Bob Jones University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university founded in 1927. Each semester they enroll around 3,000 students, with approximately 75% choosing to live on campus. The University qualifies for regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. They are also nationally recognized by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The Human Resource Management track offered through the School of Business meets the SHRM guidelines and is acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management.
The mission of BJU is “Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is spiritually disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above.” As a whole, the University values and promotes excellence in academics, character development, a commitment to faith, and the application of scripture to practical Christian living.
Inside the School of Business, there are two divisions, the Division of Accounting and the Division of Management. The Division of Management offers degrees in Business Administration, General Business, Culinary Arts, and Paralegal Studies. The BBA program includes majors in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource, Marketing, and General Business. The Business Administration program at Bob Jones focuses on business foundations as well as Christian principles and applications. Students take classes in Marketing, Management, Human Resources, and Finance while also completing bible courses that apply to business and ethics.
The University Business Association connects successful Christian business leaders with students in a unique forum setting. This group improves leadership skills and builds connections with other like-minded individuals. Community Service Council is a student-led organization that brings students together with local businesses and the community. They host events like campus blood drives, charity events, and cleaning up local parks. Every fall, Bob Jones students travel to Columbia, South Carolina, to participate in the South Carolina Student Legislature. This event allows students to practice a variety of skills relevant to the business world.
Faith and worship are an important aspect of the experience at BJU. Many students attend local churches as a way to connect with the community in Greenville. Chapel is also held on campus, along with a variety of prayer and worship events. Resident halls regularly meet to discuss the semester’s chapel theme. On a large scale, the University takes several days off each spring to host a bible conference, which includes guest speakers, singing, and opportunities for fellowship.
The Master’s of Arts in Sports Administration and Coaching is a unique online degree offered through the School of Business at Bob Jones University. Courses in Sports Leadership and Administration, Legal Issues in Sports, Ethics and Sports, and Research Methods in Sports make up the degree’s core curriculum. Students then select five elective courses with options like Sports Finance, Foundations of Sports Coaching, Psychology of Coaching, or Sports Marketing.