Elective (2)
Concentration/Minor Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Principles of Accounting 1 (3)
BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251 (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Concentration/Minor Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Principles of Accounting 2 (3)
BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251 (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Concentration/Minor Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251 (3)
BUMG 222, 223, 321, or 422 (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (6)
American Studies Elective (3)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Operations Management (3)
BUMG 222, 223, 321, or 422 (6)
Business Elective (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Concentration/Minor Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Human Resource Management (3)
Business Strategy (3)
Business Electives (6)
Bible Electives (3)
Concentration/Minor Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Business Capstone (3)
Business Electives (6)
Bible Elective (3)
Concentration/Minor Elective (4)

Total Credits: 16

Alumni Spotlight

Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Williams (’13)
Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Williams graduated in 2013 in Business Management. Today, as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy Supply Corps, he works in operation logistics, supply chain management, and business solutions, recently completing a tour aboard a nuclear ballistic missile submarine. “At Maranatha I forged strong friendships and gained an excellent foundation in business concepts and ethics. The faculty demonstrated real faith, professionalism, and mentorship. I am in awe of how God uses those experiences to shape my life and my walk with Him.”

Jake Schulz (’03)
Jake Schulz earned a BS in Business Management in 2003. He and his family of five live in Sturgeon Bay, WI, where he is employed as a Project Engineer by Therma-Tron-X, Inc. Jake says, “We need godly leaders in all professions, and if one is intentional with that responsibility then God can use us all. We (the Schulz family of five) recently found ourselves answering God’s call to live internationally in the Philippines while serving in an administrative role for an orphanage in Cebu City, Philippines.” Jake has actively served the local church and has assumed leadership roles within the community. He looks forward “to what God has in store for us, because I know our story is still being written.”

Nathan Campbell (‘19)
Nathan Campbell (‘19) graduated with a BBA in Business Management. He came to MBU in 2016, started for the men’s soccer team all four years, and served as a resident assistant. Academically, he earned the votes of his classmates to be a team leader for the annual School of Business Capstone Project. Nathan says, “MBU has a professional atmosphere that prepared me well for the business world.” After a successful summer internship with School Health, the company crafted a new position just for him. He now works to help the company expand through product initiatives in eCommerce.

Jake and Gigi Boucher (’16)
Jake and Gigi (Oberloier) Boucher graduated in 2016, Jake with a BBA in Business Management, and Gigi with a BBA in Digital Media Marketing. After graduating, Jake started his own asphalt maintenance business. He then joined businesses with a friend, and he now works as a partner at ProLine Striping. Gigi worked for KWQC-TV6 until her side job as a wedding photographer began competing with her full-time job. She now works full-time as a wedding photographer. Of her classes at MBU, she says, “My marketing classes gave me the skills needed to successfully promote my business. My business professors also emphasized the truth that you can serve God with a secular job, which was an encouragement to me.” Jake recalls his own classes with appreciation: “I use principles that I learned in my business classes on a daily basis to communicate to and bring in new customers.”

Related Majors

Accounting (CPA)
Accounting Management
Digital Media Marketing

Related Minors

Accounting Management
Business Management
Marketing Management
Office Management
Digital Media Communications

Potential Career Fields

Human resources director
Production/Operations manager
International business person
Business owner/Entrepreneur
Business manager

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Tracy Foster

School of Business | Dean

DBA, Walden University
MBA, Syracuse University
BS, Montana State University

Jeff Drost

School of Business | Professor

Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University
MS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University
BM, Graduate School of Banking, University of Madison
BS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University

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