Business Administration - Online

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The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program from Concordia University, Nebraska prepares adult learners for rewarding careers in project management, leadership, accounting, finance and more. It is designed by full- and part-time faculty who have a combined 200 years of business and university-level teaching experience. Every course in this online business degree is taught by an industry expert, helping students develop skill sets to make an immediate impact in the workplace. Students will study an innovative curriculum featuring open educational resources and real-world assignments, collaborating with their peers to apply key concepts to current problems facing organizations, with the goal of finding solutions that lead to successful business outcomes.

The 120-credit-hour online bachelor’s degree in business administration is nationally accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. Adult learners in this program can also take part in Concordia’s business club, Phi Beta Lambda, giving them the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through active participation with fellow students, the community and the church. Career preparation is a cornerstone of this program, with each course featuring an expanded career services section including videos from Concordia's director of career development, a database of resources for career preparation and faculty advice along the way.

Business Administration - Online Program Goals

Students will develop a broad set of the management and leadership skills necessary for successful achievement of organizational goals

Students will gain an understanding of advanced business and management concepts and be able to integrate concepts from various business disciplines

Students will develop communication skills appropriate for use in the business and professional communities in which they will work

Students will develop skills for effective use of computer technology and will gain an understanding of the impact of technology on organizations

Students will develop the skills and attitudes to enable them to make sound ethical decisions in the work place

Students will be able to explain and apply the major concepts, theories, and practices in strategic management

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The next start date for Business Administration - Online is Monday, Aug 26.

Business Administration - Online Courses

Business Administration - Online Major Courses

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    Bus 121 Financial Accounting
    3
    An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
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    Bus 122 Managerial Accounting
    3
    An introductory course in managerial accounting. Topics include methods of costing, cost–price–volume relationships, flexible budgets, budget variances, capital budgeting decisions, cost allocations.
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    Bus 261 Marketing
    3
    Provides students with a thorough appreciation for the benefits and pitfalls of executing a customer orientation. Using market segmentation; management of mature products and introduction of new products. Developing long-term relationships with customers. Identifying and analyzing possibilities in consumer and industrial markets. Management of the marketing mix including product planning, distribution institutions and activities, promotion and pricing.
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    Bus 281 Business Communication
    3
    The intense study of business writing and speaking using audience analysis. Implications for organizational communication and structure are considered. Major assignments include writing letters and reports for targeted audiences, analysis of organizational rhetoric as related to those products, self-presentation and audience analysis in interview situations, and editing skills.
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    Bus 300 Business Law
    3
    The course is designed to introduce the student to the rules of law under which the business world operates. It provides the student with a basic understanding of the legal rights and duties which arise from common business transactions. Topics include contracts, personal property, real property, insurance, estates and agency
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    Bus 331 Finance
    3
    Fundamentals of financial management. Policy, methods, institutions, and tools of financial management involved in financing the business organization.
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    Bus 343 Operations Management
    3
    A functional study of operational concepts as applied to managing the production of goods and services within a variety of environments such as profit, nonprofit, service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.
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    Bus 345 Management Science
    3
    Introduction to management science, including modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network analysis, waiting line theory, simulation, decision analysis, and inventory models.
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    Bus 351 Human Resources Management
    3
    Knowledge and skill-building for working with people in a business or organization. Business ethics as they relate to Christian principles. Theory combined with applications from psychology and interpersonal communications serve as the focal point of the course. Participants will learn to relate more effectively to others in the work environment.
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    Bus 371 Information Systems
    3
    Survey of the information systems discipline, including information technology, telecommunications and networks, systems design and development, and security/privacy issues. Improving organizational effectiveness through appropriate use of information system resources.
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    Bus 399 Internship
    3
    Students will take an internship as part of their program of studies in business. Students should consult with the director of business and the Office of Career Services to obtain the undergraduate internship/practicum packet and review the required process. May be repeated once. P/F
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    Bus 400 Business Ethics
    3
    A study of Christian ethics and practice in relationship to the conduct of business. Case studies are utilized to give skills in problem analysis and the application of the Christian vision.
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    Bus 443 Organizational Behavior
    3
    A study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. Topics include organizational culture, diversity, gender communication, rewards and punishment, work place design, work teams, conflict management, leadership, total quality management and organizational development.
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    Bus 446 Strategic Management
    3
    Designed to give the student practice in integrating the numerous theory courses in all phases of business management. In the role of the top manager, responsible for the total enterprise, the student applies these theories to the solution of problems in practical business cases. Decisions are made to direct the operation of a simulated business in a competitive market.
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    Econ 101 Principles of Macroeconomics*
    3
    A study of the performance of the American economy. Includes an introduction to national income, employment, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy. In addition, topics of economic stability and analysis of economic growth are covered.
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    Econ 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
    3
    Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.
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    Math 122 Introduction to Statistics
    3
    The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
  • Total Credits 120
  • Major Courses 63-65
  • Course Length 8 weeks

Communication Concentration

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    CTA 203 Communication Theory
    3
    Course features an overview of communication theory from the classical tradition to current theoretical approaches in human communication. In addition, the course will offer in-depth study in one of the following areas: instructional communication, organizational communication, mass communication theory, interpersonal communication and rhetorical theory. Special topics will be announced by the instructor prior to registration in accord with the instructor’s special interests and in consultation with prospective registrants. Location, analysis and application of research is a focus of the course
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    CTA 301 Public Relations
    3
    An exploration of the diverse field of public relations, as it is practiced in large corporations, small businesses, educational institutions and church-related organizations. Students will examine the role, methods and ethical considerations of the profession.
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    CTA 241 Media Literacy
    3
    Studies in print and electronic media as forces affecting the individual and society. Research projects and student media presentations enable the student to explore and experience techniques of mass media and assess their impact.
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    CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication
    3
    In-depth work and analysis of interpersonal communication. Topics include relationship development and maintenance strategies, nonverbal communication in relationships, conflict resolution and impression management strategies.
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    Psy 341 Group Techniques
    3
    A seminar–laboratory approach for the study of group work and the group process as they apply to the self, the classroom, youth work, business, and society.

Accounting Concentration

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    Bus 221 Intermediate Accounting I
    4
    An in-depth study of financial statements, accounting concepts and principles. Discussion of alternative theoretical views. Current professional pronouncements are examined and generally accepted positions defined.
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    Bus 322 Advanced Accounting
    3
    Accounting theory and practice applied to business combinations, multinational accounting, governmental accounting, not-for-profit accounting, partnerships, trusts and estates.
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    Bus 222 Intermediate Accounting II
    4
    Continuation of Bus 221.
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    Bus 321 Cost Accounting
    3
    Determination of product cost, effective cost control. Use of costs in setting budgets. Additional topics include process and job–order costing and inventory control.
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    Bus 421 Tax Accounting
    3
    Examination of present federal tax laws with reference to accounting principles and procedures applied to the preparation of tax returns of individual and fiduciaries. Topics include gross income, capital gains and losses, non-business deductions, inventories and bad debts.
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    Bus 422 Auditing
    3
    Methods of conducting various audits. Principles and procedures used to determine accuracy and reliability of financial records. Preparation of the audit report. The auditor’s certificate.

Business Administration - Online Delivery Options

Online

$350 credit hour
  • Control your schedule and pace with flexible class options
  • Self-paced—study when it is convenient for you
  • Your classroom is available from the comforts of your home
  • Learn from instructors with diverse backgrounds from around the world
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