2019-2020 University Catalog

Business Administration

The Business Administration program of Multnomah University exists to prepare future business leaders that are highly skilled and technically competent, allowing for significant and meaningful contributions to the organizations they may serve, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. This is accomplished by significant exposure to general education and Biblical & theological studies which support, inform, and strengthen the business curriculum.

Successful business persons require an understanding and mastery of concepts such as integrity, ethics and stewardship/sustainability. These concepts are developed from a Biblical perspective and integrated across the business courses. Business is a vocation, a calling of God. Students in Multnomah University’s Business Administration Program will learn the Biblical underpinnings of this concept and be able to articulate it to others and to integrate it into their daily lives. This understanding is foundational to developing a world view that allows students to become business persons who are intentional, focused and engaged in expanding the Kingdom through the expression of their God-given gifts.

This program develops analysis, synthesis and decision-making skills through a blend of traditional coursework, case work, and the utilization of robust business simulation software. Students will learn to work in a team, analyze data, synthesize new information and make decisions in ambiguous, time-bound situations. Once made, students will learn how to operationalize and assess those decisions and then communicate the results to other stakeholders. Students will develop global awareness, communication and technology skills through educational elements that are integrated across the curriculum.

Program Outcomes

The goal of Multnomah University’s Business Administration Program is to develop graduates who:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think Biblically relative to aspects of business, integrating concepts of ethical conduct and stewardship in analysis, evaluation and decision-making. (BUS1)
  • Communicate how the vocation of business serves and advances the Kingdom of God as well as the Church and general community. (BUS2)
  • Recognize and describe the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management. (BUS3)
  • Possess the ability to identify, analyze, implement and communicate business solutions. (BUS4)
  • Describe and evaluate the legal, social, and economic environments of business. (BUS5)
  • Describe the global environments of business. (BUS6)
  • Describe the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business. (BUS7)
  • Apply decision-support tools to business decision making. (BUS8)
  • Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication. (BUS9)
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner. (BUS10)

In addition to meeting all B.A. degree requirements including general education and the Bible core, the business administration student must meet the listed major or minor requirements.

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