The Crowell School of Business takes a unique approach to business education. Students at Biola learn the essential strategies and skills needed to succeed in the ever-changing business world. The University then adds additional value through the integration of character development, ethics, and mentorships from business leaders.
Crowell is nationally recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. They offer both a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting on-campus. The B.S.B.A. has concentration options in International Business, Marketing Management, Financial Planning, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, and more. A Master’s of Professional Accountancy is also available on-campus.
Spirituality plays an important role in the Biola experience. Students attend weekly chapel, Christian based conferences, and participate in campus ministries. There are local, campus-specific, and global ministry opportunities. There are housing accommodations for both undergraduate and graduate students. Options include several traditional-style dorms or apartments. Both include resident life advisors who collaborate in peer counseling sessions, Bible studies, leadership training, and fun group activities.
Varsity sports, Club sports, and intramural sports are all ways that students stay active. Watching Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Football games is a common pastime. Students also enjoy taking part in intramural sports with teams like Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Dodgeball.
First-generation college students can receive specialized support through the FirstGen program. Mentors are assigned to help these students navigate the ins and outs of the college experience. There are also several floors of Blackstone Hall designated to FirstGen students, allowing them to easily connect with peers who are also the first in their family to attend university.
There are three comprehensive distance learning programs offered through the Crowell School of Business. All three can be completed either fully online or in a hybrid format, making them a great option for any schedule. The Crowell Mentor program takes learning to the next level by pairing students with a successful Christian business person. Mentors provide personalized one-on-one coaching through the duration of the chosen program.
The Master’s of Business Administration program is focused on developing “kingdom-minded entrepreneurs.” Students take courses on ethics, theology, and biblical values. These topics are then woven into discussions about ethical practices within the workplace. The Master’s of Management in Nonprofit Organizations is designed specifically for leaders in nonprofit and faith-based organizations. This distinct degree is a joint program between the School of Business and Talbot School of Theology, creating a blend of components from both an MBA and a seminary degree. Participants also choose their theology track in either spiritual formation or biblical foundations. A few of the topics covered within this specialized degree include marketing from a management perspective, organizational change and leadership, spiritual theology and formation, and social entrepreneurship.