Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 PDF

Business Administration


Aaron Moses,  Adventist Health System Endowed Chair of Business Administration; Joshua Michalski, Ana Patterson, Chanda Reins

Adjunct: Heath Beaty, Charles Benson, Alex Falcon, Fred Harder, Alison Hill, Judy Miles,  Andrew Smith, James Winegardner


The Department of Business Administration prepares students for Christian service and business leadership in the global economy.  Our department is built on academic excellence, integrity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We serve and value a diverse student body, equipping them with the intellectual fortitude to change the world.

Aims of the Department

  1. Maintain a curriculum that provides students with the necessary knowledge for successful work experience in today's business environment and graduate studies.
  2. Promote student's awareness of free enterprise with an international orientation within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines.
  3. Enrich the learning-teaching experience by fostering access to and utilization of appropriate learning resources.
  4. Promote faculty and student's involvement in community activities.


B.B.A. requires 61 hours, B.S. requires 40 hours and minors require 18 hours.

  • B.B.A.  Accounting
  • B.B.A.  Finance
  • B.B.A.  International Business
  • B.B.A.  Management
  • B.B.A.  Marketing
  • B.B.A. Dual Concentration
  • B.S. Business
  • Minors in Accounting, Business, Finance, International Business and Marketing

Degree Requirements

Business Core Courses

Required of all BBA students.

ACCT 211    Accounting Principles I 3
ACCT 212 Accounting Principles, II 3
BUAD 202*   Introduction to Contemporary Business 3
BUAD 211 Profiles of Entrepreneurship 3
BUAD 270 Management Information Systems 3
BUAD 301 Principles of Management 3
BUAD 311 Business Law 3
BUAD 321 Business Finance 3
BUAD 460 Ethics and Business Social Responsibility 3
BUAD 466 Production and Operations Management 3
BUAD 472 Business Policies and Strategies 3
ECON 211 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 212 Microeconomics 3
MKTG 343 Principles of Marketing 3
  Total : 42

Cognate Requirement

MATH 241** Intro. to Probability and Statistics 3
  Total: 3

*BUAD 202 is required of all Freshman BBA majors.  Junior level transfer students may substitute a business elective for this class with aproval from their advisor.  Southwestern students who are changing from another major to a BBA are also required to take BUAD 202 unless their advisor recommends an alternative.

**MATH 110 is a prerequisite for MATH 241.

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