2021-2022 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 as follows:

BUS 1 To prepare future business professionals to understand the major concepts in the functional areas of business.

  • Identify and explain the major concepts of management, marketing, economics, accounting and finance. (SLO 1a)

BUS 2 To equip students to communicate professionally.

  • Compose and deliver effective business communication including written, oral, and contemporary media. (SLO 2a)
  • Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various communication channels and select the appropriate channel for business situations. (SLO 2b)

BUS 3 To develop the in-demand skills students need for business today.

  • Explain theories of leadership and teamwork. (SLO 3a)
  • Display proficiency in critical thinking, solving problems and resourcefulness. (SLO 3b)
  • Exhibit the ability to adapt to new technology. (SLO 3c)

BUS 4 To teach business concepts through a Biblical and ethical perspective and to explain how the vocation of business advances the Kingdom of God.

  • Apply Biblical applications to business theories. (SLO 4a)
  • Critique ethical issues in business. (SLO 4b)
  • Articulate a personal theology concerning the question, "How does the vocation of business advance the Kingdom of God?" (SLO 4c)

BUS 5 To provide opportunities for students to integrate and apply business theories in real-world settings.

  • Create real-world applications of business theories, which may include research, collaborative assignments, creative endeavors, and/or industry projects. (SLO 5a)
  • Demonstrate professional skills and gain professional experiences needed to work in a variety of settings. (SLO 5b)

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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