The IACBE-accredited School of Business at Southern Adventist University integrates the ethics and values of the Christian faith throughout every degree program. With a focus on the entire world, students gain an incredible international perspective. They aim to holistically equip business students with the wisdom, compassion, and skills needed to succeed in life and a diverse and entrepreneurial perspective to find success in the challenging and competitive world of business.
Undergraduate students can begin their training by pursuing an Associates in Accounting, Business Administration, or Technology with a focus on Auto Service or Construction Management. They can also start at the Bachelors degree level. There is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Technology in Auto Service Management or Construction Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration. The BBA offers concentrations in Management, Accounting, Health Services & Sr. Living Administration, Computer Information Systems, Marketing, or Finance. Within the Management concentration, students can choose an area of emphasis between Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, or International Business. Also, there is a joint program of study that may require an extra year, which is the Bachelors in Business and Public Relations.
If students are looking for a career change, job security, or a boost in income, they can pursue a Masters in Business Administration. The MBA, if pursued full-time, can be completed in just one year. Areas of focus include Finance, Accounting, Management, Computer Information Systems, Healthcare Administration, and Marketing. Excellent global experience exists in the Beyond-the-Classroom program. The program consists of a Thanksgiving break trip to New York City, three-week summer trips to China or Europe, a year studying abroad in one of the multiple locations, and spending a fall semester taking classes in Berkshire, England, at Newbold College.
Business students are highly encouraged to engage in a variety of activities, events, clubs, and service opportunities to build leadership skills, build relationships, and positively impact the community. Student organizations for business students include the Business Society, Accounting Club, ENACTUS, Marketing Club, and Health Service & Senior Living Club. The Institute of Ethical Leadership provides resources, experiences, and educational tools to instill leadership, ethical values, integrity, innovation, and excellence while developing students professionally. It helps students in entrepreneurial ventures and research as well. The Institute provides the E.A. Anderson Lecture Series, which brings in executive business leaders, doctors, authors, and CEOs to share their experience and insight with students. It also puts together the ‘Beyond the Bottom Line’ Conference, which promotes excellence, professional growth, and networking opportunities. To grow in their faith, students can travel abroad with the Student Missionaries Program, where they share their faith and serve others while gaining knowledge in their field of study.
The MBA can be completed entirely online, giving students the flexibility to continue working and the accessibility to participate all over the world. All MBA concentrations, except Computer Information Systems, can be completed online.