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Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program provides adult learners an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business. The overall goal of the program is to offer a quality, flexible degree completion curriculum that:

  • Affirms Christian values and beliefs;
  • Equips students to utilize leadership, management, and business principles;
  • Develops written and oral communication skills;
  • Instills a commitment to be critically reflective, self-directed, life-long learners;
  • Promotes an appreciation of the global environment of business;
  • Helps students better adapt to technological and cultural change; and
  • Empowers students to work effectively as individuals and as team members.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission must have a minimum of five years of post-high school, full-time work experience.  Ideally, BSBA students should have already earned an associate’s degree or at least 30 semester hours of college-level credit. However, students with fewer credits may be admitted to the BSBA program.

Professional Education Credit (PEC)

Within the first semester, a student seeking credit through non-traditional professional educational credit must make application through his or her faculty advisor. All work and documentation for non-traditional credit must be completed no later than the end of the first semester that the student is enrolled. Please refer to the Academic Policies for more details.

New first semester students can earn Professional Education Credits through the following methods:

  1. Active or inactive certificates or licenses
  2. Professional Trainings
  3. Military Trainings
  4. Non Traditional Coursework
  5. Case studies

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Students will exhibit business appropriate communication skills.
  2. Students will exhibit the ability to successfully perform in a group or team.
  3. Students will exhibit an understanding of elements, standards, and application of critical thinking.
  4. Students will exhibit business skills in the following areas:Technology, Research, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Global Business, Management, Business Law.
  5. Students will exhibit the ability to express a Christian Worldview as it relates to business practices.

Major in Business Administration

120 Credit Hours

Note: Evening business course numbers include an “E” at the end of the section number such as BUS 1183 01E.

General Education Coursework - 36 Credit Hours

Some General Education courses may only be offered in the daytime or online. A student’s Academic Advisor will be able to assist with course selection.

  • Orientation Requirement: ORL 1003  Leadership for Academic Success.
  • Global Studies Requirement: Satisfied through major coursework (BUI 3633 ).
  • Social Science Requirement: Satisfied through major coursework (BUS 2343  or BUS 2353 ).

Biblical Studies - 6 Credit Hours

MIN 4153 is a capstone course and should be taken during the student’s final semester of study.

Communication - 9 Credit Hours

Humanities and Social Science - 14 Credit Hours

Physical Education - 1 Credit Hour

Mathematics and Science - 6 Credit Hours

Select one of the following courses:


If you have not yet completed any college level math courses at the freshman level or higher, you must take a math placement test offered at PBA. There is no cost for the placement test. The score you receive will determine the appropriate math class as your beginning point. All students in this program must complete College Algebra (MAT 1853) because it is a prerequisite for most business courses and it is a required course in the degree plan. 

If you have completed college level math courses, a review of those courses will allow us to determine the appropriate math course for you.

Required BSBA Major Courses - 15 Credit Hours


A student will need general elective credit to have an earned total of 120 credit hours. Through prior credit, or general education courses and electives completed at PBA, the student must earn 6 additional upper level credit hours to meet the requirement of 42 upper level credit hours.

Elective hours may be satisfied through Professional Education Credits (PEC). Please refer to the Academic Policies  section for more details.

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