School of Business

Dean: Prof. Stephen Christensen
Administrative Dean: Prof. George W. Wright
Assistant Dean: Prof. Janet Muller

The School of Business seeks opportunities to extend the Christian educational mission of the university by providing learning opportunities to traditional undergraduate and graduate students.

Traditional undergraduate students may enroll in the Business Administration or Economic programs. Graduate students may enroll in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • Business Administration
  • Economics

Undergraduate Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management

Graduate Degree

Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

Emphasis: Accounting

Students taking the Business major will be able to:

  • Explain the technical and functional aspects of financial and tax accounting.
  • Explain the major concepts, theories, and practices of managerial accounting.
  • Critique the impact of differences in global accounting treatments.
  • Evaluate the legal, social, and economic environment of accounting.
  • Describe and explain the ethical obligations and professional responsibilities of accountants.
  • Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  • Collect and apply accounting data in an integrated manner for decision making.

Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

Emphases: Business Data Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sport Management 

Students taking the Business major will be able to:

  • Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance and management.
  • Evaluate the legal, social, and economic environments of business.
  • Describe the global environment of business.
  • Describe and explain the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  • Apply decision-support tools to business decision making.
  • Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

Economics Program Learning Outcomes

Students taking the Economics major will be able to:

  1. Explain the major theoretical concepts of economics.
  2. Evaluate the relationship between legal, social and economic environments.
  3. Describe the global economic environment.
  4. Describe and explain the ethical obligations and responsibilities of economics.
  5. Apply modeling and decision-supporting tools to economic decision making.
  6. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  7. Apply knowledge of economic concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

Pre-Business Program

The Pre-Business Program is an undergraduate program designed for students considering a bachelor of art’s degree in Business Administration. The intent of the program is to improve the probability of success for those students committed to pursuing this degree as well as offering exposure to students considering the business program.

The courses in the pre-business program are all core business courses. Students will take these courses before they enter the emphasis. Upon successful completion of the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.0 and a School of Business GPA of 2.5, the student may apply to be classified as a business major. The application process is described in the School of Business' undergraduate handbook.

Transfer students may participate in the pre-business program and petition for classes taken at other accredited institutions to be considered for substitution within the guidelines of Concordia University.

Core
ACT 211Financial Accounting3
BUS 201Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology3
BUS 224Business Writing and Presentations1
BUS 261Information Technology3
ECO 201Macroeconomics3
or ECO 202 Microeconomics
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Managerial Accounting3
Legal Environment of Business3
Personal Finance3
Finance3
Management3
Marketing3
Total Units16

The undergraduate business program operates within the university’s mission statement of preparing students to succeed in the business world studying under the direction of faculty experienced in both the educational and vocational aspects of the discipline. Each student is considered for their unique gifts and how these gifts may be encouraged, developed and strengthened including the opportunity to participate in business activities and organizations.

A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses applied to any School of Business undergraduate major or minor. A student earning a grade less than C- in a required business course (e.g., business/economics core, emphasis, or elective) will be required to repeat the course.

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Business Administration

Emphases:

  • Accounting 
  • Business Data Analytics 
  • Finance 
  • International Business 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Sport Management 

Economics

Business Administration: Bachelor of Arts Degree

Core
ACT 211Financial Accounting3
ACT 212Managerial Accounting3
BUS 224Business Writing and Presentations1
BUS 251Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 261Information Technology3
BUS 483Business Ethics3
ECO 201Macroeconomics3
or ECO 202 Microeconomics
FIN 331Finance3
MGT 321Management3
MKT 341Marketing3
Strategy Options
Choose 1 of the following courses based on emphasis selected:3
Business Data Analytics Thesis3
Business Strategy3
International Business Strategy3
Marketing Strategy3
Sport Management Strategy3
Internship Options *
Choose 1 of the following courses based on emphasis selected:2
Internship: Accounting Major2
Internship: Business Data Analytics Major2
Internship: Business Major2
Internship: Finance Major2
Seminar: International Business2
Internship: Management Major2
Internship: Marketing Major2
Internship: Sport Management Major2
Emphasis
Choose 1 of the following emphases21
Total Units54

Emphases

Accounting

The Accounting emphasis is designed to prepare students to observe, measure and report on the economic and financial aspects of corporations, partnerships, governments or individuals in an accurate, informed and ethical manner.  Courses are designed to prepare graduates with the skill set to necessary to achieve these functions and be able to participate in the establishment of strategies and the subsequent measurement of activities and results used by various levels of leadership to manage the vitality and economic status of their organization.  Separate tracks are available for students targeting private accounting roles as well as those pursuing pre-licensure status in public accounting.

ACT 311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACT 312Intermediate Accounting II3
ACT 313Cost Accounting3
ACT 315Accounting Information Systems3
ACT 417Federal and California State Personal Taxes *3
or ACT 418 Corporate Tax Accounting
ACT 419Auditing3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Financial Statement Analysis3
GASB Accounting, Reporting and Compliance3
Federal and California State Personal Taxes *3
Corporate Tax Accounting
International Accounting (IFRS)3
Total Units21

Business Data Analytics

The Business Data Analytics emphasis prepares students to make sense of real-world phenomena and everyday activities by synthesizing and mining big data with the intention of uncovering patterns, relationships and trends by focusing on understanding the methodologies used to analyze and interpret data. Advances in our ability to collect, store, and process different kinds of data from traditionally unconnected sources enables us to answer complex, data-driven questions in ways that have never been possible before. Big data has emerged as the driving force behind critical business decisions.

BDA 337Introduction to Business Data Analytics3
BDA 338Big Data Analytical Tools3
BDA 436Data Visualization3
BDA 437Optimization and Decision Analytics3
ECO 321Econometrics3
MTH 265Introduction to Statistics3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Economic Analysis of Public Policy3
Global Enterprise3
Operations3
Digital Marketing3
Total Units21

Finance

The Finance emphasis studies the acquisition and use of monetary resources for individuals and organizations. Finance considers the rewards of financial ventures in contrast with their risk, giving financial managers the necessary tools to evaluate alternative financial decisions.

ACT 332Financial Statement Analysis3
or FIN 332 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 211Personal Finance3
FIN 333Investments3
FIN 431Intermediate Finance3
FIN 445International Finance3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Intermediate Accounting I3
Money and Financial Markets3
Real Estate Finance3
New Ventures and Entrepreneurship3
Total Units21

International Business

The International Business emphasis is designed for students with broad global horizons. Through a focused course of study and advisement, students will position themselves for a global career in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. Studies will include international business preparation, cultural exposure and intensive overseas study led by faculty with deep experience in global enterprise.

The International Business emphasis requires a minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 12 units be taken internationally from: 1) the International Business emphasis required courses; 2) the International Business emphasis elective courses; and/or 3) the following courses in the Business core: FIN 331, MGT 321 or MKT 341.  Prior approval of the overseas institution(s) and the student's course selection is required.

ACT 443International Accounting (IFRS)3
ECO 221History of Economic Thought3
FIN 445International Finance3
MKT 445International Marketing3
SOC 365Sociology of Globalization3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Eastern Civilization3
Modern European History3
Islamic Civilization3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Cultural Anthropology3
Intercultural Communication3
International Relations3
Contemporary Global Issues3
Contemporary Global Issues3
World Religions3
Total Units21

Management

MGT 323Global Enterprise3
or MGT 324 Global Enterprise Experience
MGT 326New Ventures and Entrepreneurship3
MGT 327Organizational Behavior3
MGT 343Operations3
MGT 424Human Resource Management3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Macroeconomics *3
Microeconomics
Econometrics3
Environmental Economics, Law and Policy3
Investments3
Real Estate Finance3
Diversity in Organizations3
International Marketing3
Total Units21

Marketing

The Marketing emphasis aims to prepare students to understand and predict how consumers and competitors act and operate in emerging global markets and exploding technological advancements.  Marketers attract customers by identifying potential needs, developing products and services to meet those needs, creating awareness and communicating benefits.  Subsequently, marketers retain customers by ensuring customers receive great value, outstanding service and innovative products.

BDA 337Introduction to Business Data Analytics3
MKT 353Professional Selling3
MKT 371Digital Marketing3
MKT 442Marketing Research3
MKT 445International Marketing3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Studies in Public Relations3
Econometrics3
Global Enterprise3
Diversity in Organizations
Global Enterprise Experience
The Advertising Agency3
Services Marketing3
Computer Graphics3
Computer Graphics with Motion3
Total Units21

Sport Management

The Sport Management emphasis provides professional preparation for management and leadership positions with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics and recreation programs at colleges and universities and amateur athletic organizations. Professional preparation is also given for careers in private and public health and fitness clubs, corporate fitness and wellness programs, sports stadiums and arenas, and the sports marketing, management and communication firms that service the larger marketplace.

SPMT 222Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 323Sport Marketing and Sponsorship3
SPMT 326Sport Operations and Facility Management3
SPMT 350Sport Law3
SPMT 420Finance and Economics of Sports3
SPMT 430The Profession of Sport Management3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Introduction to Social Media3
Human Resource Management3
The Advertising Agency3
Professional Selling3
Marketing Research3
Total Units21

Economics: Bachelor of Arts Degree

Economics is the study of expanding human needs and wants in an environment of increasingly elaborate economies, production processes, intricate technologies, more refined skills, and greater trade. Combining this with a world of ever increasing constrained resources, the study of economics incorporates philosophies and moral precepts that more properly define the wants and desires of individuals, business and the global community to both better compete and collaborate for the common good. In sum, an Economics major will prepare students for decision-making in work and life by incorporating the analytical process of modern economic thought in the pursuit of maximizing value.

ACT 211Financial Accounting3
ACT 212Managerial Accounting3
BUS 201Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology3
BUS 224Business Writing and Presentations1
BUS 251Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 483Business Ethics3
ECO 201Macroeconomics3
ECO 202Microeconomics3
ECO 221History of Economic Thought3
ECO 321Econometrics3
ECO 421Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECO 485Economic Major Thesis3
FIN 331Finance3
MTH 252Introduction to Calculus3
Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Money and Financial Markets3
Economics of Sin3
Economic Analysis of Public Policy3
Environmental Economics, Law and Policy3
International Finance3
Global Enterprise3
Global Enterprise Experience
Total Units49

Undergraduate Minors

Minors in accounting, business, marketing, economics and sport management are intended to supplement students’ knowledge in complimentary areas both with majors in the School of Business as well as majors outside the School of Business. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses applied to any School of Business undergraduate major or minor. A student earning a grade less than C- in a required business course (e.g., business/economics core, emphasis, or elective) will be required to repeat the course.

Accounting

Business

Economics

Marketing

Sport Management

Accounting Minor

ACT 211Financial Accounting3
ACT 212Managerial Accounting3
ACT 311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACT 312Intermediate Accounting II3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Cost Accounting3
Accounting Information Systems3
Federal and California State Personal Taxes3
Auditing3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology3
Legal Environment of Business3
Theory and Practice of Interviewing3
Finance3
Management3
Global Enterprise3
Global Enterprise Experience
New Ventures and Entrepreneurship3
Human Resource Management3
Marketing3
Marketing Research3
Total Units18

Business Minor

ACT 211Financial Accounting3
BUS 201Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology3
MGT 321Management3
Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Managerial Accounting3
Accounting Information Systems3
Legal Environment of Business3
Theory and Practice of Interviewing3
Finance3
Global Enterprise3
Global Enterprise Experience
New Ventures and Entrepreneurship3
Marketing3
Total Units18

Economics Minor

ECO 201Macroeconomics3
ECO 202Microeconomics3
ECO 221History of Economic Thought3
Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Econometrics3
Money and Financial Markets3
Intermediate Microeconomics3
Economic Analysis of Public Policy3
Environmental Economics, Law and Policy3
Total Units18

Marketing Minor

MKT 341Marketing3
MKT 353Professional Selling3
MKT 371Digital Marketing3
MKT 442Marketing Research3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Financial Accounting3
Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology3
Legal Environment of Business3
The Advertising Agency3
Services Marketing3
Computer Graphics3
Computer Graphics with Motion3
International Marketing3
Total Units18

Sport Management Minor 

SPMT 222Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 323Sport Marketing and Sponsorship3
SPMT 326Sport Operations and Facility Management3
SPMT 420Finance and Economics of Sports3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Management3
Sport Law3
The Profession of Sport Management3
Internship: Sport Management Major1-2
Total Units18