COLLEGE OF

BUSINESS

Anderson, Fast, Heinrich, Kennelley, McCullough, Rothfuss, Suarez, Waldron, Walenciak (Dean, College of Business)

 

The College of Business at John Brown University consists of the Department of Business (Undergraduate), the Department of Business Degree Completion, and the Department of Graduate Business Programs.  The College of Business has adopted the following vision, mission, and core values, which have been embraced by each Department within the College.

Vision of the College of Business

To be nationally recognized as a leader in Christian higher education in business through the accomplishments of our students, our contributions to the academy and industry, and our impact on the world.

Mission of the College of Business

We provide challenging, practical business education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to succeed in their lifework and impact their world.

Core Values of the College of Business

Christian Faith

We are committed to John Brown University Articles of Faith

Relationships

We value our relationship with God which guides collaboration, respect, and trust among all

Teaching and Learning

We are passionate about excellence in teaching and lifelong learning

Global Focus

We value global perspectives and experiences that stretch our understanding of business and provide opportunities
to impact the world

Intellectual Curiosity

We value an active investigative pursuit of knowledge

Gratitude

We promote a culture of being thankful to God and each other

 

Program Level Outcomes and Assessment of Student Learning

The Department of Business is committed to the following nine program level outcomes.  These outcomes reflect what is desired for all graduates of our undergraduate business program.

  • COMMUNICATION—Communicate effectively in various contexts using diverse media.
  • CRITICAL THINKING—Conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to reach answers and conclusions.
  • BUSINESS SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE—Demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge necessary for professional
    growth and success.
  • LEADERSHIP AND TEAMS—Understand the servant leadership model and be able to lead individuals and groups to perform effectively.
  • ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES—Anticipate, identify, and personally resolve legal and ethical issues and behaviors.
  • QUANTITATIVE AND ANALYTICAL—Apply the quantitative skills necessary to address relevant questions, perform various analyses, understand and apply results, and assess impact.
  • INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL—Graduates will understand culturally diverse environments.
  • INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY—Understand and use information and technology in effective ways.
  • CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW—Understand the Christian worldview and its application to their personal and
    professional lives.

The College of Business is committed to the assessment of student learning and to the continuous improvements of its programs.  The undergraduate Department of Business uses formative, summative, and comparative assessments of student learning to ensure that each program is effectively preparing students to be responsible business professionals in the world they are entering. Assessments include internship evaluations, portfolios, capstone reviews, pre- and post-program surveys, competitions, and embedded assessments.  Faculty meet regularly with the dean to review and assess outcomes measures, identify issues, define areas of opportunity, and revise the program accordingly.

 

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS

Degree Programs


The Department of Business offers five undergraduate degree programs in a traditional format leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Students may choose from the following areas as minor fields of study: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Leadership Studies, Management, Marketing, and Professional Accounting Development.

Graduation Requirements


Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor to be eligible for graduation.

Accreditation


All business degree programs of the College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), www.acbsp.org, (913) 339-9356.

Preparation for the MBA Degree


The undergraduate degree programs at John Brown University are excellent preparation for JBU’s MBA degree. Students planning to enter graduate studies at another university should check the specific prerequisite requirements of that program.

In addition, JBU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with three different emphases and two Master of Science (MS) degrees in Leadership.  All master level programs are described on the web site www.jbu.edu/grad/business.

ACCOUNTING

(SYMBOL: ATG)

The Accounting degree helps students develop analytical and problem solving skills within the financial context of a business. Such skills provide a foundation for students who seek additional studies leading to practice as a professional accountant. This degree can also help equip students in other careers which require analytical skills, such as law, FBI, or IRS services, and not-for-profit and mission organizations.

Accounting minor - An accounting minor will be extremely valuable to students with any other business degree. Students majoring in areas outside the business field may find the accounting minor to be a marketable addition to their plan of study.

Professional Accounting Development minor - Students interested in practicing as professional accountants are strongly encouraged to declare the Professional Accounting Development minor. This minor is appropriate for those who desire to practice as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Since the requirements for the CPA exam vary from state to state, students wishing to take this exam should consult with the State Board of Accountancy where the exam will be taken. Most states require 150 semester hours and some require a year or two of experience. The Professional Accounting Development minor is flexible to help students meet the requirements of various states.

The baccalaureate program in Accounting requires 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: 1) Core Curriculum, 2) the required major field courses, and 3) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Accounting

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 49 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193 and the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 54 hours

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ATG 3103 Intermediate Accounting I

ATG 3113 Intermediate Accounting II

ATG 3993 Accounting Internship

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4173 Business Finance

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

Three courses from among the following, as advised:

ATG 3153 Federal Income Tax Basics

ATG 3163 Advanced Federal Income Tax Topics

ATG 3173 Cost Accounting

ATG 3183 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

ATG 4153 Auditing and Attestation Services

ATG 4163 Advanced Accounting

3. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Accounting

Students (non-Accounting majors) must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

Required Courses - 15 hours

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ATG 3103 Intermediate Accounting I

ATG 3113 Intermediate Accounting II

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

An additional six hours of electives from ATG

 

Requirements for minor in Professional Accounting Development (Accounting majors only)

 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours, in addition to those taken in the major.

A minimum of 12 hours selected from:

ATG 3153 Federal Income Tax Basics

ATG 3163 Advanced Federal Income Tax Topics

ATG 3173 Cost Accounting

ATG 3183 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

ATG 4153 Auditing and Attestation Services

ATG 4163 Advanced Accounting

An additional nine hours from the Department of Business

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Students are encouraged to select courses that will satisfy the CPA exam requirements in the state where licensure will be sought.

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(SYMBOL: BUS)

The Business Administration degree is a versatile program appropriate for those who wish to operate their own business, enter the field of business as an employee of an existing firm, pursue a masters or law degree, or serve in church administration or other nonprofit administration. Business Administration majors find themselves positioned for careers in various areas, or may choose to specialize by combining their major with a technical minor field of study, such as Digital Cinema or Graphic Design. Students may also choose Business Administration as a minor field of study.

The baccalaureate program in Business Administration requires 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: (1) the Core Curriculum, (2) the required major field courses, and (3) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Business Administration

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193, the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123, and the Global Studies elective is covered by ECN 4103 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 54 hours

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

BUS 1123 Business Communication

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 3993 Internship

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4173 Business Finance

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN 3133 Money and Banking

ECN 4103 International Economics

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

MTH 1113 College Algebra

One of the following:

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

3. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Business Administration

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

Required Courses - 6 hours

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

One of the following:

ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

An additional nine hours selected from BUS

A minimum of six additional hours from the Department of Business

At least six hours must be upper-level major courses

 

ECONOMICS

(SYMBOL: ECN)

Economics is the social science of human choice. From individual lives to entire countries, our choices direct and determine our future.  The Economics minor is designed to acquaint students with the economic processes of modern societies, to provide them with a Christian perspective and framework to approach contemporary economic issues and problems, and to foster an ability to exercise good judgment with regard to societal issues.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for minor in Economics

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

Required Courses - 9 hours

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN 4993 Senior Research Project

An additional 12 hours of electives from ECN

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

(SYMBOL: INT)

The International Business degrees are broad programs of administrative and international studies designed to prepare students to function competently in international and multicultural business contexts. In addition to the campus curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in overseas study and international internships. This program is enhanced by JBU's rich tradition of international student diversity.

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in International Business require 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: (1) the Core Curriculum, (2) the required major field courses, and (3) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

International Business may also be selected as a minor field of study.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in International Business

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193, the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123, and the Global Studies elective is covered by either INT 2183 or INT 3153 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 57 hours

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 3993 Internship

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

INT 2183 International Management

INT 3153 International Marketing

INT 3173 International Finance

Foreign Language - 12 hours, including three at intermediate level

One of the following:

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

One of the following:

ECN 4103 International Economics

ECN 4423 Economic Growth and Development

One of the following:

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

ICS ___3 Intercultural Studies course, as advised

3. Foreign Language - 12 hours

Select one of the following options:

Option A:

Twelve hours from LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses with a minimum three hours at the 2000 level

Option B:

Six hours of LS-2000 level courses

4. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in International Business

 

1. University Core Curriculum-46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193, the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123, and the Global Studies elective is covered by either INT 2183 or INT 3153 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses-57 hours

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 3993 Internship

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4173 Business Finance

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

INT 2183 International Management

INT 3153 International Marketing

INT 3173 International Finance

One of the following options - 6 hours:

A. International Experience Track:

     Additional six hours in approved Study Abroad

B. Global Perspectives Track:

    Additional six hours of approved interdisciplinary electives

One of the following:

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

One of the following:

ECN 4103 International Economics

ECN 4423 Economic Growth and Development

One of the following:

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

ICS ___3 Intercultural Studies course, as advised

3. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in International Business

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

Required Courses - 6 hours

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

One of the following:

ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

An additional nine hours of INT courses

A minimum of six additional hours from BUS, ECN, or INT 

At least six hours must be upper-level major courses

 

LEADERSHIP STUDIES


(SYMBOL: LDR)

The Christian community is uniquely positioned to address the need for leadership in the world today. The Department of Business offers a Leadership Studies minor available and applicable to a wide variety of majors at John Brown University. It is designed to be cross-disciplinary in its approach, well-grounded in academic thought, and practical in its application.

The Leadership Studies Advisory Council, comprising faculty from a variety of academic arenas, including the Leader Scholars Institute and professionals from the Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, advises and provides direction for this effort.

The Leadership Studies minor offers courses organized for maximum student benefit and flexibility covering the discipline of leadership at its core, its competencies, and in its specific academic and professional contexts.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for minor in Leadership Studies

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 19 hours.

Required courses - 10 hours

LDR 2552 Service Learning

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

LDR 3652 Leader Scholars Institute Capstone Practicum

Nine hours from among the following:

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 3433 Persuasive Communication

COM 3453 Social Movements

EN 4403 Engineering Management

HST 3423 Leaders in History

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

LDR 1511-41 Leadership Colloquium

LDR 2121 Student Leadership

LDR 2991/92/93 Entrepreneurship in Action (ENACTUS)

LDR 3313 Student Mentoring Strategies and Experience

MGT 3513 Human Resource Management

POL 3143 The American Presidency

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

RPH 4423 Ethics

 

Leader Scholars Institute

 

The Leader Scholars Institute (LSI) at John Brown University is an interdisciplinary community of leader scholars committed to the academic and applied study of leadership. One of the program's distinctives is the development of a learning community focused around leadership. The program supports participants through active and reflective leadership learning both in and out of the classroom.  Students in the Leader Scholars Institute are required to take the courses listed below; additionally, academic credit can be earned for participation in the program. LSI students complete their experience with graduation honors and official notation on their transcript.

LDR 1511/ 21/ 31/ 41 Leadership Colloquium (optional)

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

LDR 3652 Leader Scholars Institution Capstone Practicum

 

MANAGEMENT

(SYMBOL: MGT)

The Management major prepares students for careers as professional managers in corporations, public institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and small businesses. In addition, the program provides a foundation for students who want to pursue graduate degrees in business and public administration, law, and the social sciences. The curriculum gives students a broad exposure to the functional areas of business, the environments in which organizations must operate, and knowledge of important behavioral dimensions of management. Students may select Management as a major or minor field of study.

The baccalaureate program in Management requires 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: (1) the Core Curriculum, (2) the required major field courses, and (3) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Management

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193, the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123, and the Global Studies elective is covered by MGT 2183 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 57 hours

ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

BUS 1123 Business Communication

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 3993 Internship

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4173 Business Finance

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN 3213 Managerial Economics

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

MGT 2183 International Management

MGT/LDR 2993 Entrepreneurship in Action (ENACTUS)

MGT 3513 Human Resource Management

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

One of the following:

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

3. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Management

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

MGT 2183 International Management

MGT/LDR 2993 Entrepreneurship in Action (ENACTUS)

MGT 3513 Human Resource Management

 

MARKETING

(SYMBOL: MKT)

Northwest Arkansas provides an excellent learning laboratory for the study of contemporary marketing and retailing theory and practice. Marketing students have the opportunity to learn global perspectives and processes from those who are currently leading change in the field. Students may choose Marketing as a major or minor field of study.

The baccalaureate program in Marketing requires 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: (1) the Core Curriculum, (2) the required major field courses, and (3) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work and in each minor.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Marketing

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by BUS 2193, the Social Science elective is covered by either ECN 2113 or ECN 2123, and the Global Studies elective is covered by MGT 3153 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 57 hours

ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

BUS 1123 Business Communication

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

BUS 3993 Internship

BUS 4143 Business Law

BUS 4173 Business Finance

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

COM 4323 Advertising

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

MKT 3133 Retailing

MKT 3153 International Marketing

MKT 3163 Consumer Behavior

MKT 4113 Marketing Research

MKT 4173 Marketing Strategies

One of the following:

ATG 3213 Managerial Information Systems

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

3. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Students are encouraged to minor in Communication, Graphic Design, or Digital Cinema.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Marketing

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

Required Courses - 15 hours

BUS 2193 Business Statistics (or other approved statistics course)

COM 4323 Advertising

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

MKT 4113 Marketing Research

MKT 4173 Marketing Strategies

Two of the following:

MKT 3133 Retailing

MKT 3153 International Marketing

MKT 3163 Consumer Behavior