College of Business

MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Business at Dallas Baptist University provides an exceptional educational experience in order to prepare traditional age and adult students for the global business environment. Central to this educational experience is the integration of the Christian faith and Biblically-based values with the study of the various disciplines of business. As a result, students are expected to develop into servant leaders who are able to make significant and sustainable contributions in their service to others through their chosen careers.

A student who graduates from the College of Business will have demonstrated competence in the foundational areas of business, as well as the technical skills and knowledge in a chosen major area. This level of competence in the business disciplines will enable the student to assume entry-level roles and assignments in their chosen career.

College of Business goals are supportive of the Critical Performance Indicators in the Continuous Improvement Plan by the:

  • Enhancement of faculty qualifications and scholarship;

  • Enhancement of business programs through curriculum, enrollment, technology, co-curricular activities, and recognition;

  • Enhancement of student performance, satisfaction, and support;

  • Enhancement of our Alumni connection through support, involvement, success, and satisfaction;

  • Enhancement of integration of faith and learning through service, service-learning, and an in-depth study of character/ethics based on Biblical principles.

Competencies

Several core competencies are considered essential for the student to complete a program in the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University. Every student who graduates from the College of Business should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An appreciation of the importance of character, competence, and personal faith in the handling of ethical issues confronting business leaders and managers in today's organizational environment.

  • A clear understanding of the role that business plays in the development of the economic structures of the United States and international markets.

  • An understanding of the principles of the free enterprise system and its relation with the legal, social, and political systems and environments of the United States.

  • A fundamental knowledge of the principles of the essential business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and systems technology information management.

  • The ability to use business research methods and analyze research data and information in order to develop business plans and strategies and make effective and efficient business decisions.

  • A practical understanding of the dynamic business environment and successful adaptation to organizational and industry changes as a business professional and resource.

  • Effective written and verbal communication interpersonal skills.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is offered in seven major fields: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management (behavioral management, general management, entrepreneurship), Marketing, and Systems Technology and Information Management. Double majors are possible. A 33-credit-hour business core is required of all BBA candidates. Students are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of their academic advisor early in their program of study to develop a degree plan and ensure the correct sequencing of courses.

 BUSINESS CORE CLASSES

All BBA students, regardless of their major field of study, are required to take the 33-credit-hour business core. These courses are foundational requisites to other higher-level courses in each area.

ACCT 2301

Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 2302

Principles of Managerial Accounting

FINA 3301

Corporate Financial Management

MANA 3301

Principles of Management  (S-L)

MANA 3305

Managerial Statistics

MANA 3306

Management Communication

MANA 3308

Business and Public Law

MANA 4301

Operations and Quality Management

MANA 4320

Strategy and Problems in Management

MISM 3301

Information Systems for Management

MRKT 3301

Principles of Marketing

STIM 3301

Information Systems for Management

MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management, is a capstone course and should be taken during the student's last semester in residence. Refer to the course description for requisite requirements for this course. Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320. Students will prepare for the exam through the completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the BBA math requirement (MATH 1307 and 1308) their freshman year because they are requisite requirements to many of the upper-level business courses. Likewise, students are strongly encouraged to complete the accounting and economics requirements by the end of their sophomore year. After a student has completed approximately 55 hours of course work, he/she should concentrate on completing the 3000/4000 level courses in the business core. An academic advisor will offer direction regarding majors as will various business faculty and mentors from within the College of Business. The student is responsible for sequencing his or her studies correctly to ensure that requisite requirements are met.  Attention to the requirements set forth in this catalog and consultation with an academic advisor will eliminate any difficulties.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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