May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Business Administration, B.S.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day), PBA Online


120 Credit Hours


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program provides both traditional undergraduate and online 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.

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.

Graduation Requirements


Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours - West Palm Beach Campus Students


The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Mathematics, Global Studies, and Social Science requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 31 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

As part of the remaining 31 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, West Palm Beach Campus students must elect to complete FYE 1001 - First Year Experience  from the Orientation menu.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 45 Credit Hours – PBA Online Students


The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Mathematics, Global Studies, Freedom, and Social Science requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 33 of the 45 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

As part of the remaining 33 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, PBA Online students must elect to complete LAS 1003 - Learning and Academic Success at PBA  from the Orientation menu.

Business Administration Major - 66 Credit Hours


Business Core - 51 Credit Hours


Additional Required Credit Hours - 21-23 Credit Hours


These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.