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Overview

You think that one day you might want to own and operate your own business. You are interested in learning how the major functions of a business interact. You want to know how to operate and become an owner or manager of service operations, such as retail and food service. You're driven by success at work. You pride yourself in coming up with solid strategies and then executing them.

If this describes you, then the business administration degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's Business Administration Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career as a business owner or operator.

 

Major Description

 

As a business administration major at NGU, you will spend much of your time applying critical thinking skills in order to analyze and develop solutions for complex problems facing a global business economy, working collaboratively within diverse groups, and analyzing case studies with real-world business connections.

You will learn how to recognize current trends in business; use presentation software programs such as Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Prezi, Open Office Impress, and Apple KeyNote to develop visually appealing and informative business presentations; and honor God by applying Christian principles to your daily decisions, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own business.

By your senior year, you will have strengthened your leadership, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills; learned the latest business theories and how to apply them to real-world business situations; and gained practical experience by completing a student internship in a business-related area.

Ultimately, the business administration degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of business-related pursuits.

 

Curriculum

 

The Business Administration Department's curriculum at NGU has been developed to provide students with a basic background in business, accounting, and economics that will provide them with the academic skills to obtain positions in all types of businesses.

Your studies will begin with foundational courses on business, algebra, statistics, and sciences and then progress to advanced courses in business law, accounting, economics, ethics, human resource management, marketing, organizational management, operations management. Finally, your coursework will culminate with a course in business strategy.

 

Faculty

 

Most Business Administration Department faculty members at NGU hold doctoral degrees in the business field. The adjunct faculty all hold master's degrees, with one having a Juris Doctorate and another also having a doctorate in German.


All of the business administration faculty members have numerous experiences in various areas of business. With their academic education and business experience, they are able to provide students with business theory and practical applications. They each seek for their students to graduate and be successful in their endeavors.
 

Tracks / Concentrations

 

Given the tightly focused concentration of accounting (four courses) and economics (four courses) in the business administration degree, you can take two additional courses in one or both areas to obtain a minor in that area.

 

Minors

 

Aviation Minor

Electives

 

Business Analytics
Customer Service for Competitive Advantage
Entrepreneurship
Marketing Communications
Small Business Management
Taxation
 

Success

Future

Career Opportunities

 

  • Automotive sales executive
  • Business consultant
  • Business development specialist
  • Business education teacher
  • CEO
  • Chief of staff
  • Customer service representative
  • Financial analyst
  • Hospitality and tourism manager
  • Job recruitment specialist
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Marketing director
  • Personal banker
  • Project scheduler
  • Small business owner
  • Training director


 

Postgraduate Studies

 

  • North Greenville University
  • Clayton State
  • Clemson University
  • Liberty University
  • The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • University of South Carolina

 

Employers

 

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Esurance
  • Fluor
  • Greenville County School District
  • Greenville Health System
  • Hammett Productions
  • Marriott Corporation
  • Michelin North America
  • Robert Half International
  • United Parcel Services
  • United States Army
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wells Fargo

 

Learning Experience



Hands-On Experience

 

Internship

Students in the business administration degree program will participate in an internship experience similar to the type of career they have chosen for their future. This experience will enable them to apply the knowledge and skills learned in their academic preparation. They will observe business professionals at work and understand how they function on the job, while also learning how knowledge and skills are integrated into the professional work environment. They will be able to perform, under supervision, a variety of management duties assigned to them by a practicing business manager. Lastly, they will also develop confidence in their academic preparation and learn new skills through evaluations conducted by their on-site supervisor and the NGU internship supervisor.

Work Study

Each semester, the Business Administration Department offers students the opportunity to serve as assistants to the faculty members. The benefits to the students include learning how an office functions, interacting with faculty in a non-classroom setting, and seeing more business functions than they do in the classroom.
 

Courses

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

MATH 1310 College Algebra (3 hours)
MATH 1330 Probability and Statistics (3 hours)
ENGL 1320 Composition and Literature (3 hours)
ENGL 1310 Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
Biological or physical science and lab (4 hours)
Biological or physical science and lab (4 hours)
CHST 1310 Old Testament Survey (3 hours)
CHST 1320 New Testament Survey (3 hours)
BUSN 1330 Introduction to Business (3 hours)
CSCI Introduction to Information Technology (3 hours)
COLL 1100 First Year Experience or HNRS 1210 Honors Seminar (1 to 2 hours)


*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

 

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)
ACCT 2320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
BUSN 2310 Business Law I (3 hours)
MRKT 2330 Fundamentals of Marketing (3 hours)
History course (3 hours)
COMM 2300 Oral Communication (3 hours)
Psychology, sociology, or political science course (3 hours)
ART 1300, MUSIC 1300, THEATRE 1300 or ENGL 200-level course (3 hours)
American or British Literature I or II or ENGL 2300 (3 hours)
ECON 2320 Microeconomics (3 hours)


*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

ECON 2310 Macroeconomics (3 hours)
BUSN 2320 Business Law II (3 hours)
BUSN 3335 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
BUSN 3390 Management Information Systems (3 hours)
PHED Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness (2 hours)
BUSN Business Communications (3 hours)
BUSN 3330 Human Resource Management (3 hours)
BUSN 3320 Business Ethics (3 hours)
BUSN 3310 Principles of Management (3 hours)
ECON 3310 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
BUSN 3340 Operations Management (3 hours)
BUSN 3100 Professional Development Seminar (before 4380) (3 hours)


*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.



 

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

BUSN 3300 Personal Finance (3 hours)
ACCT 3360 Financial Management (3 hours)
INBS 3380 International Marketing (spring) or INBS 4350 International Business Management (fall) (3 hours)
ECON 2-4K Economics elective (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
BUSN 4390 Business Strategy Seminar (3 hours)
BUSN 4380 Business Directed Internship (3 hours)
ACCT 4360 Fraud and Corporate Responsibility (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

 

Program Objectives

 

  • Examine and understand human behavior within business organizations, organizational relationships, social considerations, and communication processes that affect motivation and human behavior in the business world.
  • Gain insight into assessing performance and developing employees, managing compensation, managing benefits and legal obligations, and understanding the environmental influences on human resource management practices.
  • Understand how culture and leadership affect the strategy of an organization.
  • Develop a strategy plan for an organization.
  • Integrate Christian principles in strategy decisions, including, but not limited to, hiring and firing decisions, layoffs, plant closings, etc.

 

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